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HP Envy 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of HP Envy 13. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and battery are generally positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and price.

design, portability, performance, battery, reliability

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Envy 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The price and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the keyboard and usability.

battery, portability, price, performance, durability

usability, keyboard

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 13-1050ea Laptop PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3GB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, BluetootHP Envy 13-1050ea Laptop PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3GB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, Bluetoot

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and design. The usability and reliability also get good feedback.

portability, reliability, usability, design, keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 13-1030NR 13.3-Inch Magnesium Alloy Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP ENVY 13-1030NR 13.3-Inch Magnesium Alloy Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

HP Envy 13 Review

 

It's called the Envy 13 for a reason. From its magnesium alloy frame, to its beautiful display and its laser etched hand-rest, HP's Envy 13 is sure to turn a few of your friends green. The only setback to this ultraportable? It's going to cost you a...

Sylish, magnesium-alloy frame; excellent LED display; jet-fast benchmark performance

Expensive; mediocre battery life; no optical drive

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Hands On: HP Envy 13 / Envy 15 in Review

 

HP EnvyBook Pro. The new HP Pavilion Consumer Notebooks do not l ...

Speaking of aluminium-bricks. Here we find an essential difference to the mentioned notebooks. Only the outer case of the Envys by HP is aluminium, while Apple mills the case tray out of a massive piece of aluminium. This nicely solves the necessary...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

HP Envy 13 Review

 

Last year, HP claimed to redefine the premium notebook PC when the company unveiled the new HP Envy 13. This 13-inch notebook offers high-performance, power-efficient processors, ATI switchable graphics, lightweight aluminum and magnesium construction,...

Excellent build quality ; Great keyboard ; Cool "green" packaging

Expensive ; Overly sensitive touchpad ; Limited number of ports

Without a doubt, the Envy 13 is among the most innovative consumer notebooks that HP has ever created. However, it still feels like HP engineers spent too much time and effort trying to make a "MacBook alternative" and missed the mark completely. Yes,...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HP Envy 13

 

HP's upscale Envy 13 looks and feels like an expensive status symbol, with performance and features that impress us — but its high price makes it a tough sell over the similar-looking MacBook Pro.

Slick, modern design, Big touch pad, Bright display

Very expensive, Heavier than it looks, No backlit keyboard, Limited ports and connections

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HP Envy 13

 

Adamo? No. Air? We think not. The HP Envy with Voodoo DNA is a thin, light powerhouse that nearly justifies its mega-high price tag.

Good looks and solid performance … what’s not to like? Textured palm-rest pattern evokes Death Star motif … like a million voices crying out in unison, then suddenly silenced

Only two USB ports. Bright screen, but hardly an “unparalleled viewing experience.” Chiclet keyboard awkward at first. Middling battery life (2 hours, 10 minutes). Undersized arrow keys. Higher price than Cypress Hill concert

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Paul Miller (engadget.com)

HP Envy 13 review

 

In more ways than one, the HP Envy 13 seems like a "new generation" of PC laptop for HP or even the industry. Intentional or not it bears more in resemblance with Apple's lineup than its own predecessors, it's part of the very first wave of computers...

Beautiful hardware design ; High screen resolution ; Solid battery life

Terrible trackpad ; High price ; External disc drive

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

HP Envy 13

 

Snarky bloggers (ahem) could easily dismiss the HP Envy 13 as a MacBook Pro plus $300, say so in a tweet, and call it a day. Hell, I was certainly tempted. (The Envy 13 starts at $1699. As configured, our review unit would cost you $1799.) This...

Great, Mac-like looks ; Neat audio processing feature for headphones

Expensive ; Annoying bloatware ads

If it looks like a MacBook and feels like a Macbook, it's got to be from Apple, right? Wrong! The Envy 13 is the PC's answer for slim, stylish computing. Only more expensive.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy 13 - Review of the HP Envy 13

 

Classy design, Brightest screen in its class, Excellent performance, Switchable graphics, Superb audio quality through headphones

Temperamental touchpad, Unimpressive speakers, Mediocre battery life (without slice), Expensive

As noted above, the Envy 13 has a full-size island-style keyboard. Its plastic black keys are smooth and comfortable to the touch, and snap back responsively when pressed. There are no dedicated multimedia buttons, but the Function key operations have...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy 13 Review

 

There's no question that the HP Envy 13 is a stylish and powerful system. It's a sexy ultraportable that delivers the performance of a much larger machine. Everything from the Envy's packaging down to the glass display says that this is a premium...

Classy design, Brightest screen in its class, Excellent performance, Switchable graphics, Superb audio quality through headphones

Temperamental touchpad, Unimpressive speakers, Mediocre battery life (without slice), Expensive

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Envy 13 review: HP Envy 13

 

Even a cursory glance will tell you the HP Envy 13 is a very nicely made premium 13-inch laptop. It's a solid slab of aluminum and magnesium, etched with interesting visual details, and filled with capable components, such as a dual-core low-voltage...

Slick, modern design; big touch pad; bright display; premium support services.

Very expensive; heavier than it looks; no backlit keyboard; limited ports and connections.

HP's upscale Envy 13 looks and feels like an expensive status symbol, with performance and features that impress us--but its high price makes it a tough sell over the similar-looking MacBook Pro.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in a superior computing experience. The HP Envy 13-1100 notebook PC is precision crafted for superb performance and an exceptional user experience. A subtle blend of form and function designed for you.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.5in
Height:0.8in
Weight:3.7lbs/5.1lbs
Width:12.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.1in/13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.3cm/33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Spain/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:13-1007la/13-1030nr/13-1130NR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Envy

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SL9300/SL9400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:5GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330