Express your creativity with the HP ENVY 13 notebook
Express your creativity with the HP ENVY 13 notebook
“Creativity” is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. You need not be a professional designer, artist, or a writer to be able to express your inner creativity. Perhaps you enjoy doing digital arts as a hobby or finds pleasure in touching up photographs that you took at a class reunion. All you need is a ‘tool’ that affords you this creative freedom.
Enter the HP ENVY 13, a stylish, flexible and highly portable notebook designed for casual and young creators seeking to relax and share their creativity with others. In other words: you.
Freedom to express
The HP ENVY 13 was explicitly made for all-day portability with battery life that's miles ahead of many other notebooks of its class. Up to 18 hours, to be exact. No longer will you have to be chained down by poor battery life, lugging around with a heavy power adapter in your backpack, and perpetually having to hunt for a table with a power socket at cafes. Even if you do find yourself running out of battery juice, the HP Fast Charge feature means you will be able to get moving again in a jiffy!
HP also wants their notebooks to inspire ease and confidence, and the ENVY 13 is a flawless expression of that design philosophy. If you are tired of the usual monotone or loud colours, then you will appreciate the touch of tasteful elegance here. Available in Natural Silver, its subdued hues are a great fit for both the home, office and these days, home-office.
Open it up and you will see that HP has paid careful attention to the hinge, as well. The lid on the ENVY 13 extends a little further at the rear, making for a gently sloping keyboard when the notebook is opened. It is an elegant look and an ergonomically practical design, granting you a better typing experience for, say, those long hours of blogging about your experience at yesterday’s food tasting event.
Beauty meets Power
The HP ENVY 13 is equipped with up to the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i7 (Ice Lake) processor to meet the demands of most creatives. Its most basic configuration offers the Intel Core i5 processor, a good all-round processor, matched to a speedy NVMe M.2 SSD up to 1TB in capacity for fast load times and quick response. Even the basic configuration offers Intel’s Iris Plus graphics that is actually capable for very casual gaming, while the souped-up configuration is paired with an NVIDIA GeForce MX 350 GPU for more consistent gaming performance and doubles up to boost the graphics pipeline for creative workflows.
Upping its appeal is the notebook’s suite of connectivity options. It has two SuperSpeed USB Type-A ports (which allows you to directly plug in peripherals, storage devices and more), alongside a SuperSpeed USB Type-C (that supports power, display, and data transfer) with Thunderbolt 3 support, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and a microSD card reader. This way, you will not have to tote a bag of adapters and dongles that you might lose or break. The latest wireless connectivity like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 also means your wireless coverage and connectivity needs is one less worry to have to think about, courtesy of Intel.
Beyond impressive specs and capabilities, the notebook doesn’t forget about one of the most important aspects to a great computing experience – an excellent display. The ENVY 13’s screen comes wrapped in an ultra-svelte narrow bezel – with an impressive 88% screen-to-body-ratio (which is higher than the already stirring 80% achieved in last year’s model). This was made possible by engineering a four-sided narrow bezel display as opposed to a three-sided version from the previous year. This is no mean feat as most of the electronics powering the display has to be re-engineered to accommodate such a design. So now, while the notebook offers you a 13.3-inch display, its footprint is quite literally almost similar to an 11-inch notebook!
A swell looking screen aside, you will also get the option to choose between a 100% sRGB colour space calibrate screen of Full HD resolution with up to 400 nits of brightness or a 95% sRGB colour calibrated 4K UHD resolution screen with True Black HDR 400 certification. This translates to more immersive cinematic experiences - perfect for Netflix and movie lovers. Oh, a touch-screen edition is also available – prefer to illustrate with your fingers? Go ahead!
It is the little touches that matter
Topping up the ENVY 13’s impressive specifications, are the soft little touches that HP has built into the notebook to help make your life just that much better. The HP Command Center, for example, is a simple utility puts you in control with customisable modes to optimise your performance. Edit and create photo and video projects in create mode, while supporting modes help to maximise your PC’s efficiency – all to meet your needs.
There are also useful privacy features to help keep your private moments, well, private. A camera shutter can be activated at the touch of a key that turns off the camera on the ENVY 13, a “Mute Mic” key is also conveniently located on the keyboard so you can quickly activate it in the midst of a Zoom call – we all have that embarrassing “Asian mother shouting out dinner time” moment at least once.
Overall, describing the new ENVY 13 is easy. It is well suited for casual use and entertainment but works best in the hands of creators. So, whether it is experimenting with an illustration on a whim or trying out a new video filter the HP ENVY 13 is sure to come through.
Alternatively, you can also consider "up-sizing" with the HP ENVY 15 - which comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q graphics processor and a 4K OLED display supporting 100& DCI-P3 wide colour gamut. This notebook also comes with HP QuickDrop – an app that seamlessly connects the ENVY 15 and your mobile devices to wirelessly transfer documents, photos, websites, and more.
Both ENVY 13 and 15 also comes with a FREE one-year Accidental Damage Protection, giving you that peace of mind no matter what happens. Get yours today at the HP Store!