web analytics

HP updates their Envy line of thin and light laptops

Intel’s 8th generation CPUs finally made their way into HP’s premium thin and light Envy notebook line. Apart from the internal upgrades, the notebooks also receive a revamped design. The new Envy’s come in 13-inch and 17-inch variants.

The notebooks are encased in an all-aluminum sand-blasted frame with design cues inspired by “Damascus” steel. The new design can be seen, and felt, along the hinges and the lid. Apart from that, the speaker grilles also receive a new geometric pattern and the overall bezels have been reduced.

Let’s take a look at the 13-inch variant. HP’s Envy 13 makes use of a micro-edge bezel resulting in much thinner overall bezels than it’s 17-inch counterpart. Powering the device is a 13.3-inch FHD/UHD IPS display, Intel’s 8th generation Core i7-8550U processor, Intel UHD 620 or Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPUs, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The laptop is available in two colors — Natural Silver and Pale Gold.

Next up, the 17-inch variant. The HP Envy 17, while still maintaining relatively thin bezels, foregoes the micro-edge bezel design and only comes with the Natural Silver color. Powering the device is a 17.3-inch FHD IPS/UHD WLED display, Intel’s 8th generation Core i7-8550U processor, Nvidia’s MX150 GPU, 12GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB 7200rpm HDD.

The HP Envy 13 starts at $999.99 (~Php 52,439) while the bigger Envy 17 starts at $1049.99 (~Php 55,061). Both variants are now available at HP authorized stores and resellers. Local availability and pricing though, are yet to be announced.

HP Envy 13 specs:
13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display
13.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Nvidia Geforce MX150
8GB LPDRR3 RAM
256GB M.2 SSD
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scanner
1x USB Type-C
1x USB 3.1 Type-A
1x USB 3.1 Type-A drop jaw
1x Combo Audio port
1x microSD card reader
4-cell 53.2W/HR battery

HP Envy 17 specs:
17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display
17.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Nvidia Geforce MX150
12GB DDR4 RAM
1TB 7200rpm HDD
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scanner
Optical Disk Drive
Kensington Lock
3x USB 3.1 Type-A
1x USB Type-C
1x RJ-45
1x USB 3.1 Type-A drop jaw
1x Combo Audio port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x SD card reader
3-cell 52.5 W/HR battery


Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *