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HP Envy 13-d020ng Subnotebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 05/30/2016

Appealing. With the Envy 13, HP delivers a stylish subnotebook. The inner values are also okay: powerful processor, good battery runtimes, fast SSD, and a matte IPS Full HD display.

For the original German review, see here.

With the HP Envy 13, HP has a stylish and slim 13.3-inch notebook in its lineup. The success of computers such as the MacBook Air 13 and the Asus ZenBook UX303 prove that there is indeed demand for such kind of devices. A few months ago we reviewed the 4k Model of Envy 13. Now, we have the Full HD variant available. Our review will reveal whether the new model is appealing. The Schenker S306, the Apple MacBook Air 13, and the Asus ZenBook UX303/UX305 are amongst its competitors.

Since both Envy models reviewed by us share the same design, we will not cover case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers in detail here. Please check our Envy 13-d000ng review for information about these.

HP Envy 13-d020ng (Envy 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300-900 MHz, Dual-Channel, 20.19.15.4360
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, RAM soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics AUO272D, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC290 @ Intel Skylake - High Definition Audio-Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.6 x 326.5 x 226 ( = 0.5 x 12.85 x 8.9 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink PhotoDirector, Cyberlink Power Media Player 14, Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, Cyberlink YouCam, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial tversion), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
999 Euro

 

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 13.3-inch display of the Envy works at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Brightness (334.8 cd/m²) and contrast (1380:1) are very good. The display shows PWM flickering at a frequency of 208 Hz at brightness levels of 40% and lower. This might cause headache and/or eye problems for sensitive individuals.

330
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 345 cd/m² Average: 334.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 345 cd/m²
Contrast: 1380:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.94 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 5.85 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.25

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 detected 208 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 208 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 40 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 208 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8813 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display has a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 4.94 out-of-the-box, which is slightly outside the target range (DeltaE smaller than 3). The display is not bluish.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41.3 ms).

HP has equipped the Envy with an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. Thus, you can read the screen from any position. It is possible to use the Envy outdoors although, you should avoid direct sunlight.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

With the Envy 13, HP delivers a slim 13.3-inch subnotebook. The built-in Skylake processor provides enough performance for all usual applications. Currently, our test model is priced at about 1000 Euros (~$1114). Other configurations are available from 800 Euros (~$891).

Processor

The Envy 13 comes with a Core i5-6200U (Skylake) dual core processor. This mid-range CPU can be found in many notebooks since it delivers enough performance for all usual application scenarios. In addition, it is quite frugal (TDP: 15 watts). The CPU works at a base clock of 2.3 GHz. Thanks to the Turbo, the clock rate can increase to 2.7 GHz (both cores) and 2.8 GHz (single core), respectively. In our CPU tests, the processor ran at full speed in mains operation and on battery.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7582
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9959
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4376
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
32.73 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.09 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.33 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.72 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
285 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
112 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
112 Points ∼87%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
109 Points ∼84% -3%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
97 Points ∼75% -13%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
123 Points ∼95% +10%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
129 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
72 Points ∼56% -36%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
108 Points ∼84% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
121 Points ∼94% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
112 Points ∼87% 0%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
105 Points ∼81% -6%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
112 Points ∼87% 0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
116 Points ∼90% +4%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
285 Points ∼96%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
258 Points ∼87% -9%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
291 Points ∼98% +2%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
276 Points ∼93% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
278 Points ∼94% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
200 Points ∼68% -30%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
258 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
296 Points ∼100% +4%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
296 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
280 Points ∼95% -2%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
223 Points ∼75% -22%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
287 Points ∼97% +1%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
1.33 Points ∼90%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
1.18 Points ∼80% -11%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1.13 Points ∼77% -15%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1.43 Points ∼97% +8%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1.47 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
0.81 Points ∼55% -39%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1.24 Points ∼84% -7%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1.41 Points ∼96% +6%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1.47 Points ∼100% +11%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.26 Points ∼86% -5%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
1.27 Points ∼86% -5%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1.28 Points ∼87% -4%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
3.09 Points ∼95%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
2.82 Points ∼87% -9%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3.2 Points ∼98% +4%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3.07 Points ∼94% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3.14 Points ∼96% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1.79 Points ∼55% -42%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2.84 Points ∼87% -8%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3.26 Points ∼100% +6%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3.14 Points ∼96% +2%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3.13 Points ∼96% +1%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2.4 Points ∼74% -22%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
3.19 Points ∼98% +3%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
4376 Points ∼88%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
4122 Points ∼83% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
4397 Points ∼88% 0%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4695 Points ∼94% +7%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
4874 Points ∼98% +11%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
4600 Points ∼92% +5%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
4980 Points ∼100% +14%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4275 Points ∼86% -2%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
4230 Points ∼85% -3%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
4394 Points ∼88% 0%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
9959 Points ∼100%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
8576 Points ∼86% -14%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
9942 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
9543 Points ∼95% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
9869 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
9767 Points ∼98% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
10008 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9625 Points ∼96% -3%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
7448 Points ∼74% -25%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
9815 Points ∼98% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
6093 Points ∼93%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
5294 Points ∼80% -13%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5769 Points ∼88% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6582 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
6039 Points ∼92% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6406 Points ∼97% +5%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
2882 Points ∼94%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
2650 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2747 Points ∼90% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3036 Points ∼99% +5%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2846 Points ∼93% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3053 Points ∼100% +6%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
98 ms * ∼42%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
113.3 ms * ∼49% -16%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
89 ms * ∼38% +9%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
96.2 ms * ∼41% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
80.2 ms * ∼35% +18%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
124.5 ms * ∼54% -27%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
151 ms * ∼65% -54%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
95.3 ms * ∼41% +3%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
127.6 ms * ∼55% -30%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
232.1 ms * ∼100% -137%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
194.6 Points ∼91%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
116.6 Points ∼54% -40%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
214.46 Points ∼100% +10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
1310.6 ms * ∼50%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
2614.9 ms * ∼100% -100%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1250.7 ms * ∼48% +5%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2250.8 ms * ∼86% -72%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1118.2 ms * ∼43% +15%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2292.2 ms * ∼88% -75%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1332.1 ms * ∼51% -2%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
2400.8 ms * ∼92% -83%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
27593 Points ∼86%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
13100 Points ∼41% -53%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
28525 Points ∼89% +3%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14491 Points ∼45% -47%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
32020 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
14493 Points ∼45% -47%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
25269 Points ∼79% -8%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
2668 Points ∼90%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
2677 Points ∼91% 0%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2714 Points ∼92% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2951 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2659 Points ∼90% 0%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2635 Points ∼89% -1%

