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HP Envy 13 Laptop Review: Elegant metal case and solid performance

A fancy mirror. The Envy 13 subnotebook from HP is a compact device with a lot of features. Its quad-core processor from Intel and dedicated graphics card as well as the 400 nits display should make for a a mobile work and entertainment device - if it weren't for the very reflective display.
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There are several subnotebooks with powerful CPUs, decent RAM modules and sufficient graphics performance around at the moment. These include the Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD, the HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr and the Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA, to name just a few.

We took a close look at how the 13.3-inch HP Envy 13-ba0001ng fares among its competition. The conditions are good: The hardware in our test unit has improved compared to its predecessor, the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng, and now features an Intel Core i7-10510U, a NVIDIA GeForce MX350 and 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM  

HP Envy 13-ba0001ng (Envy 13-ba Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 GHz, 4900 W PL2 / Short Burst, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 - 2048 MB, Core: 747 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 27.21.14.5241 (Nvidia 452.41), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666 SDRAM
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, AU Optronics AUO3A8C, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 290 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Temperature
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 306 x 194 ( = 0.63 x 12.05 x 7.64 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 14.8 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, ExpressVPN (30 day trial version); LastPass Premium (30 day trial version); Microsoft 365 (one month trial version) , 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.282 kg ( = 45.22 oz / 2.83 pounds), Power Supply: 282 g ( = 9.95 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
1.169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
12/2020
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1.3 kg16 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
10/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"1920x1200
88 %
09/2020
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg14.9 mm13.50"2256x1504
88 %
08/2020
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.1 kg13.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
84 %
07/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
970 g12.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
86 %
06/2020
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.3 kg16.4 mm13.30"1920x1080
85 %
08/2019
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250
1.2 kg14.7 mm13.30"1920x1080

Case - elegant Envy made of metal

The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng has good workmanship
The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng has good workmanship

Much like its predecessor, the 2020 HP Envy 13 is dressed in an elegant silver metal case with an angular, modern design.

The workmanship is of high quality with good gap dimensions in most places. The fact that the case is made entirely of metal means that it is very warp-resistant, even when holding it on the side with only one hand.   

The large outside surfaces of the device are sandblasted and anodized, which gives them a slightly rough look. This not only looks good but effectively avoids annoying fingerprints on the case. Only the highly reflective HP logo on the display slightly impacts the elegance of the overall case. We will get back to the issue of reflections again later on.

Two rubber strips along the bottom of the base unit (one towards the front, one towards the back) that cover almost the entire width of the device prevent the laptop from sliding on smooth surfaces. There is one wide ventilation area and two speaker grates towards the sides. That's all the bottom of the base unit, which has been kept as clean and simple as the rest of the device, has to show. By implication, this also means that HP doesn't want its users tinkering with the insides of this device.

Compared with other 13-inch notebooks, the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng seems like a real heavyweight. At 1.3 kg, the device is positioned towards the top of our comparison list, although it isn't the only one. This is mainly due to its high-quality metal case, for example, which does weigh more than plastic. The device is still light enough to be very mobile.

The 2020 model is a lot more compact than the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng from 2019. The device is about two cm shorter than its predecessor at 19.4 cm while equally wide (30.6 com). The thickness has been increased slightly to 16 mm (14.7 mm last year). Overall, the device doesn't take up too much room in a bag, which is one of the more important factors in a compact notebook. The HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr has very similar dimensions, most other competitors are slightly larger. If you are looking for a very compact device, this one should do the trick.

Size Comparison

306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 194.6 mm / 7.66 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 194 mm / 7.64 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.83 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 211.5 mm / 8.33 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs305.7 mm / 12 inch 199.8 mm / 7.87 inch 12.9 mm / 0.508 inch 970 g2.14 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.1 kg2.36 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.2 kg2.61 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs

Connectivity - one USB-C and two "hidden" USB-A ports

The available ports are divided among the left and right side of the device. The USB Type-C port supports a signal rate of 10 GBit/s, USB power supply and DisplayPort 1.2. The device also features an SD card reader for microSD cards.       

Apart from that, the port selection isn't particularly generous. We would have appreciated an HDMI port for an external monitor, for example, while some users might well benefit from a LAN port - although this is often missing from laptops nowadays.

