One of the best value laptops in HP’s lineup is their ENVY series. Featuring premium materials, the ENVY lineup brings a lot of the best of HP, without the higher price tag of some of their higher end lineups such as the Spectre series. For 2021, HP has refreshed the ENVY 14 with the latest internals, but also added a 16:10 display.
|HP ENVY Laptop|
Up to 4.2 GHz
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
|Display||14-inch 1920×1200 IPS
16:10 Aspect Ratio
|RAM||16 GB DDR4-3200 (not accessible)|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 PCIe|
|Networking||Intel AX201 W-Fi 6
|I/O||1 x Thunderbolt 4
2 x USB Type-A 5 Gbps
1 x Headset jack
1 x HDMI 2.0
Micro SD Reader
|Dimensions||313 x 224 x 18 mm
12.33 x 8.82 x 0.71 inches
|Weight||1.60 kg / 3.53 lbs|
HP ENVY 14
Powered by the latest Intel Tiger Lake platform in the Core i5-1135 G7, the new 14-inch ENVY gets off on the right foot, but the new laptop also features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics card, meaning this portable laptop has some very powerful graphics available in a non-gaming laptop. The laptop offers 16 GB of DDR4-3200, and a 256 GB M.2 SSD.
The biggest change for this year though is the introduction of a taller 16:10 display, similar to what we’ve seen in several laptops over the last few months. The 1920×1200 resolution IPS panel offers 400 nits of brightness, and covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. It also includes touch, and the bezels offer an 87% screen to body ratio.
The laptop features a sandblasted anodized aluminium finish, meaning it should not be as big of a fingerprint magnet as some of the glossier finishes.
The ENVY 14 offers lots of connectivity, with one Thunderbolt 4 port, as well as two USB Type-A ports for legacy devices. There is an HDMI 2.0 output, as well as a Micro SD card reader.
Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX201 network adapter powers the wireless, and brings with it Bluetooth 5.0.
The ENVY 14 offers an above average battery capacity, coming in at 63 Wh, so battery life should be quite good. It also features a 135-Watt AC adapter.
The new ENVY 14 will be available in January on HP.com starting at $999.