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HP ENVY x360 Review: AMD-powered convertible laptop

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HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

Consumers are now becoming more demanding when it comes to picking the best laptop that can cope up with their lifestyle.

The new HP ENVY x360 was equipped with an AMD Ryzen processor and GPU which sets it apart from the competition.

Now that we have an AMD-powered convertible laptop, let’s see what it has to offer.

BUILD QUALITY

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

The HP ENVY x360 was made out of aluminum frame anodized with Dark Ash Silver finish that creates a minimalist overall design. It has a total weight of 1.3kg, not the lightest on its class but we can say that the solid and premium feel is there.

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

The display can be rotated and use the device as a tablet. It has two solid-looking hinges which are making this possible and we think they are durable enough to handle repetitive rotation overtime.

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

We also like the spacing between each key on its keyboard. Despite having a 13-inch size, HP has managed to make typing experience comfortable.

The main speakers that are co-engineered by Bang & Olufsen are located just above the keyboard thus adding a different texture to the overall aesthetic of the device.

On the left side, it has USB 3.1 Type-A, combo audio jack, power button, and a micro SD card slot. On the other side, it has the power input port, USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Type-C, and the volume rocker.

DISPLAY QUALITY

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

The ENVY x360 was equipped with a 13.3-inch FHD touch-screen display. The overall viewing experience is pretty okay. The colors are there but they are not as vibrant compared to other laptops. But since it’s 1080p in resolution, the details are there and it also has good viewing angles.

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

What’s good about the HP ENVY x360 is that you can use it in four modes; laptop, tablet, tent, and stand mode.

PERFORMANCE

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

As promised, the HP ENVY x360 was made to elevate the performance of 2-in-1 laptops. Equipped with AMD Ryzen 7 processor, Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a fast 256GB of SSD, this device can actually handle video editing tasks and casual gaming. Multi-tasking and opening multiple apps at the same time is not also a problem with the ENVY x360.

Sample Benchmarks:

BATTERY LIFE

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

The HP ENVY x360 has a built-in 4-cell 53.2 Wh Li-ion polymer battery which HP claims to last up to 11 hours of usage. But in our case, using it on blogging and surfing the web without any peripherals attached resulted in only around 5 hours. We also tried using for a movie marathon with 50% brightness and 50% audio but we only got below 4 hours of average results.  With this, we recommend you to bring the charger with you if you are going to a coffee shop or present a project with a client.

VERDICT

Overall, the HP ENVY x360 is a very promising device. Not only because of its solid and premium-looking design, but also because of its AMD powered CPU and GPU combo. We recommend it to those who are looking for a 2-in-1 convertible laptop for work but still enjoying side-kicks of games during free time. On a starting price of PHP 56,990 for the AMD Ryzen 5 processor and PHP 63,990 for the Ryzen 7 and Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics, the HP ENVY x360 positioned itself on a pretty competitive price-point.

HP ENVY x360 convertible 2-in-1 laptop review PH

HP ENVY x360 Specs:

  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen and Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Processor:
    • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Quad-core (2 GHz base frequency(2a), up to 3.6 GHz burst frequency(2c), 6 MB cache)
    • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U Quad-core (2.2 GHz base
      frequency(2a), up to 3.8 GHz burst frequency(2c), 6 MB cache)
  • GPU
    • AMD Radeon Vega 8 Shared Graphics
    • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics
  • Windows 10
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (onboard)
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Bang & Olufsen Quad speakers; HP Audio Boost 2.0 (discrete smart amp solution)
  • Ports:
    • 1 x USB Type-C
    • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 1 x combo audio jack
    • 1 x power port
    • 1 x microSD media card reader
  • 4-cell, 53.2 Wh Li-ion polymer
  • Dimension: 12.07 x 8.45 x 0.59 in
  • Weight: 1.301 kg

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