Most plugs will fit in comfortably side by side, with only the occasional large USB stick preventing neighboring ports from being used. HP has installed small flaps over the USB A ports in order to not disrupt the design. These seem sturdy enough and should survive regular use for quite a while. They do make the act of plugging in a USB A plug a little more fiddly.

SD card reader

As with all notebooks with an integrated card reader, we tested the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng's performance with our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference card. This resulted in fairly average speeds.    

Although the device is above average for subnotebooks when it comes to copying image files and in terms of the maximum transfer speed for large files, this is not the case in our smaller selection of comparison devices, where our laptop is positioned near the bottom of the list. The average speed of 71.9 MB/s in our JPG copy test and the 82.3 MB/s when copying 1-GB files aren't particularly impressive, but still decent.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
194.7 MB/s ∼100% +171%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼40% +8%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77.6 MB/s ∼40% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.5 MB/s ∼39% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.3 MB/s ∼39% +5%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
71.9 MB/s ∼37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 195, n=152)
65.3 MB/s ∼34% -9%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
10 MB/s ∼5% -86%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
204.2 MB/s ∼100% +148%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
88.6 MB/s ∼43% +8%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼42% +4%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
85.5 MB/s ∼42% +4%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
82.3 MB/s ∼40%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
81.7 MB/s ∼40% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=153)
81.1 MB/s ∼40% -1%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
31.8 MB/s ∼16% -61%

Communication - WiFi 6 with room for improvement

The Wi-Fi speeds of our test unit aren't particularly impressive either - despite being equipped with WiFi 6. The WiFi connection is established via the integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 chip. Unfortunately, this module can't reach the potential it has already proven to have in other devices in this year's HP Envy 13.

Although the results are above the class average again, they are below the average for devices equipped with the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201. The laptop reaches 830 MBit/s when receiving and 641 MBit/s when sending data. This is more or less on par with the otherwise less well-equipped Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3, but can't keep up with the significantly cheaper HP Envy x360 13 2020 Convertible 2-in-1. It isn't really worthy of the Wi-Fi 6 name.    

The module also supports Bluetooth 5. LAN connections aren't possible due to the missing LAN port and there is no slot for a SIM card, which would have enabled a mobile internet connection.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1439 (1386min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼100% +73%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1333 (1206min - 1383max) MBit/s ∼93% +61%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=165)
1226 MBit/s ∼85% +48%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (806min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼79% +36%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
857 (782min - 887max) MBit/s ∼60% +3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
850 (729min - 1030max) MBit/s ∼59% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
830 (784min - 880max) MBit/s ∼58%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (30.9 - 2374, n=198)
689 MBit/s ∼48% -17%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
534 (293min - 602max) MBit/s ∼37% -36%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1384 (1306min - 1419max) MBit/s ∼100% +116%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1350 (1315min - 1401max) MBit/s ∼98% +111%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1246 (1148min - 1320max) MBit/s ∼90% +94%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=165)
1107 MBit/s ∼80% +73%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
975 (786min - 1026max) MBit/s ∼70% +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (36 - 2371, n=198)
647 MBit/s ∼47% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
641 (341min - 713max) MBit/s ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
625 (543min - 707max) MBit/s ∼45% -2%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 (439min - 714max) MBit/s ∼45% -3%
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HP Envy 13-ba0001ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø829 (784-880)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1439 (1386-1504)
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø533 (293-602)
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø641 (341-713)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø975 (786-1026)
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø623 (439-714)

Webcam

The webcam with an 88 degree wide-angle lens is positioned in its traditional place in the center of the top bezel. It is hardly visible on the black surface. The webcam has a resolution of 720 p HD and provides sufficient quality for video calls etc. The device is also equipped with dual-array digital microphones which ensure good intelligibility of the call.

The quality of the webcam is sufficient
The quality of the webcam is sufficient

Security

HP has equipped its Envy with two security features. First, the keyboard has two keys with which you can manually deactivate the microphone (F8) and the camera (next to F12). The latter pushes a slider in front of the webcam lens, to make sure that even hackers can't get through. Two orange LEDs indicate when the microphone and/or camera are deactivated. Unlike the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng, the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng lacks the SureView display protection technology that prevents unwarranted glances at the display.

Accessories

The device is equipped with a 65-Watt AC adaptor and no other accessories. HP doesn't have a lot of optional accessories available specifically for this device either. We did not find a docking station for this model. The HP store only features general accessories such as the HP Envy USB-C Hub.

