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HP Envy 13

Specifications

HP Envy 13
HP Envy 13
Display
13.1 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 76.44% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 68%, features: 67%, display: 90% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the HP Envy 13

80% HP Envy 13 Review
Source: Bright Hub English
The HP Envy 13 is one of the most stylish notebooks I've seen. It is packed with great hardware and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. The hardware configuration is customizable, it starts at $1199 for the minimum configuration and stretches all the way upto $1999 for the best configuration. The configuration mentioned in the review costs about $1899. It is one of the best alternatives to the Macbook Pro. I would definitely recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Envy 13 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
The Envy 13 is the ultraportable to be beat in terms of performance. HP will soon begin offering two new versions of the system, 14-inch and 17-inch models. With an elegant design that will impress just as much in the boardroom as it will in coffee shops, and hardware power that's nothing to sneeze at, the Envy 13 is a first-class device. Still, it lacks an optical drive, which the Toshiba R600 manages to accommodate, weighs a pound more than the R600, and doesn't have as good of a battery life, all of which are important considerations in an ultraportable notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% HP Envy 13 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Without a doubt, the Envy 13 is among the most innovative consumer notebooks that HP has ever created. However, it still feels like HP engineers spent too much time and effort trying to make a "MacBook alternative" and missed the mark completely. Yes, the Envy 13 offers exceptional build quality, a fantastic keyboard, good battery life and a stylish design, but it lacks a number of ports and is more expensive than a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
60% HP Envy 13 13.1-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Envy 13 is designed as a luxury ultraportable laptop and it does succeed well in the appearance and performance department. Pricing is another matter as the system is fairly expensive even considering its similar looking competitor the Apple MacBook Pro 13. While the luxury price does offer good performance and excellent support, some might balk at the limited expansion ports and less than stellar battery life compared to newer ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% HP Envy 13
Source: PC Authority English
It's frustrating to have to so criticise the Envy 13, as in many ways it's up there with the best. Build quality is excellent, battery life with the slice is unparalleled, it's nippy in use and the display is outstanding. But, at this price, we'd expect a complete performance, and the Envy 13 fails to provide that. We hope HP issues drivers to fix the trackpad problems soon, but as it stands that seemingly small flaw is enough to bring it crashing down to earth.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 90%
80% HP Envy 13 review
Source: Techradar English
A stylish, well-made laptop, but the price tag may well deter some consumers. HP's Envy is the company's range topping brand, looking to take on Apple's MacBook Pro, Dell's Adamo and Sony's high-end VAIO models. With amazing quality and a neat design, there's a lot to like about the Envy 13, but there's no getting away from the high price. The finish and design are eerily similar to Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, so the fact that it costs over 50 per cent more is inexcusable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy 13 review
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s a lot to like in the HP Envy 13, an executive-level notebook with good performance and real longevity. Its premium price reflects what HP thinks it can charge for a notebook embued with more quality than its Pavilion and Compaq lines, although a better balance of performance, build quality and functionality is still to be found in the MacBook Pro line.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
67% HP Envy 13
Source: PC Pro English
It's taken them quite a while, but PC manufacturers are increasingly seeking to compete on even terms with Apple's iconic designs. The Dell Adamo was among the first to try its hand, and despite a weak, low-voltage CPU, keen pricing and a gorgeous physique won it a deserved place on our A-list. A lavishly designed ultraportable with staggering battery life, but more liable to frustrate than excite.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 67%
70% HP Envy 13 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Despite its excellent speed, our verdict on the Envy 13 is that there really is no need to be envious of anyone who owns one. There are notebooks on the market from other vendors that offer you similar performance and many more features for much less money. The Satellite U500 is the obvious choice for around $1999, even though it has a slower hard drive, is slightly heavier and isn't made out of metal. However, the Envy 13 does shine when it comes to performance and build quality, so if those two features are of the utmost importance to you, and price is no object, then the Envy 13 can be considered.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Envy 13
Source: PC World English
Snarky bloggers (ahem) could easily dismiss the HP Envy 13 as a MacBook Pro plus $300, say so in a tweet, and call it a day. Hell, I was certainly tempted. The Envy 13 starts at $1699. As configured, our review unit would cost you $1799.) If it looks like a MacBook and feels like a Macbook, it's got to be from Apple, right? Wrong! The Envy 13 is the PC's answer for slim, stylish computing. Only more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% HP Envy 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
When it comes to super-thin ulraportables of late, you can either spend a lot (close to $3,000) and get an executive-chic powerhouse like the Toshiba Portégé R600 or go the more affordable route with a coffee-house–friendly MSI X-Slim X340 ($749). And that’s not even mentioning the Apple MacBook Air, which for the most part, remains in a class all its own, for better or worse. All of these laptops will turn heads, but all have serious trade-offs in terms of price, performance, or connectivity. The sleek HP Envy 13 offers the best balance of performance and portability yet. It offers an amazing screen and long battery life, making this 13-inch ultraportable perfect for road warriors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 86%

Foreign Reviews

90% HP Envy 13
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 60%
70% HP Envy 13
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy 13
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Ultra-portable HP Envy 13 : beau mais cher
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
HP Envy 13: MacBook для любителей Windows
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
75% HP Envy 13 đối đầu Macbook Pro
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
HP Envy 13
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2010

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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


76.44%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

HP Envy 13-1050ea
Mobility Radeon HD 4330

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Inspiron 1320
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo T6500
HP Pavilion DM3-1005AX
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Turion Neo X2 L625
HP Pavilion dm3-1010eg
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Athlon Neo X2 L335

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F00EA
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.16 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-X2F49EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP Stream 13-c003
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.55 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C39EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-W8H05PA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP Envy 13-d002na
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m5
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 13.3", 1.202 kg
HP Spectre 13-v001nf
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
HP Spectre 13-v000nf
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Elitebook Folio G1-V1C40EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.97 kg
HP Spectre 13-v030ng
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-v000ng
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-V001no
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-d003ur
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Envy 13-d000ur
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C36EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 1.1 kg
HP Spectre 13-v002ng
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP Chromebook 11 G4
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
HP HP Spectre 13
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.16 kg
HP Stream 11-r010nr
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 11.6", 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-d007tu
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Envy 13-d002nn
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Folio 1020, Core M-5Y71
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 12.5", 1.7 kg
HP Envy 13-d014tu
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)