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HP 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Twenty-Six Industry Awards

This medium processor core notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded of all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec.

This portable PC received a "Recommended" from Laptopworld.dk, Dinside.no/data, M3.idg.se, Netbookspain.com, Pcactual.com, Notebook-center.ru, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua, Tek.no and Alphr.com all of whom said that this HP laptop was good.

The writers at six additional expert review sites all decided that this HP notebook PC was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This HP laptop received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Computershopper.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Straitstimes.com.

This medium processor core notebook PC received a "Best Buy" from both PC Advisor.co.uk and Itproportal.com, both of which wrote that this HP notebook PC was a sensible purchase.

An additional two expert review sites both liked this portable PC. The editor of Hardware.info concluded that this medium processor core notebook PC was good and gave it a "Bronze Award" and it received a Notebookjournal.de "Good Value for Money" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

One hundred and twelve experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this portable PC on average 77 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of HP 13 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Infoworld.com wrote in their review of the HP 13 “The Envy 13 has a lot of eye-catching touches”. Six years ago expert review site Maximumpc.com mentioned in their review “From its magnesium alloy frame, to its beautiful display and its laser etched hand-rest, HP's Envy 13 is sure to turn a few of your friends green” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Seven years ago Laptopmag.com wrote “HP’s premium ultraportable offers excellent performance and an elegant design.” in their review.

Several people who bought the product concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “The HP's slimline design, high-quality display and reasonable battery life help ensure that it earns its keep w”. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “A sturdy design” in their review of the HP 13. Six years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Offers an impressive design and powerful graphics” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.

One HP 13 reviewer thought it was neat. Four years ago expert website Zdnet.co.uk wrote “The HP Folio 13 is a neatly designed ultrabook that's solidly built” and gave the product a rating of 79 out of 100. One HP 13 owner thought the product was luxurious. Six years ago Onlinenotebook.com mentioned in their review “HP Envy 13 is an upmarket product and the high price should make that clear”.

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Robust

Twenty-five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Cnet.com said “It's a solid slab of aluminum” and rated it 77 out of 100. Computershopper.com said “The Spectre 13 is a sleek, solidly built contender with an innovative touch pad that reduces the need to swipe”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their HP 13 review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au seven years ago “It's designed specifically for users who want something stylish, well built”.

Five people who reviewed the HP 13 agreed that it was strong and durable. In November this year Arstechnica.com said “Andrew CunninghamIt's all aluminum and feels quite sturdy” in their HP 13 review. Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The gleaming Gorilla Glass livery of the original 14-inch Spectre was both eye-catching and rugged.” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Chip.com.my mentioned “The sturdy built, excellent design, good performance” in their review of the HP 13.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Mobiletechreview.com wrote “He's tireless and reliable” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed the HP 13 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop on expert review site PC Mag “The HP Envy 13 is an all-metallic ultraportable that delivered phenomenal battery scores.” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “It offers an amazing screen and long battery life, making this 13-inch ultraportable perfect for road warriors” in their HP 13 review. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's got the best battery life we've seen from any Windows Ultrabook”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com wrote “The user interface is excellent, build quality is high, performance is solid” and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review “The HP Folio is generally an excellent Ultrabook, marrying consistent design to good build quality, thoughtful features” and scored the product 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Admire the HP Envy 13 for its sleek looks, solid build quality and fast speed.”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased the HP 13 considered that it had good features. Expert website Laptopmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the HP 13 “This slick, 13.3-inch $999 Ultrabook features an Intel Core i5 processor”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “HP's upscale Envy 13 looks and feels like an expensive status symbol, with performance and features that impress us —” in their HP 13 review. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “While it's pretty and features an excellent keyboard, for the price we'd expect better connectivity”.

Good Size

A number of HP 13 owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Infoworld.com mentioned “These systems are fast and full-featured, yet slim, light” in their review. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned “It will probably fill your needs better than its thinner” in their review of the HP 13. Expert website Techworld.com said “The HP Folio 13 is a sleek 13.3-inch Ultrabook that comes in a slim profile measuring just 18mm thick” .

Several HP 13 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was compact. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop “The HP Spectre 13-3010eg is a compact 13.3-inch subnotebook with a touchscreen”. Wired.com wrote in their review of this laptop “While the Folio looks quite svelte”.

One HP 13 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was thick. One person who bought the HP 13 considered that it was lightweight. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the HP 13 “The HP Folio 13 is a lightweight ultrabook with strong audio”.

One HP 13 reviewer said in their reviews that the HP 13 was easy to carry around. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Feels almost like a premium Ultrabook -- it's small, light and easy to carry on a daily basis” in their review of the HP 13.

