The HP Envy 13 looks good, but isn't particularly outstanding otherwise
The HP Envy 13 from 2020 is a well-equipped subnotebook with a 13.3-inch display. On paper, the device boasts an Intel Core i7-10510U, a NVIDIA GeForce MX350 and 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. This is a lot better than last year's version. We were also pleased with the device's exterior thanks to its elegant and well-made metal case.
Our review of the HP Envy 13 showed that HP doesn't make the most of this hardware in practice. It can't quite keep up with similarly equipped subnotebooks in terms of performance and usually remains below the average for devices equipped with the Nvidia GeForce MX530. At least in terms of system performance the device manages to take the lead compared to some notebooks with the same GPU. There are better alternatives available if you are looking for a particularly long battery life.
Overall, the HP Envy 13-ba0001ng is a very reliable notebook that is capable of handling most everyday applications. Even one or two games can be displayed fairly smoothly. We appreciate its compactness and the elegant case as well as the high-contrast IPS display, although this is not suitable for use outdoors due to its reflectiveness. If that is not an issue for you, you could be very happy with the Envy 13.
Find out more in our detailed review of the HP Envy 13.