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HP Envy 13 with Intel Tiger Lake and GeForce MX450 in review

Does the MX450 really bring anything? HP's compact Envy 13 is one of the few subnotebooks with a dedicated graphics card. The current model is equipped with the GeForce MX450, but is the GPU even worth it in view of the fast integrated graphics unit?
Andreas Osthoff, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng (Envy 13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 35 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 - 2048 MB, Core: 1180 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, 12 W TDP, 466.27, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2933, Dual-Channel, max. 16 GB
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, CMN139D, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 307 x 195 ( = 0.67 x 12.09 x 7.68 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds), Power Supply: 284 g ( = 10.02 oz / 0.63 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.3 %
05/2021
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.3 kg17 mm13.30"1920x1080
87.7 %
05/2021
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg16 mm13.30"1920x1080
87.6 %
03/2021
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
975 g15 mm13.30"2560x1600
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
87.1 %
12/2020
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1.3 kg16 mm13.30"1920x1080

Case, equipment and input devices

The metal case has improved compared to the Predecessor the metal case has not changed compared to the predecessor and still leaves a stable and high-quality impression. However, the maintenance options are poor because some of the screws are hidden under the glued rubber feet. Removing them without damaging them is hardly possible.

The new Envy 13 scores both in terms of features (Wi-Fi 6 now with better performance) and ports, even though it does not offer Thunderbolt 4. Besides the USB-C port (Gen.2 with DisplayPort 1.4), which can also be used for charging, there is also a conventional USB-A port on both sides. You do not have to do without a microSD reader either. The proprietary charging plug would not have been absolutely necessary, but at least existing power adapters can still be used this way.

The input devices are still very decent and the keyboard is also backlit. Qualitatively, there is a disadvantage compared to the more expensive HP EliteBooks, but the precise stroke allows writing long texts comfortably. The wide ClickPad also works very well in practice.

Size comparison

307 mm / 12.1 inch 195 mm / 7.68 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 975 g2.15 lbs
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
 
183 MB/s ∼100% +139%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
  (AV Pro V60)
76.6 MB/s ∼42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.9 - 195, n=50, last 2 years)
73.1 MB/s ∼40% -5%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
71.9 MB/s ∼39% -6%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
 
189 MB/s ∼100% +120%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
  (AV Pro V60)
86 MB/s ∼46%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16.3 - 206, n=48, last 2 years)
83.8 MB/s ∼44% -3%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
82.3 MB/s ∼44% -4%
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1427 (1280min - 1509max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (871min - 1460max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=289)
1155 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
940 (858min - 985max) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
641 (341min - 713max) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1492 (1304min - 1621max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1459 (1045min - 1609max) MBit/s ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (699min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=289)
1254 MBit/s ∼84% -14%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
830 (784min - 880max) MBit/s ∼56% -43%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s ∼45% -54%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1458 (1045-1609)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1427 (1280-1509)
ColorChecker
18.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy 13-ba1475ng: 11.25 ∆E min: 2.63 - max: 23.12 ∆E

Display - Envy with 13.3-inch IPS panel

The basic specifications of the screen remain the same: 13.3-inch screen diagonal, Full HD resolution, IPS panel, 400 cd/m² brightness and glossy surface. The subjective picture quality is still very good, but the panel is still extremely reflective and even in bright rooms there can be restrictions. Outdoors, you have to look for a suitable spot in the shade, otherwise you won't recognize anything.

Somewhat surprisingly, another panel from Chi Mei (instead of AU Optronics) is used. It also fulfills the basic properties, but it is a bit worse in all measured values. PWM is also used, but the frequency of 26 kHz is very high and should not cause any problems. The small sRGB color space is almost completely covered, but those who want to edit pictures should calibrate the panel (or use our calibrated profile). Highlights are not a big problem in our test device.

