HP Envy 13 - Intel Core 2 Duo

  • HP Envy 13 - Intel Core 2 Duo
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Based on 27 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    17
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Sylish, magnesiumalloy frame; excellent LED display; jetfast benchmark performance.
  • Attractive, bright display, big touch pad.
  • Modern design, slick, large touch pad, good display.

Cons:

  • Expensive; mediocre battery life; no optical drive.
  • Expensive, heavy, keyboard doesn’t have backlighting, connections and ports are limited.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Maximum PC on 90

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 -

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 -

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 80

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 -

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 67

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 70

"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 70

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 60

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 -

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...

By PC Pro on 67

A lavishly designed ultraportable with staggering battery life, but more liable to frustrate than excite...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Admire the HP Envy 13 for its sleek looks, solid build quality and fast speed, but not its price tag....

By PCWorld on -

Snarky bloggers (ahem) could easily dismiss the HP Envy 13 as a MacBook Pro plus $300, say so in a tweet, and call it a day. Hell, I was certainly tempted. (The Envy 13 starts at $1699. As configured, our review unit would cost you $1799.) This...

By Wired on 70

Now that the hungry maw of Hewlett-Packard has devoured Voodoo, the company has been hard at work splicing "Voodoo DNA" into its mainstream products. Here's one result: A laptop that looks a lot like an HP Pavilion but carries the high price of a...

By PC Advisor on -

The HP Envy 13 has a lot of eye-catching touches. This is a good machine for people that have money to burn. Darren Gladstone...

By Engadget on -

Overall we're very conflicted about the Envy 13. Hardware wise it's one of our favorite laptops ever, but the trackpad almost destroys all of that good will built up by the other elements -- no matter how great a laptop is, if it's painful...

By CrunchGear on -

Comparisons have been made by the nattering nabobs of Appleism that the HP Envy 13 is just a knock-off of the Macbook Pro 13-inch. This is the cowards way out and I shan’t stand for it. I will look at HP’s latest notebook – don’t...

By Computer Shopper on 86

The sleek HP Envy 13 offers the best balance of performance and portability yet. It offers an amazing screen and long battery life, making this 13-inch ultraportable perfect for road warriors....

By LaptopMag on 70

HPs premium ultraportable offers excellent performance and an elegant design, but its touchpad could be...

By PC Mag on 70

The HP Envy 13 is an all-metallic ultraportable that delivered phenomenal battery scores, but customers may not be ready to spend $1,899 on a...