Pros

  • Top-notch features and connecitvity
  • Excellent audio and video

Cons

  • A bit heavier than the standard all-purpose
  • Mediocre ergonomics

At A Glance

This all-purponse laptop has looks, great features, and reasonable performance, but the ergonomics are only mediocre.

Manufacturer’s Description

Engineered to amaze. Designed to perform.

Inspired by art and infused with the latest technologies, the HP ENVY 14 is designed to meet your high standards in sophisticated style. It's one of the smallest, lightest performance notebooks on the market today-just 1.1" thin and starting at only 5.25 pounds.With Beats Audio that runs on HP-designed (and exclusive) sound technology, it delivers the best audio through line-out available on a PC today. Crafted from premium-grade materials, the HP ENVY 14 delivers world-class performance without compromise.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LW397UA#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.75 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Audio Line Out Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.50 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD, Intel
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 6630M, GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number LW397UA#ABA
UPC Code 886111801893
Brand Name HP
Product Name Envy 14-2020NR LW397UA Notebook
Marketing Information Engineered to amaze. Designed to perform.

Inspired by art and infused with the latest technologies, the HP ENVY 14 is designed to meet your high standards in sophisticated style. It's one of the smallest, lightest performance notebooks on the market today-just 1.1" thin and starting at only 5.25 pounds.With Beats Audio that runs on HP-designed (and exclusive) sound technology, it delivers the best audio through line-out available on a PC today. Crafted from premium-grade materials, the HP ENVY 14 delivers world-class performance without compromise.

Product Model 14-2020NR LW397UA
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Envy
Product Series 14-2000
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Envy 14-2020NR LW397UA Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.2"
Width 14.0"
Depth 9.3"
Weight (Approximate) 88.48 oz
Color Carbon Relic
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2410M
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type ImagePad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 109.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:40   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 325.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 410.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 411.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 17.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.1   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 118.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 97.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 102.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 76.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 38.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 30.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 60.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 49.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 39.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 32.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 66.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 63.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 308.0