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Processor & Memory:
2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.00 GHz
6 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Slot-Loading SuperMulti DVD burner
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Graphics & Video:
14.5-inch diagonal HD BrightView Infinity LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
1 GB Radeon™ HD 6630 switchable graphics
802.11a/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth® with WiDi
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated microphone
Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
2 USB 2.0
1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
1x mini DisplayPort
1x RJ-45 (LAN)
1x Multi Digital Card Reader
1 Headphone-out/Microphone-in combo
8-cell 59WHr lithium-ion battery
90 W AC adapter
Color: Etched aluminum finish in carbon relic
Dimensions: 14.01" (L) x 9.33" (W) x 1.16" (min H)/1.18" (max H)
Approximate Weight: 5.53 lbs.
Warranty: 1-year limited hardware support
Model: Envy 14 2136NR
Average Customer Rating:
(71 Reviews) 71
(out of 71reviews)
Rating Snapshot(71 reviews)
61 of 71(86%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pros: decent battery life, "instant on", usb power port on the power supply
Cons: heavy, switch from built-in graphics to radeon needs work, toouchpad is too large.
Model Number: ENVY 14-2136NR
"The HP Envy 14 is a solid, well-built laptop. Overall I'm pleased with the unit.
First, the bad - Weight - this laptop is on the heavy side for a 14" screen. That doesn't bother me as I think it helps with the solid feel, but it might bother others. The touch pad is both very large and very sensitive. The first few days with it were frustrating, to say the least. However, after adjusting the sensitivity in the Control Panel and training myself to place my right hand differently I no longer have problems with the touch pad. The final negative is the switchable graphics. In theory this is great. In practice, sometimes things don't make the switch to the Radeon chip very well. In one particular game on a social networking site, the scroll bars didn't work correctly. I solved the problem by forcing the browser to use the on-board graphics instead of the Radeon. I have not had this problem with any other software.
The good - Instant on. When you close the lid, the Envy goes into sleep mode. when you raise the lid it wakes back up - without pressing anything else. It's ready to use in just a couple of seconds after opening the screen. I'm sure other laptops do this as well, but this is the first one that I have used with this feature, and I really like it. I used to prefer to hibernate my laptops, but with the Envy I like the sleep option better. And despite the problem I noted above, I like the switchable graphics. You get the efficiency of the Intel graphics for mundane tasks, and the power of the Radeon when you need it - like for games. Best of all, the Envy will choose the appropriate chip to use based on the demands of the program you are running. And If you're not happy with its choice you can alter it yourself. Nice!"
Pros: intel core i5-2430m processor, 7200 rpm hard drive, backlit keyboard, 1gb switchable graphics card, usb 3.0, 6gb ddr3 ram
Cons: nothing negative so far
Model Number: HP ENVY 14-2136NR Laptop
"I recently purchased an HP ENVY 14-2136NR Laptop from Costco.com and it offers everything I was looking for in a system to serve as a backup for my desktop development system. It has an Intel Core i5-2430M Processor, 6GB ofDDR3 SDRAM, a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive (most laptops come with a slower 5400RPM hard drive), a Slot-Loading SuperMulti DVD burner, a 14.5-inch diagonal HD LED-backlit Display, 1GB Radeon HD 6630 switchable graphics , 802.11a/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth, a full-size island-style backlit keyboard, and a USB 3.0 port. I have had the system for only a few days but it has exceeded my expectations so far. It is an excellent desktop replacement."
"I read the reviews prior to purchase. It seems that many imported from the HP website are for a tower and not a notebook.
My old Dell is literally falling apart, so I decided to look for a new notebook. I have three requirements that are deal breakers. It has to fit comfortable on an airplane drop down tray, the screen needs to be 14 inches or less and the keyboard needs to be backlit.
I was not sure about the size of this one when I ordered it, but it was the only one with a backlit screen in this size. I figured I would give it a try.
After unpacking, I noted that it was much bigger than my 13 inch Dell and weighed more.
It looked nice. I liked the feel of the keyboard, but it was just too big for my needs. I did not even turn it on. I just packed it up and took it back to Costco."
Pros: button to turn on/off touch pad, fast!, great audio (from beats audio), quiet fan, does not overheat
Cons: optical drive is noisy
"I am very pleased with the HP Envy. It is really fast, has a ton of memory, and nicely designed and laid out. I wouldn't call it a light weight computer (it weights close to 6 lbs.) but it's not overly heavy and it feels sturdy. The battery life is decent. If your running a lot of programs or games then you'll probably only get 2 hours tops, but using Word or simply the internet you can easily get 3 hours plus!"