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HP ENVY x360 15 AMD (2020) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of HP ENVY x360 15 2-in-1 Laptop w/ AMD (15z-ee000, 2020)
Neoscore* 71%
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Bright, vivid 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Battery life could be better

Summary

Unlike the ENVY 15, the ENVY x360 15 sports a numerical keyboard, which further accentuate the level of flexibility that HP seeks to offer. Its AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU benchmarks higher than Intel Core i7-10750H while being more efficient. HP has surreptitiously swapped out the Intel 8265 module found on the Intel variant of the Envy x360 15 for the slower RealTek B822 WLAN module.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
HP's Envy x360 15, powered by AMD Ryzen, is an antidote to that problem. The overall design has been tweaked, and HP now positions the 15-inch 2-in-1 as a machine made especially for creators. Like the Envy 14, Envy 15, and Lenovo's Yoga line, it's an attractive laptop that won't announce itself.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid performance for a 2-in-1
  • Decent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the Spectre x360 15

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-inch is an ultra-thin slab of stylish all-metal goodness. The AMD Ryzen-powered convertible is similar to previous models but with improved performance. Measuring 14.13 x 9.96 x 0.68-inches and weighing 4.1 pounds, it's the heaviest of the three members of its group.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor and Radeon Graphics
  • Sleek design
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Slow performance
  • Slow SD card reader

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
HP delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday operation that is also suited for regular typing tasks. The flat and smooth keys of the illuminated chiclet keyboard offer a short stroke and a clear pressure point. With the Envy x360 15, HP delivers a 15.6-inch convertible that offers sufficient computing performance for office and Internet applications.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • USB Type-C and DisplayPort via USB-C
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-A port
  • Slow SD card reader

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The new Envy X360 15 still weighs almost as much as last year's Envy x360 15 for a very dense impression. Servicing the notebook is made very difficult not only by the multiple screw types but also by the tightly latched edges and corners. Average read rate from the spring-loaded card reader is typical for a mainstream notebook at just under 80 MB/s with our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II test card.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezel design
  • Bright, high-contrast IPS display
  • Full HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slightly thicker than last year's Envy x360 15
  • Lid could be firmer

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The new Envy is significantly smaller and lighter than the older 2019 HP Spectre x360 15 design. The keyboard is exactly the same as on the Envy 15 Creator and so our existing comments apply here. Gaming performance is generally on par with the GeForce MX250, but the variance can be high due to driver and optimization differences between AMD and Nvidia.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim and lighter than the 2020 model
  • Full sRGB coverage
  • Full-size NumPad and M.2 2280 slots
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lid could be firmer
  • Smaller arrow keys than 2020 model

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy x360 15z is a 15.6-inch convertible with enough oomph for the most common usage scenarios. Its integrated GPU is not averse to casual gaming either. At the time of writing, our review unit cost $750 on HP's website, and the device itself was available in various hardware configurations.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • High-contrast display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Very low maximum brightness
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
HP's Envy x360 15 is a handsome choice if you like your convertible super-sized. It's heavy and unwieldy in tablet mode, but neither of its competitors has been able to make a big-screen 2-in-1 that isn't. The backlit keyboard is pleasant to use, with a snappy typing feel.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, vivid 4K AMOLED display
  • Strong multi-threaded performance
  • Backlit keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Dim 250-nit touch screen
  • Uncomfortable cursor arrow keys

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy x360 15 (2021) sits right in the sweet spot between the lower-end HP Pavilion x360 and the more premium HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptops. The laptop's weight and noticeable bulk when being used as a tablet might put some people off. The touchscreen display, on the other hand, is fantastic – even if it isn't a fancy 4K OLED.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen CPU
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomshardware[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
HP's Envy x360 15 is the latest convertible to launch in both Intel and AMD flavors. It's a potent hardware combo, complimented by a very good keyboard, and a 400-nit, 1080p panel. At an even 2kg (that's 4.42 pounds), this convertible isn't exactly a lightweight.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Attractive metal chassis
  • Solid performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat heavy for a 15-inch convertible

references

1. ^ HP Envy x360 15 (AMD) review: Creative performance for $1,000?. digitaltrends. 2021-06-04 Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ HP Envy x360 15 review. laptopmag. 2021-05-30 Retrieved 2021-06-01.
3. ^ HP Envy x360 15 (2020) Review: Ryzen 5 with bad performance utilization. notebookcheck. 2020-09-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ HP Envy x360 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon Vega 8) Laptop Review. notebookcheck. 2017-12-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review. notebookcheck. 2018-03-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ HP Envy x360 15 (2021) Review. pcmag. 2021-06-07 Retrieved 2021-06-08.
8. ^ HP Envy x360 15 (2021) review. techradar. 2021-07-08 Retrieved 2021-07-09.
9. ^ HP Envy x360 15 Review: Red With Envy?. tomshardware. 2021-06-04 Retrieved 2021-06-08.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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