HP unveils a new version of its Envy ultrabook, the HP Envy 13-ad109nf. Enriched with an immersive 4K IPS display, this office- oriented PC chooses to focus on the screen and performance, at the expense of storage capacity. Under its thin and light structured profile, it includes a Quad Core i5-8250U supported by 8 GB of RAM and a dedicated SSD of 128 GB, all surrounded by a slab Ultra HD edge to edge. Table also on some conveniences like the backlit keyboard or a connector provided with two USB Type-C and on a satisfactory autonomy for a price displayed to less than 900 euros .
Specifications of the HP Envy 13-ad109nf
|Slab||13.3 “4K Ultra HD BrightView IPS LED Edge to Edge (3840×2160, Shiny)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (welded) LPDDR3 1866 MHz|
|Storage space||128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||4 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, Full HD TrueVision with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, microSD|
|Video output (s)||–|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 (Gen1, 1 Boost) 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 6 cells 53.6Whr|
|Autonomy announced||12 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||305.4 x 215.6 x 13.9|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
In terms of design, the HP Envy 13-ad109nf opts for a carefully assembled aluminum chassis , embellished with soft surfaces in silver. Some sliced angles are seen at the lid and the back of the base but the principle of the raised hinge at the opening of the screen remains the same as all Envy. The look is worked with chrome touches on the graphic logo, the bottom of the lid and the touchpad outline. Side measurements, the thickness and weight are in the right average with 1.3 kg on the scale, enough to carry everywhere with you. Another point pro-moves, the keyboard is backlit uniformly white.
Thanks to the support of a consequent battery (53.6 Whr), HP announces a autonomy exceeding the 14 hours in light use. In practice – and with the greedy side of the screen 4K – it is better to rely on a small 9 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi, which is already a good result.
In the foreground, the 4K IPS screen is a pleasure to see at this price, producing a level of immersion bluffing thanks to refined edges on both sides of the slab. Especially since its UHD(3840 x 2160 pixels) definition delivers a crisp image in all circumstances, whether you want to modulate the display (juxtaposed windows), to enlarge the characters or to view content in Very High Definition. On the other hand, the IPS panel does a nice job to open the viewing angles and reproduce true colors while the brilliant treatment revives colors but tends to cause reflections in bright environment.
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But its immersive screen and design are not its only strengths. The HP Envy 13-ad109nf also hides a good level of performance allowed by its latest-generation K400 Lake Core i5 low-power Quad Core supported by 8 GB of RAM . This duo is perfectly comfortable with office and multimedia tasks, including surfing the Internet, playing videos, working on Office or photo editing (Photoshop, Lightroom). It can also tackle other missions a little more demanding (Adobe Premiere) in reasonable proportions. In addition, multitasking enthusiasts will have all the ease needed to multiply tabs on the web and active applications.
As for graphics performance, the Intel UHD 620 chip is the only one to handle this in the absence of a dedicated solution. Estimated at the height of a GeForce 920M, it can allow some casual players to launch some old and undemanding titles in Full HD with great fluidity.
Storage may be entrusted to a dedicated SSD , it can not decently be considered a force here. Indeed, its capacity is low (128 GB) and will not archive many files / games / movies in addition to Windows (which already takes up space with the Recovery partition). It should be noted that this solution makes it possible to visibly reinforce the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis by ensuring shortened loading times, a virtually instantaneous launch of Windows and very fast file copies.
Finally, the connectivity disappears HDMI output and prefers a microSD port SD standard. For the rest, it receives enough USB ports including two USB Type-C and two USB 3.1. Thus, you can multiply the interfaces (support charging, DP 1.2, Standby and Charge). The latest generations of wireless 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules are also on the menu. It does not seem that this declination has a fingerprint reader.