Our opinion on the HP Envy 16-h0039nf
Multimedia, the creative gaming laptop HP Envy 16-h0039nf stands out with its 16-inch High Definition 4K OLED DCI-P3 touchscreen with much more faithful colors than average, as well as its connectivity with 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi 6E, while the keyboard can be backlit and facial recognition is on the program via the infrared webcam. Designed for gaming and creation, this sleek silver all-purpose laptop performs well with its Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM that accelerates processing like the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere-compatible graphics card. to run the latest games. There’s also a comfortable fast 1TB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, all powered by Windows 11.
Best known price: €1799
Features of HP Envy 16-h0039nf
|screen(s)||16” Ultra HD 4K OLED 400cd/m² 100% DCI-P3 touchscreen, low blue light emission (3840×2400, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz 64 GB, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2, 1 Sleep and Charge) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb/s)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB per key|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via 5 megapixel infrared webcam|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 83Whr (310gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.32 kg / 357.4 x 251.8 x 19.9|
HP Envy 16-h0039nf against the competition
HP Envy 16-h0039nf is currently showing as campaign at HP France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer a display with such faithful colors and such a high resolution as well as Thunderbolt connection.
If this HP Envy 16-h0039nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen on HP Envy 16-h0039nf
It has an elegant and discreet appearance with its thin, natural silver aluminum design.
The connectivity options integrated into this creative gaming laptop will appeal to demanding users because it consists of 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (compared to 1 maximum normally), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, f .eg Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, Ethernet and audio ports, but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Since the webcam is infrared, you can authenticate yourself biometrically by facial recognition using Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing your keys in the dark.
However, it is a pity to note the absence of a numeric keypad to easily enter the numbers, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches.
In any case, lovers of (Very) High Definition content will be pleased that the screen adopts a 4K definition that is better than Full HD, as its 16/10 format is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9 . As a bonus, the screen displays much more faithful colors than average, with very deep blacks, minimal latency, and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its OLED DCI-P3 specifications. As a bonus, the screen is touch-sensitive: by simply placing at least one finger on it, by pressing/gesturing, you can interact with the system and software. On the other hand, the PC cannot be opened 360° to become a tablet, and its tactile aspect implies sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside), but revived colors./p>
Performance, autonomy for HP Envy 16-h0039nf
The HP Envy 16-h0039nf may appeal to those looking for a versatile High Definition multimedia notebook PC with faithful colors aimed at creation and gaming.
The total power it provides is able to satisfy demanding users because it is based on an Intel Alder Lake Core i7-12700H hybrid processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM.
In particular, this core guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8 GB of RAM, the difference being noticeably noticeable in areas that use CPU and RAM resources using multicore (and therefore the 14 cores of the Core i7 Alder Lake- H), which is the case for example in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, the onboard dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
However, the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is above all a graphics card aimed at gamers. It is able to run newer games with concessions under the most demanding graphics resources to achieve good playability.
In fact, 4K requires more GPU calculations in games than Full HD, which implies a lower number of fps.
Like the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the Core i7 Alder Lake-H, the GeForce RTX 3060 naturally allows you to view photos and videos.
Best known price: €1799
Much less powerful, Intel Iris Xe is maximally used by NVIDIA Optimus technology to promote autonomy thanks to its reduced energy consumption.
In this area, while waiting for more concrete tests, you can bet on around 6 hours of battery life with light use.
In any case, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated by Optimus to perform graphics work considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe, typically for gaming or processing.
On the storage side, there is an SSD whose large capacity of 1 TB can accommodate more files, software and games.
In addition, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive, such as greater shock resistance, quiet operation, lower energy consumption or even greater speed.
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get to the maps faster in online games and we achieve much faster game/software launches as well as processing and start/stop.
In any case, when pushed hard (e.g. games, treatments), you should finally expect this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop to warm up and be heard (e.g. games, treatments).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).