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HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA Laptop with Quad Speakers Specs Review

Two years ago, Hewlett-Packard Development Company has officially released HP Envy 15 series that designed for small to medium users that need a stylish and solid laptop at a decent price. Earlier 2014, the company reportedly expand the Envy 15 line up with HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA laptop. Yeah, like common HP’s laptop on its series, the HP Envy 15-J030US is not designed for budget conscious costumers, but if you have little more budget and the appearance, along with multimedia performances are your big concerned, we believe this is made for you.

Physically, HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA is looks identical to older Envy laptop on its series. Comes with great combination of high quality magnesium and aluminum for casing, this machine brings great portability and perfect for companion at home, office or when you on the occasional trips. The black bezel with natural silver on the lid cover offers stylish and premium appearance for every person, woman or man. Measures 9.87 x 14.94 x 0.66-1.1 inches and weighs only around at 4.81 lbs, this model is not the lightest and slimmest 15.6 inch ultrabook, but still thinner than common mainstream laptop.

Similar to the ENVY 15-j011dx 15.6 inch laptop, this model also shipped with 2.6GHZ Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor and backed by Intel Turbo Boost technology that gives extra power up to 3.2GHZ when you handle most demanding office and multimedia applications. Under the hood, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerators that incorporated with 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM is not designed for handle high 3D modern games in high resolution, but for older 3D and modern casual games, the 15-J030US E0K01UA laptop still gives more than enough power and promises smooth performance without any delays.

HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA review
HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA 15.6 inch Multimedia Laptop

The 15.6 inch High Definition display with HP’s BrightView technology provides crisp, clear and natural color for multimedia and games. The LED backlit display can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Yeah, the 15.6 inch HP’s laptop not supported for watch 1080p HD video playback, but its still can handle 720p video playback with ease. If you preferred to watch your video or games in higher resolutions, the HDMI port that located on the left side is perfect to connect into external HDTV. The High Definition¬† HP TrueVision web camera that built into display with Cyberlink YouCam D and internal microphone provides fairly crisp and loud face to face video communications.


Of course, as a multimedia machine, HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA also brings high quality speakers. Four stereo speakers that backed with two subwoofers and powered with Beats Audio technology provides very clear and loud audio in small to medium room. For multimedia storage, the 640GB of Serial ATA-300 disk drive that brings up to 5400 rotate per minutes provides more than enough space to store all your multimedia and document files without need to buy an external drive. On the top right side of palmrest, the fingerprint reader with HP SimplePass will protect your system and important files from unauthorized access.

Yeah, like the previous model, HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA laptop also equipped with full size black keyboard with island style design and TouchPad that support multi touch function, along with full numeric keypad on the right side. On the left and right edges, you will find 3.5mm audio combo jack, single USB 2.0 port, few USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, multimedia card reader slot and security lock slot, along with Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and Intel Wireless Display technology.

For base configurations, the 15.6 inch laptop preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 for operating system, along with Amazon Kindle Reader, HP Connected, HP CoolSense, Recovery Manager, Microsoft Office (trial version) and more. Yeah, this machine is not equipped with latest Intel technology and the profile also slightly thicker than modern ultrabook, but if you are HP’s fan and concern about multimedia performance, HP Envy 15-J030US E0K01UA laptop that priced start at $763 is still a great laptop. So, what do you think? If you are not too concern about multimedia performance but need a portable machine for daily use, we suggest you to check the 4.4 lbs Asus X502CA-HPD1104K laptop that measures just 0.9 inch thin and priced around at $300.

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