HP Envy 13 Review

HP’s Envy 13t proves that you never need to break the bank to obtain a lightweight laptop with heavy doses of style and efficiency. For beneath $900 ($849 at publication time), this 2.9-pound ultrabook packs the lenovo thinkpad yoga s1 battery replacement/lenovo thinkpad yoga 20cd battery power of an Intel 8th Gen Core processor, the sexiness of an all-metal chassis along with the comfort of all-day battery life. In addition, it has one of the very best keyboards out there. Higher-priced competitors provide extra vibrant displays and in some cases longer endurance, but general the Envy 13t is actually a wonderful worth.


We see a great number of silver laptops in our lab that it can be hard to tell them apart, however the Envy 13 adds some original touches that lenovo x1 carbon 20bt battery make it stand out. The matte aluminum lid features a smaller incline within the back that covers the hinge, providing it clean, sleek lines. The shiny HP logo inside the middle of your lid definitely pops while the tapered shape of your chassis makes the entire technique appear slim and attractive. A smooth bottom surface is made from magnesium alloy.

Opening the lid reveals an appealing aluminum deck, totally with silver keys that match the lenovo yoga 900 13isk2 battery/yoga 900 13isk battery aesthetic (MacBooks break the colour scheme by using brown keys). The side bezels about the 13.3-inch screen are reasonably thin, but nobody would mistake this show for among the practically edgeless offerings on Dell’s XPS 13 or Lenovo’s Yoga 920. HP also gives the Envy 13t within a “Silk Gold” color.

At 12 x 8.5 x 0.55 inches, the Envy is slim adequate to fit into a narrow pocket within your bag and compact enough to fit on even the surface pro 4 charger/microsoft surface pro 4 charger narrowest seat-back tray whilst its 2.93-pound weight makes it quite straightforward to take with you. The Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop are each slightly bit — much less than 0.2 pounds — lighter, the MacBook Air is regarding the very same weight as well as the pricier HP Spectre 13 is half a pound less.

Display quality

The HP Envy 13 comes having a Complete HD (1910 x 1080) IPS displayw with dell inspiron 15 7559 charger/dell inspiron 7559 charger glossy finish, 166 ppi and 0.153 x 0.153 mm pixel pitch. The panel itself is manufactured by BOE with model number BOE070E. The screen is often considered as “Retina” from a minimum of 53 cm.

We’ve recorded a peak brightness 279 cd/m2 in the center of your screen and 279 cd/m2 as average across the pa5121u 1brs/toshiba battery pa5121u 1brs surface with just 8% maximum deviation. The correlated color temperature at maximum brightness is often a bit colder than it should be – 7200K and gets closer for the optimal color temperature when going along the grayscale – 6900K. You may see how these values transform at 140 cd/m2 (80% brightness) inside the image under.

The maximum color deviation dE2000 in comparison to the center on the screen really should be no extra than 4.0 and if you are preparing to accomplish color-sensitive function, it ought to be decrease than 2.0. But within this case, due to the fact the laptop is going to become used largely for multimedia, web browsing and office work, a deviation of two.49 in the toshiba battery pa3817u 1brs/toshiba laptop battery pa3817u 1brs decrease left corner is not going to become an issue for many users. The contrast ratio is very good – 960:1 just before calibration and 840:1 immediately after calibration.


The core specs on the HP Envy 13 are, in most respects, related to other premium transportable laptops. You have a choice of a 7th generation Intel Core i5 or I7 CPU. HP sent us the lenovo think pad x1 carbon 20fb battery Core i7-7500U version, with 8GB RAM plus a 360GB SSD.

This 360GB drive is larger than that of pretty much all of the competition. Other keenly priced models just like the lenovo x1 carbon 20bt battery/lenovo x1 carbon battery 20bs Lenovo IdeaPad 720S have 256GB drives as common, and in some cases the £1200 config in the Dell XPS 13 nonetheless includes a 256GB SSD.

An further 100GB of storage is usually a big advantage, especially as an upgrade to a 512GB SSD by no means comes low-cost.

