Updated 2/3/2012. The latest coupon from HP valid on the 14.5-inch Envy 14 is worth 30% off including free shipping! The base model of the Envy 14 is equipped with an Intel Core i5 (optional quad-core i7 available), backlit keyboard, a 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive and a Mobility Radeon HD 6630M with 1GB of DDR3 video RAM.
Here’s how to take advantage of the offer:
- Visit HP’s Envy 14 page to configure
- Go to your cart and copy/paste this promo code: NBEY4748 (expired)
Expires 2/7 2012
This is in other words somewhat better specifications than the Acer TimelineX 4820TG that we tested a while back and praised for its low price vs. performance (now going for $892). The difference of course is that the Envy 14 is a premium laptop by any standards; a great-looking and convenient machine that will run any recent game at native resolution.
This coupon takes 30% off your order (quad-core versions available). It is however only valid for a small number of uses or expires no later than 1/29/12, so hurry up if you want to secure one with this rebate. This one is also valid for the Beats Edition and there is also another, very attractive offer on the Envy 17 3D.
Other highlights of the base config includes a backlit keyboard and an 8-cell battery that allegedly lasts for up to eight hours. The comparatively long battery life is achieved thanks to switchable graphics–when it runs on battery it switches to Intel’s integrated GPU to save power (AMD’s answer to Nvidia Optimus).
Optional upgrades are among other things a choice of quad-core Intel Core i7 CPUs–now from the latest Sandy Bridge batch. The Envy 14 can also house up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM (base config is 4GB), and a 256GB SSD instead of the mechanical hard drive. These factors put together make it one of the most powerful and versatile laptops on the market right now.
For another deal on a 14-inch gaming machine, also have a look at the latest Alienware M14x coupon; that one is definitely a faster laptop, although it is quite a bit larger and heavier in spite of having the same screen size. The Envy 14 is better suited for those who are looking for a combination of portability and performance and don’t mind cutting back a little in the gaming graphics department.