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System Performance

There is nothing to complain about in terms of system performance. The computer runs smoothly. The results of the PC Mark benchmarks are very good. Our test model outperforms the previously reviewed Envy 13-d000ng. This is due to the latter being equipped with a higher resolution display (3200x1800 pixels). If you reduce the desktop resolution to Full HD, it will perform the same as our current test model. It is not possible to improve the system performance of the Envy.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3246 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3774 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4113 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
3246 Points ∼91%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
3191 Points ∼89% -2%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3209 Points ∼90% -1%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
2841 Points ∼79% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3320 Points ∼93% +2%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2833 Points ∼79% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3167 Points ∼88% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3579 Points ∼100% +10%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2883 Points ∼81% -11%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2184 Points ∼61% -33%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
2983 Points ∼83% -8%

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Storage Device

The Envy's Solid State Disk from Samsung is a M.2 model (2280) with a capacity of 256 GB. About 200 GB is available to the user. The rest is used by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The SSD achieves very good transfer rates.

Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
Sequential Read: 478.7 MB/s
Sequential Write: 268.5 MB/s
512K Read: 386.6 MB/s
512K Write: 268.8 MB/s
4K Read: 26.88 MB/s
4K Write: 78.66 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 369.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 259.7 MB/s

Graphics Card

The GPU of the computer is also from Intel. The HD Graphics 520 graphics core supports DirectX 12 and works at up to 950 MHz. Due to dual channel RAM, the GPU is used more efficiently and achieves better results. The 3DMark results are close to those of dedicated mid-range graphics cards. The Skylake graphics core performs significantly better than its direct predecessor, the HD Graphics 5500 GPU.

3DMark 11 Performance
1483 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
52970 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5512 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
797 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
1483 Points ∼60%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
1138 Points ∼46% -23%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1487 Points ∼60% 0%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1849 Points ∼74% +25%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2488 Points ∼100% +68%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1151 Points ∼46% -22%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2485 Points ∼100% +68%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1198 Points ∼48% -19%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1459 Points ∼59% -2%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1447 Points ∼58% -2%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
846 Points ∼34% -43%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1558 Points ∼63% +5%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
797 Points ∼56%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
707 Points ∼50% -11%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1073 Points ∼75% +35%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1428 Points ∼100% +79%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
596 Points ∼42% -25%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
757 Points ∼53% -5%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
903 Points ∼63% +13%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
793 Points ∼56% -1%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
521 Points ∼36% -35%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
861 Points ∼60% +8%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
3324 Points ∼63%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
2691 Points ∼51% -19%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4053 Points ∼77% +22%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
5291 Points ∼100% +59%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2788 Points ∼53% -16%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
5512 Points ∼89%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
5104 Points ∼82% -7%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
5833 Points ∼94% +6%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5778 Points ∼93% +5%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6223 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3778 Points ∼61% -31%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
5461 Points ∼88% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6061 Points ∼97% +10%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5710 Points ∼92% +4%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
3883 Points ∼62% -30%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
5931 Points ∼95% +8%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
52970 Points ∼93%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
54698 Points ∼96% +3%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
56687 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
45983 Points ∼81% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
48845 Points ∼86% -8%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
37002 Points ∼65% -30%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
51649 Points ∼91% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
56022 Points ∼99% +6%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
54790 Points ∼97% +3%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
27589 Points ∼49% -48%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
52625 Points ∼93% -1%

