What you need to know
- Three new ENVY laptops are coming for 2020
- The ENVY 13 gets a slimming redesign, newer hardware.
- ENVY x360 13 grabs an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and starts at just $700.
- ENVY x360 15 is a bigger version, but there is an option for Intel or AMD. Fight!
HP is stepping up its 13-inch and 15-inch convertible game with the more mainstream ENVY series. Three new refreshes of the ENVY 13, ENVY x360 13, and ENVY x360 15 are hitting in early May with affordable pricing and some of the latest specs from Intel and AMD, which is new.
What’s super exciting is in the 15-inch model, HP is going to sell an Intel one and an AMD option. No surprise, the AMD one is more affordable.
HP ENVY 13 (2020)
First up, the ENVY 13, which is one of our top HP budget picks, gets a redesign for 2020. Gone are the top firing speakers found behind the keyboard, and instead, following Spectre, they move to the bottom edges. As a result, the top deck is significantly smaller, reducing the overall footprint of the ENVY 13.
Likewise, the display bezel, long a thorn for HP, is shrinking down on the bottom, giving a more symmetrical, cleaner look and a pleasing 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. The aspect ratio, however, is still fixed at 16:9. Full HD is the default resolution, but, like last year, you can also order a 4K variant, which is excellent.
(Left) HP ENVY 13 (2019) vs HP ENVY 13 (2020) (right).Source: HP
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7|
Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus|
NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (Optional)
|Memory||8GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM|
|Storage||256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
1920×1080 (FHD) or 4K (Optional)
IPS w/ BrightView
300 nits or 1000 nits
SureView privacy screen
|Ports||1x Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) w/ SuperSpeed USB Type-C (10Gbps) |
2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A (5Gbps)
1x Micro SD card reader