HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Laptop General Review

HP ENVY 13-ab016nr is a portable ultrabook from HP. This laptop belongs to HP ENVY 13 series laptops which are 13 inch display laptops with powerful specs and unique laptop body design. HP ENVY 13-ab016nr is a thin and compact ultrabook with powerful specs.

The best part of this laptop is its body and design. Unlike other ultrabook's, this laptop features a Lift Hinge design which lifts the laptop for better typing experience on its full sized backlit keyboard. Well placed speakers to give you the best audio experience. This laptop weighs around 3.31 pounds and is about 0.55 inch thin. Overall, design looks compact and simple. Its a thin laptop but little heavy in ultrabooks category.

This laptop features 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) UWVA eDP bright view WLED-backlit display. Full HD display is acceptable for the price. Other 13 inch ultrabooks like ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-AH54 and Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J) feature the same display resolution. So, you will enjoy watching movies and videos on this Full HD display.

HP ENVY 13-ab016nr is a performing ultrabook, suitable for everyone who want a simple ultrabook with high performance. This laptop can handle most of the heavy tasks and can run demanding applications. You can do multi-tasking, play low to medium graphic games, browse web and do pretty much computing on this laptop. Only, few of the more-demanding applications won't run easily and you may see some lag. You will experience fast read and write speeds, thanks to its 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. This storage capacity is accepted for this laptop's price. Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU is suitable for moderate gaming, display and for applications which require low to medium graphics. You can edit photos, edit videos of high quality on this ultrabook. Overall, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-7200U processor and 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM give the best mobile computing performance.

HP ENVY 13-ab016nr

HP TrueVision HD webcam of this laptop is suitable for making high quality videos calls even in low light. With Bang & Olufsen audio tuning, you will enjoy the best audio output from the two speakers located on both sides keyboard.

Connectivity is good for this laptop. You are getting two USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type C port, SD card slot, HDMI port and Combo jack. You will enjoy better WiFi with 802.11 ac WiFi adapter and better Bluetooth connectivity with Bluetooth V4.2 adapter. Battery life of this laptop is amazing. You can expect around 12 hours to 14 hours of battery life in normal usage. On heavy usage, it may decrease.


Technical Specification of HP ENVY 13-ab016nr
Display 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) UWVA eDP bright view WLED-backlit display
Processor 7th Generation 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-7200U Processor
Storage 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Webcam HP TrueVision HD webcam
Audio Two stereo speakers
Headphone Jack
Audio Tuning by Bang & Olufsen
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
Interface One COMBO audio jack
Two USB 3.1 ports
One USB 3.1 Type C port
One HDMI port
One SD Card Reader
Battery 3-cell, 57.8 Wh Lithium-ion polymer battery (Up to 14 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 8.9 x 12.83 x 0.55 inches
Weight Approx. 3.31 lbs


Overall, this is a powerful laptop suited for everyone who want a portable and stylish laptop. You can run demanding application like video editing software, programming software, do multi-tasking, watch Full HD movies and do pretty much heavy computing in this laptop without issues. If you want to run even more demanding applications which require more RAM and GPU, go for higher-end ultrabooks.