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Best HP Envy deals for July 2022

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From cheap Windows and Chrome OS laptops to printers and other must-have peripherals, it’s safe to say that HP offers a dizzying array of hardware. Falling somewhere in the middle of the price spectrum is the HP Envy lineup, which is sadly overlooked despite offering some of the best bang-for-buck laptops, desktops, and printers that money can buy today. The Envy stable covers almost all the bases, so no matter what office equipment you’re after, this hand-picked selection of the best HP Envy deals might just have it.

Today’s best HP Envy deals

  • HP Envy Inspire 7255e All-in-One Printer —

    Why Buy

    • Includes six months of HP Instant Ink subscription
    • Great print quality
    • Has a good scanner that can save documents to PDF
    • Includes an automatic document feeder

    As the world transitioned to working from home, printers took a big leap forward now that many folks need to print things at home. As such, all-in-one printers have had a lot of great features added to them while still maintaining a pretty great price, such as in the case of the HP Envy Inspire 7255e, which has a few similarities to the HP Envy Inspire 7900e we’ve reviewed before. For example, one thing we like to see at this price point is the addition of the automatic document feeder (ADF), which can hold up to 125 sheets of paper.

    Another nice addition is the inclusion of an HP Instant Ink subscription for six months, which is essentially a subscription service that sends you ink. There are different levels of instant ink packages, and each is based on the number of pages you can print per month, with the lowest being 10 pages a month for 99 cents a month, all the way up to 700 pages per month for $25 a month. While it may seem weird to go for a printing subscription, it brings the overall price per page down, which is a big deal given how much ink cartridges cost these days. If you print several hundred pages a month, then the subscription is going to save you a lot of money over time.

    As for the print quality, it has a 4800 x 1200 DPI resolution for color, and it does a pretty good job with monochrome documents, as well as a surprisingly good job of photos. Scanning is also pretty good at 1200 x 1200 DPI resolution, and it can even save documents to PDF, which is a huge convenience. It also has a color touchscreen and the ability to control it through a mobile app, another excellent convenience feature that means you don’t have to be connected to a PC.

    HP Envy 15 x360 2-in-1 Laptop — $500, was $800

    The HP Envy x360 2-in-1 in presentation mode.
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    Why buy


    • Solid hardware for the price
    • Versatile convertible design
    • Great sound through side speakers
    • Great value

    If you’re not as interested in gaming and want a more mobile platform, this HP Envy x360 convertible laptop is a great option, especially since the base specs are pretty good. In fact, using a Ryzen 5 CPU not only makes the overall laptop cheaper but it also makes it a pretty powerful laptop for productivity and editing work. That’s a great mid-level processor that delivers a lot of muscle for the money, and unless you run a lot of demanding software, there’s no need to shell out hundreds more for a higher-tier CPU.

    There’s no option for a discrete GPU, but AMD’s integrated graphics are not all that bad, and you’ll be able to get away with some light gaming. The 15.6-inch display is also nice, using an IPS panel and being LED backlit; it’s also multitouch enabled, which allows you to use it in that convertible style or as a tablet.

    As for RAM, you get 8GB at base spec, which is perfectly fine for modern workloads unless you’re a power user. Storage is also pretty good with a 256GB SSD and you’re not likely to run into that limit with a non-gaming laptop. Of course, you can always grab a portable external hard drive if you really need more than that, although whether the extra expense is worth it will depend on your specific needs.

    HP Envy Desktop — $500, was $600

    The HP Envy TE01 PC in gray, with no accessories.

    Why Buy

    • Great base specs
    • Lots of room to upgrade and customize
    • Ability to add a GPU
    • Aesthetically pleasing

    If you need a plain desktop computer without too many frills but good build quality, this pre-built from HP is a great offer, not only because the base specs are pretty good but because you have a lot of room to customize your build. For example, while the base CPU that comes with the desktop is an 11th-gen Intel Core i5-11400, you can still upgrade it to an i7-11700F, which is great if you do a lot of CPU-intensive work such as audio editing, streaming both as a viewer or as a streamer, or simulation and strategy gaming.

    Similarly, since the desktop is mostly targeted to business users, the base specs don’t come with a GPU, instead relying on the integrated Intel graphics, which may allow you to get away with some casual gaming. On the other hand, if you do plan to game, you have some upgrade options, starting with a GTX 1650 Super, which is a low- to mid-tier GPU for those who aren’t going to game often or play high-end games, to the RTX 3060. Either way, you have quite a few GPU options depending on your gaming needs (and how much extra you’re willing to spend), which we appreciate with business-oriented desktop pre-builts.

