The 2022 Envy x360 13 is an upgrade over the 2020 edition, featuring newer 12th generation Intel Core U processors and a redesigned chassis. The HP Envy 13 x360 is a good purchase if you need a thin and portable productivity machine with an OLED screen and long battery life.
There is no additional visual variety for the HP Envy 13 x360 beyond the two standard colors, black and silver. This laptop isn’t perfect, but if portability is a priority for you at work or school, it’s a decent option. It has either a Core i5-1230U or a Core i7-1250U, both of which are decent Intel 12th-generation CPUs.
Even though having an OLED screen is remarkable, HP made sure that the battery life wasn’t sacrificed in favor of the display’s visual appeal. The HP Envy x360 has a power life of over nine hours on a single charge.
Although HP made a number of exterior improvements, the chassis materials and general feel remained unchanged. Some of these tweaks include rounding off the edges and corners and making the transition from the elevated hand rests to the keyboard deck less abrupt.
Due to the new 16:10 form factor, the new model is longer in length but narrower in breadth than the previous model. The overall system size and weight have increased marginally due to these modifications. In addition, the 5 megapixel webcam means that the top bezel of the display is somewhat bigger than on other laptops.
The 2022 Envy x360 line no longer includes a proprietary AC adapter port, opting instead to charge exclusively via USB-C. As a result, it has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C connections, rather than just one like the 2020 Envy model. It’s wonderful that there are USB-A ports here as well, though the flaps can make them a bit of a pain to use.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1250U|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Memory||16 GB LPDDR4x|
|Display||13.3-inch diagonal, 2.8K (2880 x 1800), OLED|
|Networking||Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth 5.3|
|Ports||2 USB Type-A ports, 1 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port, 1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port, 1 SD-card slot, 1 adapter port|
|Camera||1080p HP True Vision 5MP IR|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||11.75 x 8.46 x 0.63 inches (29.84 x 21.48 x 1.60 cm; W x D x H)|
|Weight||2.95 lb (1.34 kg)|
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen stereo , Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Command Center, OMEN Gaming Hub, myHP, HP Palette, 12 Months Warranty
Intel Alder Lake-M PCH
|Price||starting at $900|
HP ENVY 13 X360: PERFORMANCE
The HP Envy 13 x360 performs similarly to other 2-in-1 laptops in speed tests. This tiny laptop can contend with 16-inch 2-in-1s, which is impressive. The Core i7-1250U is clearly carrying this machine, but the usually mediocre Iris Xe Graphics GPU is also performing well.
The HP Envy 13 x360 can handle numerous productivity tasks thanks to its good benchmark scores. Spreadsheets, word processors, conference calls, and numerous browser tabs playing videos have all run smoothly. Movie and livestreaming work well while multitasking. Working or gaming, the ventilation system keeps it from burning.
Here’s how the HP Envy 13 x360 performed in benchmark tests:
3DMark: Night Raid: 14,575; Fire Strike: 3972; Time Spy: 1487
Cinebench R23 Multi-core: 7893 points
GeekBench 5: 1619 (single-core); 7355 (multi-core)
PCMark 10 (Home Test): 5420 points
Battery Life (TechRadar movie test): 9 hours and 43 minutes
Civilization VI (1080p, Ultra): 69 fps; (1080p, Low): 23 fps
HP ENVY x360 is great for school. It’s a portable laptop you can use as a device to take notes. If you don’t play games, its charge lasts all day. The monitor is sharp, the keypad is comfortable, and the touchpad is responsive. A laptop with an Intel 12th Gen can manage light productivity tasks.