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.
Ho-hum 1,366 by 768 display, Bloatware, Battery life is good, but not great.
By CNET Australia on October 25, 2012
With an ultra-long name, HP's newest ultrabook brings touch into...84
By PC Advisor on October 16, 2012
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...60
By Expert Reviews on September 20, 2012
Stylish, compact and well-priced, if a little slow...80
By Ubergizmo on September 18, 2012
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 August 09, 2012
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 August 02, 2012
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...70
By PCWorld on July 24, 2012
The HP Envy 4 is aptly named--this Ultrabook's premium design and subtle pop of color makes it the envy of ultraportables everywhere....70
By PC Mag on July 18, 2012
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...80
By Hardware.Info on July 28, 2012
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...-
By tuexperto.com on July 18, 2012
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...-