Pros

  • Great, Mac-like looks
  • Neat audio processing feature for headphones

Cons

  • Annoying bloatware ads
  • Expensive

At A Glance

If it looks like a MacBook and feels like a Macbook, it's got to be from Apple, right? Wrong! The Envy 13 is the PC's answer for slim, stylish computing. Only more expensive.

Manufacturer’s Description

HP offers a broad family of laptops, notebook computers, netbooks and Ultrabooks for a variety of uses, including high performance laptops great for movies, music, and photos. HP's powerful notebook computers can handle your extreme gaming needs as well. HP also offers a full range of notebooks for your business office needs. HP's ultra-portable notebook computers, netbooks and Ultrabooks are lightweight, offer long battery life and can be used almost anywhere. For any kind of lifestyle, at home or the office, HP delivers an outstanding choice of laptops and notebook computers to suit your needs.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VM173UA#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 884962549391
Manufacturer Part Number VM173UA#ABA
Brand Name HP
Product Name Envy 13-1030nr Notebook
Marketing Information

HP offers a broad family of laptops, notebook computers, netbooks and Ultrabooks for a variety of uses, including high performance laptops great for movies, music, and photos. HP's powerful notebook computers can handle your extreme gaming needs as well. HP also offers a full range of notebooks for your business office needs. HP's ultra-portable notebook computers, netbooks and Ultrabooks are lightweight, offer long battery life and can be used almost anywhere. For any kind of lifestyle, at home or the office, HP delivers an outstanding choice of laptops and notebook computers to suit your needs.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Envy
Product Series 13-1000
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 3 GB
Maximum Memory 5 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Envy 13-1030nr Notebook
  • 2 x Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.8"
Width 12.6"
Depth 8.5"
Weight (Approximate) 81.12 oz
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model SL9400
Processor Speed 1.86 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type cPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 94.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:42   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 510.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 707.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 243.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 473.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 232.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 59.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 41.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 45.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 33.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 28.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 50.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 40.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 55.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 376.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 376.0