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HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review, multimedia notebook with gaming ambitions

ENVY 15 ae020ng comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, full HD display and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. A lot of power for less than 1,000 euros. Find out the multimedia and gaming performance in this HP ENVY 15 ae020ng review.

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HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review: Made of aluminum

HP ENVY 15 ae020ng distinguishes itself by its robust metal housing made of aluminum that is usually found in Apple laptops, Sony Vaio Z and Pavilion notebooks.  The build quality is solid and this multimedia notebook surely can withstand a rougher handling. It also comes with backlit keyboard and large touchpad that is great for windows 8 gestures.

HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review

HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review: Better cooling

When the lid of the notebook is opened, the keyboard is raised that  provides better ergonomics. In addition, it allows better cooling of the components which lets you dissipate excess heat.

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HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review: Technical Specifications

Display:    15.6";    Resolution:    1920 x 1080
Processor:    Intel Core i7 5500U / 2.4 GHz;    Graphics card:    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Hard drive    1 GB Hybrid + 8 GB SSD;    RAM:    8GB
Drive:    DVD ± RW (± R DL) (DVD writer)   
Platform:    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Battery life:    9:25 hrs.    Weight:    2:37 kg
W x H x D:    38.4 cm x 29.2 cm x 25.5 cm    Color:    silver

HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Review: Benchmarks

With i7 5500u processor, Nvidia 950 GPU, the HP ENVY 15 ae020ng performed incredibly well in benchmarks.

3DMark Ice Storm Extreme 31376 pts
3DMark Cloud Gate 8268 pts
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (HDD Read) 119.7 MB / s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (HDD Write) 126.2 MB / s
Cinebench R15 64 bit (single) 116 pts
Cinebench R15 64 bit (Multi) 242 pts
Cinebench R15 64 bit (OpenGL) 67.15 fps
Geekbench 3 (single) 2812 pts
Geekbench 3 (Multi) 5927 pts

HP ENVY 15 ae020ng Battery life

Full load: 1 hr. 15 min. Max. 5 hr. 15 min.
Maximum 11 hr. 30 min. Max. 24 hr. 53 min.
Balanced 6 hr. 10 min. Max. 13 hr. 36 min.

Pros:

* Very good system and graphic performance
* Matte 15.6-inch Full HD display
* All USB ports are v3.0
* Fast wireless connections (WLAN AC, BT 4.0)
* Made from aluminum
* Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Cons:

* Display is too dark and has low contrast
* Wish it came with SSD
* Only 15 Watt processor installed

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