HP Envy 15t (15t-ae100, ver. 2015) Entertainment Laptop
With optional dedicated video cards, Full HD display, and a built-in subwoofer speaker, the 15.6-inch HP Envy 15t (model 15t-ae100 released in 2015) is obviously an entertainment-oriented laptop.
The Envy 15t 15t-ae100 comes either with the 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor combined with the Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB discrete graphics, i7-6500U with GeForce GT 950M 4GB, or the quad-core i7-6700HQ with integrated Intel HD 530 graphics. The offered 940M and 950M are mid-range graphics cards, but still far better than the Intel HD 530.
Configurations with the i7-6500U and the dedicated GPUs are better for gaming, while those with the i7-6700HQ are recommended for those who are rather interested in raw CPU power. All configurations, however, can handle the usual daily home and office tasks effortlessly.
As for the display, besides with 1920×1080 Full HD, the Envy 15t is available with the basic 1366×768 resolution. IPS wide viewing angle technology is available only on the Full HD screen. There’s also a touchscreen version of the laptop – the HP Envy 15t Touch which is a bit heavier and pricier.
The keyboard consists of chiclet-style keys and has a dedicated numeric pad on the right. Keyboard backlight is a standard feature on all configurations. The touchpad is spacious and has click buttons built into the surface.
The HP Envy 15t comes with either 8, 12, or 16 Gigabytes of system memory. They are more than enough for all tasks you can throw at the laptop. Data storage choices are generous, too. You can have a 1-Terabyte or 2-Terabyte traditional hard disk, a 1TB hybrid hard drive with improved read/write performance, or a 256GB solid state drive for ultimate storage speed. The laptop does have a buil-in DVD writter.
Alongside quad stereo speakers coupled with a subwoofer for better bass sound and all backed by Bang & Olufsen technology, the HP 15t has a TrueVision 720p web camera. Other features are HDMI video port, four USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi wireless supporting the latest and fastest 802.11AC Wi-Fi standard, Ethernet LAN jack for wired networking, and Bluetooth. For the interest of better security and easier log-ins, HP has embedded a fingerprint reader on the palmrest of the Envy 15t.
This 0.9″ thick laptop which weighs 5.2 and 5.6 pounds without and with touchscreen, respectively, is covered with a silver-colored finish. As an innovative feature, its lid and hinge are designed to raise the keyboard deck at an angle, which enables a more comfortable typing position and better cooling of the system.
The battery has a good capacity of 55.5 WHr, but HP’s estimation about “up to 9.5 hours” of battery life looks too optimistic.
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|Other Display Specs||
IPS (wide) or TN (limited) viewing angles – depending on configuration
Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-6700HQ 6th Gen Skylake quad-core 2.6-3.5GHz 6MB cache (~8,000 PassMark CPU benchmark points)
Intel HD 530 Integrated Graphics, Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB Dedicated Video Card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card
8GB, 12GB, 16GB
256GB SSD, 1000GB (1TB) HDD, 2000GB (2TB) HDD
Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad, Multi-Touch Trackpad with Integrated Buttons, Touchscreen
|Speakers and Audio||
Combo Mic and Headphones Audio Jack, Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer
|3G - 4G Mobile Broadband||
4 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
|Media Card Reader||
3-cell 55.5 WHr
5.2 pounds, 5.6 pounds
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
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