HP Envy 13-ab016nr
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Reviews for the HP Envy 13-ab016nr
Source: Tech For Pennies
HP ENVY 13-ab016nr is not too expensive an unit, but it surely offers performance of one! The engine room is darn solid, nothing is really lacking in there when it comes to running software. Especially the PCIe based SSD is sweet. Also the display with Full HD resolution and top-notch viewing angles will be nice to look at and use for, say, image editing. The laptop will last forever (~10 hours) with the default battery. You’ll need to be careful with in-game settings, but otherwise this HP is close to a perfect snappy notebook if you ask me!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
The powerful features and the stunning design on the new HP Envy leave one with much to envy. For starters, it comes in a sleek and smooth all-metal body which makes this a fancy notebook to tote about. HP chooses to retain its simplistic yet sophisticated look with the front panel emblazoned with its stylish redesigned logo. The dimensions of the Envy measure at 32,59 x 22.61 x 1.4 cm (12.83 x 8.9 x 0.55 inch ) and it weighs merely 1.43 kg (3.15 lb). This makes the Envy an ideal on-the-go option for those who seek longer productivity. What boosts the performance of this laptop is the 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a Turbo clock of up to 3.1 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. This fulfills the needs of most multitasking demands and enables new ways to network with the Envy. It also comes with a 256 GB M.2 Solid State Drive, which provides up to 17 times faster performance than a conventional hard drive. One remarkable feature of the Envy is its brilliant 13.3 inch diagonal Full HD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit display. The display is coated with scratch-resistant glass (possibly Gorilla Glass) thus giving a durable edge-to-edge glass display, something like what Dell offers in its XPS 13 series. Its stunning visuals are complemented by a rich audio experience on with its dual speakers, which is enhanced with HP Audio Boost, and expert tuning by Bang & Olufsen for audio perfection on the Envy. Sound produced by its speakers is clear and crisp.
If there is one flaw in the previous generation which is addressed in this current model, it is the backlighting on its full-size island-style keyboard. This allows for use even under low-light conditions and is essential in all laptops these days. Connectivity on this laptop consists of a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 (data up to 5 Gb/s) port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, an HDMI port and a headphones-out/microphone-in combo jack. It seems that HP has opted to remove the conventional USB 2.0 port, which is a huge welcome. The inclusion of USB 2.0 ports on newer laptops doesn't make sense anymore especially since most newer ports are backward compatible. Furthermore, one of the ports is fitted with HP Sleep and Charge, which allows charging of smartphones, tablets, and other devices from the laptop even when it is asleep or hibernating. The Envy also comes with an HP TrueVision HD camera, which makes video chats with clarity possible, even in low light. Its microphones are powered up with Cortana, the personal assistant on Windows, which simplifies tasking on this laptop. Last but not least, its battery life of up to 14 hours makes the Envy an even more desirable option. The HP Envy series has always been about a perfect balance between performance, style, quality and price. The HP Envy 13-ab016n keeps to this same formula and is a serious competition to its main competitor, the Dell Inspiron series.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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