If I was still commuting regularly on a bus or train, the HP Envy x360 13 two-in-one laptop would be on my shortlist. It would also be a top consideration if I were shopping for an older high school or college student. It's small, stylish and light at just less than 3 pounds (1.3 kg). Battery life is long despite the size. And the Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12M Cache, 4 Core, up to 4.70 GHz, with IPU) processor delivered performance beyond that of pricier Intel chips. Add in fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 and, essentially, you're getting a speedy little two-in-one that's ready for working from home, office or remote learning but is also ready for your backpack. The Envy x360 normally starts at AED 3000 and the configuration I tested was (AED 3000, AED 4500). (For those looking to spend even less, check out our list of best laptops under AED 2900.) The price is more than reasonable for what you get, but the biggest issue I had with the Envy x360 13 was its availability. The Envy x360 13-ay0010nr I tested would regularly come in and out of stock. At the moment, though, it looks like HP has supply ironed out and you can configure it with 1165G7 processor. The 15.6-inch version has more availability, so if you don't mind a larger display, it starts at AED 3000. Also, if you're not a die-hard AMD fan, it is readily available with Intel processors in both 13- and 15-inch sizes.
Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12M Cache, 4 Core, up to 4.70 GHz, with IPU)
Intel Iris Xe
x360, Convertible, 2-in-1
Operating System (OS)
Windows 10 Home
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