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HP Envy 13-ad109ns


HP Envy 13-ad109ns
HP Envy 13-ad109ns (Envy 13-ad Series)
Intel Core i7-8550U 4 x 1.8 - 4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, glossy: yes
256 GB SSD
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 14 x 305 x 215 ( = 0.55 x 12.01 x 8.46 in)
51 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the HP Envy 13-ad109ns

HP ENVY 13-ad109ns. Ultrabook 13,3" con Intel Core i7-8550U y nVidia MX150 (*1009 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; good price; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2018
[Análisis] HP Envy 13-ad109ns, un ultrabook elegante, súper ligero y potente en partes iguales
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; light weight; decent processor; good connectivity. Negative: No HDMI output; no RJ-45 port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2018
Portátil HP ENVY 13-ad109ns: Análisis
Source: Value Nomad España Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Compact size; high mobility; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2018



The HP Envy 13-ad109ns is an ultraportable laptop manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. The company has recently updated its catalog of laptops, adding the new HP Envy series to the collection. With this series, the company has chosen to prioritize portability, without neglecting aspects as important as the design and hardware capabilities of the new members of this range. This particular laptop boasts dimensions of 30.5 x 21.5 cm, a thickness of only 13.9 millimeters, and a light weight of just 1.38 kg. The device is very light, because it is made entirely of silver metallic aluminum. Its QWERTY keyboard is LED backlit and integrates slightly larger keys to facilitate daily office work. Thanks to its portable and ultra-lightweight design, the HP Envy 13-ad109ns is perfect for traveling everywhere. In addition, its latest generation Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics featuring a VRAM GDDR5 memory of 2 GB will allow users to do all kinds of tasks without delay wherever they are. Some of the laptop’s greatest strengths reside in its metallic construction of only 1.38 kg and in the 8th-generation processor, the Intel Core i7-8550U, belonging to the new Coffee-Lake family. Other advantages of this portable include 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a low-energy 256GB SSD, dual-band WiFi (2.4 and 5 GHz) and two USB-3.1 Type-C ports with reversible output and transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps.

As for the display, it features a bright 13.3-inch panel with WLED backlight technology and a Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It features low power consumption, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and high levels of brightness as well as contrast when it comes to reproducing images, videos, movies, games and other multimedia content. In-plane Switching (IPS) technology guarantees optimal readability from almost any angle, since it covers 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. It is worth highlighting the 3-cell lithium battery. Thanks to its power of 51 Wh, it gives users up to 8 hours with light usage such as office work and other activities. In addition, although it does not have fast charge, the total recharge of the battery is estimated at about 130 minutes, or 2.1 hours. Users have the advantage of two USB-3.1 inputs and another two USB-3.1 Type-C ports. Although there is no HDMI output, one can make use of USB Type-C to HDMI adapters. Other connectivity options include a 3.5-mm audio jack, a microSD card reader, as well as an HD webcam and digital microphone for video calls. The HP Envy 13-ad109ns is a high-end laptop aimed at heavy users.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-20 (Update: 2018-04-20)