HP Envy 13-d006na Intel® Core™ i3 6th Gen Processor, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Hard Drive Bang&Olufsen Alu chassis FHD 13.3 inch Laptop £399.99 @ VERY
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HP Envy 13-d006na Intel® Core™ i3 6th Gen Processor, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Hard Drive Bang&Olufsen Alu chassis FHD 13.3 inch Laptop £399.99 @ VERY

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Found 27th Dec 2015
The compact HP Envy 13-d006na Laptop features a full HD display and a battery that keeps going all day.

Weighing only 1.36 kg, this HP Envy 13 laptop is comfortable on your lap for long periods and easy to slip into your bag and carry around too. Whether you want to keep all your work files close at hand or ensure you've got plenty of entertainment wherever you go, this is sure to fit the bill.

Breeze through all your everyday computing jobs courtesy of an Intel® Core™ i3 processor and 4Gb RAM, while a sleek silver shell means it's a looker too.

You get up to 10 hours battery life, keeping you connected all day long on just a single charge and it also boots up incredibly fast thanks to the 128Gb Solid State Drive. The latest Windows 10 operating system keeps everything you love at your fingertips, including apps, photos, music and contacts.

The 13.3 inch Full HD display (1920x1080) brings all your web surfing and video watching to life with deep colours and rich detail. State-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen sound brings your entertainment to life with sound you can feel.

Due to the slim and lightweight design of this laptop an optical disc drive is not a feature. Just use the drop-down menu above if you want to add Microsoft Office 2016 to your bundle.

Features:

13.3 inch FHD display (1920x1080)
Battery life up to 10 hours
Intel® Core™ i3 processor
4Gb RAM
128Gb hard drive
Windows 10
Webcam
HDMI, 3x USB 2.0, SD card reader
Size: 32.65 x 22.6 x 1.29 cm
Weight: 1.36 kg
HP Envy 13-d006na laptop - Silver

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great price OP, Who is selling it?
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"very" was gonna buy but ram cannot be upgraded
at last they are starting to use ssd at decent prices!
Good find. Full HD IPS anti glare display makes it a deal.
Also USB is 3.0 not as stated by Very.
Shame about the soldered on ram.
Great laptop. I've got the version with the i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I have no complaints from this laptop and to be honest unless you are doing video editing or anything an i3 will be fine, same for the 4GB RAM.

If anyone has any questions about the laptop let me know
Would this be any good for Minecraft/ Sims 4?
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griff4

Would this be any good for Minecraft/ Sims 4?




Not really, it's only using the built in intel graphics. You need something with a dedicated graphics cards
xela333

​Not really, it's only using the built in intel graphics. You need s … ​Not really, it's only using the built in intel graphics. You need something with a dedicated graphics cards



Thanks, I want to post my own thread, asking about this, but for some reason it won't let me do it!
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The i3 is the same as a 6200u i5 without the turbo boost although benchmarks are surprisingly similar. Can't believe only 4gb is soldered on. Guess hp wanted to save £5
griff4

Would this be any good for Minecraft/ Sims 4?



​it will run mine craft fine, daughters celeron based laptop runs it fine and this is quite a bit more powerful.
i had the i5 version of this aswell

ended up sending mines back because of the backlight bleed issues with them

otherwise couldnt really fault it other than the fan running constantly which you can change in the BIOS and it gets toasty up around the top end of the base
oh and i wish the fingerprint reader was compatible with more login pages of websites. was a really nice feature with the sites it did work with
The SSD on this uses M.2 slot. I don't know what generation, however if it's Gen 3 then you can put insanely fast SSDs in this with sequential readwrite of approx 2.5GB/1.5GB and 300K IOPS, not that you really need too

There doesn't appear to be an Ethernet port on this laptop.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 27th Dec 2015
Can I upgrade the RAM later? Or is this soldered in like apple ones
The screen is anti-glare would that mean it is a matte finished ? I have seen the HP brightview screens and those seem very impressive, this doesn't seem to have this feature.
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vishaluponzero

Can I upgrade the RAM later? Or is this soldered in like apple ones



soldered
deleted57959

I urge people to look properly at what they would use these for, they … I urge people to look properly at what they would use these for, they seem great on paper, but those U processors can be weak at times, for browsing, word processing etc they are brilliant, but any photo or video editing at all and you will suffer. I had a Haswell i7 and they were so bad in lightroom.