General functionality is outstanding for all sorts of light tasks. The HP Envy 13 is responsive, rapid to wake from sleep and lenovo ideapad p400 touch battery/lenovo p400 touch battery rapidly to load apps. If you’re upgrading from a laptop using a challenging drive rather than an SSD, you happen to be in for a treat.

It scores 3280 points in Computer Mark 10, a very good chunk a lot more than the 2686 in the Core i5 IdeaPad 720S we reviewed recently. In Geekbench 4 it scores 8499 points, virtually specifically the identical result because the £1600 Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1. It makes use of the same CPU: no surprise.

Unless you are preparing on, by way of example, critical video editing, there’s practically nothing to worry about right here.

The HP Envy 13 also includes a unique further, Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. This is the very first laptop we’ve reviewed with hp spectre x360 13 battery/hp spectre x360 13 4066nz battery this chipset, and it gets you a large upgrade in the GeForce 940MX graphics made use of in some options. And it really is considerably greater than integrated Intel graphics.

This laptop can manage some triple-A games surprisingly properly. Alien Isolation at 720p, low visuals, runs at an typical 76.6fps. Played as intended, at 1080p using the effects turned back on, the HP Envy nevertheless manages a entirely playable 36.1fps typical.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S, which has 940 MX graphics, only averages 26.4fps.

Turning up the heat a bit, we attempted Deus Ex: Human Revolution, that is lenovo yoga 3 14 battery/lenovo yoga 3 14 battery replacement a far more taxing game. At 720p resolution, Low settings, it runs at an typical 36.8fps. Again: pretty playable.

A game like this truly needs extra power than the MX 150 delivers to shine, though. At 1080p, Ultra settings it slows down to a pitiful 9.5fps. Maintaining the resolution at 1080p and dropping the excellent down to Low, the game runs at an average 22fps.

While HP Envy 13 isn’t a transportable PS4 Pro, it gets closer than other sub-£1300 style laptops we’ve noticed to date. As long as you are prepared to play about with toshiba laptop battery pa5109u 1brs/toshiba battery pa5109u 1brs graphics settings to reach playable speeds, it is possible to play most games on this laptop. Some are ideal run at 720p/900p as opposed to 1080p, though.

When pushing the HP Envy 13 with productivity tests, we did notice that fan speed tends to yo-yo up and down a little on occasion. This really is likely down to it attempting to preserve the lenovo yoga 700 14isk charger/lenovo yoga 700 14isk battery fan rpm as low as you can although maintaining heat at bay, but a fan that alterations speed/pitch a whole lot could be much more distracting than a slightly louder, additional constant a single.

However, it really is in no way particularly loud, and is virtually silent during light work. We also didn’t hear too considerably fan speed leaping through gaming tests, and the fan sound is inoffensive when maxed-out.

Battery life and sound quality

The Air 13 also has a great deal worse battery life than the dell 40wh m5y1k battery/dell m5y1k battery Envy 13. The HP lasts for just over 12 hours when given a light activity, like playing a movie, which is impressive innings.

Even after you start off opening up too numerous browser windows and going down a number of YouTube wormholes, it is best to easily get the HP Envy 13 to last for any complete day’s computing.

Speaker high quality is fair, also, which is but another win for the travellers who’ll desire to watch a film in a hotel room every now then. They are Bang & Olufsen speakers, and sit on each side in the dell inspiron 15 7559 charger/dell inspiron 7559 charger laptop’s bottom within a quad arrangement.

Max volume won’t blow out your eardrums, and MacBooks have higher-fidelity sound, but there is sufficient meatiness for the tone to make listening to podcasts or a film soundtrack enjoyable on this HP.


The presented BOE display definitely isn’t the ideal one particular we’ve observed but it still presents superior image top quality thanks towards the wide sRGB coverage and superior contrast ratio. Unfortunately, the presence of aggressive PWM and comparatively low maximum brightness, which combined with the glossy finish will obstruct normal outdoor usage, keep us from giving it a higher score.

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