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hp HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum

Special edition with Beats entertainment Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit §§ § 14.5" diagonal high-definition §§ BrightView Infinity LED display (1366 x 768) Second-generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor ‡ 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology 6GB DDR3 memory 750GB hard drive with built-in protection § Radeon HD 6630 switchable graphics with 1024MB DDR3 memory Full-size, back-lit, island-style keyboard Beats audio 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery with up to 6.25 hours of battery life †† †
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
Review 1 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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4 / 5
4 / 5

HP has done it again

PostedOctober 31, 2011
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Location:New York, NY
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:40-54
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Overall, I was pretty impressed. Its looks great and it gives you your money's worth when it comes to performance. I was looking for something that gave great sound and that I can use for music and video and this SE model gives me these and more. Love the lighted keybboard. Beats and HP gives me the best of both worlds!
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Review 2 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent new computer.

PostedOctober 17, 2011
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Location:Normal, Il
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:Under 25
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
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4 / 5
I recently received my new HP envy 14 beats edition and cant complain. I purchased it along with the slim fit battery and am able to use it periodically through out two days with out needing to plug it into the wall. I use the computer for school and music and enjoy the noticeable difference in sound when i plug my computer into the stereo system as opposed to listening to music off of my roommates' Dell or Toshiba.
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Review 3 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Machine

PostedOctober 13, 2011
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall this machine is solid. This is as close as you will get to getting a black MacBook pro. Some might think the screen is not great but it is easy on the eyes. Pair this with a pair of beats pro headphones and you won't be disappointed on audio. I am a Mac fan and don't regret buying this machine for windows use.
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Review 4 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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4 / 5
4 / 5

nice computer

PostedOctober 6, 2011
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
good product, nice sound. lighted key board is awsome in red.
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Review 5 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Like the computer, but some gripes...

PostedOctober 4, 2011
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Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I received my laptop a few weeks ago, and have spent a good amount of time using it. I really like it, and it's very quick. A few gripes though:
1. The screen's viewing angles are not nearly as good as those on my Macbook Pro, and I find myself readjusting the tilt frequently.
2. My notebook doesn't actually sit flat on a surface, it teeters back and forth about 2mm. Quality Control issue I guess...
3. The top gets covered in fingerprints easily.
4. As far as software, the volume keys do not work when the most recent thing clicked is a flash video. You then need to click outside the frame to adjust volume.
Overall it's a solid machine, especially for what I paid, and would buy again. I want to get my machine swapped out, but I can't be without a laptop for any period either.
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Review 6 for HP ENVY 14-2050SE Notebook PC, Beats Edition, black aluminum
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Solid Computer

PostedSeptember 5, 2011
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Location:New Mexico
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:Under 25
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This laptop is definitely a good buy, I would recommend it. I am leaving a MacBook Pro, so I was looking for a suitable replacement. From all the research I did, only HP looked to have a good competitor in their Envy Series. I wasn't concentrating on specs- every computer can have good specs. I was focusing on build quality. Something that could stand HP out from the competition, especially the very well built Macs.
The Bad:
- Battery Life is a bit short for my tastes, especially considering the $1,000 price tag.
- Keyboard sinks in when you put pressure on it, but not too much. This is not something most people complain about, but its a build quality thing for me. On a Mac, the keyboard stays.
- Screen angles not very good. Considering the price, the screen should have wider viewing angles. A slight tilt will change the color of the screen.
- I expected a more aluminum body (but look at the good)
The Good:
- Excellent build quality. Feels solid. Although I expected a more aluminum body, I am told that the regular envy series are the ones that have that. The Beats edition has a more rubberized feel to it. Im guessing because of the music.
- Red Backlit keyboard looks amazing.
- Very stylish laptop.
- Good sound put of speakers. GREAT sound out of headphone jacks.
- Two headphone jacks come in useful.
- Screen Colors are good (except when tilted)
- FAST.
- NEVER runs hot. I really like this. The mac i switched from (not very old) always ran hot. This runs very cool. Even under pressure.
- The keyboard is amazing. I don't know what it is, but its design makes it so much more enjoyable to type.
The computer closely resembles a mac in build quality, which is good. although it doesn't quite get there. Just needs a bit of fine tuning. Don't get me wrong, however, this computer has an excellent build quality. I am happy with it. I purchased it with the standard configuration and it works very fast. My biggest gripe would be the battery life. Macs are getting 7 hours these days, and this one barely reaches 4. If I'm lucky. You can always purchase the extended battery and get up to 3 times the life, however.
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