It is impossible to review the design of an HP laptop without spending a lot of time. HP knows how to make great laptops and the Envy x360 15 is no exception.
or sometimes, the NV line was a more useful counterpart to HP’s high-performance spectre products. But recent NV models have greatly improved build quality and this year’s larger spectrum has rounded angles and more attractive accents, the design difference between the two behind the wheels is not very noticeable to me. They are both very durable and fun. And that’s great news for Jealousy, which currently starts at $ 629.
HP Envy is certainly not a perfect laptop and the price shows where there are several areas. Overall, though, I’m happy with the fact that HP is taking the Classic Specter to a more affordable level. And I hope other companies will be doing the same. A beautiful laptop does not have to be a status symbol.
While the case isn’t the lightest at 4.11 pounds and 15 inches, it’s sleek and modern with an 89% screen-to-body ratio. There’s a shiny HP logo on the lid and bottom bezel that looks C-suite ready. The frame is made from recycled aluminum and is very smooth to the touch. The font used to write Envy in various places is also quite elegant. There is very little kink in the lid and no kink in the keyboard that I can pull out. And the hinge was solid, the screen didn’t move when typing or using the touch screen.
One thing that stood out to me was that the lid did a surprisingly good job of repelling fingerprints. Dark laptops, especially in this price range, can sometimes look dirty after a few days of use. But it took some effort to get a permanent stain on this cover, and even after painting, the surface looked pretty clean in bright light. Overall, I think this is one of the best 15″ laptops you can get for the price.
The Envy model I tested is currently around $1000, has an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chip, 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage. Especially with this build quality, you can’t complain about these specs for the price. Since Ryzen 5 chips have also performed well this year, Ryzen 5 variants are selling for as little as $629, which I think could be a bargain too. I don’t think the power delta has much of an impact on a standard desktop workload like mine.
find the limited viewing options disappointing. My device has a 1920 x 1080 touchscreen (16:9 aspect ratio, which I don’t like). FHD is the only option available among AMD models listed on HP’s website. That doesn’t mean the 1080p screen is bad, it’s pretty clear and hits 400 nits, but customers who find a 2-in-1, especially in the creative field certainly can form factor ostensibly caters to, those who need something better.
The Ryzen chip hits the mark. My daily work went very, very smoothly, with no cooling noises. Even when I made Zoom calls for chats on stacks of Chrome tabs, fans never turned. I was also able to touch and sort photos with no issues. Business customers will certainly want more from the specs and display, but as a private driver, this system is more than adequate.
Battery life was also solid. With the display set to medium brightness and the battery saver turned on, I easily got through eight and a half hours of daily use. For a 15.6-inch laptop, I can’t complain, especially for a laptop that performs so well. The battery is quite small at 51Wh, which shows how efficient the 5700U is.
The case, performance and battery life are excellent. It’s all I need to live on a $1000 laptop. However, there are some downsides that you probably won’t see if you raise the price by a few hundred dollars. Firstly, although HP has made great strides in the quality of its touchpad lately (no more palm rejection issues and at least all gestures work), this is still not my favorite. Clicking is hard. I also noticed that I was scrolling a lot while scrolling.
Envy also comes with a bunch of bloatware, including various things from ExpressVPN and McAfee. When I first turned on the device I got multiple popups. Of course, all of these programs can be uninstalled, but they are not easy to do. I had to close all my browser tabs and restart the computer several times to close everything.
Finally, and this is a personal disappointment rather than a flaw in itself, I wish a pen had been included. Using a 15.6-inch convertible as a general task tablet can be tedious, and being able to write and draw over such a large area remains one of its primary use cases. There isn’t even a garage for the pen, which makes it an appetizer for me as a person who chronically loses little things. The compatible stylus currently retails for $ 69.99, which doesn’t make sense.