Hands on: HP Envy 13 (2018) review


Coming towards the new Envy range, there are the HP Envy 13 and Envy 17 notebooks that have an all-metal design available in pale gold and natural silver colour options.

To give more from the expanded Elite family, HP has launched the EliteDisplay S14 that adds dual-screen productivity to new models.

HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 is the world's first business class 34-inch curved AiO with discrete graphics, and a lovely and flexible design that makes it the ideal fit for the front desk, office or huddle room for meetings. HP will sell the EliteBook 1050 G1 in the USA later this month with a starting price of $1,899 (approximately Rs. 1,28,300).

HP did mention Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 will pop up to offer optional graphics.

HP rates the Envy 13 with a maximum battery life of 14 hours, but we find most run time estimates dubious, especially when the numbers are attached to undefined 'mixed usage'.

HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,499. The first AiO purpose-built for collaboration, this AiO is an ideal video conferencing solution, with a FHD pop-up webcam, integrated collaboration keys, powerful audio and HP Noise cancellation. The Envy lineup has been refreshed with two laptops (the HP Envy 13 and 17) and two 2-in-1 notebooks (Envy x360 13 and 15), and the new 1000 series debuts with three models (the HP EliteBook x360 1030 2-in-1, the Elite x2 1013 G3 detachable, and EliteBook 1050 G1 laptop). HP announced as many as 11 products comprising of notebooks, PCs and All-in-One (AiO) during the course of the event including the Envy Curve AiO which has a 34-inch curved display and Alexa built in.

HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,279.

HP ENVY AiO 27 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $1,399.99.

The 13-inch convertible is the first one of its kind to have an AMD Ryzen processor and Radeon Vega graphics.

HP EliteDisplay S14 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $219.

HP ENVY x360 15 is one of the most unique creations by HP which will support both touch and pen. Users are provided with two options, as this device allows either Intel or AMD processors.

The Envy 13 will probably be available in May beginning at $1,000 (about converted, that is roughly #740 or AU$1,320).

A blue strip light to the front signifies that Alexa is ready to help, and users can expect to interact with Alexa in the same way as with other devices, such as checking the weather or lining up favorite music.

Bang & Olufsen quad speakers are on-board, as is a fingerprint sensor for security. It is available in June for a starting price of $1,450 and has optional HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, which stores the software system image in embedded memory.

HP's Envy 17 laptop is a desktop replacement system with 8th generation Intel Quad-core processors, NVIDIA MX 150 graphics, Intel Optane memory as an option, and an optional 17-inch 4K display. It will be available later this month with a price starting at $799.99 (approximately Rs. 54,000).