Gaming Performance

The Envy can run many games smoothly - at low resolutions and low to medium quality settings. The combination of Skylake CPU and dual channel RAM pays off here. However, this is only true for games with low hardware requirements. Demanding games such as “Far Cry Primal” or “XCom 2” never achieve playable frame rates.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 48.326.121.96.2fps
Total War: Rome II (2013) 1714104fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

Fan noise
Fan noise

While idling, the fans always are audible. This is caused by the BIOS option "Fan always On". If you disable it, the fans often stand still. Since there is an SSD in the computer, the computer falls silent in this case. The fans do not get particularly loud under load either. We measured a noise level of only 36.5 dB(A) during the stress test - since the CPU throttles.

Noise Level

Idle
32.5 / 32.5 / 32.4 dB(A)
Load
36 / 36.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Envy 13 during the stress test
The Envy 13 during the stress test

The Envy behaves the same way during our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hours) whether in mains operation or on battery. At the beginning of the test the processor works at 1.4 to 1.5 GHz. Later, the clock rates fall slightly to 1.2 to 1.4 GHz. The GPU behaves in a similar way: The clock rate falls from 850 to 900 MHz to 750 to -850 MHz. The computer does not get particularly warm. The temperatures are a slightly higher close to the processor.

Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
51 °C
124 F
43.3 °C
110 F
 
 28.1 °C
83 F
37.6 °C
100 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 26.6 °C
80 F
27.1 °C
81 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 51 °C = 124 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
40.6 °C
105 F
46 °C
115 F
33.1 °C
92 F
36.1 °C
97 F
33.8 °C
93 F
29.6 °C
85 F
31.1 °C
88 F
30.2 °C
86 F
28 °C
82 F
Maximum: 46 °C = 115 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.1 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket

Power Consumption

We measured a maximum power consumption of 10.1 watts when the system is running idle. It should have been 1 to 2 watts less since it is a ULV subnotebook. During our stress test, the power consumption climbs to a maximum of 34.7 watts, which is only slightly higher than under medium load. The CPU throttling becomes obvious here. The power adapter is rated at 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 7.4 / 10.1 Watt
Load midlight 33.4 / 34.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practical Wi-Fi test, the Envy 13 achieves a battery life of 6:21 h, which is more than one hour longer than its previously reviewed 4k sibling's (5:24 h). This is due to the different displays. The 4k display of the sibling requires more energy. Our Wi-Fi test simulates web surfing. The "Balanced" profile is active and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
6h 21min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
381 min ∼84%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SC100S37128GD
566 min ∼125%
Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
349 min ∼77%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
GeForce 920M, 5500U, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
253 min ∼56%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
410 min ∼91%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
382 min ∼85%
Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
374 min ∼83%
Asus Zenbook UX305LA-FC012H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
569 min ∼126%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
620 min ∼137%
HP Envy 13-d000ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
324 min ∼72%
Dell XPS 13-9350
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
451 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
HD Graphics 4400, 4500U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
473 min ∼100%

Pros

+ IPS display
+ Full-HD resolution
+ aluminum case
+ very good speakers

Cons

- no maintenance hatch

Verdict

In review: HP Envy 13-d020ng. Test model courtesy of HP Store.
In review: HP Envy 13-d020ng. Test model courtesy of HP Store.

The HP Envy 13 is a stylish 13.3-inch subnotebook. Its slim aluminum case is appealing from the first glance. Inside, a powerful processor provides sufficient performance. The graphics core allows limited use of computer games. The computer hardly gets warm and works mostly quietly. However, you need to disable a BIOS option for the latter. A fast SSD provides a responsive system. It is possible to replace the SSD. The underside of the computer can be removed. We liked the matte IPS display of the Envy very much. It delivers wide viewing angles and a high contrast. In addition, the battery runtimes are good.

All things considered, HP delivers a well-made subnotebook.

We did not really find anything to complain about. However, HP should further improve the keyboard. While it is definitely not a poor model, it cannot entirely keep up with the keyboard of the direct competitor Asus ZenBook UX303.

HP Envy 13-d020ng - 03/17/2016 v5
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
85 /  98 → 86%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
49 / 80 → 61%
Weight
70 / 35-78 → 81%
Battery
88%
Display
88%
Games Performance
56 / 68 → 82%
Application Performance
83 / 87 → 96%
Temperature
90 / 91 → 99%
Noise
88%
Audio
80 / 91 → 87%
Camera
71 / 85 → 83%
Average
78%
85%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-05-30 (Update: 2018-05-15)