Lower than average batter life and the absence of a dedicated graphics card can’t hold back this otherwise very well-balanced ultraportable laptop.
With an upgraded graphics card and processor the Envy (2011) should continue to be a top seller for HP.
A powerful new processor and graphics card add more value to this already highly coveted laptop.
For users on the go, the new MacBook Air lineup is as good as it gets thanks to much improved processors, gorgeous displays, and the same remarkably thin design.
The HP Envy 14 does a pretty good job of trying to be the "Macbook Pro" of Windows-based laptops thanks to its high-end components.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a great portable thin laptop for businesses, with the only concern being the battery life.
The Dell XPS 15z competes with the MacBook Pro at a cheaper price, but had to cut some corners to get there.
The Samsung Series 9 is one of the lightest and thinnest Windows 7 computers around that still performs very well. Despite its high MSRP, this is one serious competitor to the MacBook Air.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a well powered portable laptop selling at a good price
The Dell Vostro V131 could be thinner and lighter, but still has a powerfull processor and great battery.