HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

The HP Envy 13t features high performance, long-lasting battery life, and a really fantastic typing experience. It’s really a lightweight and affordable package.

HP’s Envy 13t is a lightweight laptop with high performance and sexiest design. It’s 2.9-pounds only, within an Intel 8th Gen Core Processor, all-metal frames and long-lasting battery life of the full day. Its keyboard is also one of the bests. In the market, there are several companies that are providing the mentioned functionalities, but they are very high as compared to Envy 13t. It’s a fantastic value, especially for the students having a low budget.

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Design

The HP Envy 13t, the slim and sexy laptop within tapered chassis, gives a more gorgeous look. It offers two colors: silver, and “Silk Gold”. Original Silver color stand it out in many other silver laptops, having the lid of aluminum, slopy covered hinges gives clean and sleeky lines. The sparkling “hp” logo in the heart of the lid truly pops.

HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

Opening the deck reveals an elegant aluminum deck with aesthetics matching silver buttons. The side bezels are relatively thin around the 13.3-inch screen.

At 12 x 8.5 x 0.55 inches, the Envy can fit into your backpack, and small enough to fit on even the narrower seat-back. While its 2.93-pound weight makes it easy to take.

HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

HP Envy 13t: Ports

HP Envy 13t offers 2 standard USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB-C ports. It also includes an audio-jack of 3.5mm and a microSD card slot.

HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

For data, video transfer, and charging purposes USB-C ports can be used. But it can accept an HP-branded charger only. The non-USB charger is supplied by the device.

HP Envy 13t Display

Envy 13 t offers decent image quality on the 13,3-inch,1080p touch screen. The HP Envy 13 t is also sold with an optional, luminous 4 K monitor.

HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

A solid 106 percent of SRGB color gamut reproduced by the Envy’sDisplay screen.  The bright surface on the screen, together with the lower average gloss, compromises the angles of view on Envy. Even with only 45 degrees to the left or right, colors began to diminish.

Audio

The audio quality of the Envy 13 t is nice enough to listen to dialogs in films and it works pretty good to make an online conversation, but you want to have outside speakers for the songs.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The Envy 13 t’s keyboard is so nice that it is a compelling good way for people to use this laptop by itself. HP has shown that even on a very thin laptop, you can have a world-class typing experience.

The keys have a small space of 1.2 millimeters (1.5 to 2 mm is common for standard laptops). They’ve got such a snappy, sensitive feeling that I’ve never found myself bottoming out. The keys felt so much like an extension of my hands that I was able to hit my all-time record of 110 words per minute at the 10FastFingers.com typing test.

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The 4.3 x 2.1-inch touchpad was accurate, whether I highlighted the text or surfed the screen. It also flawlessly responded to movements like pinch-to-zoom and swipe of three fingers ..

HP Envy 13t Performance

HP Envy 13t delivered lots of good performance in both regular and benchmark reviews. I didn’t even experience a hint of delay even with over a dozen Chrome tabs open and video playback.

On the Geekbench 4, a synthetic benchmark, the Envy 13 t obtained 12225.

It takes just 24 seconds to copy 4,97 GB of mixed media files from the laptop with 256 GB PCIe SSD. This is a decent pace of 212 MBps, which would be a sluggish SSD or a mechanical hard drive for every laptop. Nevertheless, the average premium laptop now is nearer than 500 MBps.

Graphics

The Envy 13t does not replace a gaming system, but it can play videos and run less challenging title with its integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU on board. But the XPS 13 hit 57 fps. The Envy 13t scored a very solid 77,685 on 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, a synthetic graphics test.

HP Envy 13t (2019): A Detailed Review

Battery Life

You can tag Envy 13 t when you leave the charger at home if you’re leaving for work or school. On the laptop battery test which involves continuous browsing over Wi-Fi, the laptop lasted 9 hours and 46 minutes.

Webcam

The HP Envy 13t’s 720P camera is appropriate for Skype calls, but you want to invest in an external webcam if you’re a podcast or making a really significant call.

Software

HP bundles the Envy 13 t with a variety of valuable features, bloatware sprinkling and streamlined Microsoft resources that are now supported by each Windows 10 device. HP JumpStart is suitable for new users, but also has incentives for its extended warranty and profit refill services. It also contains a number of tips, such as “Windows 10 Must-Know keyboard shortcuts”.

You will exit the HP printer on the internet via ePrint. Recovery Manager helps you build a backup or reset system. HP Support Assistant provides live chat access and other support resources for technology. The audio control software of Bang and Olufsen allows you to adjust the volume and pick from the sound profiles of music, film, and voice.

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Netflix, Priceline, Amazon and Dropbox applications have also been preloaded by the company, along with the Easy Solitaire card game. You get a free 25 GB of space for a year when you’re a new Dropbox user. In addition to those unnecessary applications, the Windows 10 standard bloatware package includes Candy Crush Soda Saga, Bubble Witch Saga, Asphalt 8, March of Empires, and a $9.99 PDF download link. Luckily, any unwanted applications are easy to remove.

Heat

What’s the point of a laptop if it’s too hot to use on your lap? Luckily, during all our tests, the Envy 13 t was good. The touch-pad was 82 degrees, the keyboard was clocked at 90 degrees and the bottom struck just 92,5 degrees Fahrenheit following a 15 minute broadcast of a video. We think it is cool to a temperature below 95 degrees.

HP Envy 13t Price and Config

A Core i7-8550U CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB PCIe SSD at $799 will be available as part of the basic model of the HP Envy 13t. You can also use 4 K screen ($120) or 4 K touch screen ($170), which costs $50 more to create a touch-screen. An additional $150 will get 150 graphics from Nvidia MX.

Additional storage choices include 512 GB and 1TB of $200 and $500 NVMe SSD. We certainly would suggest the model Core i7 with at least 256 GB of SSD based on the current price.

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Conclusion

To learners, knowledge workers or anyone who just wants to do something, the HP Envy 13 t is a good choice. Although this 13.3-inch ultraportable has the sleek look of a luxury consumer laptop, it has the incredible typing experience, long life and high performance that people expect from top business laptops.

Whether for job or entertainment, the Envy 13t provides excellent performance at reasonable price.

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