HP ENVY 4t and ENVY 6t Series Ultrabooks now Selling


HP last night announced the ENVY 4t and ENVY 6t over in Shanghai, China and the next day, voila, we can now buy these budget level not Ultrabooks here in the U.S.  The big story with these new ENVY machines is their price, instead of the above $1,000 we’re used to seeing for ENVY models the pricing starts at well under a grand. The ENVY 4t starts at $699 on HP.com while the ENVY 6t starts at $799.  The weight of the ENVY 4t is about 4lbs and the thinness is an impressive 0.78”.  It comes with an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, but for the $699 price it’s a Core i3-2367m.  Below are the full specs of the ENVY 4t base configuration:

  • Display: 14 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2367m
  • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 or AMD Radeon 7670M discrete
  • Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
  • Ports: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
  • Weight: starting at 4 pounds
  • Thickness: 0.78”
  • Battery life: 7.75 hours
  • Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer

ENVY 6t Ultrabook

You do get an option to upgrade to a backlit keyboard for $20, which is nice.  There is no option for a higher resolution screen.  Also note that the processor options are for low voltage Sandy Bridge class Core i3 and i5, not the latest Ivy Bridge 3rd generation processors.

The ENVY 6t has about the same specs as the ENVY 4t, except of course with a larger 15.6” screen, which most unfortunately is 1366 x 768 and also has no option to upgrade to a higher resolution.  The weight of this model starts at around 4.75lbs, which is very light for a notebook of this size.  The thickness remains the same at 0.78”.  Another difference is the fact that the base configuration, which starts at $799, has an Intel Core i5-2467m.  Here’s a complete rundown of the base specs for the ENVY 5t:

  • Display: 15.6 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2467m
  • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 or AMD Radeon 7670M discrete
  • Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB HDD 5400RPM
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
  • Ports: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
  • Weight: 4.75lbs
  • Thickness: 0.78”
  • Battery life: 8.75 hours
  • Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer

One thing we’d be remissed in not mentioning is the fact you can customize a decent AMD 7670M discrete graphics card in both models.  That will allow for some light gaming while on the go.  That fact along with the light weight, long battery life and the price should make these two new ENVY entries popular with the mainstream crowd.

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4 Responses to HP ENVY 4t and ENVY 6t Series Ultrabooks now Selling

  1. wtf May 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    1366×768, are you kididng me? what a waste

    • Andrew Baxter May 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Yeah, it’d be nice if they actually offered a $150 upgrade option for something better. But, most people want cheap laptops and thus 1366 x 768.

  2. thadass May 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    You’d figure there’d be a stock of those matte 1600*900 14″ers from the dm4t laptops since they don’t seem to be on the site any longer. I had been looking forward to the dm4t beats, but the ENVY 4t looks like a wonderful alternative option if not for that screen.

  3. Bruce May 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Nice, im currently looking for a new laptop, i’d buy this one if it had a full HD display, the 1366×728 is a deal breaker for me personally

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