HP ENVY 13-ah0001na Full-HD, i5, 8gb, 256gb, mx150, 3 Year Care Pack - £698.99 @ HP Shop
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HP ENVY 13-ah0001na Full-HD, i5, 8gb, 256gb, mx150, 3 Year Care Pack - £698.99 @ HP Shop

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Posted 11th JunEdited by:"FamousPheasant"
Long time lurker first time poster!

Looks a great deal for a well reviewed ultrabook. Seems to cover most bases I was looking for, full HD screen, proper USB, decent battery, back-lit keyboard, dedicated graphics and a 3 year warranty to boot. Also looks like it charges through USB C and the keyboard gets good reviews.

I had seriously considered the Asus Ux433 or another Xps but this was too much of a deal to say no to.

Ue the code WEEKEND100 to get the price down to 699.

Deal ends Wednesday.

Spec as follows--

  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • 33.8 cm (13.3") diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ (1920 x 1080)
  • 8 GB memory; 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); Audio by Bang & Olufsen; HP Audio Boost; Fast Charge; Backlit keyboard; Faster 2x2 Wi-Fi®; Fingerprint reader
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I have this laptop which I bought earlier this year, it's awesome, super quick, battery lasts quite a while, screen is also amazing. My only gripe is the fingerprint sensor which is not the best. Apart from that its awesome, and even with that I unlock my laptop with my phones fingerprint sensor so its not that big of a deal to me. For anyone considering this laptop, I say go for it.
Edited by: "adam_Power" 11th Jun
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This is a great deal. I have it's bigger brother 512gb SSD 16gb ram i7 but that was £450 more. Screen is good if a little dull. Keyboard nice reasonable graphics well made (not XPS well made but it's better than most) great deal with 3 year guarantee. Have some heat
Great price but HP are really really bad to deal with if you have a problem. Google battery drain issues...
jr00711/06/2019 16:13

Great price but HP are really really bad to deal with if you have a …Great price but HP are really really bad to deal with if you have a problem. Google battery drain issues...


...which isn't, my son's secondary HDD died on his Acer Predator and to have it repaired (replaced) we need to send the whole laptop away, so to be honestly can't be arsed, as rather spend £40 quid to buy a new one and replace it myself than listen to his complaining for god knows how long, as it is lottery how long it will take Acer to sort it out
BS_Man11/06/2019 16:24

...which isn't, my son's secondary HDD died on his Acer Predator and to …...which isn't, my son's secondary HDD died on his Acer Predator and to have it repaired (replaced) we need to send the whole laptop away, so to be honestly can't be arsed, as rather spend £40 quid to buy a new one and replace it myself than listen to his complaining for god knows how long, as it is lottery how long it will take Acer to sort it out


Yep my Acer HDD had a fault where it always ran at 100% meaning it ran really slow, set it back got new HDD fitted and same happened 2 month later. Fixed it again and been 6 month and and been working fine. Touch wood.
jr00711/06/2019 16:13

Great price but HP are really really bad to deal with if you have a …Great price but HP are really really bad to deal with if you have a problem. Google battery drain issues...


I can second this. Hp nightmare company both for general support but also weird driver and bios updates in the long run
I have this laptop which I bought earlier this year, it's awesome, super quick, battery lasts quite a while, screen is also amazing. My only gripe is the fingerprint sensor which is not the best. Apart from that its awesome, and even with that I unlock my laptop with my phones fingerprint sensor so its not that big of a deal to me. For anyone considering this laptop, I say go for it.
Edited by: "adam_Power" 11th Jun
Don’t get me wrong, the laptop is great, mine is 2k touch screen and looks awesome. The battery won’t hold charge and HP think 12% daily discharge is normal. Fully charged and I get 8 hrs easily. I’ve kept it for video editing and bought another laptop for travel/work.
jr00711/06/2019 17:54

Don’t get me wrong, the laptop is great, mine is 2k touch screen and looks …Don’t get me wrong, the laptop is great, mine is 2k touch screen and looks awesome. The battery won’t hold charge and HP think 12% daily discharge is normal. Fully charged and I get 8 hrs easily. I’ve kept it for video editing and bought another laptop for travel/work.


My laptop was experiencing similar battery discharge issues, I found that it's the USB slots. I had a bluetooth mouse and keyboard adaptor put in and when off, there is a small amount of power still being sent to the USB ports. Since finding that out I just take out the adaptor and the battery always remains constant from when I switch the laptop off to powering back up either the next day or in a couple of days.
ssimonian11/06/2019 17:30

I can second this. Hp nightmare company both for general support but also …I can second this. Hp nightmare company both for general support but also weird driver and bios updates in the long run


Also want to echo at how bad HP post sales is. Product might be great but service or how they deal when things go wrong is so bad that I'm surprised it isn't illegal how they can get away with the stuff they do. Even more so buying from them directly, I would strongly strongly advise against it, different when buying from a place that has physical store. Speaking from experience as I'm currently trying to get my laptop back from hp repair service, which is on hold with no updates from them nor any replies via email not to mention the departments that deal with cases have no telephone number.
Edited by: "Anokhi" 11th Jun
Nice find!

Just to check, is there anything else that competes with this at the same price point? Sub £700?

I need a lightweight, Full HD (minimum), Touchscreen laptop with at least an i5-8xxx processer, 8GB RAM with a 256GB SSD.

Thanks in advance!

Pa. Isn't the 8250U a little outdated when other laptops at a lower price point come with the i5-8265U?