There's nowhere near enough RAM in this laptop for any serious photo editing as well and it can't be upgraded.

improvephotography.com/352…de/
Edited by: "fishmaster" 27th Dec 2015
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i5 version although french keyboard

amazon.fr/HP-…nvy
Almost a good deal but non-upgradeable ram is a serious limitation and almost deliberately bad design in my view.
fishmaster

There's nowhere near enough RAM in this laptop for any serious photo … There's nowhere near enough RAM in this laptop for any serious photo editing as well and it can't be upgraded.http://improvephotography.com/35216/windows-photo-editing-super-guide/



I don't think I would want to do photo editing on a 13" screen.
This is purely a Notebook - there is no optical drive and not sure that you could even add a decent sized HDD,

£400 seems expensive for what it is.
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 27th Dec 2015
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londonguy

i5 version although french keyboard … i5 version although french keyboard http://www.amazon.fr/HP-13-d001nf-Portable-Argent-Windows/dp/B016ZBS3XI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451225813&sr=8-1&keywords=hp+envy



has it still got a qwerty keyboard layout? guessing no £ sign but euros?
afroylnt

Almost a good deal but non-upgradeable ram is a serious limitation and … Almost a good deal but non-upgradeable ram is a serious limitation and almost deliberately bad design in my view.



agreed, another obvious case of components being available on the cheap so build a laptop with them, no matter how badly optimised
Well this one from ebuyer seems better then

http://m.ebuyer.com/727649#fo_c=951&fo_k=25030558bf8d4568e47c8d6a94000819&fo_s=gplauk?mkwid=s_dm&pcrid=51467863979&pkw=&pmt=

I5 (5th gen) 8 Gb ram ( don't know if upgradable or soldered - how to find out) ?
Slower due to HDD but good cpu and ram for photo-editing

I can completely understand people views on the non-up gradable RAM, and this is something I would normally recommend steering clear of; however I would not be avoiding this laptop on this occasion.

Consider the price, and the length of time you want to keep it? Will the 4GB RAM really hamper you in the next to 18-36 months, if you are using this for office work, light gaming (older stuff mainly) and media consumption, and even maybe a little bit of more serious work, editing videos from mobile etc. Then I hardly see this struggling.

Again, price £400, two thirds of the price a lot of people with spend on an iPhone or Galaxy, which often get replaced every two years, almost 45% cheaper than the cheapest 13" Macbook Air, which this is close to in style and build, with slightly lower spec (this also has soldered RAM) and a frankly pants screen in comparison.

I'd say if you are looking for a lightweight, highly portable machine, with a nice screen, and reasonable manufacturer support, then I think you'd be hard pushed to find a better machine for the price.

IMO this is a HOT deal, and I hope that people find what suits them, not others views.
Uncommon Sense

I can completely understand people views on the non-up gradable RAM, and … I can completely understand people views on the non-up gradable RAM, and this is something I would normally recommend steering clear of; however I would not be avoiding this laptop on this occasion.Consider the price, and the length of time you want to keep it? Will the 4GB RAM really hamper you in the next to 18-36 months, if you are using this for office work, light gaming (older stuff mainly) and media consumption, and even maybe a little bit of more serious work, editing videos from mobile etc. Then I hardly see this struggling.Again, price £400, two thirds of the price a lot of people with spend on an iPhone or Galaxy, which often get replaced every two years, almost 45% cheaper than the cheapest 13" Macbook Air, which this is close to in style and build, with slightly lower spec (this also has soldered RAM) and a frankly pants screen in comparison.I'd say if you are looking for a lightweight, highly portable machine, with a nice screen, and reasonable manufacturer support, then I think you'd be hard pushed to find a better machine for the price.IMO this is a HOT deal, and I hope that people find what suits them, not others views.



I think 8GB RAM would make the laptop run more quickly (even 6Gb RAM would be ok I think); 4GB can slow things down if you run a few apps or use lots of tabs in a browser session ; the SSD will reduce this impact though over a 4GB RAM laptop with a normal non-SSD hard disk.
afroylnt

I think 8GB RAM would make the laptop run more quickly (even 6Gb RAM … I think 8GB RAM would make the laptop run more quickly (even 6Gb RAM would be ok I think); 4GB can slow things down if you run a few apps or use lots of tabs in a browser session ; the SSD will reduce this impact though over a 4GB RAM laptop with a normal non-SSD hard disk.



You never want to be paging, SSD or otherwise.
afroylnt

Almost a good deal but non-upgradeable ram is a serious limitation and … Almost a good deal but non-upgradeable ram is a serious limitation and almost deliberately bad design in my view.


But you can see why they do it. This way they can have a cheap headline price, get you interested and looking at it, and then hit you with the £699 price tag for the actually useful model.
fishmaster

There's nowhere near enough RAM in this laptop for any serious photo … There's nowhere near enough RAM in this laptop for any serious photo editing as well and it can't be upgraded.http://improvephotography.com/35216/windows-photo-editing-super-guide/



There's photo editing and there's photo editing. He's talking about 8GB being merely adequate and 16-32GB being preferable. You're only going to need that when doing higher end photo editing with large RAW files and high end software (e.g. Photoshop).
Dazzla

There's photo editing and there's photo editing. He's talking about 8GB … There's photo editing and there's photo editing. He's talking about 8GB being merely adequate and 16-32GB being preferable. You're only going to need that when doing higher end photo editing with large RAW files and high end software (e.g. Photoshop).



