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HP ENVY 14 (2021) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of HP ENVY 14 Laptop (14t-eb000, 2021)
Neoscore* 77%
  • Bright, vivid 16:10 display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Mediocre graphics performance

Summary

HP Envy 14 (2021) is one of the best laptops that you can buy if you're looking for a sturdy 14-incher. Unlike most of its 14-inch competitors, it is toting around an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU. Despite its size, it features a decent number of ports to satisfy most users.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
HP's Envy laptops have morphed into what the company intends as the most attractive machines for creative types. Unlike the larger Envy 15 that sports a 45-watt Intel CPU, the Envy 14 features an Intel 11th-generation Tiger Lake processor. The laptop is also a decent entry-level gaming laptop for anyone who wants a little break from work.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, color-accurate 16:10 display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Display could be better

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 14 (2021) is one of the best laptops that you can buy if you're looking for a sturdy 14-incher. It's outfitted with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD. At 3.3 pounds and 12.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches, it's rather slim and lightweight.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Bright, vivid 16:10 display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Muddled speakers

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
At 1.6 kg, the Envy 14 is slightly thicker and noticeably heavier than many of its 14-inch peers by at least 100 g. The system is slightly longer in length as well due in part to its squarer 16:10 aspect ratio instead of the usual 16:9. Keys are crisp and with stronger feedback than most other Ultrabooks, but clatter is slightly louder as a result.
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Pros[**]
  • Compact and light for a 14-inch laptop
  • Quiet fan noise when on battery power
  • Easy serviceability
Cons[**]
  • Lid and hinges could be stiffer
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 14 is an attractive aluminum wedge that scores high for features, ports, performance. At 3.3 pounds, it's a few ounces over our definition of an ultraportable. It's pricey, giving you an Intel Core i5 processor and a 256GB drive when the same money will buy a Core i7 and 512GB elsewhere.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality, factory-color-calibrated display
  • Good battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre keyboard
  • Poor webcam privacy shutter

pcworld[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
HP's Envy 14 lacks the visual splendor of the company's premium Spectre laptops. While you'll see the stylized diamond grillework that distinguishes HP's laptop vents, overall the Natural Silver stamped-aluminum chassis is a little plain. The Envy provides a button to mute the mic, too, something we wish more vendors would do.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • High-contrast display
  • Powerful discrete GPU
  • Supports HP Command Center and HP Enhanced Lighting
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 14 is part of the new breed of productivity-focused laptops. It's not quite an ultrabook, being a little thicker and heavier than the sort of hardware you might expect to see in that category. The large 16:10 screen is an absolute highlight, and although it's not perfect - its touch screen is quick but we found it buggy in certain edge-case situations. There's a very generous trackpad and a strong keyboard layout which make this perfect for peripheral-free work.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 16:10 screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Touch screen is buggy

references

  1. 1. ^ HP Envy 14 (2021) review: Great laptop, but tread lightly. Digitaltrends. 2021-05-29. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  2. 2. ^ HP Envy 14 (2021) review. Laptopmag. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ 2021 HP Envy 14 Laptop Review: Tiger Lake, 16:10 and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q All-In-One. Notebookcheck. 2021-02-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ HP Envy 14 Review. Pcmag. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  5. 5. ^ HP Envy 14 (2021) review: This budget content-creation laptop does it all. Pcworld. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  6. 6. ^ HP Envy 14-eb0000na review. Techradar. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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