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Twist screen (in a small way) say to show someone else your screen and it will shatter. ACER will not cover under warranty and it's a flat $200 to replace. Bezel will come loose of the screen and sit about 2-4mm proud (big gap). Keyboard continuously misses key, no fix from ACER. See More
I had the i7 version, but essentially the same. The build quality is poor and support is also poor. As a student laptop this has the potential to be a disaster. Major FOR EXAMPLE, if you have the laptop on the desk and want to show someone else the screen and turn the laptop (even a fraction) by the screen (say top left), the screen will shatter. Any screen breakage is NOT accepted by ACER as a warranty item and a $200 replacement. For a $300-$500 laptop that's a big expense. It happened to me twice and it's the sort of thing students do all the time. After the first return the case was scratched all over, after a fight with ACER they replaced the scratched parts. After the second return, ACER returned with the bezel about 3mm proud of the screen. Another 'debate' with ACER and they replaced the screen bezel. The keyboard misses keys (a known problem, but unfixed by ACER, there is a third party fix that sort of works called ZeroFix.exe) . When you are typing documents and papers, as students would, this is utterly frustrating. For this reason I would never buy another ACER device and as a student laptop, no matter how cheap, this, IMHO, would be a very BAD choice. You can read similar experience on Dr Google, I'm not an isolated case. See More
Kevin Black's Experience
This laptop's display outshines most of the competition, from various lab tests it managed to score 106.8% sRGB color gamut. Which is better than the average for this display size (83%). The display is quite bright as well. At 327 nits you can clearly see what's on the screen even under direct sunlight. See More
The Envy 13 has a hinge on the back which gives the laptop a slight extra boost in keyboard height. This puts the keyboard at a much more comfortable typing position and reduces RSI and finger-fatigue from extensive periods of typing. See More
The Envy 13 has a relatively poor battery life. You may get about 9 hours out of it if you use it for general web browsing and some productivity work, but anything more than that (watching videos, light gaming) and you will start noticing that the battery life is considerably lower. See More
The HP Envy 13 offers good performance for its price. It can handle up to 16 Chrome tabs open simultaneously without even a bit of lag. Daily mainstream activities such as web browsing, editing files and even development work can be done on this laptop without any particular issues. See More