HP Envy 13-1050ea

Specifications

HP Envy 13-1050eaNotebook: HP Envy 13-1050ea
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 45%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Envy 13-1050ea

HP Envy 13 review
Source: Engadget English
Overall we're very conflicted about the Envy 13. Hardware wise it's one of our favorite laptops ever, but the trackpad almost destroys all of that good will built up by the other elements -- no matter how great a laptop is, if it's painful to interact with on the go (without an external mouse), what's the point? We also have to say that Windows 7 doesn't make this laptop crazy delicious in any particular manner. It's certainly a better OS than Vista, but it's not so much better to make it a huge selling point in our book or a lure for folks who don't normally walk the Windows path, since many of the traditional pitfalls are still present. All we can say in summary is that we hope HP manages to update the trackpad drivers very, very soon, and that other PC manufacturers steal a bit from HP's and / or Apple's in other respects, since it seems to be working.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: features: 80%
HP Envy 13 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP Envy 13 is a handsome laptop with more than a hint of the Apple MacBook Pro.Under the HP Envy 13's hood you get a decent amount of juice, comparable to that of a 13-inch MacBook Pro: a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 processor, 3GB of RAM, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 discrete GPU. The HP Envy 13 has a lot of eye-catching touches. This is a good machine for people that have money to burn.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: price: 40%
HP Envy 13
Source: Reseller News English

It looks and feels like, but isn't, a MacBook...Envy 13 is the PC's answer for slim, stylish computing - only more expensive. All that aside, the Envy 13 has a lot of eye-catching touches. Let's not forget that last year's HP Voodoo Envy 133 (hmm, I wonder where that "Voodoo" name went off to, anyhow?) was even more expensive and was amazingly underpowered compared with a MacBook back then. This is a good machine for people that have money to burn. Once we get our performance results back from the labs, I'll circle back and tell you if it's fully worth said cash.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: price: 50%
70% HP Envy 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
HP’s premium ultraportable offers excellent performance and an elegant design, but its touchpad could be better. There’s no question that the HP Envy 13 is a stylish and powerful system. It’s a sexy ultraportable that delivers the performance of a much larger machine. Everything from the Envy’s packaging down to the glass display says that this is a premium notebook. But therein lies the problem: When you’re paying $1,899—$400 more than the most expensive 13-inch MacBook Pro—you’re less forgiving about certain flaws, and the issues with the Envy 13’s touchpad are too great to ignore. We also wish the system lasted longer on a charge without having to add the battery slice. The Envy 13 is worth the splurge for those looking for the most powerful 13-inch notebook in a most portable package, but we hope the ergonomic experience improves with updates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy 13
Source: PC Mag English
After more than three years of perfecting its imprinting design—made up of patterns beneath a glossy plastic layer—HP decided that its premium brand deserved something more in line with today's trends. The Envy line, as you may recall, was a synonymous with Voodoo PC—a custom PC builder that HP acquired several years ago. The Envy moniker reemerges under new direction, starting with the HP Envy 13 ($1,899 direct, as tested)—a sleek 13-inch ultraportable with switchable graphics, excellent battery options, and a fantastic resolution. The HP Envy 13 is an all-metallic ultraportable that delivered phenomenal battery scores, but customers may not be ready to spend $1,899 on a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy 13
Source: CNet English
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 Intel CPU and discrete ATI graphics. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SL9400: Power saving Low Voltage CPU featuring a large Level 2 Cache of 6MB. Therefore, the performance is better than other 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo (with usually 1-3MB Level 2 Cache).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)