HP Envy 14-eb0020TX
Intel Core i5-1135G7 ( 2.4GHz base frequency up to 4.2GHz with Intel Turbo Boost, 8 MB L3 Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads )
16 GB DDR4
512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
14" diagonal, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, 400 nits, 100% sRGB
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HP ENVY 14-eb0020TX | 11th GEN | Core i5-1135G7 (2.4 GHz) | 16GB Ram | 512GB SSD | 4GB NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti | 14.0’’ WUXGA | SILVER | DOS | (Open Box)
HP Envy 14-eb0020TX
- Gen : 11th Gen
- Processor : Core i5-1135G7
- Ram : 16GB
- Storage : 512GB SSD
- Display: 14.0’’ WUXGA
- GPU : 4GB NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti
- OS : DOS
- Status : Open Box
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HP ENVY 14-eb0020TX
The new HP Envy 14-eb0020tx is the 14-inch version of the 15.6-inch Envy 15 released early last year. We loved the 15.6-inch model because it integrated gaming-class hardware and features including Core H-series CPUs, GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, and even vapor chamber cooling all in a professional MacBook Pro-like chassis. Understandably, the Envy 14 drops the vapor chamber and comes with slower Core U-series CPUs and a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU instead, but it is still no slouch especially when considering its small screen size. The Envy 14 chassis materials and design are derived from the late Envy 15 Creator for similar characteristics between them. The base feels rigid for stronger first impressions than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i or MSI Prestige 14. However, the lid and hinges could have been stiffer as they feel weaker than the hinges of the HP Spectre x360 14. Furthermore, there is very little resistance when the lid is opened to its maximum angle meaning it is easy to accidentally open the lid too wide and damage the hinges.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Envy 14 and Envy 15 share the same keyboard and touchpad down to their font, feel and individual dimensions. Keys are crisp and with stronger feedback than most other Ultrabooks, but clatter is slightly louder as a result. The Enter and Space keys in particular are louder than the same keys on the XPS 13 or Asus ZenBook 14. The typing experience is thankfully much closer to the HP Spectre than to a cheaper Pavilion. Meanwhile, the glass clickpad is spacious for a 14-inch laptop with very little sticking even if gliding at slow speeds. Its integrated mouse clicks, however, are spongy and less impressive. It would’ve been perfect to see the Envy 14 come with the same dedicated mouse buttons as on the EliteBook 840 G7 series.
The 16:10 1200p IPS display is bright and with both excellent colors and low black levels for high quality images in line with other flagship Ultrabooks. Black-white response times are slow for noticeable ghosting, but this is a common drawback on many narrow-bezel Ultrabooks. Fast-moving 3D games like Overwatch are not recommended on this machine even though it is well-equipped to run them. Brightness distribution could have been more uniform as the top edge of the screen is measurably brighter than the bottom edge (453 nits vs 380 nits). It’s thankfully not very noticeable during use and so it’s only a minor nitpick.
The Intel Core i5-1135G7 is a quad-core, mid-range SoC designed to be used in ultra-light laptops. The Tiger Lake-UP3 processor was introduced in September 2020. It features four Willow Cove CPU cores running at 2.4 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) Boosting up to 4.2 GHz (1-core Boost). The all-core Boost clock speed sits at 3.8 GHz. This is a Hyper-Threading-enabled CPU, allowing for up to 8 concurrent processing threads.
All SKUs come with either the 11th gen Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 alongside an optional GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q for users demanding gaming-level graphics. The pairing of a U-series CPU with a GeForce GTX GPU is rare for 14-inch laptops where GeForce MX options are much more common. The Envy 14 is therefore better suited for graphics-heavy tasks when compared to most others in its size category. Users looking for an even faster 14-inch laptop may want to consider the Asus Zephyrus G14 instead. We set our unit to Performance mode via HP Command Center prior to running our performance benchmarks below. Owners should become familiar with the software as HP-specific features can be toggled here.