HP has announced new ENVY 13 premium laptops with Intel Core i-series Kaby Lake processors. The new HP ENVY 13 Laptops come with multiple upgrades over the predecessors, including a new battery, and a USB Type-C port. Also, the HP ENVY 13 Laptops is now priced at $849 [ down from $899] for the base model.
The HP ENVY 13 2016 model sports the same old lifted hinge design, made from machined aluminum and magnesium. It is just 12.95mm thick and weighs up to 1.49kg. It also offers the old display options – a QHD+ (3200×1800) IPS panel (with or without touch support) and an FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel. It comes with a back-lit keyboard and a webcam.
The HP’s ENVY 13 comes with two processor options – the Intel Core i7-7500U or the Intel Core i5-7200U with Intel’s HD Graphics 620. The new processors offer higher frequencies, improved video encoding/decoding engine, and refined graphics. They use a Speed Shift v2 technology to make the new laptop faster and more responsive. The processor is kept cool and quiet with the help of a hyperbaric chamber.
The HP ENVY 13 laptops are supported by 8 GB of DRAM (upgradeable to 16 GB) and 128 GB SATA AHCI or 256 GB/512 GB/1 TB PCIe NVMe SSDs. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A, an HDMI output, a TRRS connector, and a micro SD card reader. The new laptops are backed by a 57.8 Wh battery [up from 45 Wh]. HP claims that the new battery along with improved energy efficiency can offer up to 14 hours of usage.
The entry level HP ENVY 13 (Core i5-7200U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and an FHD panel) will cost $849 in the US. The new laptops will be available in the market, in coming weeks.