In the middle of the laptop launch season, this one arrives that combines a small size with power and autonomy. This is the HP ENVY 13. With a 13-inch Full HD screen and very powerful hardware , it offers up to 14 hours of autonomy.
Use Windows 10 Home operating system with some applications added by HP . Includes pre-installed programs like Netflix and Dropbox. Regarding availability, the HP ENVY 13 laptop will be in stores from summer 2017 and will come out with a recommended price starting at 900 euros. Let's see what it offers, both in design, performance and audio as well as autonomy.
Design and display
This small laptop stands out initially for its neat appearance. It has an ultra-thin aluminum chassis that reduces the frames around the keyboard to the maximum, thus optimizing space. It has a 13-inch IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and weighs only 1.3 kg. Therefore, it becomes an ideal complement for work, since it is transported without problems.
|screen||13-inch IPS LCD with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U Dual-core 2.5 GHz or Intel Core i7-7500U|
|Graphic card||Intel HD Graphics 620 4 GB|
|Storage||128GB / 256 SSD|
|Battery||53.6 Wh (14 hours of autonomy)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Connections||WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||USB 2.0 (x2) and USB 3.0 (2)|
|Colors||Silver and gold|
|Dimensions||305 x 216 x 13.9 mm, 1,320 grams|
|Featured Features||HP Orbit, HP Coolsense, HP ePrint|
This size does not compromise on power. The HP ENVY 13 comes equipped with a 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor, with two cores, and a speed of 2.5 GHz . There is also a higher configuration that includes a dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U chip and clocked at 2.7 GHz.
The RAM is 8 GB, while the storage can be 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SSD , depending on the configuration. Lastly, the graphics card is a 4GB Intel HD Graphics 620. It is a suitable hardware for both professional and leisure uses, guaranteeing smooth performance without crashes.
The device comes equipped with a Windows 10 Home operating system , in which we find some very interesting special features. On the one hand, there are HP's own programs that can help us get more out of the computer. On the other, pre-installed programs from other developers.
In the first group we find several utility programs. One of them is the HP ePrint, which facilitates the task of printing remotely and through the Wi-Fi connection . HP Orbit is another program, specially commissioned to facilitate the process of sharing files between the computer and our smartphone. Finally, the HP Coolsense regulates the temperature of the computer to adapt to the environmental conditions.
We now refer to the programs that are not proprietary to the brand, but are integrated into the firmware of this HP ENVY 13. For example, Dropbox, which is already pre-installed. Netflix is also included in the system, but it can only be used if we are subscribed to a paid plan. In the security part, the terminal has installed a 30-day demo of McAfee LiveSafe antivirus .
Camera and audio
This HP ENVY 13 includes an HP Wide Vision front camera with HD resolution . In combination with the integrated dual array digital microphone, we can make quality video calls anywhere, a very useful element when you have to make urgent work communications.
Regarding audio, HP wanted to bet on a collaboration with the Bang & Olufsen company . Despite the small and light device, it includes four speakers, which also feature HP's audio enhancement technology. Apart from the aforementioned video calls, we can enjoy high-quality movies and songs directly from the computer, without having to rely on headphones.
Connectivity and autonomy
In the HP ENVY 13 we will find 2 USB Type-C ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports and a shared headphone and microphone port . Also a slot for SD and microSD. Of course, no HDMI. We will not find an LTE connection either: the Internet connection will come through 2 WLAN 802.11ac antennas. We do have a Bluetooth 4.2 connection.
In terms of autonomy, this laptop has a 6-cell 53.6 Wh lithium battery. The autonomy is achieved is 14 hours in a mixed use, and 12 hours video display . It is one of the most interesting elements of this HP ENVY 13, since it allows us to use it during a working day without depending on its charger.
Availability and price
The HP ENVY 13 will be available in Spain from July . The price of the basic configuration will be 900 euros , and we will find it on the HP website and in specialized stores. The manufacturer's warranty is one year, although that warranty may be extended depending on the store where you make the purchase.
This terminal offers a balance of performance, comfort and autonomy . At just over a kilo, we have an aesthetic device with a seventh generation Intel Core chip, 8 GB of RAM, Bang & Olufsen audio and up to 14 hours of autonomy.
In summary, if you are looking for a useful laptop both for work and leisure and that does not occupy or weigh a lot, the HP ENVY 13 may be your option.