Which is why I said 'serious' and I was commenting on the fact that some one else mentioned photo editing. I have nothing else to say on photo editing on this laptop, I didn't start the subject myself and have nothing more to say on the matter.
There is a lot of comment on m / u processors. Can anyone advise where I can buy m processors as retailers are only selling u processors at present.
kingosticks

But you can see why they do it. This way they can have a cheap headline … But you can see why they do it. This way they can have a cheap headline price, get you interested and looking at it, and then hit you with the £699 price tag for the actually useful model.



Could well be; so this model is their loss leader - hardly any one will buy it unless its heavily discounted..
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vishaluponzero

Well this one from ebuyer seems better then … Well this one from ebuyer seems better then http://m.ebuyer.com/727649#fo_c=951&fo_k=25030558bf8d4568e47c8d6a94000819&fo_s=gplauk?mkwid=s_dm&pcrid=51467863979&pkw=&pmt=I5 (5th gen) 8 Gb ram ( don't know if upgradable or soldered - how to find out) ?Slower due to HDD but good cpu and ram for photo-editing



5th Gen cpu non fhd no sdd and 150 overpriced
Original Poster
Could readyboost a sd card?
deleted57959

I urge people to look properly at what they would use these for, they … I urge people to look properly at what they would use these for, they seem great on paper, but those U processors can be weak at times, for browsing, word processing etc they are brilliant, but any photo or video editing at all and you will suffer. I had a Haswell i7 and they were so bad in lightroom.


Exactly. Don't mistake the í3-u for a proper i3. This is a completely different CPU designed for light use only.

That being said, it should be OK for web browsing, simple applications and even Minecraft.
To be fair, I'm in disbelief that people expect at £400 laptop to be a fully capable photo or video editing machine, it's £400! An iPad is £400, do you expect that to do the same?

Treat this for what it is, a thin and light, decently built laptop for office work, light gaming, and media consumption.

I'm slightly annoyed that my everyday car doesn't have the performance of an BMW M3, but is costs less than 1/3, maybe I should not compare these.. hmmmm
Uncommon Sense

To be fair, I'm in disbelief that people expect at £400 laptop to be a … To be fair, I'm in disbelief that people expect at £400 laptop to be a fully capable photo or video editing machine, it's £400! An iPad is £400, do you expect that to do the same?Treat this for what it is, a thin and light, decently built laptop for office work, light gaming, and media consumption.I'm slightly annoyed that my everyday car doesn't have the performance of an BMW M3, but is costs less than 1/3, maybe I should not compare these.. hmmmm



In terms of video editing, how would an i7 5500U, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd, 14inch FHD machine suffice? £600
griff4

Would this be any good for Minecraft/ Sims 4?


Will run sims fine, wife plays it occassionally on her 3rd gen i5 laptop on integrated graphics.
Dealzzzzz

In terms of video editing, how would an i7 5500U, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd, … In terms of video editing, how would an i7 5500U, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd, 14inch FHD machine suffice? £600



I can't comment, as I would never consider editing on a laptop. Should you chose to go with it, I'd make sure you start with a minimum of 8GB RAM (expandable to at least 16GB but 32GB preferably), and be looking at nothing less than one of the Core i5 true quad core machines, these are models like i5-6300HQ. The U series are designed for thin/ligh machines, or lower power and have an OEM customisable TDP to suit the chassis needs.

I'd also recommend making sure that you can fit a second hard drive/SSD to the system, as having just a single fast drive will severely limit your mileage from a speed, and longevity point of view, at a push you could look for something that supports USB 3.1 (note 3.1 - not 3.0!) since this has very high bandwidth for externally connected devices, and an external SSD would not be bottle necked.

A few nice things to have also would be Display Port/HDMI, as if you get sick of the small screen you could connect a nice high res monitor up to it, and that changes your whole experience.

In all truth, I suppose it comes down to how serious you are about your hobby, I assume it is a hobby?
Uncommon Sense

I can't comment, as I would never consider editing on a laptop. Should … I can't comment, as I would never consider editing on a laptop. Should you chose to go with it, I'd make sure you start with a minimum of 8GB RAM (expandable to at least 16GB but 32GB preferably), and be looking at nothing less than one of the Core i5 true quad core machines, these are models like i5-6300HQ. The U series are designed for thin/ligh machines, or lower power and have an OEM customisable TDP to suit the chassis needs.I'd also recommend making sure that you can fit a second hard drive/SSD to the system, as having just a single fast drive will severely limit your mileage from a speed, and longevity point of view, at a push you could look for something that supports USB 3.1 (note 3.1 - not 3.0!) since this has very high bandwidth for externally connected devices, and an external SSD would not be bottle necked.A few nice things to have also would be Display Port/HDMI, as if you get sick of the small screen you could connect a nice high res monitor up to it, and that changes your whole experience.In all truth, I suppose it comes down to how serious you are about your hobby, I assume it is a hobby?



Aha yeah it is, to be honest I was in the market for a new laptop anyway (for school purposes, therefore I wanted something portable and as a result most the machines I'm looking at are dual core U processors). I was just interested in a machine that could get me started in video editing, but of course having barely started I don't really want to drop a substantial amount of money into equipment as who knows how long my passion will last lol.

Your advice really did help a lot though so thank you!
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