HP Envy x360 Mini-Review Back

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HP introduces it's newest midrange 2-in-1 laptop, the Envy x360 with a processor update that let's it compete in the premium segment with a budget price.

Written: 01 June 2020, Updated: 23 December 2020

  • High performance
  • Good build quality
  • Long battery
  • A 19:10 display would have been nice
  • A bit heavy

Specifications

General
Manufacturer HP
Name Envy x360
Type 2-in-1
Operating System(s) Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Color(s) Black
Size & Weight
Weight 2.91lbs, 1.32kg
Width 12.07", 306.5mm
Depth 7.66", 194.6mm
Thickness 0.65", 16.4mm
Performance
Gaming Score 39
Processor(s) AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Graphics AMD Vega 6
AMD Vega 7
Storage (GB) 128, 256, 512, 1024
Battery
Mobility Score 69
Capacity (Wh) 51
Cells 3
Idle (hours) 21:20
Wifi (hours) 10:31
Video (hours) 11:06
Load (hours) 2:02
Average Runtime 9:16
Memory (RAM)
Size (GB) 8, 16
Type DDR4
Frequency (Mhz) 3200
Dual Channel Yes
Slots 2
Replaceable Yes
Display
Resolution 1920x1080
Size 13.3"
Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness (nits) 360, 438
Glare Glossy
Touch Yes
Stylus Yes
Ports
USB-C 1
USB 3 1
MicroSD-Card 1
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Processor

  • Name: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Name: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
  • Cores: 8
  • Threads: 8
Despite being a small and light laptop, the HP Envy offers a lot of computing power. The 4500U is about as fast as Intel's fastest and newest 10nm processor. The 4700U adds quite a bit of extra performance on top. So if you need good performance go for the 4500U. If you need something that is competetive with 3 year old large and heavy desktop replacement notebooks, go for the 4700U.

Display

  • Size: 13.3
  • Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Aspect ratio: 19:9
  • Brightness (nits): 360, 438
The 13.3 inch display of the HP envy is bright and vivid. It has slim betzels on all sides, except on the bottom. A 19:10 aspect ratio with smaller bottom betzels would have been perfect. Although the FullHD resolution is nothing special nowadays, it is enough for a 13.3 inch screen and helps preserve battery life.

ZenlaptopsVerdict

A capable 2-in-1 without any major weaknesses and, thanks to the upgraded CPU, excellent performance and battery life.