In another announcement today out of the HP camp, the company has shared with us some updates to the Envy x360 line of convertibles. The Envy x360 13 is all AMD based system with a Ryzen based APU options, while the Envy x360 15 has both Intel Core 8th Gen processors or AMD Ryzen APUs available coupled with a choice of integrated graphics or a discrete NVIDIA GPU.

HP Envy x360 13 (13-inch)

Like the Envy notebooks HP announced, the all-metal exterior design aesthetics of the new Envy x360 units are minimal with the new Damascus pattern also making its way to the 13-inch and 15-inch convertibles. The Damascus pattern has notable patterns of banding appearing like flowing water or wood grain, typically found in sword blades and knives. The new design feature is located around the hinge area on the back. Both devices come in Dark Ash Silver with the x360 15-inch also available in Natural Silver. In order to rotate the panel 360° using a geared hinge enabling the device to be used in four different modes.

Envy x360 13

Lifting up the lid will show users the 13.3-inch IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touchscreen display which comes in both FHD and 4K UHD resolutions. The device has two options for graphics depending on the APU chosen: the Ryzen 7 2700U comes with Radeon RX Vega 10, while the Ryzen 5 2500U comes with Radeon RX Vega 8. The x360 13 also has the ability to connect two external 4K displays. The panels include palm rejection technology to prevent accidental inking as well as reducing lag.

On the performance front, the Envy x360 13 will use either an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U or the Ryzen 5 2500U which fit within a 15W TDP. It includes 8 GB DDR4-2400 onboard memory with the memory slots not user accessible. Storage options include a 128GB or 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive with only single drive configurations possible. Network connectivity is wireless only with 802.11ac (2x2) support as well as Bluetooth 4.2. Gigabit Wi-Fi is an optional feature.

HP Envy x360 13"
  Envy x360
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Quad Core
Eight Threads
2.0 GHz Base
3.6 GHz Turbo
AMD Ryzen 2700U
Quad Core
Eight Threads
2.2 GHz Base
3.8 GHz Turbo
Memory 8GB DDR4-2400
Video Graphics Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 10
Internal Storage 128-256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2
Display Options 13.3-inch FHD IPS 
13.3-inch UHD IPS
Network 802.11ac 2T2R
Bluetooth 4.2
Audio Bang & Olufsen
Quad Speakers
Digital Media Micro SD card reader
Keyboard Full-size island-style
backlit keyboard
External Notebook
Ports
1 x USB Type-C 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x 3.5mm jack
Dimensions / Weight 12.07 x 8.45 x 0.59-inch
2.87 lbs
Battery / Battery Life 4-cell 53.2 Wh LiPo
45W AC adapter 
Price Starting $759.99

HP extends their security measures to the x360 convertibles with an optional HP Sure View privacy screen to prevent off angle viewing of the monitor, a fingerprint reader for a fast and secure method to unlock the PC, as well as an IR HD/FHD camera supporting Windows Hello (AMD only).

HP Envy x360 15 (15-inch)

The x360 15 models are similar to the 13-inch, including the exterior design. Outside of panel size and other slight options differences, stepping up to the Envy x360 15 adds Intel CPU options as well as NVIDIA Geforce options. The same AMD Ryzen 7 2500U and 2700U processors are found in the 15-inch while on the Intel side there are options for either an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U (4C/8T) with a 1.6 GHz base and maximum Turbo frequency of 3.4 GHz. The other option is an i7-8550U (4C/8T) with a 1.8 GHz base and maximum Turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz. 

 
Envy x360 15

In addition to the integrated graphics, users can now choose an NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 2GB video card on the Intel system. The x360 15-inch also offers users a choice of FHD or 4K UHD panel options with the latter having a screen with brightness up to 650 nits which should allow for easy viewing in bright environments or outside. The 15-inch device also includes dual storage possibilities with space for a HDD and SSD along with Intel Optane support.  

The same security features we saw on the x360 13 make their way here with the Sure View privacy screen option to prevent prying eyes sitting next to you to view the screen, a fingerprint reader on Intel machines, and an FHD IR camera on AMD equipped units for quick and secure log ons to the system.   

