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HP ENVY 13-inch Laptop (13-ba0010ca)

HP ENVY 13-inch Laptop (13-ba0010ca)

This laptop is especially attractive for those of us who only get to use a PC from their own desk on occasions. It's capable of handling most productivity tasks with gusto while being easy to carry around and its relatively large battery gives it quite a bit of endurance away from the power outlet.

While the detailed maintenance instructions will help to keep this laptop running for the coming years, your options could be limited by the onboard memory which can't be replaced or extended. It's true that a lot can be done with 8GB of RAM, but if you tend to do more than one thing at once or have to work with large documents, not having the option to upgrade could be a sore point.

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 Buck90th percentile
Versatility67th percentile
Power (General Purpose)73th percentile
Power (Graphical)63th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)70th percentile
Storage Space35th percentile
Portability88th percentile
Battery Autonomy81th percentile
Ease of Maintenance57th percentile
Longevity86th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck81th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power (General Purpose)61th percentile
Power (Graphical)55th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)66th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy72th percentile
Ease of Maintenance44th percentile
Longevity62th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1, 4 cores clocked from 1 to 3.6 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Battery

51Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w30.65 × d19.46 × h1.69

Dimensions (in): w12.07 × d49.43 × h4.29

Weight (kg): 1.3

Weight (lbs.): 2.87

Features

  • 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
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Iris or Facial Recognition
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

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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