HP Envy Series – Latest Laptops, Specs, Price and Buying Advice
HP has launched Envy Series in India in a bid to expand its laptop portfolio in the country. The leading tech giant has decided to unveil HP Envy 15 and HP Envy 13 notebooks.
Both the HP Envy 15 and 13 are premium laptops that compete with the likes of Dell XPS 13, Macbook Pro 13, and XPS 15 and the MacBook Pro 16. Also, the Envy series also competes with the new Ryzen 4000 series processor-based HP ProBook Aero 635 G7.
It is worth noting the company’s latest Envy 15 laptop features up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 along with Max-Q design graphics, and 16 GB of DDR4 memory, among others.
Meanwhile, HP Envy 15 is available at a starting price of Rs 1, 19,999. You can purchase the Laptop by merely visiting the HP official website or even from Amazon.
It is worth mentioning that the HP Envy 13 and HP Envy x360 13 price is available for a starting price of Rs 79,999.
Let us find out the vital features of these newly launched laptops in detail:
HP Envy 15 variants
The HP 15 laptop is available in three variants. Let’s first look at some of the differences between the three variants, and then we will talk about the common features.
HP ENVY Laptop – 15-ep011tx – The first one is the HP Envy 15 variant that has been powered by 10th Gen i5 10300H (4C/4T with 4.5 GHz Max Clock Speed) with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. It is available at Rs 1, 19,999. The Laptop comes with Nvidia GTX 1650Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
HP ENVY Laptop – 15-ep0123tx – The second laptop is available at Rs 1,49,999. Under this, you will get 10Gen Core i7 10750H (6 Core and 6 Threads, up to 5.0 GHz clock speed) with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. The Laptop comes with Nvidia GTX 1660Ti Max-Q with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
HP ENVY Laptop – 15-ep0142tx – And, finally, you can also opt for the HP Envy 15 powered by 10th Gen core i7 10750H. This variant offers 16 GB of RAM along with 1TB of storage. This one is available for Rs 1,69,999. The Laptop comes with Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
HP Envy 15 key Specifications, Features, Buying Advice.
HP Envy 15 is a powerful machine meant for creators, power users, and even it is suitable for gaming.
Powering it is an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, crazy fast storage along with an IR sensor, and adequately designed Air vents that will keep your PC running cool.
The bright and Full HD (1920 x 1080) 15 inch diagonal, the micro-edge display will offer you more screen space to easily work and share your creations. The display comes with WLED-backlit, 300 nits of max brightness, and has 72% NTSC color gamut or nearly 100% sRGB color space.
So the display is decent on the HP Envy and is among very few laptops that come with the color-accurate display panel.
HP Envy 15 is available with a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home pre-installed.
The HP Envy 15 packs up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor that is decent but is no match for the Ryzen 4800H or the 4900H when it comes to multi-core performance.
The Core i5 models are cheaper, but if you are spending over 1 lakh, you would at least want the Core i7 version. The four cour Intel chips are not worth the premium HP is asking.
With the new Envy machines, we are getting 16GB of DDR4 RAM and at least 512 GB of fast SSD storage.
The audio is taken care of by dual Bang & Olufsen speakers with HP Audio Boost 2.0.
The cool grey keyboard is backlit and island-style. The Laptop has an 83WH Li-ion battery, which is pretty large and will ensure that you get over 8 hours of battery life with ease.
When it comes to connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi 6 AX 201, Bluetooth 5, two super-speed USB type-C ports, one microSD card reader, a full-size HDMI port.
You will get a 1-year warranty. Also, HP is running an offer currently that allows you to extend the warranty for two more years by paying a little extra.
The Laptop is quite light in weight and weighs just 2.14 kg.
You can carry it along wherever you like as you will find the Laptop quite travel-friendly.
Also, you get an in-built Alexa. When you purchase the notebook, you can avail of 5 percent cashback on SBI cards. Meanwhile, students will get a free extended warranty.
The HP Envy 15 is a decent option, and considering it is far cheaper than the Dell XPS 15 may be attractive to buyers looking for an alternative to the ill-priced dell XPS in India.
HP Envy 13 Specifications and Features
The Envy 13 runs on the 10 Generation Intel Core i7 U and G (power efficient) series Processors. Also, since these are thin and lightweight ultrabooks, they come with the power-efficient NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card.
Envy 13 Variants
HP ENVY Laptop – 13-ba0003tu – It is the starting variant and is available for Rs. 79,990. Powering the laptops is the Intel Core i5-1035G1 (1.0 GHz base frequency, Boost clock up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores) processor along with the Intel UHD graphics. This variant doesn’t have a dedicated Nvidia GPU.
HP ENVY Laptop – 13-ba0011tx – It is the middle variant and is available for Rs. 89,990. Powering the laptops is the Intel Core i5-10210U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 4.2 GHz 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores). However, it comes with the Nvidia Mx 350 Graphics card with 2 GB of VRAM.
HP ENVY Laptop – 13-ba0010tx – It is the top variant and is available for Rs. 99,990. Powering the laptops is the Intel Core i7-10510U (1.0 GHz base frequency, Boost clock up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores) processor. However, it comes with the Nvidia Mx 350 Graphics card with 2 GB of VRAM.
HP and its weird laptop naming … God save the content writers.
Let’s look at some of the details that are common for all three variants.
HP Envy 13 Specs and Features
You will get a 13.3 diagonal Full HD bezel-less display that comes with 400 nits of max brightness and has 100% sRGB color gamut. The display is decent on these HP 13 machines and better than most laptops you will find in this price range.
The dimension of the notebook is 30.65 x 19.46 x 1.69 cm.
At 1.3 kg, the Laptop is relatively light in weight and allows you to carry it anywhere with you.
When it comes to battery, Envy 13 offers a 3-cell 51 WH Li-ion battery. Battery capacity is not huge, but considering the power-efficient processors, you can get over 8 hours of battery life.
You will get an 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB on both the lower variants, whereas the top variant gets 16 GB of Ram.
I believe the Ram is soldered, and it will be impossible to increase it in the future.
The audio of the notebook is handled by Bang & Olufsen with HP Audio Boost 2.0.
When it comes to webcam, you will get a wide version HD camera along with a camera shutter and integrated dual array digital microphone for better audio.
The keyboard of the notebook is full-size, natural silver, and backlit.
Furthermore, The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 (better and faster than the WIFI 5) and Bluetooth 5.
If you are planning to buy the Laptop, you will receive 5 percent cash back on SBI cards. Students will get a free extended warranty.
Next, we have the AMD Ryzen 4000 series based Hp Envy x360.
HP Envy x360
The AMD Ryzen based x360 comes with a model number – HP Envy – 13-ay0045au.
The Laptop is convertible and comes with a 13.3-inch touch-enabled display panel and an 88 percent screen to body ratio.
Powering the HP Envy x360 is AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors with Radeon Graphics.
It has the Ryzen 4500U – 6 Cores processor that comes with a max Boost clock speed of 4.0 GHz.
Additionally, you will get 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The keys in the backlit keyboard remain illuminated for easy viewing in dark conditions.
The presence of Bang and Olufsen audio technology can deliver a clear, sharp, and straightforward sound for your PC.
You are allowed to keep things confidential with its unhackable camera shutter and dedicated microphone mute button.
You will receive a 1-year warranty. The price of the notebook is Rs 79,999.
In terms of connectivity, the laptop comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 for connectivity options.
Like the other laptops, you will receive 5 percent cashback on SBI cards, and students will receive a free extended warranty.
Therefore, we may conclude that you can select the machine that meets your requirement and budget most.