HP Envy 13t Review

The HP Envy 13 is amongst the best laptops around when you just like the thought of a MacBook or Dell XPS 13, but can’t stomach the expense. Here’s our complete overview on the 2018 model, comprehensive with 8th-gen Intel and Nvidia graphics.

There are a handful of small compromises here, like a dimmer screen, minor flexing and lenovo x1 carbon 20bt battery a slightly oversensitive trackpad. But the worth and design and style are spot-on, along with the GeForce MX150 GPU plays games far better than many Ultrabooks twice the value.

HP’s slim 13.3-inch subnotebook attributes a fancy exterior and great connectivity. Hewlett-Packard has fitted a quad-core processor and chargeur asus exa1208eh a dedicated GPU in to the slim case. Excellent battery runtimes, a speedy SSD along with a matte Complete HD IPS screen full the package.

Hewlett-Packard has been offering the good-looking, slim 13.3-inch notebook named Envy 13 for several years now. Our current test unit is the newest model of this series. The device has been provided a full overhaul but still appears comparable to lenovo thinkpad yoga s1 battery/yoga 20cd battery its predecessor. Find out how the new model fares in our test critique. Amongst the Envy 13’s competitors are the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN, the Huawei MateBook X Pro along with the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018.

Design

We see lots of silver laptops in our lab that it can be hard to tell them apart, but the Envy 13 adds some original touches that make it stand out. The matte aluminum lid includes a little incline inside the back that covers the hinge, providing it clean, sleek lines. The shiny HP logo within the middle of your lid seriously pops when the lenovo yoga 900 13isk2 battery tapered shape in the chassis tends to make the entire program appear slim and sexy. A smooth bottom surface is made from magnesium alloy.

Opening the lid reveals an appealing aluminum deck, totally with silver keys that match the dell inspiron 15 7559 charger aesthetic (MacBooks break the color scheme by using brown keys). The side bezels about the 13.3-inch screen are comparatively thin, but no one would mistake this display for among the nearly edgeless offerings on Dell’s XPS 13 or Lenovo’s Yoga C930. HP also provides the Envy 13t in a “Silk Gold” color.

At 12 x eight.5 x 0.55 inches, the Envy is slim enough to fit into a narrow pocket within your bag and compact sufficient to fit on even the narrowest seat-back tray while its 2.93-pound weight tends to make it quite easy to take with toshiba battery pa5121u 1brs you. The Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 are each lighter (about 2.7 pounds), as may be the most recent MacBook Air (2.75 pounds).

Ports

For a notebook this thin, the Envy 13t features a fair collection of ports, which incorporates two standard USB 3.0 connections and two USB-C ports, with one of each and every on either side. There’s also a three.5mm audio jack along with a microSD card slot. The USB-C ports can be applied for charging, data and lenovo think pad x1 carbon 20fb battery video out, but you they are able to only accept power from an HP branded charger. The device itself comes using a proprietary, non-USB charger.

Display

The matte 13.3-inch show on the Envy has a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels plus a 120 Hz refresh rate. Its brightness (309.7 cd/m2) and contrast (1257:1) are great. Competitors which include the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN and dell inspiron 15 7559 charger the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR supply related values. The Huawei MateBook X Pro, having said that, features a considerably brighter display having a greater contrast ratio.

The screen also uses PWM at brightness levels beneath 90% having a frequency of 1000 Hz. As this frequency is rather higher, it should not cause headaches or eye complications even for sensitive users.

The screen already gives good colors ex-works. Its DeltaE-2000-deviation of 1.64 is within the ideal range (DeltaE below 3). The show does not possess a blue cast and toshiba battery pa5109u 1brs grayscales are well-balanced also. These values could be further improved by calibrating the screen, which brings colour deviation down to 0.99 and improves grayscale balance a lot more. The AdobeRGB and sRGB colour spaces aren’t covered by this panel. We measured coverage of 52% (AdobeRGB) and 82% (sRGB).

The colour profile we offered above (based on our calibration) can enhance the panel’s colors. Please be sure that you have the chargeur asus adp 120rh bexact identical show model (manufacturer + model number) as in our test unit. Otherwise, our color profile could make colors even worse as an alternative to enhancing them. Different panels from diverse suppliers are typically utilised within the same notebook model series.

HP has equipped the Envy 13 with an IPS panel with lenovo adlx65ycc2a sa10m13947 steady viewing angles. This implies that display content might be read from any angle. Though the show brightness is enough for indoor use, points turn out to be a lot more tricky outdoors. At most, the screen might be used on an overcast day or within the shade.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Envy 13 features a backlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, smooth keys have brief travel and a noticeable pressure point. The actuation force is very good. The keyboard provides way somewhat within the middle though typing, but this did not bother us particularly. The backlight has a single brightness level and acer aspire m5 583p 5859 battery is usually activated via a function essential. General, HP has integrated an incredibly decent keyboard appropriate for day-to-day use.

The multi-touch ClickPad requires up about 11 x 5.five cm. This provides loads of space to chargeur acer a13 045n2a use gesture control. Fingers glide effortlessly over the smooth surface. Inputs are registered even inside the corners. The ClickPad has brief travel plus a distinct stress point.

