Pros

  • Fantastic feel, sleek minimalism
  • Linux shell with handy apps

Cons

  • Today's prices for yesterday's hardware
  • The mouse is love or hate -- I hate it

At A Glance

HP's aptly named Envy turns heads with its design smarts, but causes double-takes due to the overpriced hardware inside.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 43907
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo SP7500
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA X3100
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884420358299
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.7 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 5.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Smart media Yes
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Included Software
  • Voodoo IOS instant-on solution
  • Cyberlink YouCam
  • Operating system DVD
  • Grisoft AVG Professional (1 year base standard)
  • Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxem
  • DriverApplications Supplemental DVD
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
  • external optical drive
Other Hardware
  • HDMI-VGA adapter
  • External optical drive
  • Voodoo Power Adapter
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 64.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 2:39:34 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 426.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 552.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 722.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 847.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 991.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 972.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 21.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 485.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0