HP Envy 13 Review

August 27, 2018

HP’s Envy 13t proves that you just do not must break the bank to have a lightweight laptop with heavy doses of style and functionality. For under $900 ($849 at publication time), this 2.9-pound ultrabook packs the lenovo thinkpad yoga s1 battery replacement/lenovo thinkpad yoga 20cd battery energy of an Intel 8th Gen Core processor, the sexiness of an all-metal chassis and also the convenience of all-day battery life. Additionally, it has certainly one of the most effective keyboards in the marketplace. Higher-priced competitors present a lot more vibrant displays and in some cases longer endurance, but general the Envy 13t is usually a fantastic value.

Design

We see numerous silver laptops in our lab that it can be tough to inform them apart, however the Envy 13 adds some original touches that lenovo x1 carbon 20bt battery make it stand out. The matte aluminum lid has a little incline in the back that covers the hinge, providing it clean, sleek lines. The shiny HP logo within the middle with the lid genuinely pops when the tapered shape on the chassis makes the whole program appear slim and attractive. A smooth bottom surface is created from magnesium alloy.

Opening the lid reveals an desirable aluminum deck, entirely with silver keys that match the lenovo yoga 900 13isk2 battery/yoga 900 13isk battery aesthetic (MacBooks break the color scheme by using brown keys). The side bezels about the 13.3-inch screen are fairly thin, but no one would error this show for certainly one of the nearly edgeless offerings on Dell’s XPS 13 or Lenovo’s Yoga 920. HP also delivers the Envy 13t in a “Silk Gold” color.

At 12 x eight.5 x 0.55 inches, the Envy is slim sufficient to match into a narrow pocket in your bag and compact sufficient to fit on even the surface pro 4 charger/microsoft surface pro 4 charger narrowest seat-back tray though its two.93-pound weight tends to make it quite easy to take with you. The Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop are both a little bit — significantly less than 0.2 pounds — lighter, the MacBook Air is about the identical weight along with the pricier HP Spectre 13 is half a pound significantly less.

Display quality

The HP Envy 13 comes with a Full 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 can be considered as “Retina” from at least 53 cm.

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

The maximum color deviation dE2000 in comparison with the center with the screen needs to be no extra than 4.0 and in the event you are organizing to perform color-sensitive function, it should be reduce than two.0. But in this case, considering that the laptop is going to be used mainly for multimedia, web browsing and workplace work, a deviation of 2.49 in the toshiba battery pa3817u 1brs/toshiba laptop battery pa3817u 1brs decrease left corner isn’t going to become a problem for many customers. The contrast ratio is great – 960:1 just before calibration and 840:1 right after calibration.

Performance

The core specs from the HP Envy 13 are, in most respects, equivalent to other premium transportable laptops. You’ve got 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 in addition to a 360GB SSD.

This 360GB drive is bigger than that of virtually all the competitors. Other keenly priced models like the lenovo x1 carbon 20bt battery/lenovo x1 carbon battery 20bs Lenovo IdeaPad 720S have 256GB drives as standard, and in some cases the £1200 config on the Dell XPS 13 still has a 256GB SSD.

An added 100GB of storage is actually a enormous benefit, specifically as an upgrade to a 512GB SSD in no way comes low-cost.

General efficiency is great for all sorts of light tasks. The HP Envy 13 is responsive, fast to wake from sleep and lenovo ideapad p400 touch battery/lenovo p400 touch battery speedy to load apps. If you’re upgrading from a laptop with a tough drive in lieu of an SSD, you’re in for any treat.

It scores 3280 points in Computer Mark ten, a fantastic chunk much more than the 2686 of the Core i5 IdeaPad 720S we reviewed not too long ago. In Geekbench four it scores 8499 points, virtually precisely precisely the same result as the £1600 Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1. It makes use of exactly the same CPU: no surprise.

Unless you are organizing on, as an example, serious video editing, there is practically nothing to be concerned about here.

The HP Envy 13 also includes a particular additional, Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. This can be 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 significant upgrade from the GeForce 940MX graphics made use of in some options. And it really is a lot superior than integrated Intel graphics.

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

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

Turning up the heat a little, 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 average 36.8fps. Again: quite playable.

A game like this actually wants more power than the MX 150 supplies to shine, although. At 1080p, Ultra settings it slows down to a pitiful 9.5fps. Maintaining the resolution at 1080p and dropping the quality down to Low, the game runs at an typical 22fps.

While HP Envy 13 is not a portable PS4 Pro, it gets closer than other sub-£1300 style laptops we’ve seen to date. So long as you happen to be prepared to play around with toshiba laptop battery pa5109u 1brs/toshiba battery pa5109u 1brs graphics settings to reach playable speeds, you’ll be able to play most games on this laptop. Some are very best run at 720p/900p instead of 1080p, though.

When pushing the HP Envy 13 with productivity tests, we did notice that fan speed tends to yo-yo up and down slightly on occasion. This is likely down to it wanting to maintain the lenovo yoga 700 14isk charger/lenovo yoga 700 14isk battery fan rpm as low as possible when keeping heat at bay, but a fan that modifications speed/pitch a lot could be extra distracting than a slightly louder, far more constant 1.

However, it is never especially loud, and is virtually silent in the course of light operate. We also didn’t hear as well a great deal fan speed leaping during gaming tests, plus the fan sound is inoffensive when maxed-out.

Battery life and sound quality

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

Even any time you get started opening up too many browser windows and going down several YouTube wormholes, you must conveniently get the HP Envy 13 to last to get a complete day’s computing.

Speaker quality is fair, too, which can be yet one more win for the travellers who’ll choose to watch a film inside a hotel area every now after which. They are Bang & Olufsen speakers, and sit on each side on 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 enough meatiness towards the tone to make listening to podcasts or a film soundtrack enjoyable on this HP.

Conclusion

The presented BOE display definitely is not the top one we’ve seen but it nevertheless delivers fantastic image top quality thanks towards the wide sRGB coverage and very good contrast ratio. Unfortunately, the presence of aggressive PWM and somewhat low maximum brightness, which combined with the glossy finish will obstruct normal outdoor usage, maintain us from giving it a greater score.

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