• HP Envy 4
74
Based on 26 scores, 37 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Aggressive price.
  • Sleek design for a budget laptop.
  • Strong battery life.

Cons:

  • Older, slower Intel Core i3 processor.
  • Heavy chassis.

Expert reviews and ratings

By NotebookCheck on 79

Great on the outside, mediocre in all other aspects: the HP Envy 4-1000sg is a mix of good and bad. HP's chassis are usually quite decent - and the Envy 4 is no exception: the aluminum used for the lid and around the palm rest not only looks very...

By Tech2 on 70

Nice black, brushed metal finish on the rear The HP Envy 1104TU sells at a price of Rs. 52,990 here in India. For that price, you get most of what you get in the Spectre XT, but for a lot less. The Spectre XT was priced at Rs. 64,990. but the...

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 choice if...

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 many...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The disappointing figures we got when we tested the display automatically put the Envy 4 down two stars. The sound from the headphone and speaker jacks also needs some major work and the heat levels are a bit high. In this price range, we'd say go...

By cnet on 70

HP's Envy 4 is an attractive, affordable type of ultrabook with a basic but solid set of features, even if it lacks the speed of more expensive alternatives in our entry-level configuration. Your best bet is to pay more for a faster version, or...

By TopTenREVIEWS on -

8.4/10...

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 it...

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 theregister.co.uk on 80

This is one of those ‘glass half full’ situations. If you consider portability to be the be-all and end-all of an Ultrabook then the Envy 4 – like the Spectre – falls short when compared to its slimmer, lighter 13in rivals. On the other hand, it’s...

By PC Advisor on 70

The HP Envy 4 is aptly named. It's a solid machine, with good performance scores, excellent speakers and audio enhancement software, and a mediocre screen, keyboard, and trackpad. The only big drawback is the battery life, which is disappointingly...

By CNET UK on 60

The HP Envy 4 Ultrabook is slim, stylish and affordable, but it's sadly let down by poor performance from an outdated processor and a trackpad that's just plain...

By Digital Trends on 80

We're a bit confused about why HP has decided to take the Envy line down-market. Luxury pricing for luxury products was the entire point, and there's no reason why the Envy 4 could not have been a very nice Pavilion. HP's decision to market nearly the...

By PC World 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 a...

By techradar.com/au/ on 60

We've been quick to point out shortcomings with the HP Envy 4, but the truth is it's a very cool Ultrabook. It's got enough of a design edge to single it out and its performance, while not breathtaking, is certainly credible. If you want an Ultrabook for...

International Review By parentesis.com on 80

Se la recomendamos a estudiantes universitarios y profesionistas jóvenes que estén buscando un equipo con diseño fresco, pero con todo lo necesario para utilizar programas demandantes, ya que su procesador Intel Core i5 de tercera generación hace que...

International Review By solotodo.net on -

¿Se puede ocupar un Ultrabook para jugar? Hasta hace unas semanas me habría reído de la pregunta, pero entonces aparece HP y un nuevo equipo muy interesante, el HP Envy 4-1152la. Con el cuerpo de un Ultrabook pero el corazón de un notebook gamer, el...