The company today held a presentation on the update to its HP Envy line of budget notebooks. New items received OLED screens, flagship processors from Intel and AMD, SSD-drives, and much more.
HP Envy x360 with AMD Ryzen Cezanne
HP has announced two models based on the latest AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5000‑U processors. The specifications are almost the same, except for the chip and storage. In the first, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and a 257 GB NVMe drive, and in the second AMD Ryzen 7 5700U and a 512 GB NVMe drive. Each model has 8 GB of dual-channel RAM. Unfortunately, no additional bar can be set.
By default, the laptop has a 15.6″ FHD IPS touchscreen with 250 nits brightness and a 45% NTSC color gamut. But, buyers can opt for a 4K OLED display with 100,000:1 contrast and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. According to the manufacturer, the ratio of the display area to the front panel is 88.7%.
Each laptop comes with a magnetic stylus. The devices themselves are made in two colors – silver and black.
HP Envy x360 15 with Intel Tiger Lake
There are also two models based on the Intel processor: Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1165G7. Each of them supports Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a proprietary variant that only works with select Intel chipsets).
The Core i7 SKU version received 12GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 512GB of PCIe memory, and 32GB of Intel Optane memory. The Intel SKU has a Thunderbolt 4 port that provides 40 Gbps bandwidth, while the AMD version should have a 10 Gbps USB Type ‑ C port. The Core i5 version is equipped with a 256GB NVMe SSD.
By the way, HP said at the presentation that NVIDIA GeForce MX450 could be added to the Envy x360.
There are many other nice features. For example, AI noise removal recognizes and turns off background noise on calls (Intel only), lighting control to improve video calls, QuickDrop for seamless file sharing between mobile phone and laptop, Smart Sense temperature control (Intel only). Also, the new products have a physical webcam shutter, a dedicated microphone mute button, and a built-in fingerprint scanner.
In April, the HP Envy x360 based on AMD Ryzen 5000 U ‑ series will be available for purchase starting at $749.99. For the version with Ryzen 7, you will have to pay at least $959.99.
The Intel Tiger Lake ‑ U-based HP Envy x360 with Core i5 will be available starting at $899.99. The Core i7 version will cost at least $1,049.99.