The new HP Envy 13 is everything I was hoping the new Apple MacBook Air would be: fast, attractive and affordable. That doesn't come as a surprise; the previous model ranked #1 on our best college laptop page for over a year. HP could simply have cloned that model, added new components and re-released it, and it still would have been one of the best Ultrabooks around.
Instead, the company gave us an even better version, with a more elegant design, a bright and vivid display, and top-notch speakers. Combine that with long battery life (on the 1080p version), a comfortable keyboard and a reasonable price and it becomes hard to see why anyone would buy the MacBook Air over the Envy 13. A