The arrival of 11th generation Intel Core processors is shaking up the laptop market with intensity. And the fact is that there are many assemblers who are presenting their proposals equipped with these CPUs in recent weeks. HP is one of them, and the ENVY family is one of the series that has received the new microprocessors, although it is not satisfied only with this novelty. And, in addition, the two computers in which we are going to investigate in this article belong to the Intel Evo platform .
As we are going to see, these two laptops have a lot in common, but they differ in an important characteristic that users are interested in knowing: the x360 model is a convertible , and the ENVY 13 is not. It is a conventional laptop. Beyond this difference, both teams opt for a state-of-the-art configuration in which not only the Intel CPU stands out, but also other relevant sections, such as its WiFi 6 connectivity or its sound signed by the Danish brand Bang & Olufsen.
HP ENVY 13 and ENVY x360 13: Technical Specifications
Before moving on, we are interested in stopping for a moment to review what the Intel Evo platform offers us. And is that to achieve this certification, laptops must have more than 9 hours of autonomy in a real use scenario, they must recover from suspension in less than 1 s, they have to guarantee a minimum autonomy of 4 hours in no more than 30 minutes of charging, and finally, they must implement WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity .
These two teams promise us a minimum autonomy of 9 hours in a mixed-use scenario because, otherwise, they would not have received the certification that accredits them as belonging to the Evo platform.
Beyond this, both ENVY laptops share a 13.3-inch IPS LCD panel with Full HD resolution, 8 GB of DDR4-2933-type main memory, Intel’s Iris Xe graphics logic built into the CPU, and well-resolved connectivity in the one that highlights a Thunderbolt 4 port and the WiFi 6 of which I have spoken in the previous paragraph. In addition, these two computers promise us a minimum autonomy of 9 hours in a mixed-use scenario because, otherwise, they would not have received the certification that accredits them as belonging to the Intel Evo platform.
|HP ENVY 13||HP ENVY X360 13|
|SCREEN||13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 dots) IPS touch LCD, 400 nits and 100% sRGB color space coverage||13.3-inch Full HD Touch IPS LCD (1,920 x 1,080 dots), 1,000 nits and 72% coverage of the NTSC color space|
|PROCESSOR||Intel Core i7-1165G7||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
|MEMORY||8 GB DDR4-2933||8 GB DDR4-2933|
|GRAPHICS||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe|
|SECONDARY STORAGE||256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD||512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
|CAMERA||HP Wide Vision 720p||HP Wide Vision 720p|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5||WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5|
|SOUND||2 speakers equalized by Bang & Olufsen||2 speakers equalized by Bang & Olufsen|
|CONNECTIVITY||1 x Thunderbolt 4, 2 x USB-A 5 Gbps and 1 x audio / mic combo||1 x Thunderbolt 4, 2 x USB-A 5 Gbps and 1 x audio / mic combo|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|SECURITY||Fingerprint reader and camera cover||Fingerprint reader and camera cover|
|DRUMS||3 cells 51 Wh||3 cells 51 Wh|
|DIMENSIONS||306 x 212 x 14 mm||306 x 194 x 16 mm|
|WEIGHT||1.30 kg||1.32 kg|
HP ENVY 13: its CPU and its connectivity are its two strongest assets
The screen of this laptop uses a 13.3-inch IPS-type LCD panel with Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 dots), a brightness delivery capacity of 400 nits and a coverage of 100% of the sRGB color space. . Its CPU is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip capable of operating at a maximum clock frequency of 4.7 GHz and equipped with a 12 Mbyte level 3 cache. In addition, it incorporates 8 GB DDR4-2933 and the new Iris Xe graphic logic, which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting innovations introduced by Intel in its new processors for laptops.
To solve the secondary storage of this equipment HP has opted for a solid state drive with a capacity of 256 GB and NVMe M.2 interface . In addition, together with the WiFi 6 connectivity, it offers us Bluetooth 5, a Thunderbolt 4 port and two USB type A with a maximum transfer speed of 5 Gbps. One last note: it also has a fingerprint reader and a key that allows us to lock the camera in those circumstances in which we prefer to make sure that no one is going to use it fraudulently.
HP ENVY x360 13: this convertible has its best asset in its balance
As I mentioned a few lines above, the specifications of this laptop are very similar to those of the ENVY 13 in which we just investigated. Like the latter, it bets on a 13.3-inch screen with a Full HD IPS LCD panel, as well as the same Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor and the same 8 GB of main memory of the DDR4-2933 type. Its graphics are also Intel’s Iris Xe, and it implements the WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity present in the new batch of HP laptops. However, these two teams are not identical in everything.
And it is that this ENVY x360 13 bets on an SSD unit with an NVMe M.2 interface that has a capacity of 512 GB, which allows it to surpass the standard ENVY 13, which, as we have seen, incorporates a 256 solid state drive GB. Of course, if we continue investigating the specifications of both teams we will verify that it has the same stereophonic sound signed by Bang & Olufsen, the same 3-cell, 51 Wh battery , and also the same fingerprint reader covertly integrated into the keyboard. One last interesting feature that allows this convertible to stand out one more step from the ENVY 13: its IPS panel is protected by a Gorilla Glass NBT glass sheet.
HP ENVY 13 and ENVY x360 13: price and availability
HP has confirmed that the new ENVY 13 will be available during the month of November with a starting price of 999 euros , while to get the ENVY x360 13 we will have to wait until February 2021. The base price of this convertible will also be 999 euros .