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. 

Related Reading:

Source: HP

POST A COMMENT

26 Comments

View All Comments

  • tipoo - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    This is the showdown I want to see, Intel + the MX150 vs fully AMD in the same chassis. Reply
  • lealealea - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    AMD is crippled out the gate if 8GB is the only configuration option, especially if its single channel Reply
  • TheWereCat - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    X360 has 8 and 12 GB RAM options, I don't see how you can go 12GB with single channel.
    But the 8GB is a double edged sword.
    Either you get one stick and better upgrade path or 2x4GB with more limited upgrade path but better performance.
    Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    What worries me is that 8/12 might mean 4gb soldiered on the mobo, and a sodimm slot with 4 or 8gb in; in which case the last 4gb is gimped on account of being single channel for the worst of all possible worlds. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    actually looking at the HP page I think it' a typo. the options are 8 or 16GB of ram (for a very reasonable $35 more). 12 isn't available. Reply
  • pfdman - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    I already own the x360 15" Ryzen model. It has 2 upgradeable RAM slots, but you have to open up the laptop to upgrade it. There is no user accessible panel to access the slots. I upgraded mine from 8GB to 16GB and also installed an NVME drive to replace the 2.5" HD. Reply
  • Joe Shields - Monday, May 14, 2018 - link

    HP's specifications pages they send out for embargoed briefs are 'developed by SKU' and what HP believes are the 'most popular' configurations. They do not list, for example, maximum configurations. That was not a typo... though it would be more clear if 16 GB was there. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    RAM won't be the limiting factor. The Intel + MX150 will probably trounce AMD in every gaming benchmark for two reasons:
    1. The MX150 is a faster GPU than the Vega IGP
    2. The Intel CPU and MX150 don't share the same die or even the same package, so there's more thermal headroom.

    I'm thinking at least 30% faster gaming for $100 extra. That's a good deal. Of course, this is just gaming we're talking about.
    Reply
  • hanselltc - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - link

    We'll have to wait for reviews. Having that Vega iGP in 13" model is neat tho. Reply
  • Zingam - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - link

    The Xbox One X APU doesn't agree with you! Reply

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now