HP ENVY 15-k151nr Review


HP ENVY 15-k151nr Review

Price: around $700

HP clinches the deal with this laptop. The HP ENVY 15-k151nr is a mid end 15.6-inch multimedia laptop that boasts a powerful Intel Core i7 processor. Those with intense work requirements such as lots of spreadsheets, or lots of processing requirements would enjoy their time with this machine.

Hardware: 15.6″ (HD), Intel Core i7-4710HQ, 8 GB DDR3, 1 TB HDD, Optical Drive

Bottom line up front – the HP ENVY 15-k151nr features the Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor. Those of you who know your processors would be quick to realize that this is one of the most powerful processor available for laptops. This is a quad core processor with hyper threading enabled. This behemoth of a processor can handle very intensive software as well as extreme multitasking seamlessly. It is even featured in some of the high end gaming laptops that are more than twice the price of this machine. I hope you get the idea about the power of this processor.

With the Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics, the HP ENVY 15-k151nr also has a reasonable graphics performance. It can certainly manage light to medium range games such as on browser based or older games. Furthermore, this notebook offers a standard 8 GB of DDR 3 RAM and 1 TB of HDD. The RAM and HDD capacity are quite standard for this range of multimedia laptops. The stand out feature would be the high performance Intel processor.   The really nice thing about this setup is the way the Intel core processor and the graphics processor are well paired together, and integrated for optimal performance.  This laptop really does work like a well oiled machine, and that is important so that you don’t get any of those nasty little glitches or hitches right when you are at your peak performance!  Whether you are using it for work or for play, you won’t cease to be amazed at the performance from this machine, it will have you smiling, and keep you smiling until the job is finished!

Now you should note that there are two fantastic i7 models for laptops. The one that this HP laptop offers is the high end model. The other one is the Core i7-4510U processor. This is less powerful, but it also cheaper. For example, the Toshiba Satellite L55-B5357. This Toshiba laptop offers the same hardware as the this HP laptop except that it features the i7-4510U processor instead of the i7-4710HQ. As results it is around $40 cheaper. If you think you will not be utilizing the full potential of the Core i7-4710HQ then perhaps the lesser i7 would be of your taste, but for $40 – I say more is always better!

If you are into simulation, or photo editing that doesn’t require graphic card, then HP ENVY 15-k151nr is a great laptop to consider. It also includes 3xUSB 3.0 ports. Finding 3 USB ports in a laptop is quite rare, so this is a definite plus. This laptop also has a very long battery life of around 6 hours. For a multimedia laptop that is not too bad. The other components include 1 x HDMI, 1 x Ethernet, web cam, optical drive, Wifi and SD card reader. 

The bottom line is that HP ENVY 15-k151nr is a laptop that is centered around a high end processor. Now not everyone will be able to utilize the full potential of a high end i7 processor, but if you ever need the power, then this notebook is a great bargain.  Go on stretch yourself!



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