AMD finally backs on its track after the successfully launched of their Ryzen desktop CPU. It does not take a while for them for announcing their mobile processor that based on their new technology. This announced got so many people happy because now we can start to expect of high performance system in low budget price. We have seen so many laptops with Intel processor, but none of them are that cheap and promising a worth performance.
Without any surprise, HP takes their first chance by announcing of refreshed version of Envy X360 that packs of Ryzen processor and Vega graphic card on the inside. All of that hardware then combined with 15 inch size panel and convertible design. It’s really worth to take look after seeing so many nice things here. Do you think the device is worth for the price? Let’s find out.
That is what we are going to talk about it. We are going to talk about it further and see how it runs. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
On my first look, there is not much difference made here in term of design in comparable with previous version. The X360 is created from aluminum material that finished in silver touch for the Intel model and Black version for the AMD model. Both of them look great, but I still prefer the black version as it’s more distinct and cooler than most of laptops right now. Beside than finishing touch, there is no any difference made by HP included the build quality itself that feels promising.
Like its name, the system is featuring 360 degree system that can be rotated into our needs. We are able to transform it into multiple modes included of tablet mode that useful for browsing through the internet, the tent mode that works great for streaming movies with your friends, and the traditional mode itself that dependable to support your productivity. More importantly, all of that portability comes into single machine. The portability is always becoming the top selling point for convertible machine and it’s not available on other types of systems.back to menu ↑
Display And Audio
Having of 1080p resolution on 15 inch panel is not something bad to have here. It renders every image in such high details clarity, but sadly the color accuracy and brightness are the things that worrying me here. The color is just bland and not details and its even worst with its dimmer panel. I make further test here with Colorimeter and found out it produces 77 percent of SRGB color with maximum brightness at 186 nits. Well, it still looks promising especially when seeing the price that already that cheap, so no complain from me.
The speakers on the other side are performing amazing sounds here. All of speakers were tuned out with Bang and Olufsen that could easily fill any small room with no problem. The vocal is clear and details no matter what kind of genre music that i played. The special audio utility is preloaded here, but the users can just forget about it as the default setting is more than enough to fulfill your day with joy. This thing is huge covered for its bland and dimmer screen.
|HP Envy X360||Main Specs|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 2.0 GHZ|
|Graphics||AMD RX Vega 8|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||128GB SSD + 1TB HDD|
The Hardware Performance
The AMD processor is once again better than Intel on mid-range market. I tested this laptop with another model that comes with Intel I7 8550U and the result is not far behind. On Geekbench 4 it scores overall performance for around 10,050 which slightly fall from Intel with 11,070. The result is impressive here because the I7 processor is much expensive. The performance of processor is really dependable for any kind of activities starting from light, medium, and even for demanding task like video rendering.
That is all about the CPU and what about the GPU? Well, AMD is totally destroys Intel HD here with their Vega 8 integrated card. I did make some tests on gaming and the result is what expected from AMD GPU. The Counter Strike GO runs more than 60 FPS at medium setting while The Witcher 3 is playable at the lowest setting. Medium and low setting is not bad and remembers that we have integrated graphic card here. If you have a laptop with NVIDIA 150MX and the performance is slightly similar here. I think this might the right time for swapping your old system with this product.back to menu ↑
The Envy X360 is one of the best choices for anyone looking for solid performance and powerful audio. The screen is huge cons here, but that is okay since many great things should cover it easily. For this case, I want to give my 5 stars for both of Intel and HP that has offered us a top notch affordable device. The choice is yours to take the decision, so feel free to take look into it. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.