HP ENVY 4t (Sleekbook 14") Review

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  1. truewind793

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    I am only getting about 4-5 hour battery life? Is this normal on HP recommended How about you guys?
     
  2. T2050

    T2050 Notebook Deity

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    Can only do stock settings, I cannot force the 7690M into the mix

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    Yes this is normal, that is what I get.

    HP jack the battery times upto ~9 hours, they achieve this with almost everything set to off or low.
    There is no way a normal user could even use the laptop like that. I think that advertising like this by HP (or anyone for that matter) is unreasonable and misleading to customers.
     
  3. Jbruile

    Jbruile Notebook Enthusiast

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    Truewind, let me know how that Diablo runs if you have a chance. The only PC games I've been playing are SWTOR and COH. I was curious if this PC can handle those games.
     
  4. T2050

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    Finally after much searching, when I could find it anywhere in all the normal places, I have the link to the service manual.

    Service manuals are always useful for spec and part number related matters. Good reference in general, to the build of the machine.

    Great if you want it see a list of supported CPU's, how much RAM it can take officially documented, details on LCD panels, etc.

    Support for 16GB RAM
    Support Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
    This one maybe of most interest from the manual "Supports LVDS", not sure if what they are talking about is the actual cable or just the current panels cable input?

    Get it here:
    HP ENVY Ultrabook 4-1000- Manuals - HP Business Support Center

    I have added this link to the first page at end of the text, before the photos/screenshot's start :)
     
  5. truewind793

    truewind793 Newbie

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    Diablo 3 runs quite well , I have tried everything on High with AA but Shadows disabled and it ran at a playable FPS around 25. But running on high makes the CPU stand at about constant 75-80C in terms of temperature. If you have a cooler or simply a book to raise the laptop , it ran at about 70-68C (on a thick book). It is because i dunno why they would put the vents on the bottom. But for long period of playing i would suggest , everything on medium except textures on high with shadows OFF, and it runs smoother too.
     
  6. T2050

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    The display cable used in the Envy 4 is part number:

    686576–001 Display cable

    I have done a search on HP's Partsurfer website, and can find huge amount of Envy 4 notebooks that use this part.
    Out of the notebooks I searched through, which were the stranger named models, none of them I found used a panel which I would believe that was listed anymore than 1366 x 768

    We just one model with the same display cable part number to support a 1600 x 900 panel, then we could safely upgrade the panel.
    Can anyone find a needle (or gem) in the haystack of models below?


    Click Here to see the list of HP Products that Part Number 686576-001 is used in. 115 records found

    HP 4-1015DX NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1001TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1001TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1002TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1002TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1003TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1003TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1004TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1004TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1005TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1005TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1006TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1007TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1007TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1008TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1008TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1009TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1009TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1010TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1010TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1011TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1011TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1012TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1012TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1013TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1013TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1014TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1014TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1015TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1015TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1016TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1016TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1017NR NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1017TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1017TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1018TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1018TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1019TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1019TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1019WM NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1020TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1020TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1021TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1021TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1022TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1022TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1023TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1023TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1024TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1024TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1025TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1025TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1026TU NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1026TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1027TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1028TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1028TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1029TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1029TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1030CA NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1030TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1030TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1031TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1031TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1032TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1032TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1033TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1033TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1034TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1034TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1035TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1035TX NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1036TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1036TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1037TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1037TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1038TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1038TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1039TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1039TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1040LA NB PC
    HP ENVY 4-1040TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1040TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1041TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1041TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1042TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1042TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1042TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1043CL NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1043TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1044TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1045TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1046TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1047TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1047TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1048TU ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1048TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1049TU SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1049TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1050CA NOTEBOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1050TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1051TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1052TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1053TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1054TX ULTRABOOK PC
    HP ENVY 4-1055TX SLEEKBOOK PC
    HP ENVY SLEEKBOOK 4-1010US NOTEBOOK
    HP ENVY ULTRABOOK 4-1005XX NOTEBOOK
    HP ENVY ULTRABOOK 4-1030US NOTEBOOK
    HP ICTO DSC 2GB I3-2367M DC 4-10 BNBPC
    HP ICTO DSC 2GB I5-2467M DC 4-10 BNBPC
    HP ICTO UMA I3-2367M DC 4-10 BNBPC
    HP ICTO UMA I5-2467M DC 4-10 BNBPC
    HP ICTO UMA I5-3317U 4-10 BNBPC
    SRP/ENVY 4
     
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    Any one got hands on with Envy 4t with the new Ivy Bridge CPU's . I have known HP to make hot laptops ( high temp :p ). Any comments on the battery and temperatures with the new Ivy CPU's? Any one got successful with changing the screen reso to 1600x900 ?Can I get the procedure and components?
     
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    Trippy, I just received mine yesterday with Ivy Bridge. I have been working with this on my lap for roughly and hour now. You can tell there is heat coming out but nothing uncomfortable to the touch that have noticed thus far. I ran SWTOR for roughly an hour without my cooling pad and it seemed to be ok. I haven't really taxed the CPU yet but there isn't much that I do that is really taxing. Overall, I do like the laptop a lot but yeah...a 1600x900 would have been a nice option. Good Luck
     
  10. T2050

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    As for the panel, if anyone is to dare. Just note the size, make sure that it fits.
    Manual says that it is a (3.2mm) Slim, Shuriken.
    Further on in the manual they have got a 15" model listed, in the actual "pull the panel out" section.

    After reading the service manual several times, I am fairly certain the quoted "Supports LVDS" is only for the actual displays backside input connector, even though the panel is just 1366x768

    Details from first part of the manual with the specs are:

    14.0" high-definition (HD) light-emitting diode (LED), BrightView (1366x768) display; (3.2mm) Slim, Shuriken, 200 nits, Supports LVDS
     
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