The HP Envy 13-ad113nf is a new 13-inch ultrabook noticed for its thin and light body with striking aesthetics. It consists of a Kaby Lake Refresh i7 Quad Core, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB fast dedicated SSD around a beautiful Full HD IPS screen edge-to-edge, the perfect combination for its office automation productive . Also count on the comfort of a backlit keyboard, the presence of two Type-C USB interfaces and autonomy that breaks records, for a price displayed at less than 1000 euros .
Specifications of the HP Envy 13-ad113nf
|Slab||13.3 “Full HD IPS BrightView LED Edge to Edge (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8 GHz / 4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (welded) LPDDR3 1866 MHz|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 NVMe 256GB PCIe|
|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-ion 6 cells 53.6Whr|
|Autonomy announced||10 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||305.4 x 215.6 x 13.9|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
In terms of design, HP 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 1.2 kg on the scale, enough to carry everywhere with you.
Thanks to the support of a consequent battery (53.6 Whr), HP announces a autonomy exceeding the 14 hours in light use. In practice, it is better to plan around 10 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi, which is already an excellent result.
But the HP Envy 13-ad113nf is not just a beautiful shell, it provides a level of performance that can satisfy a large number of users. Indeed, the Kaby Lake Refresh i7 Quad Core supplants its predecessor the Core i7 Kaby Lake with much larger capabilities. It handles all the office tasks (Office suite, Internet browsing, videos) and with a comfortable range of action for other more demanding missions (Photoshop pushed, video editing). When it is well optimized (no Turbo Boost mode bridged by the manufacturer because of a frame too thin), it can be put at the same height as a Quad i5-7300HQ in terms of performance, that is to say . Otherwise,
Another strength of the ultrabook, the storage is entrusted to a 256 GB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe). It significantly enhances the overall system responsiveness on a daily basis by ensuring shortened load times, virtually instantaneous Windows launch and very fast file copies. Only downside, its capacity will quickly prove to be insufficient if you wish to archive heavy files or games. The only option is to replace the SSD in place with another SSD of greater capacity, or opt for an external / online storage solution (no second bay available).
In charge of the graphics part, the Intel UHD 620 chip is doing very well in the face of common tasks. Estimated at the height of a GeForce 920M, it can even allow some casual players to launch some old and undemanding titles in Full HD with great fluidity.
The screen deploys a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) whose high display density offers all the latitude to view content in High Definition and enjoy a clear image. And because it is installed in a more compact chassis, the impression of immersion is enhanced by an edge-to-edge effect . At the same time, the IPS panel is responsible for opening the viewing angles and promote the faithful reproduction of colors, vivified colors by the brilliant treatment that some regret because it is sensitive to reflections in bright environment.
Finally, the connector undergoes a visible cut with the disappearance of the HDMI output and replacement of the SD player by micro-SD. Added to this, we find them USB 3.1 ports and two USB Type-C (Gen1). Thus, you will be able to multiply the interfaces thanks to adapters (support recharging, 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.