B ringing together a careful balance between power, performance, and price, HP released the HP Envy ultrabook.
The Envy has cemented its standing as the ultimate laptop for college students or travelers. Along with 11-plus hours of battery life (on the FHD model), the Envy has a sleek, ultraportable chassis, fast performance, and powerful speakers. Just be sure to buy the right model. We strongly recommend the 1080p version over the 4K model because it lasts several hours longer on a charge and costs less.
The Envy also did well on our hard drive test. The 256GB SSD inside the base model duplicated 4.97GB of mixed-media files in 13 seconds for a rate of 391 megabytes per second while the 512GB SSD in the Core i7 version took 14 seconds for a rate of 363.5 MBps. That's faster than the Surface Laptop 2 (203 MBps) but slower than most of the competition, including the Notebook 9 Pro (391.5 MBps), the Asus UX333 (424 MBps), the MacBook Air (1,011 MBps) the category average (646.3 MBps).
The HP Envy is a near-perfect Ultrabook that offers fast performance, long battery life and a bright display at a reasonable price.