Maintenance

The device doesn't have a maintenance hatch or similar on the bottom of the base unit. Access to the insides is only available by unscrewing tiny Torx screws. It takes a lot of effort to swap the battery - as well as to clean the fans or do other maintenance. Taking the device apart isn't a good idea anyway, though, particularly as long as it still has warranty.  

Warranty

HP includes a two-year limited warranty on parts, working hours and pickup and delivery. This warranty can be extended to up to three years if the device is purchased directly through HP.

Input Devices - good keyboard with "crazy" fingerprint sensor

Keyboard

HP has really maxed out the possible keyboard size on this device with the keys going right out to the right and left edges of the base unit. The keys are very flat and large enough to even enable users with big fingers to type smoothly and comfortably. The fairly short travel and clear pressure point also contribute to this comfortable typing experience. The keyboard noise is on the loud side, but still very much acceptable.  

Thanks to the keyboard backlighting, individual keys such as the function keys on the top and on the right are easy to find even in the dark. They are actually easier to find than during the day, as the backlighting makes it very difficult to read the lettering on the keys. Fortunately, the backlighting only turned on occasionally during testing and the lettering is very easy to read on the silver keys when the background lighting is turned off.   

A nice little feature: There is a small LED light on the F5 key that lets users know if the device is set to silent (F5 is also the key that has this as a secondary function). The same goes for the microphone and webcam lock.

Compared to the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng from 2019, the fingerprint reader for unlocking the device has been moved next to the arrow keys (which have had to shrink to fit three key spaces). This is more difficult to reach than next to the touchpad, especially when using your thumb. But the new position does make the keyboard look a little tidier.

The keyboard of the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng has backlighting
The keyboard of the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng has backlighting

Touchpad

The touchpad is positioned in the center of the keyboard and is again rather large for a 13-inch device at 11 x 6 cm. The cursor can be moved from the top of the display to the bottom, or from one side to the other, without having to reposition your finger (and provided you move fairly quickly).

Gliding over the surface is very easy and the cursor responds quickly and reliably to inputs. Two fingers can be used to scroll and mouse clicks can be actuated either by clicking the bottom left of the touchpad or by tapping the pad anywhere. The same goes for double clicks. Clicking the bottom right area functions like a classic right click. Again, the clicking noise could be a little lower, but remains acceptable. 

Display - fast enough, but very reflective

Pixel array
Pixel array
Backlight bleeding (with long exposure)
Backlight bleeding (with long exposure)

The 13.3-inch (33.8 cm) IPS display has a Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This results in a pixel density of 165 ppi. Individual pixels are only visible when you look very closely. The screen-to-body ratio is good at 88 percent. The glass surface also covers the black bezels, which further underlines the device's elegant look. 

The uniform display brightness of over 400 nits across almost the entire screen is a good result. The maximum brightness we measured in the center of the screen was 466 nits, the average was 418 nits. This means the device is well positioned for its class and would even be bright enough to be used outdoors. 

