Aside from the Spectre x360 13.5, HP also introduced the Envy 16 in Malaysia. Another creator-focused computer, it takes on a more conventional laptop form factor in exchange for a larger display, optional discrete graphics and a slightly cheaper starting price. Like its more distinctive sibling, the Envy also earns the Intel Evo certification and is powered by the firm’s latest 12th-generation chipsets.
HP Envy 16 pricing and availability
The Envy 16 is available in Malaysia in three models, differing in processor and graphics specs while offering the same display, RAM and storage. Pricing is as follows:
- 16-h0007TX (Core i5, Intel Arc graphics) – RM6,999
- 16-h0006TX (Core i7, Intel Arc graphics) – RM7,549
- 16-h0005TX (Core i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics) – RM8,459
All three models are available from all authorised reseller partners and through the official Lazada and Shopee stores. Like the Spectre x360, they come with a two-year local onsite warranty and one year of international coverage, plus a one-year limited battery warranty. It too is being offered with up to RM1,500 worth of accessories.
These include a HP M22f Full HD monitor, a HP Bluetooth Headset 500, a HP Dual Mode mouse, two years of accidental damage protection, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 pre-installed, Kaspersky Internet Security and a Touch ‘n Go eWallet or GrabPay voucher worth up to RM200 (the latter only available until July 31).
HP Envy 16 specs
The name is pretty self-explanatory – the Envy 16 features a larger display compared to past Envy models (though not quite as big as the Envy 17.3, which isn’t offered here). It’s a 16-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS panel with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, and it’s claimed to cover 100% of the sRGB colour gamut.
Peer under the silver aluminium skin and you’ll find Intel’s latest 12th-generation Alder Lake processors. The base configuration features a Core i5-12500H chip with 12 cores, running at 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost. The Envy 16 is also one of the first laptops to ship with Intel Arc mobile graphics – an A370M GPU with 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory.
An extra RM550 bumps up the processor to a 4.7GHz, 14-core Core i7-12700H, but you’ll need to stump up an additional RM910 to get the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. All models get 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, as well as an 83Wh battery claimed to provide up to nine hours and 45 minutes of use.
In terms of I/Os, the Envy 16 comes with two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, two USB-A ports (one capable of charging), a HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As with the Spectre x360 13.5, the laptop’s webcam is a 5MP unit with temporal noise reduction, dual-array microphones and a physical camera shutter. Windows Hello facial recognition is supported, though you can also use the included fingerprint reader. Audio is again piped through four Bang & Olufsen speakers.
Just like the Spectre, the Envy 16 comes pre-installed with Windows 11 Home. HP added its own software to the mix, such as HP Palette that enables facial identification in photos and wireless file sharing; it also includes the Concepts sketching app and Duet screen sharing. Meanwhile, HP Presence and GlamCam are geared towards video conferencing, adding a beauty filter, a ring light overlay on the screen and a webcam facial tracking feature similar to Apple’s Centre Stage.