amazon HP Envy 15 reviews
The HP Envy (15-k036TX) retains the inherent appeal of the HP Envy line with refinement and attention to detail, slim design and rounded edges for thin feel lighter than reality.
Moving to the demand for mobile entertainment and high reliability, the mobility of the product can not be compared to the ultrabook. The weight of the machine is 2.37 kg, equivalent to products with the same screen size. The chassis structure of the rugged alloy, the alloy cover, the millet cushions are covered with scratch-resistant aluminum, which increases heat dissipation and fingerprints during use.
The plus in the product design is 2.1 speakers (with extra subwoofer) to provide high quality subwoofer to satisfy mobile entertainment needs. The actual test shows that the built-in speakers perform well, sound more detail and depth than many other laptops.
The chiclet keyboard supports both numeric keypads on the right for better statistics, financial data entry, and LED backlight for increased ease of use when working in dimly lit environments. Quiet keypress with short travel distance, reasonable distance between the keys should fit both users with large hands. Although the sensitivity is not good enough but still enough to surf quickly on the keyboard when typing text.
Hp Envy 15 is a touchpad with a unique design called HP Control Zone, which makes it easier for users to style touch on Windows 8.1. Control Zone not only increases usability but also accelerates the use of the touchpad. Users can close the running program without having to move the mouse over the screen, simply by placing the finger in the center of the mouse wheel and swiping it to close the application.
ProtectSmart hard drive protection technology protects user data more effectively when collisions occur. The CoolSense function automatically adjusts the fan speed to maintain a stable system temperature, making it comfortable to use. FingerPrint fingerprint security technology combined with the SimplePass utility provide quick access to the ability to automatically remember passwords.
HP Envy 15 features a 15.6-inch widescreen display, WXGA resolution, LED backlight technology with moderate brightness, and does not cause eye fatigue when working with text documents for extended periods of time. The actual test shows that the image quality is quite good, the screen viewing angle is quite wide while the vertical viewing angle is significantly narrower.
In the office environment, the image is bright and clear, but when used outdoors or in bright light, image quality is reduced by the use of screen technology and average brightness. Besides, the screen resolution is only at 1,366 x 768 pixels, so the pixel size will be larger, resulting in sharpness and poor picture detail compared to the 13.3 inch display resolution.
Communication port, hardware upgradeability
Due to its slimmer design, the test laptop not only features an optical drive, but also supports full connectivity and connectivity, such as HDMI 1.4a output and up to three USB 3.0 ports. USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi and gigabit LAN over RJ-45 port. It is also important to note that the Haswell ULT-based laptops support only DVI and HDMI output as Intel has removed analogue (VGA) terminals from the PCH chipset.
Performance, detail test results
Experiment with the hardware configuration of the Haswell Core i5-4210U processor (1.7 – 2.7GHz, 3MB smart cache, 15W TDP), discrete Nvidia GeForce 840M graphics, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz bus memory and 1 TB hard drive (HDD), 6 Gb / sec SATA interface.
The results below show the overall performance of HP’s new laptops. Powered by the quad-core Core i5-4210U and GeForce 840M discrete graphics processing power, the Envy 15 not only delivers great multimedia performance, but also entertainment. Certain ink for the limitations of mobile graphics compared to the desktop platform.
Specifically, with the overall PCMark 8 performance rating system, the Envy 15 scored 2,807 points on the Home test and reached 2,998 on the Creative test.
In the 3DMark Cloud Gate test, the test configuration reached 2,368 points of Physics, 8,754 points of Graphics and overall performance of 5,473 points.
In addition, HP’s Envy 15 is one of the few laptops tested by Test Lab to play Resident Evil 6 heavy-game at HD 720p resolution without a lag.
Data access speed
As mentioned above, the product line of the popular laptop series should only be equipped with traditional hard disk drive (HDD) and have a capacity of 1TB (equivalent to 1,000GB), satisfy the user needs large internal storage.
Tested with the AS SSD Benchmark test, the drive reads randomly at about 92.5 megabytes per second and 88.3 megabytes per second with write operations, corresponding to 17,15 and 15.49 ms (milliseconds).
The PCMark 05 measured speed in a simulator environment showed an application launch rate of 5.1 MB per second, a virus scan of 77.6 MB per second, a file write speed of 40.1 MB per second While the Windows XP boot process reaches 7.5 MB per second.
With PCMark 8 reaching 1,939 points and the average hard drive speed is 6.38 MB / sec.
On the battery life recorded by the MobileMark 2007 Productivity Test, configuring the High Performance mode and maximum screen brightness (100%), the HP Envy 15 also impressed with a battery life of up to 7 hour 35 minutes.
In the PCMark 8 Home test, with the High Performance mode, the screen brightness is reduced to 40%, and battery life is more than 4 hours at a time. charge.
Ability to heat dissipation
In addition to performance evaluations, the Test Lab also recognizes the heat dissipation of the machine in an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. The cooler operates quietly when running office applications, listening to music or surfing the web. As well as in the 3DMark Cloud Gate graphics processing task, the highest temperature of the processor is about 63 degrees Celsius and the GeForce 840M discrete graphics is only 61 degrees centigrade.