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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