HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - By Peter Chu

It even comes with a white back­lit key­board that's rather nice to type on. It doesn't flex be­neath our fin­gers (even if we were to in­ten­tion­ally type harder than usual), and its keys have a de­cent amount of travel and feed­back – traits that you won't usu­ally find on an Ul­tra­book due to its char­ac­ter­is­tic svelte chas­sis.

Need­less to say, we were plenty sat­is­fied with the over­all per­for­mance of the ENVY 13. It loads pro­grams al­most in­stan­ta­neously, and even man­aged to main­tain its brisk pace de­spite hav­ing a dozen dif­fer­ent Google Chrome tabs opened in the back­ground. We were able to hop back and forth between them with­out de­lay, too.

But that doesn't mean the ENVY 13 will be good at run­ning games though, be­cause it could only run Dota 2 on its high­est graph­ics set­tings with an av­er­age frame rate of 21.5 fps. Mind you, this is even after we've down­scaled the res­o­lu­tion of its dis­play to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080). But then again, you really should have your pri­or­i­ties checked if you in­tend to use the ENVY 13 – which is by and large a note­book for churn­ing out spread­sheets and Pow­erPoint slides – as a gam­ing note­book.

With that said, the ENVY 13 def­i­nitely comes highly rec­om­mended if you're look­ing for a note­book that's not only por­ta­ble, but also po­tent enough to de­liver a fuss-free user ex­pe­ri­ence.

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