As part of the launch for the new Ryzen Mobile platform from AMD, HP is today announcing a refresh of their HP ENVY x360 15-inch laptop which features the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor. This refresh is based off their existing AMD FX series x360. The HP ENVY x360 has been a popular platform for HP, offering a fully convertible laptop with a 360° hinge, offering traditional laptop weight balance, along with stand, tent, and tablet modes to increase the versatility.

HP ENVY x360 Ryzen Mobile
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Quad-core, Eight-thread,
2.0GHz to 3.6GHz
GPU AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
8 Radeon RX Vega CUs
Up to 1100 MHz
Display 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS with Touch
Memory Up to 8 GB DDR4 (2 DIMMs)
Storage Up to 512 GB SSD or 1 TB HDD
Wireless Intel 802.11ac w/Bluetooth 4.2
I/O 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 with DP 1.2 and Power
2 USB 3.0
1 HDMI
Headset Jack
Power 65W AC Adapter
55.8 Wh Battery
Dimensions 14.16"x9.8"x0.77"
Weight 4.75 lbs
Starting Price $699
Availability November 2017

But the star of the show is going to be the Ryzen Mobile processor. HP is offering the Ryzen 5 2500U option, which is four cores, eight threads, and a 2.0 GHz base frequency with 3.6 GHz boost frequency. As with Intel’s CPUs, it has a 15-Watt nominal TDP. HP has paired it with up to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM in dual-channel mode.

The GPU side is where we expect Ryzen Mobile to have an edge, thanks to the Radeon Vega graphics core. In the Ryzen 5 2500U, this means eight Radeon RX Vega CUs, with a boost frequency of up to 1100 MHz. It’ll be exciting to see what this integrated graphics core will be able to achieve with just a 15-Watt TDP.

The CPU change is clearly the big change. The rest of the laptop is similar to the existing HP ENVY x360 15-inch model. It offers up to a 512 GB SSD, or 1 TB SATA HDD, and features Intel 802.11ac wireless. The display is a 15.6-inch IPS 1920x1080 panel, featuring thin side bezels and edge-to-edge glass. The laptop features an IR webcam for Windows Hello support, and offers a full-size backlit keyboard with a number pad as well. The laptop weighs in at 4.75 lbs.

For connectivity and more, the HP ENVY x360 offers USB-C with DisplayPort and power capabilities, and HP lists the laptop as able to drive two UHD displays. HP’s partnership with Bang & Olufsen continues as well, handling the audio duties. It also features a stylus for Windows Ink.

The Ryzen Mobile powered HP ENVY x360 starts at $699, with availability in November.

Source: HP

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  • creed3020 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    That price looks great but which config is that?

    Now to see how much markup retailers add. Either way glad to see what looks like a very competitive laptop, just need some testing and benchmarks!
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  • Konservenknilch - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    If the price holds up (and the availability), that's mighty tempting. Reply
  • XZerg - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    "Up to 8 GB DDR4 (2 DIMMs)"

    wtf?1/?!?! what era is this?
    Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    "what era is this?"

    It's the Cenozoic era right now.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenozoic
    Reply
  • IGTrading - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    Can you provide links to other comparable notebooks with such a price and this level of features , specifications and performance with 16GB of RAM ?!

    Other than systems with lacking features or performance where the 16 GB of RAM are used as marketing cover ....
    Reply
  • XZerg - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    you miss the point... i am not referring to how much memory the system comes with but rather "Up to" part... 2 DIMMS and DDR4 should easily support Up To 32GB DDR4, not 8GB only. Reply
  • Kamen75 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    This laptop could have 32GB DDR4, it's just that HP choose to go wit 8GB for this model. Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    The platform supports 32GB (16x2) DIMMs, but considering this is a sub-$1000 laptop, 8GB configurations are pretty standard. Don't forget many laptops (amazingly) still sell for 4GB, which is really mind boggling. Granted, those are $300-$400 laptops. But nothing really comes with 16GB unless its a CSO. Most laptops at Best Buy (where this will inevitably be popular) in the $700 ballpark are equipped with 8GB RAM.

    There is a two-part reason to this madness. First, 8GB is essentially good enough for everyone. No home or business PC needs more than 8GB. Demanding tasks and games can use 16GB+ but not Windows, web surfing, Youtube, Office, etc. Second, it's a laptop. 16GB of RAM requires twice as long to enter and resume hibernation because you need to move that RAM data to a static file on the drive. With hard drives this is painfully slow, and with SSD's, this is a lot of unnecessary wear burning 16GB to the NAND every time the device hibernates. Of course these are worse case scenarios...hibernation swap files can be as little as 60% of total RAM capacity. It really depends how it's configured, if it can be compressed, and how much you can running when entering hibernation.
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  • heffeque - Sunday, October 29, 2017 - link

    As far as I know 2700U and 2500U only support up to 16 GB, not 32 GB. Reply
  • qlum - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    The age of skyrocketing memory prices Reply

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