HP is bringing its revamped ENVY Notebook 13 to the market later this month featuring Intel's latest Core i 'Kaby Lake' processors.
The powerful 13.3-inch notebooks still maintain their thinness (13.94mm) but gain a bigger battery (57.8 Whr versus 45) and a refined design for late 2016. The new ENVY also features a unique 'lift hinge' design where the back edge of the display props the device up slightly allowing more ventilation. There is also a full-sized backlit keyboard with 1.3mm travel, large glass trackpad, dual front firing speakers, and up to 16GB of RAM.
For displays, you are looking at two options at 13.3 inches: Full HD (non-touch) and QHD + IPS with touch featuring an impressive 72% color gamut.
The ENVY Notebook 13 will be available with either a Core i5 or Core i7 processor and up to 1TB PCIe for storage.
|CPU||Intel 7th Gen Core i5 or Core i7|
|Video Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Display||13.3" edge-to-edge Full HD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)|
QHD + IPS Touch
|RAM||Up to 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM|
|Storage||256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
Up to 14 hours
|Weight||3.3 lb (1.49 kg)|
|Wireless||2x2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth|
|Ports||1 USB Type-C 3.1|
2 USB 3.1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge)
1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo
|Digital Media||Micro SD Card Reader|
|Audio||Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers|
|Camera||Front-facing HP TrueVision HD Webcam|
|HP Fast Charge||Go from 0 to 90% charge in approximately 90 minutes|
Overall, the HP ENVY Notebook 13 looks like a winner. The laptop goes on sale later this month at HP.com and starts at $849 for the Core i5 version with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SATA storage and Full HD display.
We'll be going hands-on with the ENVY 13 and other HP devices tonight in New York City, so stay tuned for further coverage!
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I can't wait for Lenovo to show this printer manufacturer that the Yoga is king of the 2-in-ones.
Lenovo is a TV manufacturer now.
No. Smartphone manufacturer.
crappy smartphone manufacturer with zero quality and yes i bought their phones and sold them again.
Looks great. But which one is better? This one or the XPS?
TBH, this is the problem right now: it's a lot of personal preference because all are quite outstanding
Outstanding... on paper.
No, more than that. I personally rotate through (wait for it): Dell XPS 13, 15; Samsung Notebook 9 (15"), Lenovo X1 Carbon, and Surface Book. I also had the HP Spectre x360, which I enjoyed. They all have their pros with cons that are really personal preference.
But Daniel the FHD XPS 13 isn't touch enabled which for me is a very big deal. FHD versions are cheaper and have better battery life.
Du Hast !!!
HP is really doing a great job lately.
These new HP laptops related to the Pavilion Dv7 or G7-2022us? Our family had 3 of these, all had the left hinge break out the case beyond repair, when I went to HP they told me I was outside the window where HP would do anything...Two of these weren't 2 yrs old yet! No more HP products for me...
I have this one, the 2015 one that is, i7 with 8gb ram, the display is a 3200x1800 276dpi one, the best I've ever laid eyes on! Light and performance wise awesome. Kinda heats up at times but given it's size it's expected. Would recommend 10/10.
"Unique lift-hinge design" ... exactly like my 3 year old Sony Vaio.
Interesting. Let's see the price en Euro Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
Is there a difference in battery life between the different types of display?
IPS/TN /OLED- probably not much. Resolution? Yes, definitely.
Looks fantastic (!) and not very expensive for the basic model. HP is really doing great these days.
Don't know why Daniel hasn't even bothered reviewing the 2016 HP ENVY 15t.
Windows Central is becoming DELL central (so many DELL related posts!!) ugh. Would really like an in depth review. I've asked him politely so many times but never go a response.
i have one flaw with this laptop, the graphics
When is intel gonna launch 7th generation processor for consumer
Hmm, maybe they did it for price, or DDR4 isn't common, but it's funny they went for LPDDR3 ram instead of the slightly more efficient and faster DDR4 Ram for laptops/mobile. On desktops, DDR4 ram was announced in 2014 and had available hardware in 2015. Curious to still be using DDR3 on late 2016 hardware...
I just love Hp
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