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HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

This model ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $900 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop comes with a stylus for note-taking and even drawing (although I'm not sure how it would compare to a Cintiq).

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1070.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck98th percentile
Versatility78th percentile
Power (General Purpose)97th percentile
Power (Graphical)57th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)70th percentile
Storage Space35th percentile
Portability86th percentile
Battery Autonomy88th percentile
Ease of Maintenance21th percentile
Longevity92th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck95th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power (General Purpose)91th percentile
Power (Graphical)50th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)66th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile
Ease of Maintenance21th percentile
Longevity69th percentile

Specs

Screen

13.3", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 165.63 PPI, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

Operating System

Windows

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, 6 cores clocked from 2.3 to 4 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

65Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w30.65 × d19.46 × h1.64

Dimensions (in): w12.07 × d49.43 × h4.17

Weight (kg): 1.32

Weight (lbs.): 2.91

Features

  • Fast-Charging
  • Backlit
  • Paired Memory
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Touch Screen
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: More complex than usual

Memory: Can't be repaired or updated

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Portability71th percentile
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