Subpixel arrangement
Subpixel arrangement
Outdoors (with reflection)
Outdoors (with reflection)
Outdoors (without reflection)
Outdoors (without reflection)
417
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN139D
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 434 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 405.1 cd/m² Minimum: 24.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 413 cd/m²
Contrast: 1839:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
97.5% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
61.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
67.53% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.61% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.43% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 1.99
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
CMN139D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Sharp SHP14AE, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
N133GCA-GQ1, a-SI IPS LED, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
AU Optronics AUO3A8C, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Display
-1%
-1%
26%
2%
Display P3 Coverage
66.43
66.28
0%
65.1
-2%
98.56
48%
67.13
1%
sRGB Coverage
97.61
97.12
-1%
97.09
-1%
99.97
2%
99.12
2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.53
67.07
-1%
66.63
-1%
85.91
27%
69.18
2%
Response Times
-24%
35%
138%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
66 ?(30.4, 35.6)
55 ?(25, 30)
17%
38.4 ?(20.4, 18)
42%
31 ?(14, 17)
53%
56 ?(26, 30)
15%
Response Time Black / White *
28.8 ?(11.6, 17.2)
27 ?(10, 17)
6%
20.8 ?(10.8, 10)
28%
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
9%
30 ?(15, 15)
-4%
PWM Frequency
26040 ?(40)
996 ?(20)
-96%
118000 ?(49, 155)
353%
Screen
0%
5%
11%
22%
Brightness middle
423
486
15%
325
-23%
417
-1%
466
10%
Brightness
405
446
10%
297
-27%
395
-2%
418
3%
Brightness Distribution
83
77
-7%
83
0%
91
10%
85
2%
Black Level *
0.23
0.4
-74%
0.26
-13%
0.39
-70%
0.215
7%
Contrast
1839
1215
-34%
1250
-32%
1069
-42%
2167
18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.2
2.54
21%
2.2
31%
1.12
65%
1.06
67%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.8
4.34
25%
3.5
40%
2.71
53%
1.59
73%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1
1.04
-4%
0.6
40%
0.77
23%
1.09
-9%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.7
2.34
50%
2.8
40%
1.7
64%
1.3
72%
Gamma
1.99 111%
2.28 96%
2.05 107%
2207 0%
2.39 92%
CCT
6362 102%
6864 95%
6452 101%
6870 95%
6699 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.9
62
0%
61.3
-1%
63
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.5
97
-1%
97
-1%
99
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -4%
13% / 8%
58% / 39%
10% / 16%

* ... smaller is better

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
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 17.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
66 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30.4 ms rise
↘ 35.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

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 26040 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26040 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 26040 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21047 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation calibrated
CalMAN Saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

Performance, emissions and battery life

Thanks to the combination of moderni7-1165G7 CPU (Tiger Lake), 16 GB RAM and PCIe-SSD from Intel (512 GB), the subjective performance impression is very good. The device offers enough performance for everyday tasks and there should not be any problems in the coming years.

The processor itself is limited to 20 watts after a short time and then remains stable there, but the competition offers more performance here and AMD is massively superior especially in the multi-core tests.

Besides the fast integrated Xe Graphics G7 hP also installs the dedicated GeForce-MX450-GPUHowever, it is the slowest version (N18S-LP) with a TGP of only 12 watts. In the synthetic benchmarks, the MX450 even falls behind the modern iGPUs, but in the real gaming benchmarks we see an advantage of about 20-30%. Furthermore, the performance remains stable even during longer gaming sessions and on battery power.

There are no problems with the temperatures, but you can hear the fan clearly (~40-43 dB(A)) under maximum load as well as during gaming. However, the noise is not unpleasant. More disturbing is the fact that the fan sometimes starts up in idle or standby without an obvious reason. HP should work on this again. There is not much criticism for the two stereo speakers. Bass is hardly present due to the design, but the sound is otherwise pleasing.

The battery life has remained constant. We determined a very good 10.5 hours in the WLAN test with 150 cd/m²; it is still around 8 hours in full brightness.