A few parts of your HP Envy 13 design that haven’t changed this year might be enhanced, but we’re glad HP hasn’t fiddled with lenovo yoga 2 13 battery the keyboard significantly. It’s still a solid, slightly springy-feeling keyboard with deeper feedback than a few of the newer “ultra premium” styles.

For the initial 30 minutes or so we had been left wishing the HP Envy 13 had chargeur asus adp 33aw c a slightly crisper action. However, its keys just possess a reduce pitch feedback. The depress with the clunk is each clear and meaty.

There’s a keyboard backlight as well. It’s a relatively weedy blue-ish LED light with no acer spin 5 sp513 51 charger the multi-level control you may get within a laptop twice the cost. But we’re glad adequate that it’s right here. That it shines by way of the key lettering at the same time as the keys’ borders is welcome as well.

Below you get roughly precisely the same trackpad because the 2017 Envy 13. It really is glass, and not especially tall, nevertheless it is quite wide. It’s smooth, the click feedback feels very good and toshiba satellite c55 c battery there is no pre-click floating or any challenges with button zones. Only the correct quarter to a third is taken up by the appropriate mouse button, avoiding accidental presses.

We do come across the Envy 13’s pad susceptible to registering taps when just scrolling around an interface or lenovo ideapad p400 touch battery internet web page. On the other hand, should you get annoyed by this you’ll be able to always turn off “quick tap” clicks, so the pad will only register a button press if you in fact push the pad completely.

There’s also a fingerprint scanner around the side. Just hold a finger against it to avoid having to input your lock screen pin or password.

It operates fairly effectively, far better than some other models that only appear to acer swift 7 sf713 battery recognise your finger 30 percent with the time. Having said that, it doesn’t possess the most intuitive of ergonomics, so could take a week or so to become accustomed to.

Processor

The Envy is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7-8550U (Kaby Lake Refresh) processor. This CPU belongs to the ULV models using a TDP of 15 watts and lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga charger ought to cover the demands of most customers. The 8550U processor delivers additional than sufficient efficiency for office and World-wide-web applications. The CPU clocks at a base rate of 1.eight GHz and a turbo rate of as much as 4 GHz.

The multithread CineBench tests are executed at a clock price between three.two and three.5 GHz for the initial few seconds. Then the clock price drops to lenovo yoga 2 13 model 20344 charger two.2 – 2.3 GHz. The single-thread tests are completed at clock rates among three.7 and three.9 GHz. That is the identical whether the device is running on battery or connected to an external power provide.

We test no matter whether the turbo enhance may be applied more than a longer time period by operating the CineBench R15 multithread test inside a loop for 30 minutes. The results dropped by 20% in between the initial and batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc fourth run, then remained more or much less continual at around 440 points for the remainder in the test. This shows that the turbo is employed but only at low speed.

If you need large amount of energy for a brief period, the processor will offer you the batterie hp 800050 001 anticipated functionality. Nevertheless, the CineBench-R15 loop shows that the CPU functions at reduce speeds during long-term loads than comparable notebooks with the same processor.

Connectivity and Audio

The HP Envy 13 has a fantastic array of connections. Provided that you don’t require a normal HDMI video output. The single USB-C may be applied to chargeur asus adp 45bw c connect a monitor or Television, even though, and also you get such an adapter inside the box.

You also get two full-size USB ports, which have cute small “drop jaw” mechanisms. Their use does chargeur acer sw5 015 137z 18w seem sightly amusing when this laptop is not, at this thickest, really any thinner than final year’s model, which had normal USB ports.

The HP Envy 13 also features a microSD slot and headphone jack. A classic cylindrical socket is made use of to batterie toshiba satellite nb10t a 101 recharge the Envy 13, instead of the USB-C. That is for the most beneficial, given there is only 1 USB-C port.

The Envy 13 also has Bang & Olufsen speakers, with B&O sound customisation. Whilst not at the level of a MacBook’s speakers, these are perfectly solid.

There’s no truly low bass, but there is enough upper bass to side-step the thin, weedy sound we want to prevent. And both the mids and treble are relatively clear-sounding.

Conclusion

HP has combined a quad-core processor with batterie hp 800050 001/batterie hp pavilion gaming 15 a mid-range GeForce graphics solution and has wrapped it all within a good-looking, slim metal case. Of course, this requires certain compromises: For thermal reasons, HP has chosen to use the throttled version of the MX150 (which is found in many subnotebooks). Customers can nevertheless play games with chargeur toshiba pa5034u 1aca this GPU version. Unfortunately, we occasionally heard some crackling coming from inside the device.

The NVMe SSD enables smooth method overall performance, although it is actually not the fastest SSD about. Particularly its sequential transfer rates are substantially slower than chargeur asus ad890026 those of most competitors. It really is possible for users to exchange the SSD, although this would require removing the bottom cover in the base unit.

The Envy has a quite decent (one level) backlit keyboard appropriate for everyday use. Its battery runtimes are excellent also. The matte IPS display delivers stable viewing angles, a great contrast ratio and asus ux501v battery adequate brightness. Another advantage: The USB Type-C port can also be used to recharge the battery. This implies that 1 power supply is usually made use of to recharge all devices, which is an incredible advantage for when you are traveling.

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