HP Envy 13-ad109ns
Reviews for the HP Envy 13-ad109ns
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; good price; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2018
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN Archive.org 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
Source: Value Nomad España ES→EN Archive.org 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.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.