I was looking at getting a MacBook pro for the longest time. However, growing up I always used a windows computer. Therefore, I decided a windows computer would be easier for me to use during college. I searched until I ran across this computer... And I was hooked!!!!! I've owned the computer for a year and a half now and it's great! The battery life is decent for the amount of power consuming hardware in this laptop. The beats audio sounds good and the etched design is beautiful. It's a tad on the heavy side, however, the large amount of features this laptop contains makes up for it. I love this computer. HP has sold me on their envy line and I am now getting another one, the HP Envy 14 Spectre.