403
cd/m²
413
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
394
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
394
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO3A8C
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 466 cd/m² Average: 418.3 cd/m² Minimum: 20.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 408 cd/m²
Contrast: 2167:1 (Black: 0.215 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.06 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.09
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.39
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
AU Optronics AUO3A8C, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
BOE08BC, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Sharp LQ133M1JW40, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
BOE087A, IPS (QLED), 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
InfoVision M133NVF3 R2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Response Times
-2%
10%
23%
10%
4%
33%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
56 (26, 30)
52 (27.6, 24.4)
7%
49 (22, 27)
12%
47 (22, 25)
16%
47 (22, 25)
16%
47.6 (24.8, 22.8)
15%
31 (15, 16)
45%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (15, 15)
33.2 (19.2, 14)
-11%
28 (16, 12)
7%
21 (16, 5)
30%
29 (18, 11)
3%
32.4 (16.4, 16)
-8%
24 (14, 10)
20%
PWM Frequency
2475 (20)
208 (90)
250 (30)
25000 (45)
4000 (90)
Screen
-83%
-10%
-71%
-114%
-41%
-83%
Brightness middle
466
543.3
17%
454
-3%
435
-7%
467
0%
452.6
-3%
768
65%
Brightness
418
524
25%
426
2%
404
-3%
437
5%
438
5%
778
86%
Brightness Distribution
85
92
8%
91
7%
83
-2%
88
4%
93
9%
82
-4%
Black Level *
0.215
0.38
-77%
0.33
-53%
0.565
-163%
0.29
-35%
0.29
-35%
0.48
-123%
Contrast
2167
1430
-34%
1376
-37%
770
-64%
1610
-26%
1561
-28%
1600
-26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.06
3.02
-185%
1.27
-20%
2.66
-151%
4.73
-346%
2.67
-152%
3.49
-229%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
1.59
7.61
-379%
2.42
-52%
4.73
-197%
6.07
-282%
4.11
-158%
7.41
-366%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.09
1.23
-13%
0.78
28%
1.19
-9%
1.36
-25%
2.07
-90%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.3
5
-285%
1.07
18%
3.65
-181%
4.33
-233%
2.1
-62%
4.09
-215%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.02 109%
2.39 92%
2.34 94%
2.34 94%
2.01 109%
2.54 87%
CCT
6699 97%
6550 99%
6530 100%
7109 91%
6954 93%
6505 100%
6452 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
66.8
6%
65
3%
60
-5%
62.2
-1%
60
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
99.6
1%
100
1%
95
-4%
97.6
-1%
92
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-43% / -71%
0% / -7%
-24% / -57%
-52% / -89%
-19% / -34%
-25% / -65%

* ... smaller is better

The black value and contrast are actually above average. Dark images are displayed nicely with good blacks. Photos and videos are displayed in high detail and contrast with vivid colors.

The display covers 99 percent of the sRGB color space while it reaches around 63 percent of the larger AdobeRGB color space. This places it in the center of our comparison field and means that it is good enough for normal use. Professional graphic designers and image processers will need more coverage.   

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color Checker (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color saturation (after calibration)
sRGB
sRGB
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB
 

Unfortunately, the display is very reflective. In closed rooms, sources of light such as windows are reflected strongly even at maximum brightness. This can occasionally interfere with the visibility of screen content and means that the device is not really suitable for working outdoors despite its good brightness. 

Even indoors, light sources can cause reflections on the display of the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Even indoors, light sources can cause reflections on the display of the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Screen content is hardly recognizable outdoors
Screen content is hardly recognizable outdoors

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 30 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 90 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9687 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The viewing angle stability of the display is good, as one would expect from an IPS panel. The screen can even be read from very wide viewing angles. This means that users can easily place the laptop on their lap or have it in other suboptimal positions and still read the screen. However, the angle between the display and the base unit should always be above 90 degrees, as the keyboard will be reflected on the display otherwise.

Content is still readable even from wide angles
Content is still readable even from wide angles

Performance - dedicated graphics and unused potential

The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng is equipped with an Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, the dedicated GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX350 and 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. In this configuration, the subnotebook provides sufficient processing power for office and internet and can even be used to play one or two games in decent quality.

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GPU-Z (Intel Onboard)
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Processor

The Intel Core i7-10510U in our HP laptop is based on Intel's tenth generation - Comet Lake. The quad-core CPU runs on a core clock rate of 1.8 GHz and can boost to 4.9 GHz if needed. In general, this is an energy-efficient processor, which is good news for the battery.

In our benchmark comparison, the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng with its Intel Core i7-10510U ends up in the center field. Several devices, including the more expensive Dell XPS 13 9310 equipped with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, are significantly faster. Compared to other devices with this CPU, our test unit is just below average. HP seems to not be making full use of the processor's potential. Fortunately our test unit still manages to provide a decent increase in performance compared to its predecessor from 2019, which was equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U.

