Our opinion on the HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf
Versatile 2-in-1 thin and light black aluminum laptop, theHP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf can be transformed into a tablet with its 15-inch IPS Full HD touch screen that can be opened 360°, benefits from a backlit keyboard, a shutter for the webcam, a fingerprint reader or even connection with Wi-Fi axis and USB-C. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this aluminum Windows 11 laptop performs well in daily use and modest multimedia work with its 16GB RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5 Hexa Core Lucienne processor on Radeon Vega graphics that is able to support light games.
Best known price: €899
Specifications for HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf
|screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch touchscreen 360° opening (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Cezanne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||2 USB 3.0 (1 sleep and charge) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 51Wh (210gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.86 kg / 359 x 228.2 x 18.4|
HP Envy x360 15-eu0036nf against the competition
HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf is currently listed as campaign at Amazon and is positioned as one of the cheapest in its category to offer such a powerful processor (Hexa Core) with such a high amount of RAM.
Chassis, connector, screen of HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf
Rechargeable to 50% in 45 minutes, this hybrid laptop with an anodized black aluminum design and fine and light sandblasted finish has an elegant, sober and original look because it can be opened 360° to become a tablet.
The multi-touch tactile technology equips the screen, and therefore one can interact with the system and the software by simply placing at least one finger on it, and this by movements/presses.
Protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass layer, the screen, due to its tactile appearance, is glossy, which gives punch to the colors, but involves sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Since a fingerprint reader is integrated, you can authenticate yourself biometrically on this versatile 2-in-1 laptop via Windows Hello technology.
Those who want to maintain their privacy will especially appreciate being able to hide the webcam behind the shutter.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light.
This hybrid laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for remote connections and communication, its audio port, its practical HDMI video output so that it can be easily connected to e.g. a monitor or TV, but also its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
Performance, battery life for HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf
The HP Envy x360 15-eu0000sf is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop that can be converted into a tablet for general mobile use.
Equipped with 16GB of RAM and a low-power Ryzen 5 5500U Hexa Core Lucienne AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor, it delivers a good overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
This core may be sufficient for modest multimedia work utilizing RAM and multicore (eg photo editing, video encoding).
However, it is better to go for a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or, if necessary, a suitable dedicated graphics card if you plan to frequently perform processing that uses processor and/or graphics resources.
No dedicated graphics card is actually onboard here. As a result, it is the Radeon Vega 7 integrated in the Ryzen 5 that takes care of all the graphics, enough to view photos and videos, but also to play light titles.
Best known price: €899
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a simple hard drive: greater robustness, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, for example, the start/stops are much faster, as is the processing and launch of applications, and you can get to online game cards faster.
As for the autonomy of this versatile 2-in-1 laptop, whose finesse and controlled weight make it as easy to transport as an Ultrabook, expect around 8 hours of battery life with light use.