A versatile slim and light silver ultrabook , the HP Envy 13-ba1025nf with 13-inch IPS Full HD glass display takes advantage of fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB for enhanced responsiveness. It integrates a good amount of RAM as well as a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution for good general performance and the ability to run games that are not too demanding. Nomadic, it also houses a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader, a webcam with shutter but also a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connection.
Features of the HP Envy 13-ba1025nf
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Full HD IPS glass edge to edge micro-edge BrightView 72% NTSC 1000cd / m² HP Sure View (1920×1080, gloss)|
|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||1TB 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|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 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-ba1025nf
It has an elegant and discreet look with its fine and light light silver frame.
This Ultrabook is properly equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 for very fast transfers, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for connect and communicate remotely, its headphone / microphone combo audio port as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it .
However, there is no HDMI output point or Ethernet port, but to enjoy it anyway, you can opt for a USB-C to HDMI / USB to HDMI or USB-C to Ethernet / USB to Ethernet adapter .
A biometric reader is present which allows authentication by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard has a practical backlighting system for the keys to distinguish them correctly in the event of limited ambient light.
The webcam is adorned with a shutter to protect privacy.
Below, the screen benefits from IPS technology. As a result, it reproduces colors more faithfully than average while having large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos.
Note, however, that it is brilliant while anti-glare is expected for a portable computer that wants to be nomadic. As a result, it gives punch to colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside).
In addition, the panel is decked out with an integrated HP Sure View privacy screen. Designed to avoid prying eyes, Sure View greatly reduces viewing angles and negatively impacts the general appearance (rendering).
However, it is possible to turn off Sure View when it is not needed.
Performance, battery life of the HP Envy 13-ba1025nf
The HP Envy 13-ba1025nf is for those looking for a compact laptop for everyday versatile use on the go.
This Ultrabook easy to carry because of its compactness, finesse and lightness, it will interest nomads in terms of autonomy because it can last about 8 hours on battery in light use.
To do this, it relies on components that consume little energy, such as onboard SSD storage. It is indeed more energy efficient than a hard drive while being silent, more robust and much faster.
In addition, the SSD offers a large capacity of 1 TB and thus easily competes with hard disks in this area.
On a daily basis, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive. For example, it guarantees much faster starts / stops just like the processing and launching of software / games, but also a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Games not too greedy in graphic resources can indeed run on this versatile ultraportable. And this while it does not embed a dedicated graphics card. This is thanks to the performance of the Intel Iris Xe solution that we tested , significantly superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
Integrated into the processor, the Iris Xe can of course also view photos and videos.
It is housed within the Tiger Lake low consumption onboard processor, the Quad Core i7-1165G7. Combined with a good amount of 16 GB RAM, the Core i7-1165G7 delivers good overall performance to suit a number of users.
However, to often carry out work requiring processor resources, better results will be obtained with a PC based on a non-low consumption processor.