Getting a 15 inches hybrid notebook is an excellent option for the versatile laptop users, for it’s good when it comes to small business, school, and office uses. But, dealing with the game of balance is sometimes tiring.
If you’re looking for a 15-inch convertible laptop, which is within the $800 range, therefore, an HP Envy X360 laptop review may help you out. The write-up model in this post is one of the 2019 released series.
Perhaps some of you may think the affordable convertible 15-inch HP Envy comes with only AMD Ryzen processor. Fortunately, the unit under review today utilized the capacity of the Intel Core processor.
|Brand: HP (Hewlett Packard)
Product: HP Envy X360
Item Model Number: 15M-CN0011DX
Screen Size: 15.6-Inch
Optical Drive Type: None
Editor’s Rate: 8.4 out of 10
PROS & CONS
PROS: This unit offered excellent performance for productivity, a comfortable keyboard, decent display, and a very portable design for a 15-inch notebook at an attractive price. Also, it designs with an elegant and seamless body with the good build quality.
CONS: The battery life is expectedly average for today’s 15 inches laptop. For a tablet mode, it may be a bit hefty, and there’s no stylus included.
- HP ENVY X360 LAPTOP REVIEW
- KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD
- BATTERY LIFE & CAMERA
HP ENVY X360 LAPTOP REVIEW
The previous Envy X360 15 series only used and powered by the AMD Ryzen processor. But, HP has made an impressive resolution with particular 2019 models, for this HP Envy X360 laptop review utilized an Intel Core CPU.
This unit offers acceptable performance for today’s productivity standard while delivering a competitive price point. Also, the manufacturer provided this laptop with additional rooms for upgradability of both RAM and hard drive.
The convertible HP Envy under review is on the specific model, and it’s the HP Envy X360 15m-cn0011dx 2-in-1 notebook. It comes with the 8th Generation Intel Core i5, 8 GB of memory, and 256 GB solid-state drive.
With this combination of internals, you can expect to do almost everything for today’s standard performance. It provides superb value for the price, features a premium and stylish design too.
And, similar to other well known HP notebooks, this laptop also utilized the Bang and Olufsen for its dual HP Speakers and Audio. In short, it can provide you rich, immersive, and impressive sound quality for entertainment.
|HP ENVY X360 15||DETAILS|
|Screen Display||15.6-inch Full HD 1080p IPS Panel micro-edge WLED-Backlit Touchscreen (Multitouch-Enabled Edge-to-Edge Glass)|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Dimensions cm/inches (L x W x H)||35.8cm/14.1″ x 24.6cm/9.7″ x 1.8cm/0.7″|
|Processor/CPU||8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U|
|CPU Performance||4 (Quad-Core), 1.60 GHz (Up to 3.4 GHz)|
|Graphics Card/GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|RAM/Memory||8 GB DDR4 RAM|
|Hard Drive||256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home Edition|
|Interfaces||1 HDMI, 1 Audio Jack, 1 USB Type-C 3.1, 2 USB Type-A 3.1, 1 multi-format SD card reader|
|Networking||802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2|
|Webcam||HP Wide Vision HD 720p IR Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone|
This HP Envy X360 laptop review comes with a silver finish, which also features an aesthetic and sleek design that HP used to most all its mid-tier to high-end notebooks. So, it’s almost similar to the previous model of HP Spectre X360.
For a modern 15 inches laptop, this convertible machine delivers excellent portability, as it designs to be thin and light. To that end, the mentioned Envy X360 15 is just about 0.7 inches (1.8cm) thick and weighs only 2.03kg (4.48 pounds).
It may nearly look like the previous 2-in-1 Spectre X360, as it featured the angular lines and fingerprint reader. However, it doesn’t feature the unique gemstone, and gem-cut design like the most latest and high-end HP Spectre X360 (both 15 and 13 inches) has.
And, since it used the 3-way micro-edge screen design, the mentioned 2-in-1 Envy offered a large and excellent display in a portable chassis. You may find this 2-in-1 a bit large for a tablet, but it’s what we expect for a 15-inch convertible notebook.
For the audio and speaker part of HP Envy X360 15 laptop, the manufacturer also designs it with the geometric pattern speaker grill. This style can be found on the other high-end HP laptop-tablet too.
KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD
The island-style keyboard of HP Envy X360 15 feels comfortable for the fingers and typing experience and looks beautiful too. The silver keys also feature the backlit capability (white light), which is for working in a dark or less visibility environment.
