As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent enough for internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent. With this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 13 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i7-10510U. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
For hard drive sizing, HP decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 9 hours. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
This Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13 inches, with a 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.2 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
For the sound part, the Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i7-10510U sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.With 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 13 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent. Not really necessary.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
The energy consumed by the processor Core i7-10510U is in the average currently.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 13 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
HP provides 3connectors on this model. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent can be used for travel purposes.
The Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argentmeets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i7-10510U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better HP.
For the connector part, the Envy 13-aq1003nf Argenthas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent for video games?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
With its 500 Gb of space, this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.2 Kg.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
In the end, we do not recommend this Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Is the Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent adapted to office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Simply put, it’s not Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
The Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Envy 13-aq1003nf Argent is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing