HP ENVY 14 Performance and Benchmarks

August 4, 2011 by Charles P. Jefferies Reads (95,366)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 8
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.71
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Performance and Benchmarks
Thanks to its new Intel second-generation Core i5 processor, a fast 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, and dedicated AMD graphics card, the ENVY 14 provides ample performance for everyday tasks including moderate gaming.

In order to provide the best possible balance of performance and battery life the display driver automatically switches between the AMD Radeon HD 6330M discrete graphics for visually intense tasks and the integrated Intel graphics for general use.

The ENVY 14 is available with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor which is far faster than the dual-core processor in our test unit. The ENVY 14 is additionally available with a Solid State Drive (SSD) which drastically improves disk performance (boot up and program loading times, to name a few).

Although the ENVY 14 is not technically a gaming notebook, we took the liberty of benchmarking it against a 15-inch ASUS G53-series gaming notebook since both systems can be found online for similar prices. Just keep in mind that the relatively thin ENVY 14 is more travel friendly than a 15-inch gaming machine.

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark Vantage measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:


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