How is it going everyone. Welcome back to another video! I’m muwen360 and today I’m going to review the HP Envy x360 2-in1 convertible laptop. This notebook comes in two configurations. The one I have here is the 6th Generation Intel core i5 model also known as Skylake with Integrated graphics or you can the 6th generation core i7 model with Nvidia graphics.
I’ll put the most up-to-date pricing and availability information down in the description text below. And if you haven’t checked out my unboxing video yet, please click the on-screen annotation to watch that first.
So who the most obvious question to ask now is who should buy this laptop? Well the answer is someone who wants more than what a conventional can offer. If that’s you, the Envy x360 totally delivers. There are four modes in which you can use the laptop in.
You’ve got notebook mode which looks like a traditional laptop for productivity and work. Stand mode perfect for watching movies and video conferencing. Tent mode to play you favorite games and apps. Finally there is tablet mode for on the go.
And switching between the different between the various modes is a very polished experience. HP specially designed hinge so that transitions are synchronized with precise movement and are smoother so it doesn’t feel like the hinge will break or snap.
And the transition between desktop mode and tablet mode is very seamless because it will automatically ask if you want to switch to tablet mode when the computer detects that you are trying to change modes and tablet mode disables the keyboard so you don’t worry about accidentally touching them.
So this laptop’s ability to switch between the different modes really makes it modern and cool and those features are not gimmicks either because you’ll find yourself using them on a regular basis. The build quality and hardware of the HP Envy x360 is excellent.
The entire laptop has this brushed aluminum finish which is absolutely stunning. It’s built with high quality materials so it definitely doesn’t feel cheap. I also like how HP used their full name, Hewlett Packard for their logo here.
It looks really sharp. I also like how incredibly thin and light this laptop is. It’s just under an inch thick and it weighs just under 5 pounds. So it is very possible bring this with you when you travel though just make sure get a case or bag for it because it’s not the most durable thing in the world.
I’ve had for about two weeks and I’ve already had a couple of scratches and dings. The Envy x360 is packed with ports. On the left side, you have the power button, Kensington lock, exhaust vent. The fan is quite noisy in comparison with some of the previous laptops I’ve owned and it gets like 10 times worse when you’re playing a game so just keep that in mind.
Next you get your USB 2.0 port, SD Card reader, physical volume up and down buttons particularly useful in tablet mode and your hard drive activity light. On the right you get your charging port and charging indicator light.
Ethernet port. HDMI Port. Two USB 3.0 ports. Windows button again especially useful in tablet mode and last but not least your 3.5 millimeter headset/microphone combo jack. On the bottom, you get a lot of rubber feets helping to stabilize the laptop.
Another vent to dissipate heat. And I really have to compliment HP for their CoolSense technology which is working beautifully to always keep the laptop at a comfortable temperature. I have yet to feel uncomfortable using this laptop.
You also have two speakers on both sides with Bang & Olufsen audio. Unfortunately the battery is not removable, and although HP claims that you can get over 8 hours of usage with a single charge, I’ve only been able to get 5 hours.
If you want to hear how the speakers sound, please click the on-screen annotation to go check out that the video. The touchpad works very well. Two finger scrolling, pinch and zoom as well as all other multi touch gestures are all very smooth.
I also like the how the touch pad is extra giving you more room to move around. The keyboard is also very good. You get appropriate key travel and the overall typing experience is also very good. Having an indicator light on the caps lock key is my favorite feature of the keyboard and having a numeric keypad is also very nice.
The keyboard is backlit and to activate the light just click f5 and click it again to turn it off. I do wish HP would give you the option to adjust the brightness and color of the light. And thankfully There is no keyboard flex at all another testament to the Envy x360’s build quality.
HP put in a 1920×1080 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display. It’s a bright, vibrant and sharp display for sure. And being an IPS display, it gives you terrific viewing angles. It’s also a touchscreen so if you’re tired of using your touchpad you can use touch, and it’s good to have this option because for some things it’s easier to use the touch screen and for somethings it’s easier to use the touchpad.
The display also supports digital pen or stylus inputs. The drawback of having touch screen is that you have to clean your display frequently because of all the fingerprints. The webcam is situated above the display and is capable of 720p hd video.
Performance has been good on the HP Envy x360. It comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home edition. Windows 10 is running very well. I’ve had no hiccups, blue screens or anything like that yet. It did came with some bloatware but you can easily uninstall them in the control panel.
It has a 6th Generation Intel Core i5 6200U dual core processor with 8 gigabytes of RAM. It runs Windows 10 It’s incredibly speedy and it breezes through most my tasks including web browsing, word processing and watching YouTube.
I do video-edit on this as well and this video will be edited on this laptop. So it’s an extremely capable laptop. The benefit of having a touch screen is that you can play touch based gamed like Asphalt 8.
The laptop even has an accelerometer to making it exactly the same as play on a phone. Although since the laptop is pretty large, being in tablet mode for a long time is awkward and cumbersome. I’m confident light to medium intensive games should fine with integrated graphics however games like Rocket League even struggles a bit on the lowest graphic setting averaging at about 25 FPS.
So if you are serious gamer, I would get the Core i7 model with dedicated Nvidia Geforce graphics. So over I think the Envy x360 is a fantastic laptop if you are someone looking for a convertible notebook with premium features and extras like being able to rotate the laptop 360 degrees, the Hewlett Packard Envy x360 should be near the top of your list.
Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have about this laptop down in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much and I hope to see in the next one. Take care.