Cinebench R15 Loop

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HP Envy 13-ba1475ng Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø687 (682.5-699.4)
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø650 (584.31-733.42)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø667 (598.25-801.23)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø537 (532.18-539.24)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1209 (1163.3-1526.78)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1539, n=49)
1430 Points ∼96% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1427 Points ∼95% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1397 Points ∼93%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1355 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1624, n=54, last 2 years)
1325 Points ∼89% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1308 Points ∼87% -6%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8154 Points ∼100% +90%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points ∼91% +72%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=56, last 2 years)
5577 Points ∼68% +30%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5447 (4192.8min - 5447.26max) Points ∼67% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=54)
5140 Points ∼63% +20%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4301 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
3949 (3587.73min - 3948.77max) Points ∼48% -8%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
556 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
555 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 589, n=71)
553 Points ∼99% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
544 Points ∼98%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
504 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 620, n=112, last 2 years)
448 Points ∼81% -18%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
429 Points ∼77% -21%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points ∼72% -26%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3303 Points ∼100% +97%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=71)
1974 Points ∼60% +18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points ∼56% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1863 Points ∼56% +11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1859 Points ∼56% +11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 4704, n=112, last 2 years)
1776 Points ∼54% +6%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1679 Points ∼51%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
1237 Points ∼37% -26%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
227 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220 Points ∼97% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (158 - 230, n=66)
215 Points ∼95% +4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points ∼92% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
206 Points ∼91%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
177 Points ∼78% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 238, n=110, last 2 years)
176 Points ∼78% -15%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1522 Points ∼100% +118%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼67% +46%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=74)
852 Points ∼56% +22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 2024, n=117, last 2 years)
802 Points ∼53% +15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
801 (598.25min - 801.23max) Points ∼53% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
733 (584.31min - 733.42max) Points ∼48% +5%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
699 (682.5min - 699.4max) Points ∼46%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
539 (532.18min - 539.24max) Points ∼35% -23%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=106, last 2 years)
857 Seconds * ∼100% -25%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
856 Seconds * ∼100% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
716 Seconds * ∼84% -4%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
686 Seconds * ∼80%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
630 Seconds * ∼74% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=70)
610 Seconds * ∼71% +11%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
382 Seconds * ∼45% +44%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
372.7 Seconds * ∼43% +46%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5359 MIPS ∼98% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5211 MIPS ∼96% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4625 - 5507, n=70)
5206 MIPS ∼96% +3%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5045 MIPS ∼93%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4722 MIPS ∼87% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4579 MIPS ∼84% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5800, n=107, last 2 years)
4388 MIPS ∼81% -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
41574 MIPS ∼100% +124%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS ∼83% +86%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
24447 MIPS ∼59% +32%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=70)
23027 MIPS ∼55% +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 54374, n=107, last 2 years)
21849 MIPS ∼53% +18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19198 MIPS ∼46% +3%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
18588 MIPS ∼45%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
16152 MIPS ∼39% -13%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1564 Points ∼91% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1302 - 1595, n=66)
1528 Points ∼88% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1495 Points ∼87%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1450 Points ∼84% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1360 Points ∼79% -9%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼71% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=107, last 2 years)
1202 Points ∼70% -20%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points ∼100% +55%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7026 Points ∼93% +43%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5588 Points ∼74% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5233 Points ∼69% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3872 - 5926, n=66)
5231 Points ∼69% +7%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4899 Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=107, last 2 years)
4402 Points ∼58% -10%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4008 Points ∼53% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.2 fps ∼100% +81%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=70)
6.37 fps ∼62% +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 14.8, n=102, last 2 years)
5.76 fps ∼56% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.64 fps ∼55%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.28 fps ∼52% -6%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.31 fps ∼42% -24%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=99, last 2 years)
67.2 s * ∼100% -22%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
58.8 s * ∼88% -7%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
55.8 s * ∼83% -1%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
55 s * ∼82%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
54.8 s * ∼82% -0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.6 s * ∼74% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=68)
48.7 s * ∼72% +11%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * ∼19% +77%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * ∼100% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 2.21, n=105, last 2 years)
0.729 sec * ∼100% -20%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.67 sec * ∼92% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.651 sec * ∼89% -7%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.606 sec * ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=70)
0.591 sec * ∼81% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.574 sec * ∼78% +5%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.544 sec * ∼74% +10%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 - Score
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4823 - 5814, n=8)
5321 Points ∼61% +3%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5160 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4983 Points ∼57% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4692 Points ∼53% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 6414, n=106, last 2 years)
4313 Points ∼49% -16%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4134 Points ∼47% -20%
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2596.7 μs * ∼100% -185%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
931.6 μs * ∼36% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
910 μs * ∼35%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
12.3 μs * ∼0% +99%

