If you own an earlier version of the HP Envy 14 beats edition based on the Intel Core i5 processor, you would have experience the battery indicator issue. This is a well known problem since year end 2010 when the product was released.
In the past, no matter how you charge the battery, Windows 7 64 bits edition will always report a battery life of 1 hr 3 mins. Although most end users aren’t that perturbed with the error as there are third party application BatteryBar that can report the a more accurate value of 3hrs 3 mins.
To correct this issue, HP has just released a BIOS update for the HP Envy 14 beats edition dated DEC 16 2011 which you can download from this page.
I have also update the BIOS on my HP Envy and now it reports the correct battery charge level. After a full charge, the system reports 2 hrs 50 mins battery power which is quite close to what the software Batterybar reports 3 hrs 3 mins.
Details and specifications
sp55493.exe [1/1, 3.98M]
|System requirements:||Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
|Compatibility:||Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)|
|Fix/Enhancement:||– Fixes an issue where the battery charge level is not displayed correctly.|