HP one of the most trusted name that you will here when purchasing a laptop.We have got a brand new laptop and we are going for the HP Envy M6 Review.Hewlett-Packard has launched this laptop back in the end of 2012 and we have got our hands on this laptop couple of weeks ago.The complete name for this laptop is HP Envy M6 -1102tx.From the last January we have started using it and covered the complete CES 2013 with laptop.Anyway for the basic specs it has 6GB DDR3 RAM,Intel’s i5 3rd Generation Processor,Windows 8,ATI Radeon 2GB graphics card and 15.6 inch display with resolution of 1366 x 768.The complete spec sheet was covered in the Unboxing and Hands on of HP Envy M6.So lets start:
HP Envy M6 Review :
What’s in the box:
- Power Brick
- Quick Start manual
- Carry bag
- Warranty and other service agreements
Design & Build:
The Envy name refers to the sleekness of this laptop and its between an Ultrabook and a normal laptop with normal thickness.Its thickness is 26.42 mm.HP has added a great metallic finish to it and if you keep your hand on the laptop,it will give you the Premium feeling.It is only available in Midnight Black.The lower part is coated by Aluminium and if the lid is closed then it is hard to see whether it is an Ultrabook or not.The design is very solid and the laptop is not heavy at all and weighs around 2.4 kg.The dimensions of HP Envy M6 are 379.48 x 250.70 x 26.42 mm.Also no to forget the build is awesome since HP has added the air ventilator wisely and with HP Coolsense enabled it remains cool and we can’t hear a single noise from the fan.
Keyboard & Touchpad:
For tech bloggers like us we have to write various contents each day.During the events we have to cover a lot of contents along with hands on and specs of various device with videos and in the complete story the keyboard indeed plays the most important role.HP Envy M6 has got chiclet style keyboard and the company calls it Dura-coat Island-style Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.Now the addition of numeric keypad may make it a little congested but is still fine and equal proportions are kept by the company.Now we have got a lot of queries that the HP Envy M6 series has backlit keyboards,so why your keyboards are not backlit.The answer of this question is that varies with the regions.In India there are very less model of HP Envy M6 with backlit keyboards and are high priced.It also depends on the users choice.So it varies.For gamer it is a bit difficult to use the arrow keys since they are small but you can use the W,S,A and D keys instead of the arrows.The Touchpad comes with Multi-touch Gesture Support and is very smooth.
Display,Graphics & Audio:
Hp Envy M6 has a 15.6 inch HD Brightview Widescreen LED Backlit Display and has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.The brightness of this laptop is very high and you can decrease the brightness according to your comfort.HP has added glossy effect to the display which adores our eyes.Now most of us these days are looking for a laptop which has all the features and a good graphics card.It has 2GB AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7670M Graphics card and it is a complete beast.Also 1GB integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU is also added to it.In HP Envy M^ Review on of the greatest challenge is to cover the gaming portion.Now if we talk about the gaming experience on this laptop then we will give it 5 out 5.We have played GTA IV and COD Black Ops II on it and the graphics are sharp.We can play the games keeping the medium settings in the graphic options but if you increase it to high then there are few glitches and the game hangs for a couple of second and when the video is played inside the game there is problem in syncing the Audio and Video.But at medium settings everything just works fine.And with that much power we can see that this Laptop will be able to play the GTA V easily which is coming in 3rd Quarter of 2013.
Since the tie up of HP and Beats many users are happy and as a result the Envy M6 is certified by Beats Audio and has HD Audio, Dual Speakers with Internal Sub-woofer, Integrated Speaker Bar.The speakers are very good and becomes awesome while playing the games.You will get the Beats Audio control panel to make the settings according to you.You can also call HP Envy M6 Entertainment PC
Windows 8,Connectivity & more:
HP Envy M6 Laptop comes with Windows 8 64-bit which is very easy to use and the Metro Style UI is great.Now if you are not a Windows 8 fan then we have a bad news for you,that this laptop cannot be downgraded to Windows 7.To install Windows 7 you have to change various setting in the boot menu and have to completely format the Harddisk to install it.We will not recommend Windows 7 at any cost on this laptop.Ultimately its your choice.For connectivity you get Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.0,1 USB 2.0 port and 3 USB 3.0 port.Optical drive is also there with 8x read and write speed.HP TrueVision HD Webcam is also there and the performance is quite descent.For security Finger Print scanner is also there and it makes this laptop completely secure.
Virtualization technology is also included in this laptop and can be enabled in the BIOS options.With 6GB RAM and Intel’s i5 3rd Generation 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.10 GHz processor really boosts the performance during the process of heavy applications and multitasking can be done easily.For all those who are interested we would like you to know that we have installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion via virtualization on this laptop and it works flawlessly and you can also install it on the HP Envy M6 and can use both Mac OS and Windows 8 side by side.Norton Internet Security comes pre-installed and the trial ends after 60 days and after that either you can purchase a new license or can change the anti-virus.
- Gamer use external USB or Bluetooth mouse since each laptop has limited clicks and shooting games are completely based on the mouse.
- Don’t use VLC Player since it can damage your speakers by time.
- Games like GTA IV or other Games for Windows Live are properly not compatible with Windows 8 but can be made compatible easily without any issue.
- Don’t downgrade to Windows 7.
- Check for software updates regularly and keep the BIOS up-to-date.
HP Envy M6 Review Verdict:
In total this laptop is a complete package and is worth every penny.Great design along with great power and gaming experience we will rate the Hp Envy M6 4.5/5.The cost of the laptop is near of Rs.56,000 and you will get 1 year accidental damage warranty.In this range you are not going to get another laptop with that much features.We hope you liked the HP M6 review and in case we missed anything in the HP Envy M6 Review,please mention it below in the comment.