Pros

  • Very good keyboard and excellent touchpad
  • Superb, color-accurate, high-res display

Cons

  • Heavier than similar Ultrabooks in its class
  • Not quite as thin and light as it could be

At A Glance

Gorgeous looks plus a great interface and display overcome the Envy 14 Spectre's slightly higher weight.

Manufacturer’s Description

Wrapped in scratch-resistant glass, our EPEAT-Gold-registered ENVY 14 Spectre series is super thin and light. It features the latest Intel Core processors, a long-lasting battery, and a full 14" diagonal display inside a 13.3" body. You'll be up and running in seconds with quick boot-up and wake times. Added bonus: the backlit keyboard senses your presence; it lights up as you approach and dims as you leave. You also get two years of Norton Internet Security, preinstalled, and the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements software.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number A9P67UA#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 256.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886112643232
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 9.5 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.9 inches
Depth 8.7 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 4.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 106.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 6:29   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 22.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2642.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 8.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 712.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 226.7   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 274.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 274.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 183.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 92.0
Working power usage 2.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.5   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 82.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 10.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 12.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 23.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 29.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 40.4   Frames per second (higher is better)