HP Envy x360 15" (AMD and Intel)
  Envy x360 (AMD) Envy x360 (Intel)
Processor Ryzen 5 2500U
4C/8T
2.0 GHz Base
3.6 GHz Turbo
 
Ryzen 7 2700U
4C/8T
2.2 GHz Base
3.8 GHz Turbo
Core i5-8250U 
4C/8T

1.6 GHz Base
3
.4 GHz Turbo
Core i7-8550U
4C/8T
1.8 GHz Base
4.0 GHz Turbo
Memory 8GB DDR4-2400 8-12GB DDR4-2400
Video Graphics Vega 8 Vega 10 Intel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA Geforce MX 150
Internal Storage 128-256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 128-256GB PCIe NVMe M.2
+ HDD
(Dual Storage)
Display Options 15.6-inch FHD IPS 
15.6-inch UHD IPS
15.6-inch FHD IPS 
15.6 UHD IPS (600 nits)
Network 802.11ac 2T2R
Bluetooth 4.2
Audio Bang & Olufsen
Dual Speakers
Digital Media Micro SD card reader
Keyboard Full-size island-style
backlit keyboard
External Notebook
Ports
1 x USB Type-C 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm jack
Dimensions / Weight 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.74-inch
4.49 lbs
Battery / Battery Life 3-cell 52.5 Wh LiPo
65W AC adapter 
Price Starting $759.99 Starting $869.99

We were told that pricing on the Envy x360 13 starts at $759.99 for an AMD Ryzen 3 and Vega 6 graphics, although no Ryzen 3 model is stated in the official specification sheets. 

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Source: HP

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  • nathanddrews - Friday, May 18, 2018 - link

    For starters, the Xbone X GPU is significantly more powerful than either the MX150 or the Vega IGP while having a CPU that is vastly LESS powerful than either Ryzen or 8th Gen Intel CPU. In fact, the CPU is pretty restricting on the system as a whole, holding back frame rates in many games, despite the custom programming and overclock. I really like my Xbone X, but I guess I don't see how it is at all relevant to the topic or my original post? Reply
  • Bateluer - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    Editor over at Liliputing is stating the AMD model is dual channel. Reply
  • darkich - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    Well the Vega 10 should be far better than the MX150 actually. No comparison at all. So the Nvidia option doesn't make sense to me. Reply
  • SquarePeg - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    The Nvidia MX150 alone has a TDP of 25 watts. Even the down clocked MX150 has a TDP of 10 watts. I want to see the 25 watt TDP up version of the AMD 2700U versus the 15 watt Intel 8550U + 10 watt MX150. This would be a much more interesting comparison as both solutions would be given an equivalent (25 watt) thermal budget in in the same chassis. Reply
  • neblogai - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - link

    That is not a fair comparisson: either both should be tested on iGPU, or both get dGPU+dMemory. Or, if you want AMD system to be cheaper- then it's APU should at least be given the same TDP/cooling (25 to 40W) that Intel+MX150 gets. As seen on desktop- Vega11 is about equal to GT1030, so faster than MX150. However, AMD's desktop iGPU gets to work at proper 1250MHz core and with faster memory, not ~750MHz core and ~DDR42133, which mobile U-series AMD iGPUs average with their low TDP. Reply
  • stuffwhy - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    Part on/part off topic - why are there, at least as far as I've seen, a steady stream of Ryzen based laptops coming out with only single channel RAM? It's as if it's on purpose or something. This post reminds me of that because it appears that this model will have only 8 GB, probably soldered on. Reply
  • HStewart - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    My only guess is that it limited in architecture to single channel. It usually an option but at factory in notebooks for more ram now a days. As for soldered on, today every one wants the notebook thinner and lighter and that is one trade off - also less moveable parts means less likely some one will mess things up. Reply
  • Fnnoobee - Monday, July 30, 2018 - link

    As far as I'm aware, both 13" and 15" configurations of the HP Envy x360 Ryzen models have dual channel 2400MHz RAM. The only other manufacturer that I am aware of that uses dual-channel 2400MHz RAM is the Dell Inspiron in both their 13 and 15 7000 models. Avoid at all costs the deceptively tempting Lenovo Ideapad 720S Ryzen model. While thin and light and very affordable, the RAM is single-channel clocked at 2133MHz and soldered to the board! So even if you wanted to attempt to upgrade to fix any memory bottleneck issues caused with a system memory dependent iGPU, it's not possible. Reply
  • edgineer - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    So, both 13" and 15" have "1 x USB Type-C 3.0" which if correct means this port supports data transfer at USB 3.1 gen 1 5Gb/s, but not gen 2 10Gb/s.

    But the 13" "also has the ability to connect two external 4K displays" which must happen over the only available video port, the type-C port. So the type-C port must also support displayport alternate mode.

    But this port also has a lightning/spark/thunderbolt symbol printed next to it on the case- indicating some special charging capability? Does it support USB power delivery? Probably not?
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  • Dragonstongue - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    battery size is blekk lol.
    specs are hit and miss IMO especially for the pricing and the screen size presented, likely is a real limit for any potential performance one can have or should be getting.

    like a gpu with WAY more memory than it can ever effectively use now these "laptop" companies seem to be wanting to make as thin, light, reduce battery, cripple it with minimum amount of ram they possibly can, dinky little screen so the cpu-gpu are artificially hampered etc etc.

    I can understand they want to keep at a certain price range, but quality of product delivered and specs to back up the component selection used should be paramount to anything else, 3 or 4cell battery bloody hell LMFAO.
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