HP ENVY 13 and ENVY x360 13 are introduced, we are going to talk about its specs and price. The arrival of the 11th generation Intel Core processors is shaking up the laptop market. Many assemblers are presenting their proposals equipped with these CPUs during the last weeks. HP is one of them, and the ENVY family is one of the series that has received the new microprocessors, although, HP is not satisfied with this new feature alone. Moreover, the two computers we are going to talk about in this article belong to Intel’s Evo platform.
As we will see, these two laptops have much in common, but differ in one important feature: the model x360 is a convertible, and the ENVY 13 is not. It is a conventional laptop.
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HP ENVY 13 and ENVY x360 13: Specs
Before we go any further, we would like to stop for a moment to review what Intel’s Evo platform has to offer. To achieve this certification, laptops must have more than 9 hours of autonomy in a real use scenario, they must recover from suspension in less than 1s, they must guarantee a minimum autonomy of 4 hours in no more than 30 minutes of charge, and finally, they must implement WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Beyond this, both ENVY laptops share a 13.3-inch LCD IPS panel with full HD resolution, 8GB DDR4-2933 main memory, Intel’s Iris Xe graphics logic integrated into the CPU and well-resolved connectivity that includes a Thunderbolt 4 port and the WiFi 6. In addition, these two computers promise us a minimum autonomy of 9 hours in a mixed-use scenario because, otherwise, they would not have received the Evo certification.
HP ENVY 13
This laptop’s screen features a 13.3-inch IPS-type LCD panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 dots), a 400-nit brightness delivery capability, and 100% sRGB color space coverage. Its CPU is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip capable of working at a maximum clock frequency of 4.7 GHz and equipped with a 12MB level 3 cache. It also incorporates 8GB DDR4-2933 and the new Iris Xe graphics logic, which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting innovations introduced by Intel in its new processors for laptops.
To solve the secondary storage of this equipment HP has bet on a 256GB SSD with an NVMe M.2 interface. In addition, along with WiFi 6 connectivity, it offers us Bluetooth 5, a Thunderbolt 4 port and two USB type A with a maximum transfer speed of 5GB/s. One last point: it also has a fingerprint reader and a key that allows us to lock the camera in those circumstances where we prefer to make sure that nobody is going to use it fraudulently.
HP ENVY x360 13
As I mentioned a few lines above, the specifications of this laptop are very similar to those of the ENVY 13 in which we just inquired. It has a 13.3-inch screen with an LCD IPS Full HD panel, as well as the same Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor and the same 8GB main memory type DDR4-2933. Its graphics are also Intel’s Iris Xe, and it implements the WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity present in HP’s new batch of laptops. However, these two computers are not identical in everything.
ENVY x360 13 has an SSD with an NVMe M.2 interface that has 512GB capacity, which allows you to add 256GB SSD. However, if we continue to investigate the specifications of both devices, we will see that it has the same stereo sound signed by Bang & Olufsen, the same 3-cell battery and 51 Wh, and also the same fingerprint reader discreetly integrated into the keyboard. One last interesting feature that allows this convertible to stand out one more step from ENVY 13: its IPS panel is protected by a Gorilla Glass NBT sheet.
HP ENVY 13 and ENVY x360 13: Price and release date
HP has confirmed that the new ENVY 13 will be available this October with a starting price of $899.99, while to get the ENVY x360 13 we will have to wait until November. The price tag of this convertible will be $949.99.