Equipped with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connectivity, the HP Envy 13-ba1003nf is a versatile 13-inch IPS Full HD 100% sRGB Ultrabook offering more accurate colorimetry than average. This thin and light aluminum laptop PC is based on a good amount of 16 GB RAM as well as a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics ensuring good overall performance and the ability to run games not too greedy. Elegant with its silver design, this ultraportable benefits from a fast SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness but also a backlit chiclet keyboard and a fingerprint reader.
Features of the HP Envy 13-ba1003nf
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Full HD IPS glass edge to edge micro-edge BrightView 100% sRGB 400cd / m² (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed||16 GB DDR4 2666MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.3 Kg / 306.5 x 194.6 x 16.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Envy 13-ba1003nf
With its Natural Silver aluminum design in light silver anodized sandblasted finish, this versatile Ultrabook has a sober and elegant look.
The connections integrated into this thin and light laptop PC are good, made up of 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 guaranteeing very fast transfers, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 to connect and communicate remotely, a combo headphone / microphone audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the we plug in USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
However, we note the absence of video output and Ethernet port. To benefit from it, it is therefore necessary to switch to a USB-C to HDMI / USB to HDMI or USB-C to Ethernet / USB to Ethernet adapter..
In any case, authentication by biometric recognition is possible on this ultraportable via Windows Hello technology thanks to the integrated fingerprint reader.
A backlighting system also equips the chiclet keyboard of course, which is practical for distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
To improve privacy, HP equips the webcam with a shutter.
It oversees the screen which will be of particular interest to creators and more generally to those who wish to obtain colors more faithful than the average with large horizontal and vertical viewing angles because it adopts 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics. With its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content.
But while we expect the screen to be anti-reflective to limit reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors), the screen is adorned with a glossy treatment more sensitive in this area but which has the advantage of reviving colors.
Performance, battery life of the HP Envy 13-ba1003nf
The HP Envy 13-ba1003nf is a thin and light compact laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
In terms of battery life, we can bet on about 9 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook easy to carry thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse.
However, it delivers good overall performance that is suitable for many users because it incorporates a good amount of 16 GB RAM coupled with a low power Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 processor.
The latter houses the Intel Iris Xe, a graphics solution that we tested . As its performance is significantly higher than that of the classic Intel UHD 620, you can watch photos and videos as well as play games that don’t require too much 3D resources on this thin and light laptop PC.
However, it should be kept in mind that to often perform work that requires processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor and a dedicated graphics card suitable for the desired use.
In terms of storage, we are dealing with an SSD which clearly reinforces the fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster software launches than with a hard drive, as are starts / stops and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.
The 512 GB offered here by the integrated SSD represent the standard for hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.