HP Envy 4-1115dx

HP Envy 4-1115dx

If you are in a the market for a well-equipped but not too expensive touchscreen ultrabook, one of the choices is the 4-1115dx, featuring a 14-inch screen displaying Windows 8, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard disk, and an $800 price tag.

Measuring 0.9 inches in profile, the 4-1115dx isn’t as thin as some other ultrabooks such as the 0.7″ Asus Zenbook. In addition, the HP has a traditional hard drive, whereas ultrabooks usually sport a solid state drive or sometimes a hybrid drive. These characteristics show that this model ins’t a classic ultrabook, but rather an ultrabook/standard laptop crossover.

On the other side, the included i5-3317U CPU is a standard ultrabook-use ultra-low voltage part. It has two cores and offers decent performance for everyday tasks and multimedia.

Intel Core i5-3317U

Besides features that are present in almost all laptops on today’s market, such as stereo speakers, webcam, and HDMI, this Envy 4 model has backlight keyboard and Bluetooth.

The HP Envy 4-1115dx has a silver brushed aluminum on the palmrest and area surrounding the keyboard, while the back is dark gray soft-touch.

4-1115dx right

lid 4-1115dx

Update: A new Envy 4 model is available with the Intel Core i5-3337U processor as the main difference. It’s $680 and is called Envy 4-1215dx.

HP Envy 4-1115dx Specifications

  • Display: 14-inch multi-touch, BrightView (glossy), 1,366 x 768 resolution
  • Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U ultra-low voltage dual-core, 1.7GHz-2.6GHz
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM, 2 DIMM slots
  • Storage: 500GB hard drive at 5,400rpm
  • Optical drive: none
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Audio: stereo speakers, Beats Audio
  • Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth
  • Input: Backlit chiclet keyboard, touchpad with multitouch gesture support, touchscreen
  • Ports and Slots: 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, multi-in-one media card reader
  • Battery: 4-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 13.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Warranty: 1-year

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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.

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  1. I have this one but the Windows Explorer restarts frequently adn I don’t know what the problem is.
    I love this laptop by the way.

  2. I have a HP Envy 4-1115dx and love it but the display screen cracked from top to bottom. Is this common? I barely pushed down on the lid when it was closed.

    • James, was the origin of the crack at the microphone hole? Not sure that with the edge to edge screen and the drill holes are not going to be problematic with cracks. Have a client with the same problem.

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