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HP ENVY 13 (2020) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of HP ENVY 13 Laptop (13t-ba100, 2021)
Neoscore* 71%
  • Bright 4K display
  • Good battery life
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Good speakers
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Plastic touchpad

Summary

The new ENVY 13 supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity and can be configured with discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics. With fast charging, it can get 50% of battery charge in just half an hour.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Envy 13 delivers a bright and vivid 13.3-inch, 4K display and a comfortable keyboard. I wish HP hadn't extended the wood inlay across the touchpad, because the coarse surface isn't comfortable to use over long periods. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and 8GB of RAM, it did a decent job on our performance benchmarks.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright and vivid 13.3-inch 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Poor battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13 is the most premium laptop you'll find at this price point. It has a sleek metal chassis with some pleasing design elements, including chrome trim around the touchpad. At 12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches and 2.9 pounds, it is lighter than the Lenovo Yoga 7i.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance for the price
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Plastic touchpad is confusing
  • Thick bezels

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13-ba0001ng is equipped with an Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, the dedicated GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX350 and 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. The device is also equipped with dual-array digital microphones which ensure good intelligibility of the call. HP has really maxed out the possible keyboard size on this device with the keys going right out to the right and left edges of the base unit.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • High-contrast display
  • Good battery life
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C hub
  • Only one year warranty

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The new Envy 13 scores both in terms of features (Wi-Fi 6 now with better performance) and ports. Besides the USB-C port (Gen.2 with DisplayPort 1.4), there is also a conventional USB-A port on both sides. The processor itself is limited to 20 watts after a short time and then remains stable there.
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Pros[**]
  • Stable and high-quality case
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port (Gen.2)
  • Fan sometimes starts up in idle mode

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13 (Wood Edition) has genuine and genuinely attractive wood in its design. The special model also offers a 4K display and quick components while maintaining a reasonable price tag. The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7490) remains our current top pick in the category.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish, attractive design
  • 4K display
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Limited configuration options

pcworld[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
HP is offering three pre-configured SKUs for its latest quad-core Envy 13 models. The Wood Series model we're reviewing ups the ante with a 10th-gen Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor. While the 4K display is crisp and bright, it isn't touch-enabled. We're also a tad disappointed by the Wi-Fi 5 networking.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, vivid 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • 4K display isn't touch-enabled

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13 (2020) has a 13.3in Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD screen. It comes with slim bezels that provide an impressive 88% screen-to-body ratio. It has a silver, sandblasted anodised finish and an easily portable size – weighing in at just 1.3kg. The laptop features an AC smart pin slot for charging, rather than USB-C.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid build quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13 is a strong all rounder for the money, but some details do let it down. It runs a little hot and heavy, accompanied by plenty of fan noise, under load. While the Envy's 13-inch IPS screen does impress with its peak brightness, it also suffers from disappointing viewing angles thanks to a bad case of IPS glow.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels
  • Decent performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Poor viewing angles
  • USB-C can't charge

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 13 (2020) features a 13-inch Full HD touchscreen with a unique quirk called BrightView. The Envy boasts surprisingly fantastic colour coverage scores, scoring 96% for sRGB and over 70% for both Adobe RGB and DCI-P3. Laptops that cost less than £1000 usually see a hit to performance – not so with the Envy. The base model, costing just £850, sees an Intel Core i35G1-5-5.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Bright display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Poor webcam

references

1. ^ HP Envy 13 review (2020, Wood Edition) . laptopmag. 2020-03-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ HP Envy 13 (2021) review. laptopmag. 2021-05-09 Retrieved 2021-05-11.
3. ^ HP Envy 13 Laptop Review: Elegant metal case and solid performance. notebookcheck. 2020-12-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ HP Envy 13 with Intel Tiger Lake and GeForce MX450 in review. notebookcheck. 2021-05-25 Retrieved 2021-05-26.
5. ^ HP Envy 13 (Wood Edition) Review. pcmag. 2020-03-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ HP Envy 13 (2020) review. techadvisor. 2020-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ HP Envy 13 (2020) review. techradar. 2020-08-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ HP Envy 13 (2020) Review. trustedreviews. 2021-02-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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