Here is my HP Envy X360 15″ Review after weeks of use. It’s an affordable premium 2 in 1 with a large 15″ Display and tons of configuration options.
This is a two and one convertible perfect for business and everyday use. It’s available in a ton of different configurations and starts under $600, but you never know when sales happen, so make sure you hit that link down below to check current pricing and configuration options.
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The Build Quality:
This is the 15-inch N.V. x360 laptop. It’s a nice metal build. It feels really solid. It’s easy to open with one finger, so that’s always welcome. Due to its larger size, it’s a little heavier at slightly under five pounds, but I’ve had no problem putting it in my backpack. So even for students, it’s definitely portable. The hinges are solid on this laptop. Everyone will love the design touches on the back.
The best thing about the two and one form factor is that you can use it like a regular laptop that you contented to watch movies and catch up on your favorite content, or you can just lay it flat and use it as a tablet.
The flexibility is awesome, especially if you get the compatible pen. I love that this is a full HD touchscreen. I.P.S display. It looks nice in laptop mode. There is some wobble when you touch the screen. So if you want the best touch screen experience, I would suggest a tent mode or using it in tablet mode.
It is not a deal-breaker whatsoever. I don’t use the touchscreen that much, but when I do, I didn’t notice it. The display is brighter than 13-inch envy that I’ve reviewed earlier this year. it’s nice to see. But you still might have a problem seeing the screen outside with the laptop due to the glossy display and the overall brightness. But if you’re primarily using this inside at the office or a coffee shops, it definitely does the job. I watched a few movies on this laptop and looks good for the price point and it’s nice to have a larger 15 inch display instances I.P.S. You do get better viewing angles if you like watching content on your laptop.
You’ll be happy with the speaker’s tune by being in Olafsson. They are loud, they sound Chryste nice and clear. Highs and mids. I wish it was a little bit more rounded with some more bass, but I think I’m gonna be really happy with the speakers on the 15 inch x360. When it comes to Portes.
Charging and Ports:
You get a nice selection on the left side. You get a DC in 4 charging. I do love how HP has slimmed down the power brick. It’s a 65-watt charger, but it’s nice and portable, which I like. Get a USB 3.1 port, a power button, a ventilation grille, and a headphone jack and also a full-size SD card slot, which is awesome for content creators on the right side.
You get an HDMI port, another USB 3.1 port, a USB type C port, which is awesome. And yes, you can’t charge the laptop with the USPS port and with the USB annual SBC ports. From that side, you can’t charge other devices such as laptops and phones.
There’s also a fingerprint scanner on this model that I have so you can securely log in. It does take getting some used to with the positioning, but it works perfectly fine. And there there’s also a volume rocker there. And on some models, you might see a webcam kill switch, which is a cool option for privacy.
The keyboard layout includes the number pad on the right side. This is great for business professionals that need this or if you just prefer to have it there. The keyboard is nice and comfortable with soft keys and lots of travel. It’s a little too soft for my preference, but it’s a comfortable keyboard and trackpad is fairly responsive. Scrolling works well for everyday use. it was a tad larger and wider, but I think a lot of people will be happy with this trackpad. There are plenty of power options for the x360 lineup. You can go all the way up to the 10th generation Intel processors.
They are HMD Ryzen options as well and you can get dedicated graphics up to the Amex to 50. So you gonna have to take a look and see which configuration works best for you.
Configuration & Performance:
The back is removable with some screws that are hidden behind these rubber bumpers, but I wouldn’t because most things are not upgradable like Ram. But in terms of performance, I can only talk about the model that I have. And this is configured with the intel quad core i7 eighty-five sixty-five view processor with eight gigabytes of RAM and a 256 gigabyte 2 SSD, which has a nice speed by the way. So opening applications and overall performance is nice. Everyday use like web browsing or normal computing, it’s no problem. So Office Suite will work perfectly on here.
This is not meant for gaming, but you can also casually game on the Intel 620 Integrated Graphics Light. Titles like Overwatch play surprisingly Whelan’s Laptop, but don’t expect it to play anything demanding in my testing with everyday use, the laptop has stayed very cool, so heat management is good on this. When you do play games, the fans do ramp up. It does get a little bit warm, but I’ve never had it to the point where it gets too warm to put on my lap or anything like that. I haven’t done a lot of demanding things like video editing on here because honestly, for the type of work you’ll need to bump up to a better GP you.
If you want to do some photo editing or Photoshop or Lightroom on, this is definitely doable in this laptop.
Let’s round this out with battery life. The 15-inch and the x360 has a fifty-six one hour battery and is rated up to ten hours. But I was getting between 5 to 7 hours of usage on mixed usage and. It depends on what I had to display. So if I kept the display ad between 60 and 70 percent, I was able to get about 6 hours of usage. But the good thing is the laptop charger is very fast. Would that include a charger? So you’ll be happy with that. So if you’re looking for an affordable two and one and you want that larger 15” display, the HP x360 lineup could be a good fit. Makes you check that link below because certain configurations make this a really good deal, especially for the performance that you’re getting for that price.
So make sure you scroll through and see if it makes sense for you and then pick one up if it does. Let me know what you think about this laptop in the comment section and which other laptops that you want to take a look at in the next article.
And I will see you in the next one.