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…266
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 11th Jun
Potentially 4% (~£28) cashback via Quidco
jUsT2eXy11/06/2019 23:39

Nice find!Just to check, is there anything else that competes with this at …Nice find!Just to check, is there anything else that competes with this at the same price point? Sub £700?I need a lightweight, Full HD (minimum), Touchscreen laptop with at least an i5-8xxx processer, 8GB RAM with a 256GB SSD.Thanks in advance!Pa. Isn't the 8250U a little outdated when other laptops at a lower price point come with the i5-8265U?https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8265U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-8250U/m566107vsm338266


How about the Swift 5? It's super light at 970G with Magnesium alloy chassis. If you're ok with the colour (check out the video in that thread). Also, free warranty upgrade.

hotukdeals.com/dea…382
Edited by: "win26" 12th Jun
jUsT2eXy11/06/2019 23:39

Nice find!Just to check, is there anything else that competes with this at …Nice find!Just to check, is there anything else that competes with this at the same price point? Sub £700?I need a lightweight, Full HD (minimum), Touchscreen laptop with at least an i5-8xxx processer, 8GB RAM with a 256GB SSD.Thanks in advance!Pa. Isn't the 8250U a little outdated when other laptops at a lower price point come with the i5-8265U?https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8265U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-8250U/m566107vsm338266


Im a fan of the Asus Zenbook...there was also a Vivobook on here recently that looked pretty compact and good value
win2612/06/2019 00:44

How about the Swift 5? It's super light at 970G with Magnesium alloy …How about the Swift 5? It's super light at 970G with Magnesium alloy chassis. If you're ok with the colour (check out the video in that thread). Also, free warranty upgrade.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-swift-5-14-touchscreen-laptop-1080p-ips-i5-8250u-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-type-c-port-59997-at-box-free-bullguard-security-3212382


That Swift 5 looks good but not keen on the colour haha.

I'm not sure whether to bite on this deal

What's your thoughts on my processer comment?
Also, I really like the look of the Huawei Matebook but I'm really worried if Microsoft pull support...some people have said the license is between Microsoft and the user but Microsoft still provide specific drivers for manufacturers and this is what I'm worried about losing
What's the graphics card like on this? Want a sub £700 laptop to run some games on, most intense is probably Cities:Skylines. Is the RAM upgradable?
This isn't a like for like as it's non-touch and has an integrated GPU but is this any good for the price/spec?

laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-…asp
I have the Gen7 version of this laptop and it's really good. Great screen, brilliant keyboard, plays most games on low settings. Paid this price for it, but obviously mine's a much slower processor.
Just bit the bullet and ordered via HP Epp...If I don't like it/find something better I can always return it:

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jUsT2eXy12/06/2019 08:52

That Swift 5 looks good but not keen on the colour haha.I'm not sure …That Swift 5 looks good but not keen on the colour haha.I'm not sure whether to bite on this deal What's your thoughts on my processer comment?


The updated swift 5 with an i5 8265u is the same price as this on the Acer store at the moment if you add the voucher. And it's not gold!

uk-store.acer.com/swi…rey
mg9113/06/2019 09:50

The updated swift 5 with an i5 8265u is the same price as this on the Acer …The updated swift 5 with an i5 8265u is the same price as this on the Acer store at the moment if you add the voucher. And it's not gold!https://uk-store.acer.com/swift-5-ultra-thin-touch-sf514-53t-grey


Which one would you go for?

The HP has the Nvidia GPU whereas the Swift 5 has the integrated Intel GPU.

The HP has a fingerprint reader and may be a better speaker setup (although the Swift also has good speakers tuned by Dolby).
jUsT2eXy13/06/2019 10:06

Which one would you go for?The HP has the Nvidia GPU whereas the Swift 5 …Which one would you go for?The HP has the Nvidia GPU whereas the Swift 5 has the integrated Intel GPU. The HP has a fingerprint reader and may be a better speaker setup (although the Swift also has good speakers tuned by Dolby).


I'm undecided to be honest. I've had a play with both at my local Currys (although the swift had the i5-8250u) and this is what I felt.

HP - more premium design, dedicated graphics, better reported battery life, micro SD card reader.

Acer - larger and nicer screen (looked much brighter to me), updated processor, lighter, full size USB ports, dedicated HDMI out.

The swift does have a fingerprint reader as well. Both keyboards were nice although very different, not much travel on the Acer compared to the HP.

The HP has collapsible USB ports and I don't know how these would hold up over time.

There's not much between them to be honest, both very good laptops. I'm leaning more towards the Acer as I prefer the screen and don't need the dedicated graphics really. See if you can get to Currys and have a look at them both.
mg9113/06/2019 10:51

I'm undecided to be honest. I've had a play with both at my local Currys …I'm undecided to be honest. I've had a play with both at my local Currys (although the swift had the i5-8250u) and this is what I felt.HP - more premium design, dedicated graphics, better reported battery life, micro SD card reader.Acer - larger and nicer screen (looked much brighter to me), updated processor, lighter, full size USB ports, dedicated HDMI out.The swift does have a fingerprint reader as well. Both keyboards were nice although very different, not much travel on the Acer compared to the HP.The HP has collapsible USB ports and I don't know how these would hold up over time.There's not much between them to be honest, both very good laptops. I'm leaning more towards the Acer as I prefer the screen and don't need the dedicated graphics really. See if you can get to Currys and have a look at them both.


Hey!

Thanks for the mini review. Much appreciated.

I've done some further research/comparison which might help sway things:

Screen brightness:

Acer: 231nits | HP: 300nits

Warranty:

Acer: 1yr | HP: 3yrs

Speakers:

Acer: Dual | HP: Quad



They're both great machines
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 13th Jun
Code now expired?
This no longer comes with the 3 year warranty pack, same price though. Shame i would have ordered one
Edited by: "zuzi.vasileva" 16th Jul
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