The technological world spins on the axis of innovation, but at the forefront of it all is HP. The Palo Alto-based firm has been responsible for debuting some of the most inventive and head-turning tech the industry has seen over the years, and has rewritten the definition of reliable, functional and safe laptops.
HP’s Envy 13 best personifies this ethos. It might be the brand’s entry-level premium laptop and positioned just a step down from the highly-acclaimed Spectre line, but it’s much more than a basic grab-and-go laptop that compromises on features. Quite the contrary, it’s designed to do just about everything with finesse.
Versatility is at the heart of this laptop, and this is visible by its unique design. The Natural Silver chassis lends a sleekness to the 13.3-inch model, which opens to reveal an equally sophisticated three-sided micro-edge bezel for unadulterated screen time. Expect crystal-clear Full HD resolution regardless of whether you’re working on your next business proposition, scribbling notes via the touchscreen, or catching up on your favourite drama. The vividness and vibrancy of the screen is enhanced by its brightness, which far surpasses plenty of other displays in the market.
Audio is courtesy of the usual Bang & Olufsen, which has for years revolutionised the perception that laptops and quality sound do not go hand-in-hand. The Danish firm has managed to impress audiophiles with its quad speakers and a smart amplifier within, which are custom-tuned to provide volume without distortion even at full strength, and with remarkable mids and highs.
As will all HP laptops, security is paramount to the HP Envy 13. The Privacy Camera Kill Switch electrically disables the front-facing webcam, making it unhackable. This is not only infinitely more elegant than covering the lens with tape, but also gives users a bigger peace of mind. The fingerprint reader — located discreetly on the bottom right of the keyboard deck — makes it convenient and fast to unlock. That’s one less password to remember, and one less chance of locking yourself out of any important documents.
To make the laptop the ultimate machine for those who are always on-the-go, HP has gone to lengths in ensuring that it performs just as well outside of the office and home. With up to 19:45 hours of battery life, HP also tackles the age-old conundrum of seeking out powerpoints wherever you go.
Even so, the HP Fast Charge enables your Envy 13 to get 50 percent of juice charged within a mere 45 minutes, making it an extremely reliable companion to always have around. It’s also now thinner at 14.7mm, and lighter at 1.2kg. Inside, the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor runs the show with agility and responsiveness, and promises to handle anything life throws at it — with plenty of style and poise.
Find out more about the latest HP Envy 13 13-aq0043tu here.