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Easy to Use

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Computershopper.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this laptop four years ago “BIOS-level security make this ultrabook a good fit for business, while a comfortable backlit keyboard makes it a good fit for typists”. Expert review site Thestar.com.my wrote “It has a solid build quality, excellent battery life and a comfortable keyboard which makes it a great work notebook in my opinion”.

One person who reviewed this laptop considered that it had a good interface.

One HP 13 reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to use. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Folio 13 is one of the best Ultrabooks on the market, simply because it's a joy to use and it has all the right features” in their review of this laptop.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by HP.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this HP laptop provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Connectivity

One customer thought this laptop was good in terms of connectivity. Cnet.com.au rated the product 75 out of 100 and mentioned four years ago “Features an excellent keyboard, for the price we'd expect better connectivity and longer battery life” in their review of this laptop.

One HP 13 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this laptop was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Zdnet.co.uk said four years ago “However, there are only two USB ports”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased the HP 13 considered that it was quiet. Expert website Slashgear.com wrote “If you're a Windows user who quietly covets the build” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Notebookreview.com said four years ago “Is quiet and isn't likely to be heard over typical office white noise” in their HP 13 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 13 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the HP 13 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Large Storage Capacity

One customer thought it had good storage. Four years ago expert review site Techworld.com said “Lack of upgradability means that it is not an ideal machine for power users who need a faster processor and ample storage capacity” in their review of the HP 13.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 13 is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the HP 13 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 13.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP 13 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 13.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 13 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the 13 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.95MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP. The HP 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP 13 is one of the lighter laptops of a similar type and age to the 13 amongst portable PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13 is 2.2kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 318.5 millimeters, the HP 13 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 13 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The widths of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 13 range from 38mm to 430mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 13 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The HP 13 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 13 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 13 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 13.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP 13 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The HP 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP 13 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the 13 do have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the HP 13's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 13 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 13 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP 13 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15".

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The HP 13 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 13 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the HP 13 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 13 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP 13 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.3 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 13 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The HP 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The worst bluetooth version of all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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Fairly Heavy AC Adapter Weight

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 13 have AC adapter weights of between 180g and 370g. The HP 13 has a fairly heavy AC adapter weight (260 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 13.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 13

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The HP 13 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the HP 13 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 13.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 13 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 13.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
AC Adapter Weight
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

26 Awards

CNET.com Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Best Buy PC Mag Editor's Choice straitstimes.com Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended dinside.no/data Recommended notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money notebook-center.ru Recommended gagadget.com Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended netbookspain.com Recommended pcactual.com Recommended muycomputer.com 4.5 Star pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice winmagpro.nl Editor's Choice hardware.info Bronze Award itproportal.com Best Buy laptopworld.dk Recommended 01net.com 4 Star computershopper.com Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice pcworld.com_techhive.com Business Ready Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended tweaktown.com Best Features Award tek.no Recommended

Expert Reviews

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15 January 2016

We were wowed by the thinness, responsiveness and overall design. However, a few niggles such as the touchpad, odd-shaped Enter key and disappointing battery life prevented this laptop from...

5 January 2016

Andrew CunninghamHP's Envy 13 Ultrabook.Andrew CunninghamHP's Envy 13 Ultrabook.Andrew CunninghamIt's all aluminum and feels quite sturdy. Note the antenna cutout across the top.Andrew... Read more…

28 December 2015

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22 December 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Cyphix2251
Cyphix2251 would recommend the HP Envy x2 13 / 13t Series

Overall a Solidly built 2 in 1 that gets everyday school/work task done very quickly with way more then enough power to spare. IMO probably best Premium 2 in 1 you can get for the price... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Vxb1
Vxb1 would recommend the HP Envy x2 13 / 13t Series (Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a gift for my daughter. I wanted her to be able to use it for fun as a tablet to watch movies, play games, surf the net, but also to be able to use it do her homework - mainly... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by KERMIT
KERMIT would recommend the HP Envy x2 13 / 13t Series (Verified Purchase)

A nice computer for a school kid as well as for on the road lots of versatility. Not as fast as I would have liked. I purchased two of them. Had to return one it did not work right out of the box.... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by RDub

I was so enthralled when I saw this computer. It has a very stylish manly look to it...a brown keyboard with a leather backside ... very thin. All in all .. it's an oversized surface. Maybe I got... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Jackie
(Verified Purchase)

I love the design of the computer and the speed, but with the first computer, I had connectivity issues from day one, and returned it after multiple calls trying to rectify the situation. It lost... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp b2a32, hp b2a32u, hp b2a32ut, hp b2a32uta, hp b2a32utab, hp b2a32utaba
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