It's a rare occasion that we see a high profile new laptop release on a Sunday, but you won't hear any complaining from me. The new HP Envy 14 has officially gone up for sale as of today, and it strikes an interesting balance between style and performance. The all-aluminum chassis design clearly stole a few styling cues from the Macbook Pro family, but HP has added enough additional details to make it stand out from the crowd.
The base model carries a starting price of $1,099.99 and comes loaded with a Core i3-370M, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB HDD. Given that the machine also includes HDMI, mini-Display Port, and Gigabit Ethernet as standard options, it appears to be a halfway decent price/performance proposition.
Those in search of a bit more horsepower can step all the way up to a Core i7-840Q with 8GB of DDR3, but don't be surprised when the final tab shatters the $2,000 barrier. We can't give this one our official seal of approval until we get it in for testing, but if it's anything like the last Envy we reviewed , we are in for a treat.