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Sylish, magnesiumalloy frame; excellent LED display; jetfast benchmark performance.
Attractive, bright display, big touch pad.
Modern design, slick, large touch pad, good display.
Excellent Albeit Glossy Display, Strong Performance, Attrative Metal Design
Looks and solid performance ... what's not to like? Textured palmrest pattern evokes Death Star motif ... like a million voices crying out in unison, then suddenly silenced.
Extra-bright 13-inch screen; solid metal construction; excellent performance; switchable graphics; slim battery slice pushes runtime past 8 hours
Classy design, Brightest screen in its class, Excellent performance, Switchable graphics, Superb audio quality through headphones
Phenomenal battery life with both batteries. Extended slice fits flush with the system's base. Metallic design is gorgeous and customizable. Media-centric resolution. Up to 5GB of memory. Very bright screen. Nice typing experience.
Slick, modern design; big touch pad; bright display; premium support services.
Expensive; mediocre battery life; no optical drive.
Expensive, heavy, keyboard doesn’t have backlighting, connections and ports are limited.
Expensive, bulky, keyboard is not backlit, connections and ports are limited.
Few Peripheral Expansion Ports, Expensive, Battery Life Falls Short Of Similar Laptops
Only two USB ports. Bright screen, but hardly an "unparalleled viewing experience." Chiclet keyboard awkward at first. Middling battery life (2 hours, 10 minutes). Undersized arrow keys. Higher price than Cypress Hill concert.
No onboard optical drive; VGA and LAN ports require external dongles; so-so Webcam and speaker quality; keyboard is not backlit
Temperamental touchpad, Unimpressive speakers, Mediocre battery life (without slice), Expensive
Pricey. No illuminated keyboard option. ExpressCard slot would be nice. Only two USB ports.
Very expensive; heavier than it looks; no backlit keyboard; limited ports and connections.
By Maximum PC on June 11, 2010
This system crushed our ultraportable benchmarks, but for a price It's called the Envy 13 for a reason. From its magnesium alloy frame, to its beautiful display and its laser etched hand-rest, HP's Envy 13 is sure to turn a few of your friends...
By Online Notebook on April 13, 2010
This is more of a status symbol than a necessity. Buy it if you have plenty of money to burn. The downright sexy looks do justify the high price....
By Online Notebook on April 02, 2010
HP Envy 13 is an upmarket product and the high price should make that clear. The features and performance is impressive. We will recommend you this laptop if you can afford the price....
By InfoWorld on March 19, 2010
All that aside, the Envy 13 has a lot of eye-catching touches. Let's not forget that last year's HP Voodoo Envy 133 (hmm, I wonder where that "Voodoo" name went off to, anyhow?) was even more expensive and was amazingly...
By Notebook Review on March 18, 2010
HP Envy 13 Review Article ContentsHP Envy 13 Review Last year, HP claimed to "redefine the premium notebook PC" when the company unveiled the new HP Envy 13. This 13-inch notebook offers high-performance, power-efficient processors, ATI switchable...
By PC Authority on February 17, 2010
It's taken a while, but PC manufacturers are increasingly seeking to recast the dowdy PC laptop as a stylish lifestyle accessory....
By Smarthouse on January 01, 2010
"Premium HP Notebook Quite Expensive" By Mendelson Tiu | Published:09/02/2010 Users who want a Windows 7-based notebook that looks like an Apple Macbook should check out the Envy. This well-constructed 13-incher from HP is slim and can get the job...
By TechRadar on January 01, 2010
HP's Envy is the company's range topping brand, looking to take on Apple's MacBook Pro, Dell's Adamo and Sony's high-end VAIO models. The Envy 13 is its smallest model in the range and offers an impressive design and powerful...
By About.com on January 01, 2010
Pros: Excellent Albeit Glossy Display, Strong Performance, Attrative Metal Design
Cons: Few Peripheral Expansion Ports, Expensive, Battery Life Falls Short Of Similar Laptops
By Dvice on December 04, 2009
We liked the HP Envy 13 laptop when we it was first announced a couple of months ago, but now that we've gotten our hands on one, we like it even more. This 13.1-incher is chiseled out of aluminum on top and magnesium on the bottom, as if it were...
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