Review of "HP Envy 13-ad013na"

published 05/12/2017 | britishgoose01
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Pro light,powerful battery, very fast,
Cons pricey,
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"A fast powerful top end laptop at a good price"

This is one of the most beautiful laptops Ive ever owned, its light in weight, has a sleek metal body, very fast and has a beautiful display.
I bought a MacBook pro as it was fast and good quality and I used it heavily for my photography editing. I mainly used it for Photoshop however as good as it was its still not good enough.

The laptop is fast which for the type of laptop it is is needed, it has a SSD which makes it run so much faster compared to a traditional hard drive. However the SSD is only 360gb so not heavy storage but it isn't needed. I personally own multiple external hard-drives which are high memory and cheap to buy.

I use Photoshop a lot to edit photos I've taken and the issue with laptop and computers in the past is to do the detail i.e. hairs you have to struggle with a mouse or plug in a graphics tablet and use that. Now there's nothing wrong with doing that but if you start working out the costs it gets very expensive.

However with this model you can use the keyboard which is comfortable to use but also you can use the screen as it has a IPS screen meaning it has touch screen capabilities. It is extremely responsive to use. Ive been using a pen on mine and I have different nibs and the smallest is a few ml and it picks it up very well.

The screen is extremely sharp, and working at angles up to 180 degrees there is no glare or anything which is very good.

The laptop comes with multiple ports USB3 which is extremely fast, much faster than the standard USB's, it has the new USB C ports aswell which again are also very quick. These ports if your not sure what they are for are used on HTC One 10s
and a few other models which are new. So image transfer rate is extremely quick.

Also in my camera I use SD cards and there's a SD port in the laptop which is also very quick transfer aswell. It has a standard headphone port and charger port
It has 8gb of ram aswell which is good so helps with the speed a bit.

The sound again is amazing it has quad speakers

The laptop uses HP coolsense, HP sure connect, so if theres an issue or the laptop fails it can wirelessly be rescued with the rescue tool which is a huge help. It also has HP Orbit on it and Id never used that before, so it was different. With that software you can basically connect anything android based I.E. Android phones, android tablets and you pair them and can transfer data and it send straight to the image library. Its very clever how its done.

Few mini features of it, you can zoom in to anything, from software i.e. Photoshop, paint, to websites like Facebook and even YouTube.

The keyboard can be lit up or not. There's a button on keyboard which will light the keyboard up, so if your working in the dark or a darkened room and type and look at the keys when you type it really helps and looks really fancy.

The laptop has a HP Wide Vision HD Camera with dual array digital microphone.
The camera looks like any good camera on any good laptop, its not something I ever use but its good and the sound quality is excellent.

The battery, now this is what has impressed me overall and that's the battery time. like many laptops the can last for 5 hours however this laptop can last 14 hours straight whilst in use not when not using the battery. I did a test, left on YouTube playing for the time period and it did last and still had enough power to stay on until it was plugged in to charge

After using the laptop, I wouldn't advise buying this for children. Children are heavy handed and not all but its metal and easily scratched and marked. Also many will use it for games and YouTube. A waste to be honest. Professionals and university students would suit this laptop better. However with the screen being touchscreen its a good ease of access and controlling the laptop via the screen is easy.
The laptop is brilliant, I recommended it to a friend and they are buying one.
Also the trackpad is very smooth and very very responsive.

Right I'll list the specs of it now:
Display:33.8 cm (13.3") diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)
Dimensions: 30.54 x 21.56 x 1.39 cm
Connectivity and Communications: WIFI & BLUETOOTH
Ports: x 2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 & 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 & 1 headphone/microphone combo
Expansion slots: 1 microSD media card reader
Battery type: 3-cell, 51 Wh Li-ion
Power supply type:65 W AC power adapter
Battery life video playback: Up to 12 hours and 30 minutes
Battery life:Up to 14 hours and 15 minutes
Memory: 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM (onboard)
Memory: 360 GB SSD storage
Processor family: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
Processor:Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.1 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Weight: 1.38 kg
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Colour:Natural silver

I do highly recommend this laptop. Will be very good for photoshop and software for photography video editing and music.

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  • britishgoose01 published 10/12/2017
    Yes RICHADA its a shame no more payments, but ah well that's life. The laptop is a beautiful machine, it really is.
  • fatboyslim published 09/12/2017
  • 1st2thebar published 06/12/2017
    Very consumer friendly.
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Product Information : HP Envy 13-ad013na

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Product Details

Manufacturer: HP

System / Notebook Type: Notebook

EAN: 0191628334414

Display / Diagonal Size: 13.3 in


RAM / Installed Size: 8192 MB

Processor / Type: Intel Core i5

System / Hard Drive Capacity: 360 GB

Display / Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080

OS Provided / Type: Windows 10 Home

Weight: 1.38 kg


Listed on Ciao since: 03/12/2017