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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  • hanselltc - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - link

    since when did screen size hamper performance Reply
  • ET - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    I'll wait for a review, in particular the battery life. Reply
  • T1beriu - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    Ryzen's frequencies are not correct. Reply
  • Joe Shields - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - link

    Updated. Thanks! Reply
  • Bateluer - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - link

    Is there any word on when these models will launch? Reply
  • zilexa - Friday, May 18, 2018 - link

    BUT, do they support Thunderbolt 3.0 ?? Reply
  • zilexa - Friday, May 18, 2018 - link

    And how does the Envy x360 13" with Ryzen 5 perform against its direct competitor the Lenovo Yoga 730? Reply
  • markiz - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    I guess they are direct competitors, but Ryzen has much better GPU. Not sure how many people will value that over tried and true Yoga though. I do prefer the monolitic minimalist design of Yoga. Looks like a solid block of aluminium and according to reviews it almost feels like it as well.

    In fact, if Yoga came with Ryzen, it would be a no brainer for me. Especially since Yoga 730-13 does seem to have OK thermals, according to notebookcheck, so it should allow Ryzen to stretch it's legs to a reasonable degree.
    Reply
  • markiz - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - link

    13" sounds tailor-made for me. And I reckon many others, like students.
    A smaller convertible, metal build, just enough gpu to play Civ6 at low settings FHD. Should be good for everything i need it to do, and it's portable enough.

    I do wish there was an 512GB SSD option, but all the pros outweight this, because my storage needs have wastly diminished since i started streaming music and storing photos on gdrive.
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  • cassfox - Friday, June 01, 2018 - link

    The envy x360 is up on HP's site now. It seems that the 13" only has ryzen 3 and 5 CPUs, and the 15" ryzen model only has a FHD display. Also the ram options tend to differ somewhat from the stuff in this article. I'm wondering where the differences in communication were, or if there's just going to be more models available in the near future.

    Pretty disappointing, since the 15" model with a 2700U and a 4K display would've been an instant buy for me.
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