HP Envy 14 Beats Edition
Released October, 2010
The Pros:Powerful internal components - the latest generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors, DDR3 memory, dedicated ATI graphics. Backlit keyboard. Slick black and red colour scheme.
The Cons:Little bit pricer. Trackpad is rather annoying to use. Lacks the mixing tools that come standard on the Envy 15 Beats Edition.
The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition is music-centric laptop computer released in October, 2010. This laptop is a licensed “Beats by Dre” product, as it features a red backlit keyboard and is bundled with Beats headphones.
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While the Envy 15 Beats Limited Edition offers a larger screen, better graphics and twice the potential memory capacity, the 14-inch model comes with a faster Intel processor. Included with the Beats Edition is HP’s Beats Audio Console, a software package specifically designed for hip-hop music playback. Aside from the licensing, this computer is essentially a HP Envy 14 when it comes to technical details. Features include a 14.5-inch LED screen, a Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and switchable Radeon HD 5650 graphics. 640GB of hard drive storage is available on this notebook PC for storing multimedia or program files. Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n networking come standard, while Bluetooth connectivity is integrated as well. The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition weights 5.69 lbs.
- 14.5” LED-backlit screen
- 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
- Intel Core i5 processor
- 4GB DDR3 memory
- 640GB hard drive
- HDMI, mini-Display port output
- 8 cell battery
- Red backlit keyboard
- Bundled Beats by Dre headphones
- Beats Audio Console software
User Reviews (34)
powerful internal components - the latest generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors, DDR3 memory, dedicated ATI graphics
slick black and red colour scheme
customizable configuration directly from the manufacturer
powerful latest generation ATI 5650 graphics - capable of playing all the latest games on medium or greater settings at the laptops default resolution
quality Envy build quality and materials
affordable starting price point
Trackpad is rather annoying to use
lacks the mixing tools that come standard on the Envy 15 Beats Edition
only one option for the 16:9 display - average1366x768px resolution only
battery life (without the external one) is rather short when compared to similar priced laptops
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