Envy is HP’s upscale but not luxurious brand, positioned above its Pavilion PCs but below its Spectre models, as you are probably aware. The new HP Envy 13 replaces the much-missed Spectre 13 ultraportable; while it has a touch screen, it is a clamshell laptop without the x360 suffix of HP 2-in-1 convertibles. It starts at $749.99; $1,199.99 as tested. Additionally, it’s one of the finest values in the 13.3-inch class, costing $350 less than a similarly equipped Dell XPS 13 and $400 less than a similarly equipped Razer Blade Stealth. The Envy should be considered an Editors’ Choice with those ultraportables despite its flaws.

HP Envy 13 Front

HP ENVY 13 – SPECS

General

Weight1.31 kg (2.89 lbs)
Dimensions306.5 x 194.5 x 17 mm
12.07 x 7.66 x 0.67 inches
Area596 cm2 (92.5 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio~81.8%
Side bezels6.1 mm
ColoursSilver, Gold
TransformerNo
Cooling systemActive
Vapour chamberNo
Number of fans1
Noise level43.4 dB

Display

1920 x 1080 (Non-Touch) / 1920 x 1080 (Touch) / 3840 x 2160

– Display Variations
HP Envy 13 Display
Size13.3 inches
TypeIPS LCD
Refresh rate60 Hz
PPI166 ppi
Aspect ratio16:9
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
TouchscreenNo
CoatingMatte
Max. brightness400 nits
Contrast1839:1
sRGB colour space97.5%
Adobe RGB profile67.5%
DCI-P3 colour gamut66.4%
Response time47 ms

Battery

Capacity51 Wh
Battery typeLi-Po
ReplaceableNo
Fast chargingYes
USB Power DeliveryYes
Charging port positionRight
Charge power65 W
Weigh of AC adapter284 gramm

CPU

Intel Core i5 1135G7 / Intel Core i7 1165G7

– GPU Name
Base frequency0.9-2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency4.2 GHz
Cores4
Threads8
L3 Cache8 MB
Integrated GPUIris Xe Graphics G7 80EU
Fabrication process10 nm

The Intel Core i7-8565U processor with integrated graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe solid-state drive, and a full HD (1,920 by 1,080-pixel) non-touch display are all included in the $749.99 Envy 13. The same CPU, 16GB of memory, a 512GB SSD, and a 4K (3,840 by 2,160-pixel) touchscreen powered by Nvidia’s 2GB GeForce MX250 graphics were all included in my $1,199.99 test machine (model 13-aq0044nr).

Graphics Card

Envy 13
GPU NameGeForce MX450 2GB
TGP12 W
TypeDedicated
Fabrication process12 nm
FLOPS2.822 TFLOPS
Memory size2 GB
Memory typeGDDR6
Memory bus64 bit
Memory speed~8-10 Gbps
Shading units (cores)896
Texture mapping units (TMUs)56
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs)32
GPU Performance2.822 TFLOPS

RAM

8GB / 16GB

– Ram Size
Channels2×4 GB
Clock4266 MHz
TypeLPDDR4X
UpgradableNo

Storage

128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1024GB

Storage size
BusPCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage typeSSD (M2)
Channels1×128 GB
UpgradableYes
Total slots1
NVMeYes

Sound

HP Envy 13 Image
Speakers2.0
Dolby AtmosNo
Loudness80.7 dB
Microphones2

HP Envy 13 – Connectivity

Wi-Fi standardv6
Bluetoothv5
FingerprintOptional
Optical driveNo
WebcamAbove the display
Webcam resolution1280 x 720
HP Envy 13 Ports
USB-A2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C1x USB 3.2
ThunderboltThunderbolt 4
HDMINo
DisplayPortNo
VGANo
Audio jack (3.5 mm)Yes
Ethernet (RJ45)No
SD card readerYes
Proprietary charging portYes

HP Envy 13 – Input

Keyboard typeIsland
NumpadNo
BacklightYes
Key travel1.5 mm
Size10.9 x 6.0 cm
SurfacePlastic
Windows PrecisionYes

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