HP Envy 4 - Intel Core i5

  • HP Envy 4 - Intel Core i5
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  • Sleek and lightweight design; Excellent Beats Audio; Runs cool; Strong overall performance with fast boot time; Smooth and reliable touchpad
  • A gorgeous, different design, Excellent audio.
  • Ivy Bridge processor, Beats Audio, Six-month trial of Norton Internet Security, Two-year warranty period, Decent all-around performance.


  • Lid can catch on back of chassis when opening; Fingerprints show up quickly on lid; Relatively dim screen
  • Battery life is only 5 hrs, 45 min, Screen looks washed out.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 84

With an ultra-long name, HP's newest ultrabook brings touch into...

By PC Advisor on 60

The Envy 4 is a good looking and well-made laptop for the price. It's not as attractive at Lenovo's U410, though, and battery life is the only real standout feature. We prefer the U410's extra gaming power, but the Envy 4 remains a sensible...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Stylish, compact and well-priced, if a little slow...

By Ubergizmo on

This kind of laptop, frankly, feels like a revelation. It wasn’t too long ago that laptops in the $600-$700 range were bulky, assembled without much care to optimize space. In that respect, the HP Envy 4 is a resounding success. There aren’t...

By SlashGear on

All in all this is a rather great machine. It’s lightweight, portable, thin, powerful, sounds great, and has a bright and vivid screen. Oh and did we mention affordable. For everything you get this is certainly an affordable Ultrabook, I just wish...

By LaptopMag on 70

The HP Envy 4-1030us is a light and stylish 14-inch Ultrabook with impressive Beats Audio, but it's held back by a single design...

By PCWorld on 70

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

By PC Mag on 80

The HP Envy 4-1043cl ultrabook offers plenty of fine features, like Beats Audio, WiDi 2.0, and generous offerings in software and warranty, not to mention a strong performance boost from Intel's latest third-generation processor. Still, we expected...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De HP Envy 4-1030ed is een 14 inch laptop met het Ultrabook-logo. Het gewicht is met bijna 1,8 kg aan de zware kant. Dit is wat ons betreft nog wel draagbaar genoeg, zeker als je meeneemt dat het scherm net even een tikje groter is dan de meeste...

International Review By tuexperto.com on

El nuevo HP Envy 4 es un ultrabook de HP que cumple con las principales características que deben tener estos dispositivos pero que huye del tamaño establecido (sube su pantalla hasta las 14 pulgadas en vez de las 13,3). Su sistema de...

International Review By Tweakers on 60

aardig maar geen topper Misschien zijn onze verwachtingen van ultrabooks een beetje te hoog, maar we krijgen het gevoel dat de term aan het verwateren is. We zien de laatste tijd steeds meer notebooks die weliswaar dun zijn, maar voor de rest maar...