HP Envy x360 review (15-eu0027nf): 15-inch laptop based on its 2-in-1 format

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Director Gold 13 inch version. However, the Envy x360 15-inch chassis is nearly identical. We discover it this time in a black dress, still of anodized aluminum, accompanied by hinges that allow the screen to rotate 360 ​​degrees. It can therefore be used as a tablet or in tent mode to play videos effortlessly with the keyboard.

In Tent Mode: Suitable for watching videos.

In Tent Mode: Suitable for watching videos.

The touchpad is responsive, but we found a millimeter or two runoff which makes clicking a little uncomfortable to the touch. It is difficult to determine if our test model is only the victim of this small flaw; Anyway, we didn’t have that problem with the 13-inch Envy x360. The keyboard is fun to use and the backlit keys are adjustable in three levels. You’ll notice the absence of a numeric keypad despite the size of the chassis: the extra space is taken up by the speaker grilles.

The touchpad is not finished well.

The touchpad is not finished well.

There is a fingerprint reader next to the arrow keys, which is handy for quickly unlocking the computer. However, the webcam does not have an infrared module and is not compatible with Windows Hello. It shoots at 720p and shows in image quality, not very good in bright light and even less in the dark. The physical cache can be deployed by clicking the appropriate key at the top of the keyboard.

The webcam has an integrated physical cover.

The webcam has an integrated physical cover.

Connectivity is typical here because there’s almost everything you could need: two USB-3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0b port, a USB-C 3.2 DisplayPort (which doesn’t allow for charging), an SD card reader, and a mini-jack socket. Wifi 6 is present, while Bluetooth is standard 5.2.



The connection is complete.


The connection is complete.

Accessing components is not really easy. It is necessary to remove two Torx screws, then the rubber pads (which are at risk of breaking them) to be able to unscrew the remaining Phillips screws. The RAM as well as the M.2 SSD is covered with a metal plate to reduce component heating and both are replaceable – a good point for the computer’s scalability. Also, the battery is easy to remove.

The computer is difficult to disassemble.

The computer is difficult to disassemble.

The fans are strangely close together, but the computer’s heat is still largely contained at 38.8 degrees Celsius on the keyboard. The computer isn’t too noisy either, but its breath is clearly audible: we noticed 37.1 decibels emitted by the ventilation in full benchmark under CineBench.

The computer does not heat up much.

Editor's Rating: 3 out of 5

performance

With a hexa-core Ryzen 5 5500U processor clocked at 2.1GHz, the Envy x360 can’t handle heavy, demanding processing, but it’s still more than enough for office automation. Combined with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, it scored 88 points on our CPU performance benchmark, making it more efficient than its rival Intel Core i7-1165G7s. However, it is not at the level of the H-series from Intel or AMD, which have much higher TDPs.

The built-in GPU makes it possible to play undemanding games like Diablo IIIat 30 fps (high graphics), or Note and watch At approximately 60 frames per second (low graphics). Finally, the SSD offers speeds of 1.8 GB / s read and 1.6 GB / s write, which is unusual.

Editor's Rating: 2 out of 5

Screen

The touch screen of the Envy x360 displays Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). Unfortunately, there are many problems to be faced. First of all, color accuracy is frankly poor with Delta E 7.6, even if the average temperature is decent (6190 K). The gamma is also modest, and the medium grayscales are underexposed, which can be annoying for photos or video in post-production, for example. The rest at 27 milliseconds also turned out to be quite high, but that’s the case on most desktop laptops.

With an average reflectance of 52.6%, the panel’s coating is extremely bright, and unfortunately not the maximum brightness (291 nits) that would catch up. Finally, only the 1320:1 contrast is very good.



Editor's Rating: 3 out of 5

Mobility / Autonomy

With nearly 1.9 kg on scale and dimensions of 35.9 x 22.8 x 1.8 cm, the 15.6-inch Envy x360 isn’t the most portable. However, it is suitable for a classic backpack and its tablet format allows it to be used without suffering from knees. Unfortunately, the charger is still proprietary and weighs 281 grams.

In terms of autonomy, this computer did not do miracles with its 51W battery. In playing the video on Netflix via Chrome browser, the volume was pushed to 50% and the screen set to 200 cd/m², and it only lasted 7 hours 30 minutes, which is true, but far from the best students.

strength point

  • Very complete connection.

  • The versatility of the 2-in-1 format.

  • Good headphone jack.

  • Scalable components.

Weak points

  • mediocre screen.

  • Reflective tiles.

  • Difficult to disassemble.

Conclusion

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Editor's Rating: 3 out of 5

How does grading work?

We appreciated the HP Envy x360’s 13-inch Oled display, but this 15-inch version turned out to be less attractive, especially due to the lack of Oled technology. If the 15-inch 2-in-1 format is a focal point for you, the HP Envy x360 (15-eu0027nf) might be a good choice, especially since the office performs so well. Otherwise, the computer is generally average and its screen clearly distorts the image …

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