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HP ENVY x360 Review: Flexible solution for different tasks

4.5 VOTES: 33 TECHWEEK

After the mobile Internet got faster and more accessible, the demand for thin and light laptops has grown significantly. And the new coronavirus realities have spurred user interest in such devices. Companies have reduced office space as much as possible, transferred most of their employees to remote mode, so the need for powerful, but mobile laptops has become even greater.

This segment of notebooks has its own “must-have”: a thin but durable body, a Full HD screen, good autonomy and a sufficient number of interfaces. The rest is a free program, with which each manufacturer copes in his own way. One of the most interesting solutions for today is convertible laptops, with which you can work, including in tablet mode. A great example of such a hybrid device is the HP ENVY x360 .

 

 

Technical specifications HP ENVY x360 15-ed1016ur

  • Screen: 15 inches, Full HD
  • Processor: Intel® Core ™ i5-1135G7
  • Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Permanent memory: 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2
  • Interfaces: 1xUSB Type C 3.1, 2xUSB Type A, 1xHDMI, 3.5 mm jack (combined), SD card reader
  • Weight: 1.8KG

Design and screen

The main feature of the  HP ENVY x360  can be considered its transformation capabilities. The screen here can be rotated 360 degrees, thus turning a laptop into a tablet. Why is this necessary at all?

 

 

For example, it is convenient to work with a touch screen in transport. When you are standing on the subway, you are unlikely to want to use a traditional laptop. And in a taxi, it is not very comfortable to use the keyboard – it is much easier to check mail or scroll through social networks by tapping your finger on the screen. The keyboard in tablet mode is, of course, locked to prevent accidental clicks.

The body itself is made of lightweight ...
The body itself is made of light metal alloy, while tactile problems it is quite durable: the panels do not bend when pressed. The side frames of the 15-inch Full HD screen are very thin, the upper one is slightly thicker – it houses the webcam.

By the way, one of the solutions in the spirit of our time: there is a mechanical shutter on the camera, so no one will be able to spy on you. Microphones are also disabled with a separate button.

The 15-inch cases can, in principle, accommodate a full-fledged keyboard with a numeric keypad. And here it is. The key travel is small, but the response is clear. Even with fast typing, there are no problems with feedback. The touchpad of the laptop is slightly offset to the left and takes up about a third of the width of the entire surface. Not the biggest, but nice to touch and responsive.

 

 

Equipment and performance

One of the main fears of those who have not yet used ultrabooks and are just looking at them is the modest capabilities of the hardware. They say, in such a case, there can be no high performance in principle. But in reality, this is nothing more than fear: for example, the 15-inch  HP ENVY x360  uses the latest generation processors in combination with sufficient memory. For example, in our version of ENVY x360 15-ed1016ur these are Intel ® Core ™ i5-1135G7 and 8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM. Here you need to understand what kind of power you need. When it comes to working with graphics and basic games, with suitable modification of the discrete graphics the NVIDIA ® the GeForce ® MX450. But for traditional office tasks, the built-in adapter will be enough.

 

 

The latest generation of Intel processors can be referred to as “cold” models, so the cooling system copes here without problems even under heavy loads. During normal operation, the noise of the fans is practically inaudible, and even at maximum speed they are not annoying.

There is no shortage of interfaces either. There are traditional USB-A for connecting flash drives and cables, high-speed USB-C with Power Delivery support, the indispensable HDMI so that you can connect a projector … There was even a place for a card reader for SD cards. With wireless modules, too, everything is in order: Bluetooth is supported in the fifth version, Wi-Fi can work with frequencies of both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz.

Battery

A good business laptop should last at least a day on a single charge. And ENVY x360 15-ed1016ur copes with this task: a 51 Wh battery is enough for 8 hours. Thanks to support for fast charging, a laptop using a standard 65 W adapter can charge the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Conclusion

The HP ENVY x360 15-ed1016ur is an excellent example of the modern manager’s laptop who values ​​style, comfort and autonomy. It has a bright and high-contrast screen that you can work with even on the streets, a durable body that is not afraid of light knocks, a full-fledged keyboard for fast and productive work. And, of course, the possibility of turning into a tablet.

Watching a movie or presentation, folding the laptop “like a house” is much more convenient and enjoyable. The possibility of autonomous work is at a fairly high level. At the same time, support for Power Delivery allows charging via USB-C, so you can do without a regular adapter.

What do you think?

4.5 / 5. 33

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