HP ENVY 13-aq0044nr 13” Thin Laptop with 4K Touchscreen, i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Review

HP ENVY 13-aq0044nr 13” Laptop with 4K Touchscreen

HP ENVY 13-aq0044nr 13” Thin Laptop

Natural silver HP ENVY 13-aq0044nr is an April 2019 release thin 13.3-inch laptop with a 4K UHD touch display, fingerprint reader, 8th generation Intel i7 processor, generous amounts of memory and SSD storage, a reasonable dedicated NVIDIA MX250 graphics card and the Windows 10 Home version operating system.

This 13” HP Envy is listed as “Amazon’s Choice” for 4K laptops. You can choose to purchase it with Microsoft Office Home & Student included at Amazon.com. It has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 22 customers on the day of this product review and we shall go through and examine the pros and cons according to these customers. Please note that you’ll get a limited hardware warranty of one year by the manufacturer and web customer support available 24 hours and 7 days a week.

The HP Envy comes with brand new state-of-the-art security features including a built-in fingerprint reader to log in with a single touch and a webcam kill switch- a physical off switch on the right hand side for your privacy, Bios recovery and protection that checks your PC continuously, stops unauthorized access, protects local hard drive and more. It has a premium sturdy and durable all metal design with 3-way micro edge bezel and 4K corning gorilla glass NBT display, geometric pattern speakers and backlit keyboard.

The Intel i7-8565U is an 8th generation ultra low voltage dual core processor that works at speeds between 1.8GHz up to 4.6GHz with turbo boost depending on the tasks. It has a Passmark benchmark score of 9001 on the day of this review as a high-end processor that is capable of performing well at all tasks. 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM can not be upgraded but offers plenty of multitasking power for most users. You can have many browsers and apps open simultaneously without any problems. 512 GB PCIe(R) NVMeTM M.2 Solid State Drive is great for both storage space and speed. And most people shouldn’t need to add more.

13.3″ diagonal WLED-backlit touchscreen has the very thin micro edge bezels, impressive 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and IPS panel for up to 178-degree viewing angles. Despite the high resolution of the display and the powerful performance and features, it weighs only 2.82 pounds and measures 12.08H x 8.32W x 0.57L inches- is very slim, lightweight and portable. And with the very long battery life you can take it wherever you go and use it unplugged all HP ENVY 13-aq0044nr 13” Thin Laptop Connectivityday long. The lithium polymer battery is reported to last up to 12 hours and 45 minutes in theory, up to 6 hours for wireless streaming and up to 10 hours for video playback.

You can deactivate the touchpad if it is in your way and you’ll be using a mouse as well as the touchscreen more. The eye-catching and sturdy all-metal chassis is resistant to scrapes and bumps that can happen on a daily basis. And Corning Gorilla Glass also stands up to your daily use. Connectivity options include 2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C, Media Card Reader, headphone out- microphone-in combo jack, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1. You can receive power and charge the machine by using one of the Type-C port, which can also be used for connecting a multi-port hub that has the HDMI output.

The backlit keyboard has an ergonomic elevated design for typing comfortably. You can’t adjust the level of brightness of the keyboard, it can only be turned on and off via the F5 key. You can’t use a digital pen on this HP Envy, as it is not supported. HP Envy 13-aq0044nr is a compact durable laptop with a 4K resolution touchscreen, backlit keyboard and decent quality speakers, a powerful eighth generation i7 processor, large amounts of RAM and SSD, that can handle multimedia editing, animation, all kinds of daily work, engineering software and some gaming as well. The cons were mainly about the shorter battery life than expected, the touch display sometimes not being responsive, and fingerprint reader issues specific to the machines that those customers received. 

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