Little but strong. This is an expression that defines our HP Envy 14-eb0007nf well. It doesn’t look like it under its silver casing, but the 14-inch ultrabook hides a GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics card to help with creation and a bit of gaming with the support of a processor. state-of-the-art low consumption, the 11th generation Core i7 Quad Core. The storage / RAM duo also plays in favor of performance (16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) and autonomy exceeding 10 hours promotes mobility. A bright 16:10 Full HD IPS borderless screen takes care of the rendering, to which are added amenities such as full connectivity (Thunderbolt 4), a fingerprint reader and silent operation. A criticism to be formulated? Perhaps the positioning of the biometric reader or its unconvincing audio (finesse requires).
Features of the HP Envy 14-eb0007nf
|Screen (s)||14 “WUXGA Full HD IPS 16:10 micro edges 100% sRGB 400nits (1920×1200, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4 GB GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|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, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 63.3Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.49 Kg / 313.1 x 224 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Envy 14-eb0007nf
Abandoned for a time in favor of convertible models, the HP Envy 14 is making its comeback in 2021 with a premium package and great performance promises. The aesthetic retains the elegant and understated formula of the Envy series. It opts for a neutral and chic appearance, comfortable without being too bulky. Thus, the PC takes place in an all- metal case in a clean and geometric silhouette.
For this Envy 14-eb0007nf, the format has been significantly inflated to serve performance with a thickness increased to 17.9 mm and a weight of 1.49 kg on the scale . This bias seems to be the norm this year with manufacturers backtracking in the race for compactness to make components comfortable while maintaining mobility.
The keyboard is backlit in white and now houses the fingerprint reader (Windows Hello), between the ALT key and the right arrow. It is unusual. The latter ensures simplified and secure authentication of your session. Another good point, the webcam takes advantage of a small shutter valve to prevent any intrusion. The HP Envy 14-eb0007nf therefore puts the package on confidentiality.
But the design element that steals the show from the chassis is definitely the screen. Its 16:10 IPS panel and particularly bright (400 nits) reveals a Full HD definition (1920 x 1200 px) which allows you to enjoy a larger display on the height linked to the 16:10 format. Comfortable too, the anti-reflective coating ensures good visibility even in bright surroundings, also encouraged by the brightness of the screen. The color coverage is also interesting with the entire sRGB space covered, a plus for photographers in particular.
The tour of the chassis ends with the connection which gains a Thunderbol 4 port (USB 4 Type-C) with the update under the 11th gen processor. There are also two standard USB 3.2 ports as well as a microSD card reader and an HDMI 2.0 output. The recent WiFi 6 802.11 AX and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules are also on the program.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Envy 14-eb0007nf
If its design does not show anything, the Envy takes on the scale with the discovery of its graphics card entrusted to the NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Qwhich puts the PC on a high end level. This will take care of the graphics processing which is too greedy for the Intel Xe chip integrated into the processor. It is above all a valuable support for the game and for advanced editing. This is an evolution of the GeForce GTX 1650 appeared at the same time as the Super generation in March 2020. Despite its Max-Q format which translates a TDP lowered to 35-40W, the graphics performance of this card should be positioned in a little above a GTX 1650, enough to launch the majority of titles in Full HD with a good level of detail, without being comfortable in 4K. Again, it is possible that the thinness of the hull puts a few beats in the wheels of the GPU. In other words, the graphics card will logically not be able to deploy its full potential and should run around 80 to 85% of its capacity. Note that outside of the game, support for creatives is also valuable with its4 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
Opposite, we have an 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 Quad Core processorTiger Lake. This processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, our HP’s Core i7-1165G7 displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W, despite the low consumption. This results from an increase in performance visible on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We hear, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the Envy, but when it comes to missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. Opposite, the RAM provides for 16 GB RAM, an important total for multitasking which allows the coming years to come with confidence.
Storage is elementary here since it is entrusted to a fast dedicated 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard disk because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. Not to spoil anything, the capacity of 512 GB is comfortable to store your heavy files without too much restriction.
A word on autonomy to finish. Despite its small profile, HP still managed to slide a 63 Whr battery into it, allowing it to be self-sufficient for more than 10 hours in office / multimedia practice (without using the GTX graphics card). A force to carry it with you for a whole day.