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HP Envy 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of HP Envy 13. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and battery. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but the touchpad and price get less positive reviews.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 13


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from 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 People really like the durability and performance. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are some less positive comments about the keyboard and usability.

battery, portability, price, performance, durability

usability, keyboard

86% of the reviews on 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 Notebook PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3MB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, Bluet

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 13


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Envy 13 from 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 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 give this product a positive rating.

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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (

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...

The notebook's 13-inch LED HP Radiance Infinity widescreen display, with a 1366x768 resolution, was stunning while viewing photos and movies during our tests. Colors, in comparison to a standard glossy display on a Gateway notebook, popped off the...

Jun, 2010

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Hands On: HP Envy 13 / Envy 15 in Review


The aluminium case is probably the most noticeable innovation of the Envy notebooks by HP. Apart from a couple of details, it is well done. This is also true for the design which we'd like to describe as very worthy. The connectivity, locaction and...

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

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: Christopher Null (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Dan Ackerman (

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

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Voodoo Envy 133


Admit it: You've said to your boss that you need an ultraportable laptop because it would give you easy and instant access to your work data. But the truth is, the main reason anyone buys a sleek, slim ultraportable is to turn heads. The HP Voodoo Envy...

Fantastic feel, sleek minimalism Linux shell with handy apps

Today's prices for yesterday's hardware The mouse is love or hate -- I hate it

The speakers' sound quality was a pleasant surprise. You get some surprisingly clear and crisp audio from this ultraportable. Of course, you won't hear much in the way of bass out of the two tiny side-mounted speakers (there's no subwoofer to be...

Dec, 2008

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HP Envy 13


After more than three years of perfecting its imprinting design—made up of patterns beneath a glossy plastic layer—HP decided that its premium brand deserved something more in line with today's trends. The Envy line, as you may recall, was a synonymous...

Phenomenal battery life with both batteries. Extended slice fits flush with the system's base. Metallic design is gorgeous and customizable. Media-centric resolution. Up to 5GB of memory. Very bright screen. Nice typing experience

Pricey. No illuminated keyboard option. ExpressCard slot would be nice. Only two USB ports

The HP Envy 13 is an all-metallic ultraportable that delivered phenomenal battery scores, but customers may not be ready to spend $1,899 on a laptop.

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:Spain/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Envy

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Type: None


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


OS Provided

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


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


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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