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HP Envy 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 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. People really like the battery and reliability. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the touchpad and price get critical comments. There are some mixed views about the keyboard.

portability, design, performance, reliability, battery

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 ( 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 are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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 Laptop PC (13.1 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9400, 3GB RAM, 250 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Home Premium, Bluetoot

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the keyboard and design. The usability and reliability are also appreciated.

portability, reliability, usability, design, keyboard

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

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : maximum pc (

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 (

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 (

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...

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

Expensive ; Overly sensitive touchpad ; Limited number of ports

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : ZDNet (

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 (

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

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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...

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 : Cisco Cheng (

HP Envy 13


Most everything about the HP Envy 13—from its amazing battery life to its gorgeous design—is enviable, but its price holds it back.

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.

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

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 (

HP Envy 13


Now that Windows 7 is starting to close the gap with Apple's operating system, it's only fitting that it runs on systems that come closer to Apple's vaunted design. One of the first to approach this ideal is the HP Envy 13 (starting at $1,699; $1,899...

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 system:Beats Audio / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer: / Bang & Olufsen

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB


Front Camera:Y


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.1 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 3200 x 1800
HD type:HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.757 / 2781
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 520 / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device: / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:3 / 5 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:5 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM


Type: None


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
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 Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N / No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

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

Other Features

Chassis type:
Dimensions (WxDxH):8 x 13 x 1
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100V – 240V AC, 50 - 60Hz
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.5 x 4.72 x 12.7
Package weight:10.3
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB / Opi
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.1 / 8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:i7-6500U / SL9400 / SL9600
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:14 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i7-6500U / SL9400 / SL9600
Processor Number:SL9300/SL9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SL9000 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA956 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D1 / E0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:36689 / 37262 / 88194
Processor code:SLGEQ / SR2EZ
Processor package size:22 / 42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:HP MediaSmart Suite\nHP Setup\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP QuickWeb\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nWindows Media center\nWindows Mail\nCorel VideoStudio X2\nCorel Paintshop Pro X2\nStardock My Colors / Microsoft® Internet Explorer; Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player / Suite HP MediaSmart\nHP Total Care Setup, HP ProtectSmart, Cyberlink DVD Suite\nWindows Media Center\nWindows Mail\nCorel VideoStudio X2, Corel Paintshop Pro X2, Stardock My Colors\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nCorel Video Studio Pro X2\nCorel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\nHP MediaSmart Premium\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSun Java\nHP Set Up\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer Toolbar\nENVY Instant On Solution\nWindows Live Messenger\nWindows Live Writer\nWindows Live Mail\nHP-AOL Portal\nSkype
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009 (60) / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\n


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards: / MMC, SD / MMC,SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 250

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.46 / 8.9
Height:0.508 / 0.787 / 0.807
Power adapter weight:5.47
Weight:2.8 / 3.73 / 3.75 / 4 / 5.07
Width:12.6 / 12.9