Pros

  • Powerful CPU and graphics
  • Beautiful design

Cons

  • No matte screen option
  • Could use a larger battery

At A Glance

The design of the Envy 14 seems clearly inspired by the MacBook Pro, which is a good thing. This is a powerful, attractive laptop at a reasonable price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Because you know what you want. Do you want a brilliant view and sound that's straight from the recording studio? And VIP treatment, any time you need it? Make sure you stand out from the crowd, with the ENVY14 Beats Edition.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number XG978UA#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo 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
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 5650s
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number XG978UA#ABA
UPC Code 885631852002
Brand Name HP
Product Name Envy 14-1110nr XG978UA Notebook
Marketing Information

Because you know what you want. Do you want a brilliant view and sound that's straight from the recording studio? And VIP treatment, any time you need it? Make sure you stand out from the crowd, with the ENVY14 Beats Edition.

Product Model 14-1110nr XG978UA
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Envy
Product Series 14-1100
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Envy 14-1110nr XG978UA Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.2"
Width 14.0"
Depth 9.3"
Weight (Approximate) 83.2 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-460M
Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type ClickPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 106.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:26   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 287.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 358.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 210.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 304.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 112.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 99.86   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 73.86   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 72.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 335.0