HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf, Ultrabook 13″ sRGB touchscreen Multifunction tablet Intel Alder Lake TB4 fast thin and light – LaptopSpirit

Our take on the HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf

convertible into a tablet,HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf It’s a versatile 2-in-1 laptop with a 13-inch Full HD IPS sRGB touchscreen, a 360° hinged and backlit keyboard, an infrared webcam for facial recognition or even connectivity, with better-than-average color fidelity. With Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4. Thin and light, this compact aluminum Windows 11 hybrid Ultrabook with an elegant silver design is suitable for everyday use and simple gaming thanks to its fast 512GB SSD storage, which enhances its responsiveness. Intel Alder Lake Core i5-1230U processor with GB RAM and its Iris Xe graphics module.

HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf specs

Screen(s) 13.3” Full HD IPS 100% sRGB 400cd/m² Corning Gorilla Glass 16/10 micro-edge multitouch touchscreen (1920×12000, anti-reflective)
Processor Intel Core i5-1230U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.0 GHz, 8E 0.7 GHz, TDP 9W)
Installed RAM (maximum) 8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz (32 GB)
Graphics card It is integrated into the Intel Iris Xe processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
connectors 2 USB 3.0 (1 paid) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keyboard
Windows Hello Yes, via Infrared wecam
Audio system 2 BangOlufsen speakers, Audio Boost
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Declared autonomy / Battery 8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 66Whr (275 grams)
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.77Kg / 298.3 x 214.9 x 16.1mm

HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf vs the competition

HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf is currently available Sold by HP France and is one of the few in its class to offer such a faithful color display with Thunderbolt connectivity in such a compact format.

HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf chassis, connectors, screen

Opening 360° to transform into a tablet, this thin and light hybrid compact 2-in-1 laptop has an original look, but is also elegant and discreet thanks to its anodized and sandblasted natural silver aluminum design.

The screen is adorned with multi-touch sensor technology, thanks to which you can interact with the system and software with simple applications on at least one finger and that too with pressure/gestures. Covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, the screen is bright, which makes colors vivid, but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (such as outdoors).

The screen will be of interest to those looking for more faithful colors than average, as well as significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to sRGB and IPS specifications. It is also very suitable for High Definition content due to its Full HD image, its 16/10 format is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9.

The infrared webcam is located above the screen, is compatible with facial recognition and therefore enables biometric authentication via Windows Hello technology and the integrated TPM security chip.
Those for whom privacy is important will be pleased to have a shutter.

You can backlit the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is of course practical so that you can better distinguish the keys when the ambient light is low.

Connectivity integrated into this universal 2-in-1 Ultrabook is good, including at least 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) audio port for remote communication and connectivity, as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compliant) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
Some may regret the lack of HDMI video output. To overcome this, you can use a USB to HDMI or USB-C to HDMI adapter.

Performance, HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf autonomy

The HP Envy x360 13-bf0053nf is a thin and light compact laptop that can be converted into a tablet for everyday general purpose use.

It incorporates a hybrid Core i5-1230U Alder Lake-U processor, a low-power 9W model compared to the usual 15W, which means better autonomy but lower performance than, for example, the Core i5-1235U 15W.
In any case, the Core i5-1230U with 8 GB of RAM provides good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and the Internet, including under multi-core software.

Despite the lack of a dedicated graphics card, thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics module directly embedded in the Core i5-1230U, you can view photos and videos, as well as play simple games.

On the storage side, there’s an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives with a capacity of 512 GB, being quieter, less power consuming, more robust and much faster.

Concretely speaking, SSD thus guarantees better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we get especially faster start / stop, as well as the processing and launch of programs, and we get to the cards of online games faster.

Of course, if 512 GB is too tight, you can use an external storage device such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device to get fast transfers.

As for autonomy pending more complete testing, bet on around 8 hours of battery life in light use for this hybrid 2-in-1 Ultrabook, made easy to carry by its lightness, compactness and slimness.

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