HP Envy 15 Laptop Review, Specification & Price in Nigeria
The HP Envy (stylized as HP ENVY) series is a line of laptops and other products manufactured and sold by Hewlett-Packard. HP originally launched the line on October 15, 2009 with two high-performance models, the Envy 13 and the Envy 15.
These models replaced the Voodoo Envy when HP and VoodooPC merged. After that, Hewlett-Packard expanded the series with the addition of the Envy 14 and Envy 17 models.
The Envy mainly competes against computers such as Acer’s Aspire, Dell’s Inspiron and XPS, Lenovo’s IdeaPad, Samsung’s Sens and Toshiba’s Satellite.
The Envy 15 uses mobile Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors (4 and 2 cores respectively) and can hold a maximum of 16 GB of RAM housed in 4 DIMM slots (2 of which are user accessible).
The 15 makes use of the 40 nm ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 with 1 GB of dedicated graphics memory. The 15 ships with a 15.6-inch HP LED display with 1366 × 768 (TN) or 1920 × 1080 (IPS) resolution.
Design & Display
The 15.6″ Full HD “Radiance” display panel which was sold with this laptop has an issue in which the color red displays closer to orange.
In response, HP had issued a software utility called MyDisplay, but does not appear to completely correct the problem with some users saying all it does is mask a problem which is actually hardware based and not software.
The webcam on the Envy 15 is night-vision capable with infra-red sensor.
Software & Hardware
HP Envy 15 is built with good looks and outstanding performance. Its slender Aluminium body makes it attractive anytime. However, the Envy 15 is not all about good looks with Intel’s 4th generation Core processors the laptop family can handle whatever you throw at it.
Options are available for dual-core and quad-core processors with 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM on-board. This is because HP Envy offers hard drives or solid state drives. Models with hard drives starts at 750GB, while the solid state models start at 256GB.
HP Envy 15 sports a 15.6-inch LED display. Depending on configuration, the display could offer standard HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) or Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) for a more brilliant view.
Also depending on configuration, the screen could be touchscreen for a more brilliant Windows 8 experience.
This computer offers outstanding sound quality with BeatsAudio, dual speakers, and a subwoofer. The keyboard also offers an option for backlighting, so you can comfortably type in a dim room. Fingerprint reader is already a standard feature.
Price of HP Envy 15 in Nigeria
The HP Envy 15 is available in various configurations and models. These models of computer vary in specification and prices. Regardless of the model and specification of the high-tech laptop, they can be purchased for anything around (NGN) 330,000 naira — (NGN) 520,000 naira.
Sometimes the price still goes for the model you are going for as each model vary in core features including RAM sizes processor, display and other specifications.
HP Envy Key Specification
- Screen Resolution : 15.6 inches, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160),IPS
- CPU : Intel Core i7 – 7500U
- Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 620
- RAM : 8GB
- Storage : 128GB M.2 SSD and 1TB hard disk
- Connectivity : Intel 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Weight : 1.93KG
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, (1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard (backlight optional)
Pointing Device: Touchpad with 2-piece pick button with left and right click functions, multi-touch gesture support.