Pros it set new standards o ten neglected by pc makers
Cons HP has history of overpricing stuff .true cost is 200cpu, 60 memory ,50 hdd, 150 motherboard with gpu on board. plus the case 350 ,plus hp logo 50 ,total about 900
they need to stop making 200 percent profit untill they get everyone on board.
Summary HP does not compromise on price,dont wait for them to cut prices ,if you really want it, its a good machine go get it.. its the most powerful ,beautiful windows laptop yet. i love hp ,im still waiting fro them to give us an iphone killer they did it before with hp ipaq 6945,they can do it again. focus on storage if you do.
Pros Very Light, Unbelievable Screen Colors + Brightness, Long Battery Life, Switchable Graphics, Instant On OS
Cons No Backlit Keyboard,
Summary It's been extremely hard to find a laptop that is extremely light and thin (this thing is less than 8/10ths of an inch thick) that has long battery life (this one is lasting me about 11 hours with the battery slice) and that also carries in it top of the line DDR3 RAM, Dedicated Graphics, and a Screen Resolution that makes graphic designers drool over this 13incher (1600x900). This machine is built rugged and solid with a sophisticated look and luxury feel.
Pros Excellent discreet graphics, high quality materials throughout, amazing screen, great build quality, clever slice battery, large trackpad, slick design
Cons Expensive, no backlit keyboard
Summary Really the only major downside to the Envy 13 is the price. I looked at probably every laptop in the 13-14" range, and this one is the best combination of portability, performance, and build quality. It is easily as well made as a MacBook Pro, probably the only PC laptop that can claim that.
I needed a PC, not a Mac, and didn't want to buy and install Windows under BootCamp, so that eliminated the MBP for me. But I really didn't make much of a sacrifice. I do miss not having a backlit keyboard, but the keyboard is otherwise excellent. Other than that, the Envy 13 is smaller, thinner, lighter, has a better screen, better GPU, better battery life, and better sound quality output than the MBP 13.
The lack of an internal DVD player is a non-issue for me. You'll need a dongle for wired ethernet (included), and a dongle for VGA out (need to buy), and there are only 2 USB ports, but again, those are non-issues for me (other than the dongle for wired ethernet, the MBP has the same limitations). The brownish tinted aluminum-magnesium alloy case is very attractive, unique, and is fingerprint and scratch resistant. The machine feels like it is build to last, unlike most PC laptops.
So far, I am incredibly impressed by the Envy 13, and happy I spent the extra money to get one.
Pros Nothing in this computer is worth the price
Cons A side of the screen fell apart - sent it to HP although it was still working who then kept it for 3 weeks. Refused to fix it blaming my care - sent it back to me completely broken... Worst company and laptop ever
Summary Product is expensive obviously - very fragile and the customer service is unacceptable
Pros Amazing resolutions!
Envy 13 --> got 1600x900 resolutions (where Mac MBP 13" only at (1280x800)
Envy 15' --> got 1920x1080 resolution (where on Mac MBP 15" only at (1440x900)
but Mac MBP 17" only had (1920x1200)
Cons Its Expensive!
Summary I got both HP envy 13" & 15". Honestly, the design is okay, i still like my older MBP (MacBook Pro) with alunimum keyboard
However, the first thing that made me notice something different about this laptop is detail on the screens. I was captivated by its resolutions!! Its amazingly crispy clear!
Imagine MBP 17" its resolution put into HP 15". it would be extreme clear & detail. I'm a graphic designer, so i'm picky on this particular detail (^_^)
I dont have to say that much, go and look for yourself on the store. Look at its resolutions, it will blow you away.
HP had me at 15" with (1920x1080). Period! Hope this will help other make decision (^_^)