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HP Envy 13-d040wm Premium Ultraweight Laptop Review

HP Envy 13-d040wm is a newest premium lightweight ultraportable notebook in HP Envy series. The laptop designed for a tech savvy and professional users. The 12.9mm (0.51 inch) laptop is one of the thinnest laptops on the market and comes with a solid aluminum material. That makes it looks more robust and sturdy for the user on the go. As a new mainstream laptop from Envy series, this model also equipped with a powerful heart of the machine, thanks to the Intel Core i7-6500U “Skylake” processor. The Envy 13-d040wm 13.3 inch Quad High Definition laptop delivers a deeper colors and impressive brightness. Unfortunately, the keypad is not designed for everyone and the price also too high for a user who on the tight budget.

HP Envy 13-d040wm Premium Ultraportable Laptop Design

The overall look of the HP ENVY Notebook – 13-d040wm is a gorgeous and feels comfortable to take with you. The full silver magnesium frame with a small mirrored company logo feels robust and looks glamorous. The mixture of a silver magnesium chassis make it looks more expensive than they are, even the base machine is plastic. With just 2.98 lbs and measures only at 12.85 x 8.9 x 0.51 inches, the HP Envy 13-d040wm will fit perfectly in your bag and easy to hold, even with one hand.

HP Envy 13-d040wm Laptop
HP Envy 13-d040wm Premium Laptop

Yeah, as a premium machine, the island-style keyboard backlit keyboard features a backlight technology for typing in low-light condition. But as a ultraportable laptop, the keypad might be too small and not too accurate for someone who have big fingers. Below the full-size keyboard area, there is high-quality Precision HP touchpad and the fingerprint reader with HP SimplePass built-in software on the right for security purpose.

HP ENVY Notebook – 13-d040wm Powerful Power

Like other Envy laptop’s model, HP Envy 13-d040wm also equipped with an impressive specification. The powerful Intel Core i7-6500U dual core processor that clocked at 2.5 GHz to 3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost will handle most substantial modern productivity and business applications without delays. Combined the 8 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM with the 256 GB Solid State Drive as primary storage delivers fast multitask computing performance as any higher price ultrabook on the market. You also can easily open multiple tabs browser and play video at once without problems. Unfortunately, the Intel HD Graphics 520 as the internal graphics card isn’t designed for heavy 3D games. But it’s still fast enough for typical moderate older games and light video editing software.

The HP Envy 13 non-touch diagonal laptop’s panel delivers a gorgeous viewing experience. The 13.3 inch Quad High Definition IPS WLED display optimized with BrightView technology. It delivers richer and more stunning color than an average premium laptop in its price range. It provides¬†an average brightness of 306.1cd/m2 and 3200 x 1800 pixels native resolution.

The speakers placed on the sides of the island-style keyboard. Two internal Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers produce an overall decent loud forlistening music. Along with and rich sound for streaming video and other multimedia tasks. On the top of the 13.3-inch brilliant display, there is a High Definition TrueVision web camera for video chats and internal dual array microphone for audio.

HP Envy 13-d040wm powered by a 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery. Yeah, the internal battery can reach up to 7 hours of battery life, but it’s still shorter than the competitor in its class. On the left and right the HP Envy 13 magnesium chassis, this premium machine has two USB 3.0, single USB 3.0 with boost technology, multi-format card reader, HDMI port and audio combo jack. Other features are Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11ac for wireless connectivity.

The HP ENVY Notebook – 13-d040wm is a powerful laptop and equipped with full of useful applications. For example are Recovery Manager, HP Connected, and Evernote Premium. Also, a CyberLink and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 Home as the operating system. Yeah, as a premium notebook, it’s designed for a budget shopper. But overall, HP Envy 13-d040wm laptop that priced at $999 still offers quality performance. The lightweight premium design, brilliant display, SSD storage and multitasking performance are all great features and provides a significant value for your money. If you need a bigger laptop and not too much concern about the display, we recommend you to check the $899 HP ENVY 15-as014wm notebook.

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