It’s hard to build a cheap two-in-one PC that doesn’t have something fundamentally wrong with it. Believe us, we’ve looked—lower end convertibles usually have bad screens, flimsy hinges or sell essential accessories separately. Then something like the new 10-inch HP Pavilion x2 comes along. It’s small, costs only $300…
I hope you aren't too excited to reserve a new HP Envy today, because the number listed on their site is for Land Rover of Sudbury, a car dealership in Massachusetts. People will be confused today!
HP's Envy line of serious fun notebooks (as opposed to serious business, bleh!) have always been a bit on the tacky side. I hate to say it, but they looked like expensive toys. Now they're grown up, in and out.
By jumping ship to AMD Fusion guts for their Pavilion dm1 laptop, HP is in the vanguard of manufacturers turning out netbook-sized PCs with full notebook performance. That means 1080p video and DirectX 11 graphics on an 11.6-inch machine.
HP's upgraded its ENVY range of laptops with the ENVY 17 3D. It doesn't take a genius to interpret the meaning of this model number—17" screen, with full 3D capabilities.
Some leaks happen in secret, on the phone or behind closed doors. Others, like this little HP one today, happen in service manuals. What we know: As the headline implies new Core i5 and Core i7 mobile processors are coming.
Turns out the rumors about a 14-inch and 17-inch HP Envy have held up: today HP's expanded their higher-end consumer notebook line to include the Envy 14 and the Envy 17. And the big boy's got some juice.
Apple makes some of the most specialized mainstream devices around, but the gear is never very cheap and, let's face it, it stinks for any one company to own your wallet. So here are the best alternatives for each iProduct:
I've been avoiding this review for the better part of a month because, with all the hype the Envy line has gotten (some deserved), I took the Envy 15 out of the box and had one thought: "Cheap."
It looks like a MacBook Pro. It feels like a MacBook Pro—aluminum body, chiclet keys, even a buttonless trackpad. But the Envy's got an HP logo etched onto its lid. And it might just be better.