Pros

  • Excellent audio
  • A gorgeous, different design

Cons

  • Battery life is only 5 hrs, 45 min
  • Screen looks washed out

At A Glance

The HP Envy 4 is aptly named--this Ultrabook's premium design and subtle pop of color makes it the envy of ultraportables everywhere.

Manufacturer’s Description

The ENVY 4-1030us 14-inch Ultrabook Computer (Black/Red) from Hewlett Packard is an ultraportable entertainment PC designed for people who want to bring their media with them on the road. The 14-inch HD widescreen display features LED backlighting and HP BrightView technology. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, which can dedicate up to 1696MB of system memory.

Manufacturer’s Website

HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook™ For those who want to be seen. And heard.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number B5T04UA#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drive 1 size 500.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive 2 size 32.0 GB
Drive 2 type Solid-State Drive
Drives included 2.0
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 887111102690
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.2 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.5 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 126.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:45   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 19.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3494.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 595.3   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 460.2   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 238.6   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 228.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 155.6   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 10.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 16.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 22.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 31.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 39.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.1   Watts