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HP Envy 13-ba0001ng Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø537 (532.18-539.24)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø718 (617.03-918.32)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø522 (466.8-660.43)
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø547 (524.54-724.17)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø460 (452.11-479.49)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø814 (768.42-834.85)
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø480 (438.45-513.08)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø656 (607.23-685.84)
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7 Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø466 (456.98-589.46)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
559 Points ∼100% +30%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
457 Points ∼82% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
452 Points ∼81% +5%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
450 Points ∼81% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=35)
436 Points ∼78% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
429 Points ∼77%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
424 Points ∼76% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
418 Points ∼75% -3%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
403 Points ∼72% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 583, n=88)
381 Points ∼68% -11%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U
354 Points ∼63% -17%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2095 Points ∼100% +69%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1913 Points ∼91% +55%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
1597 Points ∼76% +29%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1568 Points ∼75% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=36)
1410 Points ∼67% +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=89)
1400 Points ∼67% +13%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1312 Points ∼63% +6%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
1237 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
1182 Points ∼56% -4%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U
1166 Points ∼56% -6%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
1087 Points ∼52% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
191 Points ∼88% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
183 Points ∼84% +3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
178.12 Points ∼82% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=40)
178 Points ∼82% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
177 Points ∼81%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
173 Points ∼79% -2%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U
172 Points ∼79% -3%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
171 Points ∼78% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
164.09 Points ∼75% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 221, n=349)
125 Points ∼57% -29%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
835 (768.42min - 834.85max) Points ∼100% +55%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
818 Points ∼98% +52%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
724 Points ∼87% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
688 (575.7min - 685.84max) Points ∼82% +28%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=43)
666 Points ∼80% +24%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
662 (649.58min - 662max) Points ∼79% +23%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
590 (456.98min - 589.46max) Points ∼71% +9%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
539 (532.18min - 539.24max) Points ∼65%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U
517 Points ∼62% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
480 (452.11min - 479.49max) Points ∼57% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1674, n=364)
415 Points ∼50% -23%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=78)
1110 Seconds * ∼100% -30%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
959 Seconds * ∼86% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
954.4 Seconds * ∼86% -11%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
925.4 Seconds * ∼83% -8%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
856 Seconds * ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (649 - 1051, n=29)
804 Seconds * ∼72% +6%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
721.7 Seconds * ∼65% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
671.4 Seconds * ∼60% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
632 Seconds * ∼57% +26%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
605 Seconds * ∼55% +29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5283 MIPS ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
4981 MIPS ∼94% +5%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
4742 MIPS ∼90% 0%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4722 MIPS ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=29)
4580 MIPS ∼87% -3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4415 MIPS ∼84% -7%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4333 MIPS ∼82% -8%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4281 MIPS ∼81% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
4225 MIPS ∼80% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=74)
4159 MIPS ∼79% -12%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23237 MIPS ∼100% +44%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20843 MIPS ∼90% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
19566 MIPS ∼84% +21%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18831 MIPS ∼81% +17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 44827, n=74)
17942 MIPS ∼77% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=29)
17635 MIPS ∼76% +9%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
16346 MIPS ∼70% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
16152 MIPS ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
14717 MIPS ∼63% -9%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
14570 MIPS ∼63% -10%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1547 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼85% +7%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1274 Points ∼82% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
1245 Points ∼80% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=29)
1200 Points ∼78% -2%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1096 Points ∼71% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
1078 Points ∼70% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1740, n=74)
1063 Points ∼69% -13%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
977 Points ∼63% -20%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5682 Points ∼100% +42%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4652 Points ∼82% +16%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4469 Points ∼79% +12%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4008 Points ∼71%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
3979 Points ∼70% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
3960 Points ∼70% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=74)
3703 Points ∼65% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4484, n=29)
3677 Points ∼65% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
3486 Points ∼61% -13%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
2636 Points ∼46% -34%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.7 fps ∼100% +55%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.84 fps ∼87% +35%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.15 fps ∼77% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=29)
4.58 fps ∼68% +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 11, n=73)
4.58 fps ∼68% +6%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.31 fps ∼64%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.11 fps ∼61% -5%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.88 fps ∼58% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
3.61 fps ∼54% -16%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=57)
82.3 s * ∼100% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
67.9 s * ∼83% -22%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
61.8 s * ∼75% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=25)
59 s * ∼72% -6%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.1 s * ∼68% -1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
55.8 s * ∼68%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
54.57 s * ∼66% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51.64 s * ∼63% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
49.58 s * ∼60% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
46.2 s * ∼56% +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.554 - 2.43, n=63)
0.85 sec * ∼100% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.724 sec * ∼85% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.637 - 0.81, n=26)
0.681 sec * ∼80% -2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.68 sec * ∼80% -1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.67 sec * ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.646 sec * ∼76% +4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.642 sec * ∼76% +4%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.629 sec * ∼74% +6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.586 sec * ∼69% +13%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
539 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
111 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
177 Points
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System Performance

System performance is decent but not outstanding. The device can cater for the usual office applications and more. It works smoothly and quickly, even with several programs open at the same time. Demanding activities such as graphics and video processing do make it reach its limits quite quickly, however.

