Hp envy x360

Hp Envy x360 review

HP’s premium line of laptops have been marketed under their envy series and today we have an AMD based HP Envy x360 laptop.

Which actually has pretty good specifications. let’s take a look at the hp envy x360. 

Hp envy x360 specs

  • CPU: 2.2GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700U (quad-core, 4MB L3 cache, up to 3.8GHz)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX Vega 10.
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2,400 MHz)
  • Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED with touch panel.
  • Storage: 512GB SSD (NVMe PCIe)
  • Ports: 1 x USB-C 3.1, 2 x USB 3.1, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card reader.

Hp Envy x360 built

The HP Envy x360 is compact and very well built laptop. The metal used for the lid and the chassis is sturdy and gives off a very premium feel when you hold it.

The slim bezels around the display also have contributed to this compact design.

The hp envy x360 is also very slim and 14.9 millimeters in thickness and is comfortably light and 1.3 kilograms.

Hp envy x360 laptop is currently only available in dark ash silver color which looks good.

but, the matte body does attract smudges and fingerprints.

Hp envy x360

The dual hinge system works well at positioning the lid even an obscure angles.

The hp envy x360 is slim. But, you still get a decent selection of ports.

Hp Envy x360 ports

The ports on hp Envy x360 includes two full size USB 3.1 ports and the USB type-C port.

Hp envy x360 ports

Which supports HDMI and DisplayPort video out with the right has a micro SD card reader.

A headphone and microphone combo socket and a round pin charging port.

Display

The 13.3 inch IPS display on the hp envy x360 has very good brightness and color reproduction. Images also look sharp and crisp.

This is a decently high Full HD resolution display.

HP has used Corning Gorilla Glass NBT which is a scratch resistant glass especially designed for touchscreen laptops.

The display has sizable bezels on the top and bottom.

Webcam

On the top we have an HD webcam along with an infrared camera setup for Windows hello face authentication.

Display

The quality of the webcam is not too bad given enough ambient light and the footage is not too noisy on opening the laptop.

Keyboard and trackpad

The Keyboard and trackpad on hp envy x360. You’ll find a well spaced chiclet keyboard with a single level of LED backlighting.

The lighting is even across the keys. but, it’s a little too bright at night we wish there was a way to adjust the brightness.

The keys themselves have good travel and have good tactile response.

Hp envy x360

The palm rest area isn’t very spacious.

Which means we usually ended up placing our hands towards the edge of the laptop to get a comfortable typing position.

The trackpad on this laptop is also wider than usual with a smooth texture. But, the scrolling feels a little laggy and sluggish at times.

Speakers

There are a total of four speakers from grinding olives in two of which are placed on the bottom and the other two are located just above the keyboard.

Hp envy x360 speakers

Audio is one of this laptop’s strong suits and we didn’t really notice any distortion when playing music or even watching movies.

Even at full volume bass is understandably not very prominent.

But, the sound is in tinny. Vocals are crisp and the overall sound signature is warm and pleasing.

Performance

In India HP Envy x360 is only available with an AMD rison 3 option.

Which will get you about 4gb of ddr2 RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Where is the Rison v option which is the one we are reviewing gets you a 8GB of ddr4 ram and 256 GB of SSD storage.

The RAM is soldered on the motherboard and there’s no mention if there is a free RAM slot.

We think it’s best to get the 8gb version HP has used an nvme MDOT SSD.

Which means we should expect good read and write speeds the Rison v cpu is the 2500 u.

Hp Envy x360 review

Which is a quad-core cpu with multi-threading.

Having an SSD as a boot drive makes a huge difference in the responsiveness of Windows 10 and even in apps.

The MDX e6e is quick to boot into windows and even resuming your work from standby or hibernation is quite snappy.

Usability

The laptop can also be used in various folded positions such as span or tent modes besides a standard laptop and tablet modes.

The latter works well as a tablet provided you have something to rest it on.

Hp envy x360

Otherwise it’s a little too big and heavy to be carried around and you also get the HP pen with it.

Hp pen

The hp pen which is a battery-powered stylus with the pressure-sensitive tip.

What’s around 2700 rupees if bought separately. It works well with Windows ink.

Which offers stylus friendly programs which is a notepad and sketch pad and you can also download a bunch of other been friendly apps from the Windows Store.

The pressure-sensitive tip of the pen is handy when drawing.

Hp Envy x360 review

however, there’s no docking mechanism for it that said Windows 10 is still a long way from iOS and Android and often into tablet experience.

The primary reason for this is the lack of good Windows Store apps.

Another reason why the hp envy x360 is no replacement for you is that it runs warm pretty much all the time.

Thermals

From the moment you booted up the hp Envy x360 laptop. The exhaust fan is audible and it only gets louder when you stress the CPU or GPU.

The left side of the laptop also gets hot pretty quickly since that’s where the hot air is vented out.

Which makes it a little uncomfortable to pull when in tablet mode we don’t think it’s entirely the fault of the CPU since the rise in temperature.

A new CPU didn’t have this issue in the Asus paper book 15 that we tested.

It’s probably more to do with the slimness of the body.

Which also restricts the amount of thermal management you can do.

This laptop isn’t built for heavy gaming as titles like rise of the Tomb Raider gave us some what label frame rates were only after dropping the resolution of HD and lowering the graphical frills to either low or even turning them off.

Hp Envy x360 review

However, casual games from the Windows Store ran just fine.

We did try some of the free ones such as online legends which ran smoothly on the highest preset.

But, the heat from the exhaust makes it impossible to comfortably hold the laptop for more than a minute.

The 50-degree warmer battery delivers decent battery life considering the size.

But, with casual use we struggle to make it through a workday on just the battery power alone.

Battery life

In battery life of hp Envy x360 we got a runtime of around 2007 minutes. which is generally good.

however, with actual usage we just have all managed to get close to four hours before the battery saver mode kicked in.

The HP Envy x360 is a slim and stylish convertible with a good display and speedy windows performance.

Conclusion

Gaming isn’t hp Envy x360 ‘s strong suit but apart from that.

The AMD CPU is a capable multitasker and a quick SSD ensures fast loading times for programs.

The laptop can be used as a tablet.

Hp Envy x360 review

but, the experience is far from ideal and it won’t be replacing your iPad anytime soon.

Battery life is a little disappointing too but our biggest issue is that.

It runs warm nearly all the time and the constant drone of the exhaust fan can be distracting.

if not annoying now around this price this at quite a lot to choose from Dell.

In fact has a direct competitor called the Inspiron 1373 86 2 & 1 if in order to convertible laptops then asus has a Zen book 13 UX33.

Which is also worth considering.

Around this price is quite a lot of choose from Dell has a direct competitor in the form the Inspiron 13 2 & 1.

if you’re not into convertibles then Asus have a pretty good option as well the Asus Zenbook 13 around the same price.

That was our review of the Hp Envy x360 laptop. Tell us what do you think about this laptop in comment section below.

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