HP ENVY x360 Review; Slim and Sleek 2-in-1 Laptop - TeknoGadyet

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

HP ENVY x360 Review; Slim and Sleek 2-in-1 Laptop

INTRODUCTION:

The market is full of premium 2-in-1 laptops, but a lot of these options, unsurprisingly, come with pretty hefty price tags. That's where the HP Envy x360 comes in, with a promise of more for the price of less. Read on to see what we think!

HP ENVY x360 Review; Slim and Sleek 2-in-1 Laptop
HP ENVY x360 Review; Slim and Sleek 2-in-1 Laptop


PHYSICAL:

Sleek, stunning, and sophisticated are three words that come to mind when we first saw the HP Envy x360. Right out of the box, you can say for sure that your device will get many eyes staring with envy as it sports an all-aluminum body that feels and looks premium even with a minimal design. As far as the build is concerned, it is pretty solid, and the 360-angle hinge does not feel wobbly at all.

It measures just 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.74 inches and weighs only 1.30 kilograms, making it a perfect computing companion wherever you may go.

The HP Envy x360 On Tent Mode
Envy x360 on a tent mode

Speaking of that, this 2-in-1 convertible laptop can actually be used in four ways: as a laptop, a tablet, a stand, and a tent. As a laptop, it's on the lighter side. However, it is kind of heavy as a tablet. We give it a 10 out of 10 for functionality, because it can do so much and adjust to whatever you need -- be it entertainment or work. The stand mode, in particular, stepped up our viewing experience, while the tent mode proved quite useful, especially when using the HP pen. Yes, if you're wondering, you can use this touchscreen laptop with a customizable pen for a better experience in note-taking or even making sketches, among many other functions.

HP Envy x360 Keyboard
A spacious keyboard from end to end

They keyboard runs from end to end, which gives you enough space and travel when typing, thereby reducing the room for errors. It also has a backlight, so you still work in the dark. But the trackpad is not as big as we would have wanted it to be.

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DISPLAY:

HP Envy x360 sports a 13-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla glass. It has thin bezels around, except for the chin part that looks a little bit off.


HP Envy's Full HD display and the B&O speaker grill above the keyboard
HP Envy's Full HD display and the B&O speaker grill above the keyboard

The device is great for entertainment, owing to its wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. This, coupled with its ability to be used as a tent or a screen with stand, serves a powerful combination with the Quad HP Speakers custom-tuned by Bang & Olufsen. Overall it was a good experience, as the speakers easily filled a small room.


PERFORMANCE:

HP promised to give a next-level performance with 2.2GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700U Quad-cord processor supported by AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 for graphics.

For day-to-day tasks, the Envy sure rises to the occasion. It runs smoothly on Microsoft Windows 10 OS. Opening documents took little no to time, but of course, that depends on file size.

As mentioned before, we used the laptop for editing videos, which is made more fun with the pen. But more than its novelty, the Envy does actually deliver on the side of speed. The problem, however, lies in its heat. We jokingly refer to it as a "hot" laptop, literally and both figuratively. About 30 minutes under heavy work load, and the machine is almost feverish. This can be remedied by putting it to sleep for a bit. Still, that's quite disappointing. However, please do take note that the unit we have is not new, with several people reviewed it before us.

The HP ENVY x360 touch-screen display is compatible with a digitizer pen
The touch-screen display is compatible with a digitizer pen

On the plus side, it does have many options for connectivity. It has a USB 3.0 port, headphone jack, power button, microSD card slot, volume rockers, and USB Type C port. But the last port, however, does not support USB-C charging, so be warned.

HP did go further with privacy and security. Aside from the integrated fingerprint reader or the IR camera to ensure the safety of your files, it also features the SureView integrated privacy screen that hides your screen from everyone but you in just a touch of the F1 button.


BATTERY:

Good news to those who are looking at this device for entertainment purposes! The battery lasted about eight hours, just playing videos. However, when used intensely for video editing and some work-heavy processes, it needed to be juiced up after four hours. Good thing it only takes about an hour and a half to two hours to be filled up.


FINAL WORDS:

If you're on a hunt for a convertible laptop that is both practical and clean-looking, then look no further! The HP Envy x360, even with its premium body, carries the cheaper yet efficient AMD chip. Pay as low as PHP56,990 for this sleek 2-in-1 device perfect for your daily needs and viewing entertainment.

HP Envy x360 13 specs (Philippines):

  • Display: 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS touch Display / 13.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) IPS touch Display, Optional Digitizer Pen
  • Weight: 2.87 pounds (1.30kg)
  • Dimensions: 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.74 inches
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 1.8GHz Quad-Core processor / AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 2.2GHz Quad-Core processor
  • GPU: Radeon Vega 8 GPU/ Radeon Vega 10 GPU
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 
  • Storage: 512GB SSD (NVMe PCIe)
  • Battery: 4-cell 53.2 W/HR battery
  • Price: PHP56,990 (Ryzen 5 2500), PHP63,990 (Ryzen 7 2700)

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