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HP Envy 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 533 reviews of HP Envy 14. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the usability and screen are overall positive. The portability and design also get good opinions. Many are negative about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Envy 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Envy 14


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Envy 14 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the battery and sound are overall positive. The energy efficiency and performance also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 14-1190 14.5 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-460M Processor, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Envy 14-1190 14.5 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-460M Processor, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Envy 14


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HP Envy 14 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the screen and image quality.

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image quality, screen

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hp - Envy 14" Laptop - 8gb Memory - 1tb Hard Drive - SilverHp - Envy 14" Laptop - 8gb Memory - 1tb Hard Drive - Silver

Mar, 2019

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HP Envy 14 Beats Edition (14-1195ea)


HP's Beat Edition Envy 14 is stylish and powerful 14.5in laptop and comes with snazzy headphones, but is it a good buy?

Quad-core Core i7, Stylish, classy design, Soft-touch lid and palm rests, Decent speakers, Good build quality

Overpriced, Dated specs and connectivity, No Blu-ray drive

May, 2011

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

HP Envy 14 review


Great laptop, hindered by some minor usability niggles

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

HP Envy 14 review


There is no denying the style, power and features of the Envy 14

Incredible graphics performance ; Responsive, well laid out keyboard

Very poor trackpad design ; Screen can't do the graphics card justice

If you can live with the awkward quirks of its touchpad, there is no denying the style, power and features of the Envy 14.

Feb, 2011

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HP Envy 14 review


HP's Envy laptops were simply gorgeous when they first appeared a few years ago – they were among the only Windows-based machines capable of giving Apple a run for its money where it comes to design. Little has changed on the outside, but this latest...

A great high-end laptop with only a few flaws, but there are better-value competitors

Jan, 2012

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HP Envy 14 Beats Edition review


HP's Envy range of laptops is undeniably stylish, thanks to their minimalist design and smooth lines. This special edition is the result of the company's collaboration with hip-hop mogul Dr Dre, and we think it looks even better than the vanilla model;...

It looks great and has solid performance, but we would expect the latest technology in a laptop that costs more than £1,000

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition review


Adding to HP's range of upmarket consumer notebooks is the Beats Edition of the HP Envy 14. It's a subtle facelift of the standard HP Envy 14 that we reviewed recently, adding a new paint finish, some Beats badges – and a pair of DJ headphones.

The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition is a solid enough 14.5in notebook, spruced up here to appeal to a younger audience. Yet we can't help feeling that Hewlett Packard is playing the trendy dad, not really understanding the youth generation so instead buying...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

HP Envy 14 review


Last time we looked at HP's Envy laptops, we couldn't not mention how much they were modelled on Apple's MacBook Pro.

Available for a penny under a grand, the 14in Envy is priced more competitively than the £1500 of its 13in predecessor. That model has now been discounted to an appealing £849 or less. But in the HP Envy 14 you now get an integrated optical drive and...

Nov, 2010

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HP Envy 14-1050ea review


A well-built, powerful and portable laptop. It's a little heavier than we'd like, but battery life is good

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

HP Envy 4-1010ea 14in Ultrabook review


HP made quite a fuss when it launched its Spectre Ultrabook back in May, and whilst we praised its gleaming, glass design we also noted that the Spectre was a bit on the porky side [1] for what was meant to be an ‘ultraportable' laptop. It was also...

This is one of those ‘glass half full’ situations. If you consider portability to be the be-all and end-all of an Ultrabook then the Envy 4 – like the Spectre – falls short when compared to its slimmer, lighter 13in rivals. On the other hand, it’s...

Jul, 2012

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HP Envy 14 Spectre


The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a very good looking machine, that's a little different. However, it costs a bundle, is a quite heavy and is one that requires you to clean fingerprints off it every ten minutes.

Attractive Design, Keyboard, Beats Audio

Premium Price

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):59
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8


Front Camera:Y
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:EPEAT Silver
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Colour of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Bronze / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Bronze / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 6330M / AMD Radeon HD 6630M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.714 / 3.738
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Y
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad


Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Weight (imperial):5.57
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:328
Package dimensions (WxDxH):432 x 163 x 328
Package height:163
Package weight:4.99
Package width:432
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2410M / I5-3317U / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-560M / I7-2630QM / I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D2 / J1 / K0 / L1
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:47341 / 52219 / 52952 / 65707
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBTT / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR02Y / SR0N8
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:Power on / Yes


Bundled software:ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, NOR, RUS, SWE / HP MediaSmart Suite\nHP Setup\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ProtectSmart\nOmnifone MusicStation\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nAdobe Photoshop Elements\nAdobe Premiere Elements\nStardock My Colors\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Live Messenger\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player / Microsoft Security Essentials / Microsoft Security Essentials;\nHP Support Assistant;\nHP ProtectSmart;\nHP CoolSense;\nHP Recovery Manager;\nBeats Audio;\nOmnifone MusicStation;\nCyberlink PowerDVD;\nCyberlink DVD Suite;\nCyberlink YouCam;\nAdobe Photoshop Elements;\nAdobe Premiere Elements;\nMicrosoft Security Essentials;\nWindows Live Essentials;\nAdobe Reader;\nAdobe Flash Player;\nMicrosoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Security Essentials\nAdobe Flash\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Shockwave\nBeats Audio\nHP MediaSmart\nHP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistance\nWindows Live Photo Gallery\nMicrosoft Silverlight / Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010 / Norton Internet Security 2011 / Symantec Norton Internet Security / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC,SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:750
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.1 / 23.7 / 237
Depth (imperial):23.7
Height :2 / 2.82 / 28.2 / 29.5
Height (front):2.77 / 2.95
Height (front) (imperial):2.95
Height (rear):2.82 / 3
Height (rear) (imperial):3
Weight:1.8 / 2.36 / 2.5 / 2.52 / 2.58
Width:3.56 / 32.7 / 35.6 / 356
Width (imperial):35.6