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HP Envy 15-1150NR Laptop Review

The HP Envy (model: 15-1150NR) has an Intel Core i7 processor, a 15.6″ display and Microsoft Windows 7.

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HP Envy 15-1150NR Laptop

This laptop features Intel’s latest Core i5-430M processor. The Core i5 features dual cores capable of four processing threads.  It is a 64-bit processor that comes with 3 MB of L3 cache, runs at 2.26 GHz (up to 2.533 GHz with Intel TurboBoost) and built on a 32 nm die.  That means lower power, and less heat, which is ideal for a laptop.  The laptop comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM with a maximum expandability to 16GB.

The screen is a 15.6″ diagonal full High Definition LED HP Ultra Brightview widescreen display (1920 x 1080 resolution). That’s right, full 1080p HD resolution on this laptop.  The screen is driven by the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory (up to 3835 MB with shared memory). Dedicated memory means the system won’t slow down as much in graphically intensive tasks.  The chip supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1, and OpenGL 3.2 for excellent gaming compatibility.

The hard drive is a 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) drive rotating at 7200 RPM.  A spacious, speedy drive for all your music, movies, games and more.  The optical drive is an external SuperMulti 8X DVD+R/RW with Double Layer support.

Wired networking comes from the integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, so you can enjoy your Gigabit router if you’ve got one.  Wireless comes from the Intel WiFi Link 5100A/G/N adapter.  This laptop also has support for Bluetooth devices.

Transfer your digital pictures using the 2-in-1 digital media reader which supports Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia Cards (MMC).  Other external ports include, 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 3rd port shared with eSATA, Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack, (compatible with 3.5mm 4-conductor jack with stereo audio and mono mic), HDMI for connecting to your HDTV,  eSATA + USB 2.0

The system comes installed with Microsoft  Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Other software includes  Symantec® Norton Internet Security™ 2009 (60 Day Trial), HP Support Assistant, HP PC Recovery, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, Macromedia Shockwave, Corel Video Studio Pro X2, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, HP MediaSmart Premium, Beats™ Audio, StarDock UI – HP Envy Theme, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash, TheNextBench community DT Icon and Skype.

This laptop has a built-in webcam and integrated microphone for video chatting. The laptop measures 14.96″ (W) x 9.60″ (D) x 1.1″ (H) and weighs 5.3 pounds.

You can find the HP Envy 15-1150NR laptop for around $1400.

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