* ... smaller is better

HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
22%
61%
4%
3%
39%
Write 4K
133.5
136.9
3%
139.5
4%
146.3
10%
134 ?(93.1 - 203, n=31)
0%
137 ?(4.58 - 324, n=100, last 2 years)
3%
Read 4K
39.66
47.34
19%
36.38
-8%
55.65
40%
53.8 ?(39.7 - 65.3, n=31)
36%
49.4 ?(7.11 - 167, n=100, last 2 years)
25%
Write Seq
906.71
1150
27%
1977
118%
948.5
5%
959 ?(872 - 986, n=31)
6%
1770 ?(37.3 - 18545, n=97, last 2 years)
95%
Read Seq
1480.65
2052
39%
2207
49%
1494
1%
1511 ?(1291 - 1651, n=31)
2%
1758 ?(143 - 4439, n=97, last 2 years)
19%
Write 4K Q32T1
446.2
433
-3%
510
14%
408.5
-8%
379 ?(210 - 547, n=31)
-15%
394 ?(5.62 - 707, n=100, last 2 years)
-12%
Read 4K Q32T1
335.15
293
-13%
387.8
16%
304
-9%
330 ?(212 - 346, n=31)
-2%
426 ?(9.66 - 939, n=100, last 2 years)
27%
Write Seq Q32T1
975.4
1148
18%
2986
206%
984
1%
974 ?(920 - 987, n=31)
0%
1987 ?(41 - 5222, n=100, last 2 years)
104%
Read Seq Q32T1
1874
3427
83%
3540
89%
1779
-5%
1736 ?(1390 - 1883, n=31)
-7%
2857 ?(128 - 7102, n=100, last 2 years)
52%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4336 - 5573, n=14)
4761 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4705 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4669 Points ∼98% +2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4571 Points ∼96%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
3999 Points ∼84% -13%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3861 Points ∼81% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=107, last 2 years)
3203 Points ∼67% -30%
The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
65 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (34 - 81.4, n=13)
60.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
52.3 (43min - 58max) fps ∼80% -20%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
47.7 fps ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8.2 - 92, n=64, last 2 years)
43.1 fps ∼66% -34%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
35.2 fps ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
35 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (21 - 42.8, n=13)
32.7 fps ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
27.6 (22min - 31max) fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7 - 52.8, n=67, last 2 years)
24 fps ∼69% -31%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.6 fps ∼59% -41%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
18.5 fps ∼53% -47%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (17.2 - 24.3, n=13)
20.1 fps ∼100% +12%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
18 fps ∼90%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.13 - 30.1, n=53, last 2 years)
13.4 fps ∼67% -26%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
12 fps ∼60% -33%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
10.1 (6min, 8P1 - 28max) fps ∼50% -44%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 112 65 35 18 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 133 115 91.5 81.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 71.5 63.5 51.2 fps

Noise emissions

Noise Level

Idle
24.6 / 24.6 / 30.2 dB(A)
Load
39.9 / 43.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.228.630.82522.325.525.93129.829.328.64026.726.228.55034.927.335.26322.820.222.48021.818.625.510028.924.229.312521.720.62416024.221.325.72002420.224.525020.518.321.931521.616.124.240022.716.724.35002615.628.763027.712.831.280027.711.530100027.611.530.9125029.510.733.2160031.910.635200032.21135.4250029.511.233.531502811.532.6400023.11228.4500020.212.225.1630018.812.423.180001612.420.51000014.112.518.41250012.912.414.81600011.811.712.6SPL39.924.643.4N2.90.63.9median 24median 12.4median 25.7Delta3.82.54.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Envy 13-ba1475ng

Temperature

Max. Load
 42.7 °C
109 F
42.7 °C
109 F
45 °C
113 F
 
 42.4 °C
108 F
41.7 °C
107 F
45.1 °C
113 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
37.7 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 45.1 °C = 113 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
46.1 °C
115 F
42 °C
108 F
42.7 °C
109 F
42.8 °C
109 F
39.7 °C
103 F
40 °C
104 F
38.4 °C
101 F
35.6 °C
96 F
34.7 °C
94 F
Maximum: 46.1 °C = 115 F
Average: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.9 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.1 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.4 to 58.4 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.1 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.5 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 37.7 °C / 99.9 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-9.4 °C / -17 F).