Compared to the predecessor HP Envy 13-aq0003ng, today's test unit does a better job in most benchmarks. It can't keep up with real - and more expensive - workhorses such as the Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD, though. 

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4832 Points ∼100% +54%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4472 Points ∼93% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3130 - 4496, n=3)
3703 Points ∼77% +18%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
3667 Points ∼76% +17%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3583 Points ∼74% +14%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
3133 Points ∼65% 0%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3130 Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 5795, n=161)
2879 Points ∼60% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
2727 Points ∼56% -13%
Productivity
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7752 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7451 Points ∼96%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6970 Points ∼90% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5883 - 7451, n=3)
6873 Points ∼89% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6838 Points ∼88% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6791 Points ∼88% -9%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
6789 Points ∼88% -9%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5763 Points ∼74% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 8682, n=161)
5576 Points ∼72% -25%
Essentials
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9749 Points ∼100% +19%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9233 Points ∼95% +12%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
9124 Points ∼94% +11%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8696 Points ∼89% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
8336 Points ∼86% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8222 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (7534 - 8894, n=3)
8217 Points ∼84% 0%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
7465 Points ∼77% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 10113, n=161)
7344 Points ∼75% -11%
Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4914 Points ∼100% +19%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4884 Points ∼99% +18%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4309 Points ∼88% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4134 - 4364, n=3)
4228 Points ∼86% +2%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4158 Points ∼85% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4134 Points ∼84%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
3882 Points ∼79% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3855 Points ∼78% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 5549, n=164)
3475 Points ∼71% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5249 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5175 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4979 - 5175, n=2)
5077 Points ∼97% -2%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
4922 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5628, n=266)
4105 Points ∼78% -21%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3073 Points ∼59% -41%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2802 Points ∼53% -46%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2723 Points ∼52% -47%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4407 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4275 Points ∼97% +5%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4127 Points ∼94% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4087 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3650 - 4087, n=2)
3869 Points ∼88% -5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3751 Points ∼85% -8%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
3331 Points ∼76% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4410, n=297)
3136 Points ∼71% -23%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4087 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6068 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5175 points
PCMark 10 Score
4134 points
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DPC Latencies

The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng had fairly high latencies in our test. These results are always just a snapshot but they do indicate that the notebook in this configuration isn't suitable for demanding applications such as cutting videos or real-time audio.   

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2596.7 μs * ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2166.4 μs * ∼83% +17%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
1171.6 μs * ∼45% +55%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1167.9 μs * ∼45% +55%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1008.7 μs * ∼39% +61%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
676.4 μs * ∼26% +74%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The SSD in our test unit isn't the fastest. While it offered consistent performance in our benchmark, its read speed can't keep up with that of the competition. Overall, this SSD is positioned towards the bottom of the center of our comparison field. HP missed out on an opportunity to further improve their laptop's overall performance there. Once again, the Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD is the answer for anyone looking for a better option. 

HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
49%
30%
16%
59%
-20%
-23%
-2%
Write 4K
146.3
97.48
-33%
168.39
15%
139.7
-5%
159.6
9%
94.8
-35%
106.2
-27%
132 (93.1 - 203, n=26)
-10%
Read 4K
55.65
50.92
-8%
55
-1%
56.43
1%
48.22
-13%
45.5
-18%
44.89
-19%
54.2 (44.3 - 65.3, n=26)
-3%
Write Seq
948.5
1811
91%
1265
33%
2343
147%
731.5
-23%
638.7
-33%
964 (872 - 986, n=26)
2%
Read Seq
1494
1836
23%
1492
0%
2184
46%
958.7
-36%
849.1
-43%
1514 (1291 - 1651, n=26)
1%
Write 4K Q32T1
408.5
521.4
28%
476.09
17%
402.5
-1%
342.2
-16%
224.6
-45%
217.4
-47%
360 (210 - 526, n=26)
-12%
Read 4K Q32T1
304
357.5
18%
505.84
66%
329.3
8%
485.4
60%
365.2
20%
322.1
6%
328 (212 - 346, n=26)
8%
Write Seq Q32T1
984
2879
193%
1491.5
52%
1786
82%
2354
139%
863.8
-12%
864.9
-12%
973 (920 - 987, n=26)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
1779
3204
80%
2356.6
32%
1923
8%
3555
100%
1580
-11%
1630
-8%
1728 (1390 - 1883, n=26)
-3%
Write 4K Q8T8
930.25
748
Read 4K Q8T8
963.21
345
AS SSD
-1%
36%
4%
37%
-106%
-40%
-12%
Copy Game MB/s
943.07
1450.93
54%
993.1
5%
801.15
-15%
726.79
-23%
452.69
-52%
769 (104 - 971, n=23)
-18%
Copy Program MB/s
729.59
613.48
-16%
552.95
-24%
310.29
-57%
367.85
-50%
277.65
-62%
471 (163 - 852, n=23)
-35%
Copy ISO MB/s
1483.25
1543.52
4%
1573.57
6%
1311.34
-12%
842.76
-43%
593.39
-60%
1124 (566 - 1707, n=23)
-24%
Score Total
1832
3499
91%
2700
47%
1990
9%
1974
8%
1567
-14%
1607
-12%
1666 (1077 - 1901, n=27)
-9%
Score Write
1050
1880
79%
1016
-3%
820
-22%
648
-38%
416
-60%
450
-57%
902 (285 - 1083, n=27)
-14%
Score Read
533
1086
104%
1126
111%
785
47%
893
68%
770
44%
779
46%
510 (459 - 548, n=27)
-4%
Access Time Write *
0.045
0.365
-711%
0.028
38%
0.04
11%
0.025
44%
0.592
-1216%
0.168
-273%
0.0669 (0.044 - 0.144, n=27)
-49%
Access Time Read *
0.103
0.066
36%
0.069
33%
0.083
19%
0.077
25%
0.162
-57%
0.147
-43%
0.0907 (0.048 - 0.24, n=27)
12%
4K-64 Write
834.86
1636.39
96%
729.12
-13%
583.92
-30%
282.36
-66%
256.4
-69%
272.41
-67%
700 (94.1 - 835, n=27)
-16%
4K-64 Read
322.78
827.43
156%
869.14
169%
575.53
78%
542.46
68%
613.88
90%
603.87
87%
323 (320 - 326, n=27)
0%
4K Write
143.97
104.2
-28%
140.72
-2%
141.85
-1%
147.79
3%
96.94
-33%
118.82
-17%
118 (87 - 170, n=27)
-18%
4K Read
51.97
49.29
-5%
49.82
-4%
50.97
-2%
52.85
2%
42.49
-18%
45.58
-12%
49.7 (40.1 - 58.5, n=27)
-4%
Seq Write
709.12
1395.67
97%
1462
106%
938.09
32%
2175.11
207%
628.39
-11%
592.65
-16%
837 (374 - 931, n=27)
18%
Seq Read
1586.57
2091.45
32%
2071
31%
1586.98
0%
2979.57
88%
1134.51
-28%
1295.33
-18%
1382 (907 - 1705, n=27)
-13%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
24% / 17%
33% / 34%
10% / 8%
48% / 46%
-63% / -75%
-32% / -34%
-7% / -9%

* ... smaller is better

Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1779 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 984 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 304 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 408.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1494 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 948.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 55.65 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 146.3 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø1852 (1663.88-1870.03)

Graphics

HP has equipped its 2020 HP Envy 13 with a NVIDIA GeForce MX350 with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM - a dedicated graphics card. This chip only comes into use during demanding applications, e.g. while gaming. The GPU, which came out at the beginning of 2020, offers a clear improvement compared to the HP predecessor was still equipped with a GeForce MX250. The MX350 is about 30 percent faster than the MX250. Less demanding applications such as text processing run on the integrated Comet Lake GT2 GPU from Intel. 

