HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
HP's 13.3-inch subnotebook scores a lot of points for its slim and elegant exterior. Its inside values are impressive as well: a quad-core processor, a dedicated GeForce GPU and 8 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode). Most importantly, the device's very bright IPS screen also supports HP's Sure View screen-protection technology.
Source: PC Mag
If you can live without a Thunderbolt 3 port, you'll find HP's Envy 13 a stylish alternative to 13.3-inch ultraportables costing hundreds more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Model: Hewlett Packard’s Envy series is widely regarded by the community as being one step below the much coveted Spectre x360 series of impressive convertibles. However, that does not necessarily mean the lineup itself is lacking in its entirety. The HP Envy 13-aq0003ng laptop model in particular has shown some promise, which may or may not surprise the user when utilized with utmost care. This is due to the fact that the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng is jam-packed with relatively powerful core components within itself while at the same time being marketed at an affordable price range. As we delve upon the wonders of the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng, it is almost dismissive to not acknowledge its convertible display size. The Envy 13-aq0003ng laptop is only measured to be 13.3 inch on a 16:9 aspect ratio. Being a laptop model just below an average of 14 inch awarded the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng with the reputed title of being one of the smallest and lightest subnotebooks within the competitive laptop industry.
In addition, the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng is not exempted from the exclusivity of intelligent security features that are designed to safeguard the user’s data and privacy from potential attacks across the Internet. These intelligent security features include the Webcam Kill Switch, which functions as a one-tap power button that cuts off the power connecting to the front camera of the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng with effective immediacy. This security feature is undoubtedly valuable for users who tend to carry out tasks or meetings through video calls on a day-to-day basis as they can protect their privacy concerns through the minimization of public exposure on their behalf. What would be interesting to discover within the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng is the fact that even though this particular model is designed towards a more business-oriented demographic of clientele, the inclusion of an Nvidia GeForce MX250 inside of the device makes sufficient room for some leisure and light gaming. This is due to the fact that the Nvidia GeForce MX250 is a graphics processor unit which possesses somewhat of a reputation of its own. With graphics rendering competency from a gaming brand which has secured the top spot of the world, the Nvidia GeForce MX250 is proven to have recorded up to 3.5 times faster performance over integrated graphics for not only through the launch of multimedia applications, but it also provides a faster and smoother gaming experience for those who are keen to try their hands on some of the latest gaming titles.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
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).
78.17%: 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.