    Base RAM comes in at 8GB, which should be more than enough for more people, but it may be worth upgrading to 16GB for extra headroom (or even the 32GB option if you’re a power user, but most people likely won’t need that much RAM unless they tend to have tons of demanding programs open simultaneously). You may also consider upgrading your storage if you do a lot of gaming, especially since the base 256GB SSD might not be enough. There are quite a few upgrade options here, although that mostly depends on your needs and what you think you’ll likely be using.

    HP Envy 13 Laptop — $750, was $950

    HP Envy 17-inch laptop in silver.

    Why Buy


    • Small and portable design
    • Sharp display
    • Good upgrade options
    • Backlit keyboard

    If you need something that can move easily with you on the go, then this smaller HP envy laptop is a great option. With a nice 13.3-inch FHD screen, this laptop is pretty small and lightweight, likely able to fit in most bags that you already carry without too much of an extra fuss. While the base model isn’t touch-enabled, you can upgrade it to one, and for just a bit pf extra cash, it may be worth it.

    As for the CPU and memory, the base specs come with an 11th-gen Intel i5-1135G7 and 16GB of RAM, with the CPU being a good mid-tier option and great for the majority of folks out there, and the RAM is probably more than enough for most folks. That being said, we do like the first upgrade that you can get, which bumps the CPU up to the 11th-gen Intel i7-1165G7 but lowers the RAM to 8GB, which is a fair trade, especially if you tend to do a lot of CPU-intensive work. That being said, if you want that 16GB, you can go for that upgrade, which adds both the better CPU and the 16GB of RAM.

    When it comes to GPU, there’s no discrete one on there, although you do get the Intel Iris XE graphics, which will let you get away with some casual gaming and maybe even some games like League of Legends. Storage is also relatively good for most users, with a base of 256GB, although you can get 512GB and 1TB.

    HP Envy deals FAQ

    When are the best HP Envy deals?

    The best time of the middle of the year to get yourself a great HP Envy deal will always be Prime Day, which offers up the best electronics deal of the summer. Prime Day is a celebration of Amazon’s birthday and (barring schedule disruptions like we saw in 2020 and 2021) typically happens in July. You should also keep an eye out on other retailers, not just Amazon, because they often try and get out great deals to capitalize on the buying fervor that comes with Prime Day.

    Besides Prime Day, another good time for electronics is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That being said, these two sales days are often overstock sales, so you don’t always see a huge variety of products on the digital shelves. Still, you’ll likely find some HP Envy deals, although it’s likely to be a gamble. There’s also your other holiday shopping to consider, which could further cramp your budget.

    That’s why we generally suggest you buy now if you can’t wait. Not only do we not know what deals are coming up in the future but it’s also possible they are worse than the deals now. Plus, you’ll be missing out on several weeks, if not months, of having your new device, so if you find a deal that you like and can afford, it’s worth grabbing it from now rather than waiting.

    How much should you spend on an HP Envy laptop?

    HP Envy laptops tend to be relatively cheap, so spending more than $1,500 is likely too much, especially since these laptops are targeted toward more budget-friendly consumers. That being said, the HP Envy form factor is pretty great, and there’s no reason you can’t customize and upgrade your base model to something snazzy if you need it, especially if you want to include a good CPU or a lot of RAM.

    Ultimately, how much you want to spend will rely heavily on your usage, although if you’re looking for something like a gaming laptop, it’s better to go for laptops made like that, such those in our list of the best gaming laptop deals; they tend to be better priced and have gaming-specific features you won’t find on non-gaming laptops.

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FIFA 23 lets you turn off commentary pointing out how bad you are

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FIFA 23 might be the best game soccer game yet for terrible sports fans, as it lets you turn off commentary that criticizes your bad playing.

Now that the early access FIFA 23 release time has passed, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can hop into the game ahead of its full release. But as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, they’ll find a peculiar option waiting for them.

FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected. 

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A player dribbling the ball in FIFA 23

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The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.

It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?

Polite commentary isn’t the only new addition in FIFA 23. It’s the first game in the series to include women’s club football teams, and fancy overhauled animations that take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S’s new-gen hardware. EA will be hoping to end on a high, as FIFA 23 will be the last of its soccer games to release with the official FIFA licence.

If disabling critical commentary doesn’t improve your soccer skills, maybe building a squad of Marvel superheroes will. Although you might not do much better with Ted Lasso wandering the pitch.

FIFA 23 is set to fully release this Friday, September 30.

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games. 

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Google Pixel 7 price leak suggests Google is totally out of touch

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The backs of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro



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We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.

It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).

Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022

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According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.

So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.


Analysis: same price, new world

Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.

Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.

But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.

Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.

Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions. 

Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.

These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.

We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.

Tom’s role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.

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