Again, HP seems to be missing out on a good opportunity. In some areas, the graphics performance of the dedicated GPU is 10 to 20 percent below the average for devices equipped with the GeForce MX350. This means that the laptop can't quite keep up with its competition such as the recently tested Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 in terms of graphics performance.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6698 Points ∼100% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5191 - 6448, n=8)
6081 Points ∼91% +17%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
5191 Points ∼78%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4560 Points ∼68% -12%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4419 Points ∼66% -15%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4152 Points ∼62% -20%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
3622 Points ∼54% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1674 Points ∼25% -68%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 12199, n=431)
1666 Points ∼25% -68%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (1123 - 1370, n=7)
1283 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1209 Points ∼94% +6%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
1139 Points ∼89%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
899 Points ∼70% -21%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
821 Points ∼64% -28%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
791 Points ∼62% -31%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
788 Points ∼61% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 3276, n=94)
731 Points ∼57% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
353 Points ∼28% -69%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3999 - 4457, n=9)
4344 Points ∼100% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4170 Points ∼96% +4%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
3999 Points ∼92%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
2988 Points ∼69% -25%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2983 Points ∼69% -25%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2854 Points ∼66% -29%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2504 Points ∼58% -37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8743, n=312)
1360 Points ∼31% -66%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1092 Points ∼25% -73%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (23194 - 25311, n=5)
24588 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
23194 Points ∼94%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
23053 Points ∼94% -1%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22109 Points ∼90% -5%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
20618 Points ∼84% -11%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
18164 Points ∼74% -22%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
15287 Points ∼62% -34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 53539, n=323)
9013 Points ∼37% -61%
3DMark 06 Standard
23907 points
3DMark 11 Performance
5099 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
13357 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3615 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1258 points
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Gaming Performance

The fact that the GeForce MX350 from Nvidia only belongs to the midldle range of graphics solutions becomes clear when you look at gaming performance. Even more so because HP hasn't made the most of the chip with performance remaining below average for the GeForce MX350.

Wile DOTA 2 is displayed with decent frame rates even at the highest details, other titles such as Witcher 3 or XPlane 11 start to become difficult to play sooner. These two games can only really be played at low to medium settings at the most. The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng is an all-rounder, after all, and while it might allow for the occasional casual game or old classic to be played, don't expect anything more.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (10.1 - 16.4, n=6)
14.6 fps ∼100% +45%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.3 (12min - 17max) fps ∼98% +42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.1 - 30.1, n=38)
11.2 fps ∼77% +11%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
10.6 fps ∼73% +5%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
10.6 (9min - 12max) fps ∼73% +5%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
10.1 (6min, 8P1 - 28max) fps ∼69%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.7 (29min - 36max) fps ∼100% +59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (20.6 - 27.8, n=7)
25.7 fps ∼79% +25%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.6 fps ∼63%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
18.3 fps ∼56% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.8 - 52.8, n=55)
18.1 fps ∼55% -12%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
16.6 (15min - 18max) fps ∼51% -19%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
12.8 fps ∼39% -38%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
58.4 (17min - 66max) fps ∼100% +66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (35.2 - 47.2, n=7)
44.4 fps ∼76% +26%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
35.2 fps ∼60%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
32.9 fps ∼56% -7%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
32.4 fps ∼55% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.6 - 92, n=66)
28.4 fps ∼49% -19%

The frame rate in our stress test with Witcher 3 remains constant for the most part, which indicates that users shouldn't have any nasty surprises in terms of drops in performance.

05101520Tooltip
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø9.97 (6-14)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 64.3 35.2 20.6 10.1 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 119.1 106.2 64.1 52.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 62.5 51 41.3 fps

Emissions - Decent sound and mostly low system noise

System Noise

The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng remains silent at low loads with 25 dB(A). But if you challenge the hardware with demanding applications such as games, the integrated cooling fans turn up audibly. The system noise can reach up to around 40 dB(A), which is noticeable, but not disruptive. We did not notice any other bothersome noises such as coil whine or similar coming from our test unit. We're happy with the device's system noise.

Noise Level

Idle
25.4 / 25.4 / 25.4 dB(A)
Load
40.6 / 39.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.534.233.531.52537.135.94037.13133.840.436.133.84026.831.930.626.85030.630.628.530.66323.822.525.923.88019.425.524.219.410020.223.420.620.212518.718.418.918.716019.716.916.119.720018.217.716.618.225019.419.413.619.431522.421.413.122.440021.719.912.121.750025.723.511.425.763025.524.311.625.580025.723.911.725.7100029.226.911.429.212502927.41229160030.829.81230.8200032.230.912.632.2250031.630.113.131.6315031.229.413.231.2400026.924.61426.9500025.123.414.125.1630023.421.814.123.4800020.518.61520.51000018.517.115.218.51250017.416.41517.41600015.715.415.415.7SPL40.639.125.440.6N3.22.70.73.2median 23.4median 23.4