HP Envy 13 AB020NR Review – A High End Productivity Laptop

The first time I got in touch with Envy series from HP was back in the 2016 where they announced of the Envy 13. At that time, this machine is considered as thinnest one in the market and it’s really true at all. The body measurement is only just 12.9 mm and made people surprised at all. The only competitor that it has is only Dell XPS 13 which is really impressive on the design. But, I specifically prefer to HP because the design itself really makes me interested.

Now, they are back again with the refreshed version in the 2017. It comes with thinner and slicker design and also with more powerful power. The design is very understated and classy. Heck, it’s probably one of the best ultrabook you are able to get for now. We are going to find what the thing that makes it good and worst at the same time.

That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article and see everything from it. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.


The design is much similar on what we got on Macbook Pro where the entire body is surrounded by aluminum metal. The body measurement is getting better where it only has dimension for 12.83 x 8.9 x 0.55 inches. The body is thicker than Macbook, but you should remember that it comes with optical drive. If not, then we probably have it thinner than before. The thin build is supported by great hinge that contain of piston that would keep the device from easily damaged.

On this case, I really love their choice to put of silver color all over the body. It looks flashier than Dell XPS 13 in my opinion. These color combinations fit nicely with anyone who is looking for premium laptop for their business purpose. The weight is also light thanks to the aluminum material. You will never have any problem on tossing it to your back.

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Keyboard And Touchpad

Envy 13 2The company choice on putting of aluminum design into the body gives some effects to the keyboard’s performance. There is so much flex to find, but luckily it goes away as soon as you push the keys. The travel distant for the keys are not disappointed and typing my document feel so comfortable for some hours. Many people have some problems on flex, but I personally really enjoy it a lot. Well, everything is back on the taste.

Thankfully, I found that the keys are backlit and means I have no worry on typing on the dark conditions. The brightness adjustment is not available, but the brightness is more than enough. You could turn it off or on, but still acceptable since it does not make any impact on the battery life.

Last price update: 2018-02-24 19:11:20

Envy 13 AB020NRMain Specs
CPUIntel Core I7-7500U 2.7 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size13.3-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB SSD

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The I7 processor is a powerful enough to handle many tasks at the same time. The result is even greater when its combined with 8GB RAM. Editing any document or editing the photo on the Photoshop should be done easily without any issue. There is no lag even on the heaviest task I have tested. Here, the hardware is really talking about the power. The 8GB RAM is more than enough, but you could still swap it with better one whenever you want.

The balance performance in both of battery and performance. This is truly what happened here. The battery lasts long enough for full day usage. During the test, I got the total time for around 10 hours and 20 minutes for every test on one week. The result is very impressive and only far behind a little with Zenbook 3. If you are planning to prefer more battery, than this one should be perfect.

Last price update: 2018-02-24 19:11:20
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. The laptop is great in term of price and performance. There is no anthing stopping you from getting it, so be sure to check it. The choice itself is on you, so feel free to make any choice. I just hope the information is good enough as your consideration. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.

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