Pros

  • Lots of ports and wireless features
  • Great audio, with analog volume dial

Cons

  • Miscalibrated color
  • Terrible palm detection on the touchpad

At A Glance

HP could have a very satisfying performance laptop in the Envy 15--if it addresses a couple of critical problems.

Manufacturer’s Description

Breakthroughs you can see, hear, and feel.

With higher performance, wireless audio and a gorgeous display, there's more to envy than ever. Experience blazingly fast boot and wake up times. Listen to your music through six built-in speakers and a subwoofer or stream it to wireless speakers and devices. Interact with your screen naturally and precisely through multi-touch gestures. Get nearly double the detail onscreen along with brighter, more vibrant colors. ENVY 15 features breakthroughs inside and out.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number A9P60UA#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 9 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD, Intel
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 7690M, HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR5, 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 A9P60UA#ABA
UPC Code 886112595456
Brand Name HP
Product Name Envy 15-3040NR A9P60UA Notebook
Marketing Information Breakthroughs you can see, hear, and feel.

With higher performance, wireless audio and a gorgeous display, there's more to envy than ever. Experience blazingly fast boot and wake up times. Listen to your music through six built-in speakers and a subwoofer or stream it to wireless speakers and devices. Interact with your screen naturally and precisely through multi-touch gestures. Get nearly double the detail onscreen along with brighter, more vibrant colors. ENVY 15 features breakthroughs inside and out.

Product Model 15-3040NR A9P60UA
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Envy
Product Series 15-3000
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Envy 15-3040NR A9P60UA Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 15.0"
Depth 9.6"
Weight (Approximate) 92.64 oz
Color Nero Black, Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2670QM
Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
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 119.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:15   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 255.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 196.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 259.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 15.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 120.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 117.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 69.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 102.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 82.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 57.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 21.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 77.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 63.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 34.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 51.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 42.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 24.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 82.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 73.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 45.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 24.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 19.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 11.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 295.0