Moreover, its keyboard featured an acceptable size for typing standard, a dedicated numeric pad, and generally laid out like most of the modern notebook’s keyboard. As for its touchpad, it has a broad area for navigation.
The trackpad’s size offered a comfortable when navigating the mouse cursor, but it also may a bit awkward for someone who prefers the average trackpad size. However, it delivers an excellent and acceptable response for a touchpad.
Thanks to the 3-way micro-edge of HP technology, you can enjoy a full 15.6 inches display without worrying about its size category. Moreover, the Full HD 1080p of HP Envy X360 provides an acceptable for today’s visual content grade.
The Gorilla Glass screen coating on display offers durability for the screen and very clear, but it should impact a bit on its weight. It’s not an issue when using it on a laptop mode, but it might a bit weighty as a tablet.
However, it’s understandable for its size category, and it’s not something that cannot practicable or significant trade-off. By featuring the IPS panel, it delivers its users an impressive viewing angle for visual sharing, especially your clients.
Most importantly, since it’s a 2-in-1 notebook, it supports touchscreen capability and stylus too, which is suitable for Windows Ink. The touchscreen of HP Envy X360 15 is easy to use. However, the pen not included, and you need to buy it separately.
Within its portable, sleek, and elegant body case, this laptop-tablet powered by the 8th Generation of Intel Core i5-8250U processor. This CPU featured a quad-core chip with respectable clock speed for today’s standard productivity.
The Intel Core i5-8250U has similar specifications to one of the most famous mid-tier Intel Core i5 processor (i5-8265U) for everyday uses. The Intel Core i5-8250U is sufficient enough to handle many latest computer programs and tasks.
The only difference between these two mentioned processors is the boost clock speed, as the Intel Core i5-8265U chip delivered up to 3.9 GHz cycles, while the Intel Core i5-8250U only boosts up to the 3.4 GHz operating speed.
In addition to the CPU, HP Envy X360 15 offers an 8 GB of RAM. This amount of memory is fast enough for you to attain apps and files these days. Plus, it runs multiple apps smoothly as long they’re not high-end demanded programs.
And thanks to the PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD type drive, this convertible machine fast when booting up, read, and write data. The only unsatisfied attribute that comes from the storage is the size, as it only featured 256 GB of capacity.
Luckily, this hybrid notebook offers its user the upgradability for both RAM and hard drive. So, you can upgrade this machine later on if the Envy X360 memory and hard drive capacity are still insufficient for your needs.
The HP Envy X360 laptop review comes with the integrated graphics card, and it’s the Intel UHD Graphics 620. It does not feature any discrete graphics card. Therefore, this 2-in-1 notebook mostly not built for gaming purposes.
You can find this integrated video card in various Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processor of Intel 8th generation. It plays some old and simple games, but this unit most certainly cannot handle all the modern demanding games.
However, the Intel UHD Graphics 620 still allows you to do many different tasks like basic photo editing, web content, viewing high-quality images, and many others in an adequate manner.
Being versatile is also required sufficient connectivity, and this convertible unit delivers an acceptable range of both networking and interfaces for various peripherals. It featured a combination of 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
It supports gigabit file transfer speed and Multi-User MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output), which is available on most laptops these days. So, this should be good enough for network connectivity.
As for port options, you’ll get a charging port, 1x USB Type-A 3.1 port, an audio jack, and a full-size SD card reader on the left. While on the right side, there is an HDMI port, USB Type-A 3.1, and a USB Type-C 3.1.
BATTERY LIFE & WEBCAM
For the battery performance, HP claims this 2-in-1 can last up to 12 hours long, but judging from its capacity, it may only last up to 6 hours for standard uses (Wi-Fi, internet browser, word-processing, and so on).
Therefore, it’s still considered average for battery life on today’s requirements. Besides, it depends on how you use it, how many apps, and how much pressure you put on this device, it can last more than six hours or less.
The Webcam of HP Envy X360 15 uses only a typical HD 720p (0.92 megapixels) IR Camera of HP Wide Vision with an integrated dual array digital microphone. Also, a tiny switch placed on the side of this notebook to shut the camera.
Overall, the convertible HP Envy X360 15 is almost checked all the boxes for a middling laptop-tablet. It’s an excellent 15 inches notebook as long you’re not gaming type users. It may still have a few snags, but you can get it at an attractive price range.
You may find it a bit large to use in a tablet mode, but it’s understandable for the size category. And, the display also has an impressive quality for any content like videos, photos, web, and many others.