Surface temperatures stress test (top side)
Surface temperatures stress test (top side)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom side)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom side)

Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.628.42525.529.53129.333.94026.229.95027.333.96320.231.18018.631.910024.234.512520.643.616021.351.520020.260.125018.361.931516.163.240016.76450015.662.663012.861.980011.569.8100011.574125010.768.3160010.666.920001169.9250011.272.8315011.569.740001266500012.263.7630012.464.7800012.464.41000012.560.61250012.455.91600011.749.3SPL24.680.7N0.649median 12.4median 63.7Delta2.54.937.334.937.340.738.440.744.643.244.634.733.234.732.834.932.827.331.427.331.126.331.141.225.141.24923495119.75148.619.248.649.517.449.551.617.951.658.115.158.162.714.262.765.214.465.271.713.771.772.113.772.169.913.769.974.913.674.97313.97372.814.272.875.61475.670.814.570.873.814.773.875.615.175.677.515.377.573.716.173.763.115.263.150.815.550.885.426.885.463.50.963.5median 69.9median 15.1median 69.99.81.89.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Envy 13-ba1475ngDell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 8% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 46% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy absorption

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.32 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 4.9 / 5.7 Watt
Load midlight 39.6 / 64.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh
960 min ∼36% +54%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh
914 min ∼35% +46%
HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350, 51 Wh
630 min ∼24% +1%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450, 51 Wh
624 min ∼24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (258 - 1223, n=117, last 2 years)
579 min ∼22% -7%
Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 FHD
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 52 Wh
554 min ∼21% -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 50 Wh
480 min ∼18% -23%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 90)
10h 24min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 90)
7h 58min

Pros

+ high system performance
+ good picture quality
+ practical connections
+ decent input devices with illumination
+ long battery life
+ good speakers
+ chic and stable metal case

Cons

- highly reflective screen
- no Thunderbolt 4/USB 4
- Fan control in idle mode
- PWM
- practically no maintenance options

Verdict - HP Envy remains a good subnotebook with a bit more GPU power

In review: HP Envy 13. Test device provided by:
In review: HP Envy 13. Test device provided by:

HP refreshes its compact Envy 13 with a Tiger Lake processor and the dedicated GeForce MX450. This is a rarity in compact subnotebooks, because the integrated graphics chips have caught up significantly in the meantime and offer sufficient performance for most use cases. However, the MX450 still has an advantage in gaming and could make the difference between playable/unplayable. However, you should know that the Envy 13 is still not a gaming laptop; the overall performance is too low for that. We will have to decide for ourselves whether the dGPU is really worth it, but we like the fact that HP at least offers this combination. However, the performance could be increased considerably with a current AMD Ryzen chip, especially in the CPU area

Nothing has changed in the good and stable metal casing, but that includes the poor maintainability. Access to the components is much easier in other HP models, which should definitely be improved. This also applies to the fan, which starts every now and then for no apparent reason when idling. We like the fact that HP still includes a microSD reader and two normal USB-A ports in combination with USB-C, even though we would have liked Thunderbolt 4 support.

With the Tiger Lake processor and the MX450 GPU, the new Envy 13 now offers a bit more performance, but not much else has changed. It remains a good subnotebook with a bit more graphics performance and without serious weak points.

The screen scores a bit worse overall than in the previously tested model, since a different panel is now used. However, we assume that HP uses several suppliers due to the high number of laptops, which we also know from Lenovo, for example. However, the subjective picture quality is still very good, only the very reflective surface can be annoying.

Price and availability

Our test device of the Envy 13 is available for 1,099 Euros at Cyberport, for example.

HP Envy 13-ba1475ng - 05/24/2021 v7
Andreas Osthoff

Chassis
85 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
80%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
51 / 75 → 68%
Weight
72 / 20-75 → 95%
Battery
88%
Display
85%
Games Performance
72 / 78 → 92%
Application Performance
90 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
86%
Noise
88%
Audio
85 / 91 → 94%
Camera
36 / 85 → 42%
Average
78%
85%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Andreas Osthoff
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Andreas Osthoff, 2021-05-25 (Update: 2021-05-25)