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HP Envy 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of HP Envy 13. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the touchpad and price, while there are some mixed reviews about the keyboard.

design, portability, performance, reliability, screen

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Envy 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Envy 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the keyboard and usability.

battery, portability, price, performance, durability

usability, keyboard

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 13-1050ea Laptop PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3GB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, BluetootHP Envy 13-1050ea Laptop PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3GB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, Bluetoot

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The usability and reliability also get good comments.

portability, reliability, usability, design, keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 13-1030NR 13.3-Inch Magnesium Alloy Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP ENVY 13-1030NR 13.3-Inch Magnesium Alloy Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Henrietta Rowlatt (techradar.com)

HP Envy 13 review

 

An enviable proposition, pity about the average battery life

Size and weight rivals MacBook Air ; New Core i7 processor ; High resolution screen

Somewhat disappointing battery life ; Hinge is uncomfortable when on your lap ; Touchpad occasionally jumpy

We were wowed by the thinness, responsiveness and overall design. However, a few niggles such as the touchpad, odd-shaped Enter key and disappointing battery life prevented this laptop from scoring higher.

Jan, 2016

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 review (2017)

 

A review of the 2017 HP Envy 13, a 13in ultraportable laptop with an Nvidia MX150 graphics card for gaming on the go.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 review

 

Even a cursory glance will tell you the HP Envy 13 is a very nicely made premium 13-inch laptop. It's a solid slab of aluminum and magnesium, etched with interesting visual details, and filled with capable components, such as a dual-core low-voltage...

Slick, modern design; big touch pad; bright display; premium support services.

Very expensive; heavier than it looks; no backlit keyboard; limited ports and connections.

HP's upscale Envy 13 looks and feels like an expensive status symbol, with performance and features that impress us--but its high price makes it a tough sell over the similar-looking MacBook Pro.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Voodoo Envy 133 review

 

Like the Apple MacBook Air, the HP Voodoo Envy 133 sports enough interesting design choices for it to be a genuine attention-getter. Unfortunately, however, it also shares the Air's anaemic guts and, in the US at least, high price tag. We don't yet...

In price, performance, and specs, it's more than fair to compare the HP Voodoo Envy 133 with the MacBook Air and Samsung's X360. All have their share of design pros and cons. However, a number of less sexy but more functional laptops have fared well in...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Danton (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 (2018) review: The best-value ultraportable we've ever seen

 

The screen isn't the best and it certainly isn't flawless, but this is a high-quality laptop with all the power most people need

Great value ; Stylish design ; Laudable supplied ports

Budget display ; Poor battery life compared to rivals

The ah0001na we reviewed is the true bargain, however. Yes, the screen isn’t the best and there are minor bugbears, but for £849 you’re buying a high-quality laptop with all the power most people need.

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 review: Proves thinner is often better

 

The HP Envy 13's premium design is certainly something, but it's not quite as thin as HP's recent Spectre 13

Seriously thin and light ; Keenly priced

Disappointing keyboard ; Hindered performance

The Envy 13-d008na has the same 1,920x1,080 screen I tested but an i5-6200U for around £649. The main difference is predominantly in base and Turbo clock speed on the i5-6200U, which is 2.4GHz and 3GHz respectively, so you can expect around 8% slower...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 review

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Despite its super slim dimensions, the HP Envy 13 laptop still manages to squeeze in a seventh-generation Intel Core processor, solid-state drive and a Full-HD 13.3-inch display. We put it to the test to see whether this laptop is too good to be true.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

HP Envy 13-1000 Notebook PC

 

As the name suggests, the HP Envy is a laptop that deserves jealous glances, although it is not a particularly ostentatious-looking bit of hardware. It has Windows 7 pre-installed and there are many benefits offered by the latest Microsoft operating...

The Envy has built-in Wi-Fi, which is compatible with the latest 802.11n standard for fast wireless transfer speeds and it is of course backwards compatible with older network standards. With all this new technology on board you will be paying a...

May, 2012

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

HP Envy 13 review

 

A lavishly designed ultraportable with staggering battery life, but more liable to frustrate than excite.

But, at this price, we'd expect nothing less than a complete performance, and it's here that the Envy 13 falters. We sincerely hope HP issues drivers soon to fix the Envy series' trackpad problems, but as it stands that seemingly small flaw is enough...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techworld.com)

HP Voodoo Envy 133 review

 

The HP Voodoo Envy 133 is a slick and shiny new ultraportable laptop, with just enough features to legitimise it as a slick business box as well.

In price, performance, and specs, it's more than fair to compare the HP Voodoo Envy 133 with the MacBook Air and Samsung's X360. All have their share of design pros and cons. However, a number of less sexy but more functional laptops have fared well in...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in a superior computing experience. The HP Envy 13 Notebook PC is precision crafted for superb performance and an exceptional user experience. A subtle blend of form and function designed for you.

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio / HD Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Speakers manufacturer:

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.5cm
Height:2.1cm
Weight:1.7kg
Width:32cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33 / 33.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.3cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.757 / 2781
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:13-1100ea
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Envy

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device: / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 5
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:5 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio
Chassis Type:
Dimensions (WxDxH):215 x 320 x 20
Display:LED
Energy efficiency class:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100V – 240V AC, 50 - 60Hz
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y
Package dimensions (WxDxH):546 x 120 x 323
Package weight:4.69
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.1 / 8
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:N / No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:SL9400 / SL9600
Processor Number:SL9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SL9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36689
Processor code:SLGEQ
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:5GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:Power on

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:HP MediaSmart Suite\nHP Setup\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP QuickWeb\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nWindows Media center\nWindows Mail\nCorel VideoStudio X2\nCorel Paintshop Pro X2\nStardock My Colors / Microsoft® Internet Explorer; Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player / Suite HP MediaSmart\nHP Total Care Setup, HP ProtectSmart, Cyberlink DVD Suite\nWindows Media Center\nWindows Mail\nCorel VideoStudio X2, Corel Paintshop Pro X2, Stardock My Colors\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nCorel Video Studio Pro X2\nCorel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\nHP MediaSmart Premium\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSun Java\nHP Set Up\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer Toolbar\nENVY Instant On Solution\nWindows Live Messenger\nWindows Live Writer\nWindows Live Mail\nHP-AOL Portal\nSkype
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009 (60) / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\n

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards: / MMC, SD / MMC,SD
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.5 / 215
Height :2 / 2.05 / 20.5
Weight:1.69 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.3
Width:32 / 320