HP Envy 13 Review- Premium and Affordable (2018)

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HP Envy 13 Review- Premium and Affordable (2018)
HP Envy 13 Review- Premium and Affordable (2018)

What’s up, everybody,I have teamed up with HP to show you there in V 13 lineup for 2018. And there are quite a few models out there, but this one in particular is the HP N.V. H zero zero one zero and R, that is a mouthful.

But this is a portable and powerful computer that is well priced, especially for some of the things that you get standard in here.

So makes you check the link down below for all the different configurations and current pricing. The box that it comes in is nice.

I love the map. Black and dramatic packaging. There isn’t a ton in the box.

You just get the laptop itself, the charger and the power cord, and that’s about it. And some paperwork, too, if you’re into that. The first thing that stood out to me is the bill quality and design. It’s got that modern and clean. Look, the build is all aluminum.

I love the way it feels. It just feels solid. It fits nicely in a backpack. So this could be perfect for both students and for business.

And it has that unique hinge where you open it up. It elevates a laptop at an angle. And combined with that large ventilation area below the display and underneath the laptop, the machine stays nice and cool during use.

I’m digging the port selection on this model on the left. You get a combo headphone and microphone jack USP A annua SB Type C, Gen one port that you can also charge with.

But sorry, no Thunderbolt three support here and a micro SD card slot. I personally am a fan of the full size SD card slots, but it is what it is. On the right side you get a DC charging port, another USB port. So I love that. A fingerprint scanner for secure log in.

It does work well when you get used to it. It does help that the laptop is hinged.

So if it wasn’t, it’d be much harder to get to when it’s on a flat surface. It did take me a little while to get used to, but once you get used to it, it’s not bad. But on a lap, it works perfectly. I wish it was integrated into the power button like I’ve seen on some other laptops I’ve used this year, but it’s nice to have that secure fingerprint scanner.

The display is a thirteen point three inch full HD touch screen, while the hinge does have a little flex to it. It works really well. I feel it’s seamless from the touch screen to the keyboard.

It’s a little top heavy, so you can’t open it with just one hand. But overall, I really enjoy using it so far. I’ve been mostly using it for web browsing, scripting and research. And the display isn’t the brightest in this class.

So outdoor visibility in bright light situations could be a little issue.

But if you’re mostly using it indoors or in a coffee shop or in a classroom, you’re gonna be just fine. The viewing angles are also decent. I even caught up on a few articles on this, and then I was really pleasantly surprised on how nice the Bang and Olafsson speakers sounded here.

The speaker grill expands across the entire top of the laptop and there are also two speakers at the bottom of the laptop.

So when it’s on a flat surface, it gives you a very small surround sound effect. I felt like it was lacking a little base off the bat, so makes you go into the settings and change that. But I think most people be very happy with the audio here.

If you need extra resolution, there is a Fourcade touch panel available so you can look at that option. But if you don’t care about the resolution, you might want to go with the Tenet P version because you can get up to four more hours of battery life on this version.

So HP says you can get up to 14 hours battery life with the 10 ATP and 10 hours with the four K version. But I wasn’t quite hit in that 14 hour.

But you can definitely get between eight to 10 hours easy on this.

So it’s got excellent battery life. So if you’re looking for all day at school or all day at work type of battery life, this is it. You’re not gonna have any problems.

The keyboard is nice. It has great travel and feels soft, but has enough tactility so you can feel it. And it’s backlit, which is nice. But the one thing that I had to get used to is the placement of the keys.

There’s an extra row on the right side that includes a page up and page down, which I found convenient for web browsing and moving through presentations and some documents.

But it does shift the key slightly to the left. So there is a slight adjustment period, but I got used to it pretty quickly and you should get comfortable.

But just be aware of that. The track pad is decent. It is running Synaptics drivers, but it actually is nice and responsive. I do wish it was a little bit larger when it comes to the surface area, but it does get the job done.

There’s plenty of power here too, because it comes standard with the quad core 8th generation intel core ie seven eighty five fifty U with a one point eight gigahertz base clock and turbo.

Up to four gigahertz. This version comes with the Intel 620 integrated graphics.

From my data they use. The performance has been fantastic. It’s been snappy and Windows Ten really runs well on this.

Now for gaming, you could probably play a few like titles, but I wouldn’t use this for a serious gaming. I wish it had a Thunderbird three port because that would have been awesome. So you can hook up in AGP you it, but hopefully we’ll see that on the next version.

It does come with eight gigabytes of RAM standard, which will work, but it is the slower Didi’s or three ram. Even the sixteen gigabytes of RAM upgrade is also DDR three along with the invidia and makes one fifty. So hopefully we’ll see faster DDR for models in the future.

I really like that it comes standard with a fast 256 gigabyte and Vme SSD, the right speeds are quick.

And even though the reach speeds aren’t as fast, it’s nice to have fast storage for everyday use. And you can use that micro SD card to get cheap, easy expansion. You can put all of your movies and photos or whatever else that you want in there.

So it’s always nice to have that option. The icing on the cake for me is that Amazon, Alexa is built in right into the laptop.

You do have the app here, so you can control it through that.

But there is hot we’re triggering. So you can just say Alexa at any time and trigger whatever commands that you want. My entire smart home is connected with the Lexus, so this makes things extremely convenient. You don’t have to use it.

But I love that it’s there for people that are looking for something powerful.

But in a small form factor, I think this machine could be something you can look into if you’re doing some life, photo editing, lots of weird documentation, spreadsheets and presentations or if you’re a student. I think this could be good for you. I even think some I.T. folks might love the long battery life and porch selection at this price point.

And I really like the portability and bill quality of this laptop, even though there are a few short comings like this webcam.

It’s 720 P. It’s not very good, but I really like the direction that HP is going with the N.V. 13. It gets a lot of things right with plenty of power. Nice keyboard. Versatile touchscreen. Great poor selection and great bill quality. So if you’re interested, I will leave a link down below for you so you can pick one up.

I think it’s even on sale on the HP website right now. So standard with the core ie seven. This could be something that you can look into.

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