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HP Envy 15 Review

After releasing of the first generation of envy series by HP, both the model HP envy 15 and HP envy 13 got quick popularity over a little span of time. Envy 15 series notebooks features not only sleek and stylish look but performance wise the notebook is also admirable.

HP envy 15 specification

hp envy 15Envy 15 series of Laptop powered by latest Intel core i5 dual core processor to i7 quad core processor. One can select from as per his or her requirement.   Main memory comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be expandable up to 16 GB.

When comes to operating system there are options of Windows 7 home premium or Windows 7 professional. So if anyone needs the laptop or notebook for office use he/she can opt for Windows 7 professional.

Hard drive of HP Envy 15 also comes with options of 320GB-640GB SATA hardrive having speed of 5400 to 7,200 revolution per min or you can go for SSD or HDD combination as well. The available combinations are Solid state drive of 160GB and hard drive of 250GB having speed of 5400RPM. The another option is you can select 2 slots of  SSD 160GB.  HDD comes with hard drive protection, which protects the drive from any damages due to falling of the laptop.

When display concerned the 15.6” display of envy 15 comes with choices-

User can choose between

  • high definition (1366×768) or
  • Display having complete HD LED widescreen Anti-glare feature having  resolutions of  1920×1080
  • Widescreen display having complete HD LED with HP Ultra Brightview feature

HP Envy 15 comes with ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5830 Graphics; it has dedicated memory of 1 GB

The keyboard of this notebook is of full size

The whole thing encloses in a magnesium chassis having stylish metal-etched pattern onto it.

Connectivity features

The connectivity feature HP Envy 15 includes, 3 USB 2.0 ports one of which is shared with e-SATA port, 2 in 1 media card reader HDMI port, integrated webcam, Ethernet, blue tooth support, beat audio etc and wifi 802.11 b/g/n

User can get one USB 3.0 port if he can select Intel core i7 processor.

Significant features

The envy 15 model integrated with  MediaSmart software that systemizes and plays video, music, and photo files

With beat audio feature user can enjoy good sound.

Light weight; weighs only 5.17lbs

The battery provide up to 6 hours of battery life. User can select from 6 cell to 9 cell battery as per his needs.


The major cons is that it has heating problem. HP  envy 15 comes with Core i7 720QM processor, known for heat generation.

Final conclusion

HP envy 15 is a powerful laptop. It can be recommended for any purpose. While considering it for gaming it is good but there is one problem the core i7 processor produces heat ; otherwise Envy 15 model from hp is an excellent all purpose laptop

Though base model of hp envy 15 starts from $1300 but the recommended configuration the manufacturer starts with $2200 which is bit pricy..

  1. June 27th, 2010 at 20:27 | #1

    Is not HP Envy 17 better than the HP Envy 15 ? Can anyone point out the difference in specification and the prices ?