HP ENVY 13 Laptop review: Best College & Business Laptop in 2022

HP ENVY 13 Laptop review

HP ENVY 13 series is in still demand in the USA and European market for its “Portability”, “Slick and Slim design”, “Lightweight” “Latest 11th generation processors(i5 & i7)”, “Solid Audio Experience”, “Vibrant “Live” Color management”, “malty-tasking efficiency” and “Price”. Though “price” depends upon which variant you choose, “i5” or “i7”, “i5” being a bit cheaper. I pick the “HP ENVY 13” series laptop as “one of the best college laptops”, “Best Budget-Laptop” and also as an “efficient” device to handle “daily business deals”. Even best for the “Graphics designers” as it offers you “Live” color-experience with high performance.

I would like to clear another important question whether the “HP ENVY 13 series” have “Thunderbolt” or not. The answer is the “i7” variant of the “HP ENVY 13” does have the “Thunderbolt”, comparatively cheaper “i5” variant does not have “Thunderbolt”. For the proof of my “words”, please, click on the “HP ENVY Laptop 13-ba1097nr” to enter into the “HP store”.There you better scroll down and click on the “Specs” tab to see yourself the truth.

Let’s look into the “specs” in a tabular format for a glance. But, do not go away. You better be hanging to the very last word for the details.


Product Series Name: HP ENVY 13
Operating System HP ENVY 13 laptops either come with widows 10 installed with “free Windows updates or “Windows 11” installed. Which version of “Windows” the device comes with installed depends upon the region.
Installed “APP” and “Features” with windows Availability of certain “App” and “Features” may vary with the region,
Performance Technology “Intel-Evo Laptop”
Processor Details: Latest Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5 (up to 4.7 GHz with Intel “Turbo –Boost” Technology, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores, 8 threads.
Graphics details : HP ENVY 13 has integrated “Intel Iris “Xᵉ” Graphics.
Display Details: Awesome “13.3 inches diagonal “FHD+” screen with “400 nits Display brightness” and “100% sRGB Display Color Gamut”. Along with IPS,micro-edge, edge-to-edge glass.
Display Resolution: HP ENVY 13 supports stunning 1920 x 1080
Memory Details: (Onboard)2933 MHz RAM & 16-GB DDR4
Storage Details: Latest “256-GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD”
Optical Drive Not included
Wireless Technology Details: “Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2)”  along with Bluetooth® 5 combo (Supports Gigabit data-rate)
External I/O ports details: I/O ports included one Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C® supporting 40Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, Display-Port™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); one  “USB Type-A” with 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep & Charge); one AC smart pin and  one  headphone/microphone combo
Wireless technology: HP ENVY 13 includes the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) along with Bluetooth® 5 combo (Supports Gigabit data rate)
Power Supply: HP ENVY 13 includes an AC adapter (65-W)
Battery Power: Includes 51 Wh Li-ion polymer, 3-cell battery.
Battery Life: Lasts up to 14 hours. The video-playback battery life is nearly 17 hours.
Battery Charging time : 50% of the battery gets charged within 30 minutes, fast charging indeed.
Any Card Reader : One “Micro-SD media card reader”.
Energy-Efficiency: HP ENVY 13 got EPEAT® registration.
Webcam: HP ENVY 13 supports “Dual-speakers” & “HP” Audio-Boost 2.0; “Audio by BANG & OLUFSEN.
Sensor Details: Supports “IR” Thermal sensor
Key Board details: Includes “Backlit”, Full-size natural silver color keyboard
Color: HP ENVY 13 comes in “Natural Silver Aluminum” color

The product “Dimensions” (W X D X H)inches:


The dimension is 12.07 x 7.66 x 0.67 inches

Weight of the Product:

2.88 lb precisely

Warranty details:

There is a one-year limited hardware warranty. Detailed information is at www.hp.com/support.




Professionals and tech-savvy folks have got all the hints from the above “specs” to decide your mindset. The next few paragraphs will deal with a bit of detail for those who want a few more details.

Few More “Specs”:

HP ENVY 13 Laptop

Pic source: www.hp.com; “HP ENVY 13” has a 360-degree hinge and “touchscreen” too.


I support HP’s advertisement that says this “ENVY 13” model is specially built for “creative minds” for its display and graphics support. Also, “HP” has equipped its blue-boy, “ENVY 13”, with the latest “ports &connectivity” such as “Thunderbolt 4.0”, “Bluetooth 5.0” and “Wi-Fi 6.0”. The “Display” capability of the “ENVY – 13” is “4K”, but this output can be enhanced up to “5K” with the help of “Thunderbolt”. HP offers an “HP Quick drop” app to facilitate wireless file transfer between “Android”, “ios” and “Windows” with its “ENVY 13” model. 360 degrees “Hinge” of the “ENVY 13” series makes the laptop really “handy” and flexible to use. The “ENVY 13” model’s “Display-Screen” can be used as a touch-screen, though Byers can opt-out of this “feature” in the USA and can save a few dollars.

Regarding the performance, the “Geekbench” result is 1, 37 for the “Single-Core”   and 4,486 for the “Multi-Core”, pretty much fine score.

Color Management:

HP has gone a step ahead with the “Color Management” in the “ENVY 13” model with its “special color calibration control” for diverse creative aspects and scenarios. I say if you buy this “ENVY 13” laptop, you will enjoy the “HD+” display along with “Delta E”  less than “2 to the power 7(27 )” color accuracy for “live” vibrant colors.

The Keyboard:

“ENVY 13” series has another advantage for its “ cozy and smooth” keyboard, a perfect “keyboard” for smooth “typing work”, even for a long time. It got “large” keys with a clear font with sufficient backlight, ideal even for typing in the dark. But, I think “Touchpad” is a bit sort, a bit disappointing. Overall, I say this section is pretty much fine.


the “i5” version is a bit cheaper, and it starts from $711(sale price) in the USA. The “i7” version has a price tag of $899 (sale price) in the USA. The price that I mention here may vary as there are lucrative offers from sellers, even HP also arranges “Presidential Sell” sometimes. In the USA, Byer can opt-out of the “Touchscreen” and “Half Storage Capacity” to drop the price to nearly $599(sale price).

5 thoughts on “HP ENVY 13 Laptop review: Best College & Business Laptop in 2022”

  1. yes, i always find hp envy 13 2022 is the best one to buy specially for the collage students. hp envy 13 2022 is not only lightweight but its charging lasts really long. But I mainly suggest it for its processor speed and graphics support. its really fast with win 11 and very easy to handle for its “360” hinge. hp envy 13 2022 is no doubt a low price best laptop for the collage students in 2022.


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