Hp envy x360 15t review

Key Specifications

Đánh Giá Price: £799.00Hãng Intel bộ vi xử lý Core i7-6500U processor8GB of RAM15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen1.93kg128GB M.2 SSD and 1TB hard disk17.9milimet thick

What is the HPhường Envy 15?

In the past, HP’s Envy brand could be considered one of its more premium máy vi tính offerings, but it’s since been supplanted by the more outlandish Spectre series, such as the HP Spectre 13. As such, the HPhường. Envy 15-as001na sits very much in the mid-range.

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That’s not to say it hasn’t got some premium sensibilities, though, such as its all-metal & relatively svelte body toàn thân, nor does it lachồng some respectable specifications as an everyday workhorse.

The £799 mã sản phẩm I reviewed also has some impressive sầu specs, including an Intel Chip Core i7-6500U. There are some shortcomings, though, such as its lacklustre screen. All this makes the HPhường. Envy 15 a mixed bag.

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HP Envy 15 – Buying options

The HPhường Envy 15 is available in different configurations denoted by its longer model name. The Model on demo here is the Envy 15-as001mãng cầu & shouldn’t be confused with the much cheaper Envy 15-ah150sa. The latter uses an AMD A10-8700P.. APU và comes with a mechanical 2TB hard disk. It lacks the premium styling as you would expect & is an altogether very different laptop.

HP Envy 15 – Design và build

The HPhường Envy 15 weighs 1.93kg và is 17.9milimet thichồng, so while it’s not the heaviest of laptops, you’ll definitely notice it if you keep it with you at all times. If you’re after something lighter, a 13-inch machine, such as one of the lower-end Dell XPS 13s, would be a better fit.

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But if you bởi vì need the larger screen, it’s actually reasonably slender with all things considered. This is helped by the fact that the optional optical drive from previous models is no longer an option.

As for the chassis, it’s well constructed with minimal flex to the exterior. The front corners are nicely rounded, contrasted by the straight edge corners at the rear. While the lid is a matte silver, the rear strip actually has a shiny metallic finish along the hinge. ‘Envy’ branding is subtly etched in but could be easily missed.

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Speaking of the hinge, it’s of the type that rounds under when you open the máy vi tính up. This has the effect of propping the keyboard up at a slight angle, which helps with ergonomics. It helps make for a more comfortable typing experience. The hinge doesn’t limit the display’s angling, either, which was an issue with the Spectre 13.

mở cửa the Envy 15 up & you’re presented with a silver keyboard tray with matching silver chiclet-style keys. There’s a numberpad off to the side, which you’ll expect from a 15.6-inch máy tính xách tay keyboard. I wasn’t particularly fond of the full-size keyboard during testing, however.

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The keys have limited travel và there’s a lot of horizontal movement to lớn each key. It means that striking a key doesn’t have sầu a distinct or satisfying action. My touch-typing tốc độ definitely felt compromised & I made more errors than I was used to. Writing long documents, such as this Review, felt laboured.

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The keyboard is backlit và this can be toggled either on or off, with no gradation to lớn the brightness. The backlighting isn’t attractively implemented, however, as you can see the light panels below each key due lớn the gaps in the keyboard tray. If it’s any consolation, there’s almost no flex to the keyboard, which gives me confidence about the laptop’s overall build unique.

A wide trackpad is placed off-center, which features integrated mouse buttons. Like the keyboard, this too is prone to lớn unsettling rattling when using tap lớn clichồng. It’s also not a Microsoft-approved Precision Touchpad so doesn’t give sầu the feeling your gestures are being directly translated on-screen. The integrated mouse buttons also feel too spongy for my tastes.

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The thichồng black screen surround doesn’t particularly contrast well against the silver of the keyboard khổng lồ my eyes but overall build quality is robust.

For ports, there are two USB 3.0 along the left edge & another on the right. This is supported by a USB 3.0 Type-C to bring the Envy 15 up lớn date. There’s also a full-size HDXiaoMi MI port for connecting an external display và a combined headphối jaông xã for audio. An SD card reader is included, too.

There’s dual-bvà 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which proved rochồng solid during testing, alongside Công nghệ Bluetooth 4.2.

HPhường Envy 15 – Screen và audio

There’s a Full HD IPS panel, which is distinctly lacklustre. Brightness is a little underwhelming at only 258.4cd/mét vuông. The display’s brightness may well leave you struggling if you want to hammer away at spreadsheets in the garden.

Contrast is above sầu average at 1,179:1, but actual colour accuracy leaves a lot lớn be desired in particular. With just 58% coverage of the sRGB colour gamut, và a supremely underwhelming 40.1% of Adobe RGB, this is not the máy tính xách tay for digital creatives or those in need of truly represented colours.

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If there are any positives from the display, it’s that backlight bleed isn’t an issue and viewing angles are respectable. Reflections from the glossy display also didn’t prove sầu too much of a distraction.

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The speakers placed above the keyboard tray have an attractive patterned grille. These come Bang & Olufsen branded but they’re really nothing to lớn write trang chủ about. They’re about what you would come to lớn expect from a máy tính speaker. It’s clear enough lớn watch a television show but you’re not going to lớn get a particularly great audio experience for music. At maximum volume they’re decently loud but sound tinny without much delivery in the low-over.