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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Envy 14 laptop.
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|Processor||Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-370M Dual Core processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)|
|Graphics||1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 switchable graphics [HDMI] - For Dual Core Processors|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)|
|HDD||320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection|
|Battery||8 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries (standard)|
|Screen||14.5“ diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1366×768)|
|Optical Drive||SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support (Slot Load)|
|Network||Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth|
Device Compatibility Comments
|Card Reader||Not tested|
|Touchpad||Not Working||See notes|
The HP Envy 14 is not ready to be used with Linux nowadays:
All the multi-media keys worked out of the box, including the wifi and backlit keyboard on/off switches. I seemed to get about 3h of battery life with wifi on.
I did not have time to test all the features because I wanted to return the laptop for another model: the Envy 14 is a sturdy good looking laptop, but the price, the strong glare on the glossy screen (the screen update to radiance is just too expensive), the unreliable touchpad (even on windows with the updated drivers the experience wasn't great), the weight and the size where too many small cons to keep it.