HP Envy Sleekbook Review – A 14-inch Notebook
HP has launched a series of high-end ultrabooks that not only look elegant, but also provide great performance that suit the demands of users. And now it has also introduced the all new Envy Sleekbook which is a 14 inches notebook that shares almost similar thinness and configurations like the ultrabook. This laptop has been marketed as an ultraportable device. Well, we are completely enthralled from the design line this notebook shares in this segment. Read the full review to know about the price, specs and features that HP Envy Sleekbook 14 inch laptop offers.
HP Envy Sleekbook Display and Design :
The HP Envy Sleekbook is a 14 inches of model that comes for a price. Therefore, it becomes important for the owners to explore the overall specs and features that suit the price of this device. It’s an ultrabook that has not only gained amazing design, but has also offers good specs and features including powerful display and connectivity ports.
The 14 inches display of HP Envy Sleekbook ultrabook sports 1366 by 768 pixels of resolution which is good to watch videos and pictures. The HP Envy Sleekbook shares most of the similar configuration with the HP Envy Ultrabook. Both the devices are powered with Intel processors and provide good Intel specs. The Sleekbook completely looks like an ultrabook and sports complete curvy shape at its edges down the keyboard. The HP Envy Sleekbook is very skinny and comes in as thin as 19.8 mm. As it is a mid-range laptop, the thinnest this laptop retains is pretty reasonable and makes us feel a decently portable device.
It’s a rectangular device that boasts stylish look even after having plastic chassis. You will find brushed metal effect on the cover as well as Chiclet keyboard of the device surrounded well to bring that perfect glow. Hewlett Packard offers its versions in black with red accents or silver color and it is also heard that the manufacturer will include hues as well, but will be only available for UK consumers.
Just like other HP laptops, this new notebook also comes packed with Beat Audio speakers and to give its proof, a small lower-case letter ‘b’ can be found at the right corner of speaker grille. The keyboard of this device offers good amount of space between the keys that enables the users to not to commit much of the typing errors. The best about keyboard is that it comes with backlit feature, so you will not at least make much of the mistakes due to the glowing lights coming out of each key. Besides, the trackpad of this device contains psychedelic and sports swirled metal that produces distinct, rich look altogether. This notebook has all those looks that are alluring. When it comes to touchpad, there are click buttons that function as touch sensitive surface. Well, you won’t even find buttons below the touchpad, but this is what we call style!
HP Envy Sleekbook Connectivity :
The HP Envy Sleekbook notebook features one USB 2.0 port and two USB 3.0 ports, Beats Audio, Gigabit Ethernet port without dongle, HDMI, SD card slot, and 3.5 mm headset jack. The A 500 GB storage space is offered through an HDD hard drive along with 32 GB SSD cache that are offered only on 15.6 inches version of Sleekbook. When it comes to 14 inch model, there is only 320 GB of HDD. HP has also provided an option of hybrid mechanical as well as solid state hard drives that can be useful for many owners. SSDs are better and faster and for that if you have to pay extra money then it is still ok. The experience doubles up due to the integration of Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/n.
HP Envy Sleekbook Performance :
The 14 inch HP Envy Sleekbook weighs around 4 pounds and gets 19.8 mm thickness. One good feature is the memory of the device that comes loaded with 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 along with 500 GB HDD storage space. This is amazing for a mid-range laptop. The laptop runs Windows 7 Premium 64-bit operating system and comes packed with second or third generation Intel Core processors from Sandy Bridge family. So, you can expect a faster device that can load various programs without any flaw.
To add excitement, HP has incorporated Beats Audio system along with dual speakers as well as a subwoofer that altogether provide dynamic home theatre like effects. Moreover, the manufacturer has also offered HP Protect Smart, HP TrueVision HD Webcam and HP CoolSense technology. In terms of overall performance, the laptop gives good run without any flaw. When it comes to graphics, the videos just run amazingly. In fact, you can connect the device to a HD TV and enjoy the perfectly big view.
HP Envy Sleekbook Battery :
As far as the battery life is concerned, the device as promised by the manufacturer gives a battery backup of up to 8 hours. Still, it’s good that the laptop can run for continuous 8 hours on full charge. Such battery power can be found on high-end laptops.
HP Envy Sleekbook Price :
The 14 inch ultraportable HP Envy Sleekbook price is confirmed at $699.99. The starting price of Sleekbook is from $599/-
The HP Envy Sleekbook notebook comes in both second and third generation Intel Core processor with good display screen. The price is still less as compared to the memory, responsive trackpad, backlit keyboard, and other features that are offered. The device looks very elegant, especially because of the metallic finish and uncluttered ports at the right and left sides of the device. So, all we can say here is that you get value for your money.
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