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HP Envy 14 Spectre
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HP Envy 14 Spectre


Overall rating 8/10

HP's Envy 14 Spectre is the first 14-inch premium Ultrabook, with a unique Corning Gorilla Glass screen, lid and wrist rest.

Tags: hp, envy, nfc, ultrabook

Design:
9
Features:
8
Performance:
8
Value:
6.5
Mobility:
7
THE GOOD
Durable Gorilla Glass covered design
Superb build quality
Excellent keyboard
Great audio
THE BAD
Expensive for its specs
Heavy for its size

Product Specification

Processor and Chipset Intel Core i5-2467M (1.6 GHz) Intel HM65
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
System Memory 4GB DDR3 RAM
Video & Display
  • 14-inch, 1600 x 900 pixels resolution display
  • Intel HD 3000 graphics
Storage 128GB SSD
Connectivity
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
  • Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
Audio
  • Beats Internal Speakers
  • Beats Audio Playback with HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
I/O Ports
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 1x RJ45
  • 1x Mini-Display port
  • 2-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for SD and MMC cards
Battery Type 6-cell, 58Wh
Dimensions 327 x 221 x 20 mm
Weight 1.8kg

1 user review(s)

BlurGuru

A very good laptop considering the screen size and form factor. Attracts too much attention though.

Strongly DO NOT RECOMMEND you to buy if you need two power adaptor (example, one in the office/home and one on the go)... I have done my homework to claim the following:
HP Worldwide assumes a generic adaptor can be used for this laptop, and for several who had bought the "official" adaptor from HP Online US, they wasted 80 bucks...
I have enquired HP (represented by Servlink) and was told there is no such parts in Singapore and they have to order, though they initially thought they have and after my questioning, they realise they do not have.
The concierge service for ENVY series, the guy who served me was confident that HP has stock for the adaptor, but upon checking found that they do not have.
SO in conclusion the ONLY way to get an adaptor is to buy a 2nd laptop package and throw away the laptop, leaving behind the adaptor.

Does this sound like ranting? Honestly, I am trying to tell the truth of my experience with this wonderful notebook, which apart from this adaptor problem and tons of Bloatware and hard to find mSATA SSD for upgrade, and HP does not allow upgrades when I buy. So all in all, BEWARE the inconvenience and attention this laptop can bring you...

Take care... :-)

*Actually very disappointed with HP's service.


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