HP Reveals Envy x360 15 Laptops with AMD's Latest Ryzen APUsby Anton Shilov on March 19, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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HP on Tuesday introduced its new 15.6-inch convertible notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 3000-series APUs. The new HP Envy x360 15 are positioned as inexpensive 15.6-inch-class laptops for productivity applications. In addition, the company announced its new Intel-based HP Envy x360 15 PCs.
HP’s AMD Ryzen 3000 and Intel Core i5/i7-based Envy x360 15 convertibles use exactly the same sand-blasted anodized aluminum chassis and thus have the same dimensions (17 mm z-height) and weight (~ 2 kilograms). The only visual difference between AMD and Intel-powered Envy x360 15 PCs is the color: the former features HP’s Nightfall Black finish, whereas the latter features HP’s Natural Silver finish. Overall the new 15.6-inch Envy x360 convertible laptops feature a 28% smaller bezel when compared to the previous generation according to the manufacturer. Meanwhile, all the HP Envy x360 15 machines introduced today also use the same 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS touch-enabled display panel featuring a WLED backlighting.
Inside the new AMD-based HP Envy x360 15 convertible laptops are AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 3500U or Ryzen 7 3700U processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega 8/10 graphics. The APUs are accompanied by 8 GB or single or dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory (depending on the region) as well as a 256 GB NVMe/PCIe M.2 SSD. As for Intel-powered Envy x360 15, they use Core i5-8265U or Core i7-8565U CPUs.
UPDATE 3/27: HP has notified us that all the new Envy x360 15 support dual-channel memory. However, in some regions the machines will ship with a single 8 GB memory module (thus using one DRAM channel), but in some others the PCs will ship with two 4 GB DIMMs (thus using two DDR4 channels and offering a higher memory bandwidth).
As far as connectivity is concerned, everything looks rather standard: the systems feature a 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0/4.2 controller from Intel or Realtek, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C connector (with DP 1.4), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI output, a 3.5-mm audio connector for headsets, an SD card reader, and so on. The new Envy x360 15 also has an HD webcam with a dual array microphone and a kill switch, a fingerprint reader, Bang & Olufsen-baged stereo speakers, and a full-sized keyboard.
When it comes to battery life, HP claims that its AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered Envy x360 15 convertibles offer exactly the same battery life as Intel-based machines: up to 13 hours of mixed usage when equipped with a 55.67 Wh battery.
HP will start sales of its Envy x360 15 convertible notebooks with AMD Ryzen Mobile inside this April. Pricing will start at $799.99. By contrast, a system featuring Intel’s Core i5-8265U with a generally similar configuration will cost $869.99.
|HP Envy X360 15"|
|Envy x360 15 (AMD)
|Envy x360 15 (Intel)
|Processor||Ryzen 5 3500U
2.1 GHz Base
3.7 GHz Turbo
|Ryzen 7 3700U
2.3 GHz Base
4.0 GHz Turbo
1.6 GHz Base
3.9 GHz Turbo
1.8 GHz Base
4.0 GHz Turbo
|Graphics||Vega 8||Vega 10||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4-2400 (not user accessible)|
|Storage||256 GB PCIe/NVMe||256 GB PCIe/NVMe
512 GB PCIe/NVMe + 32 GB Optane
|Intel Wireless-AC 9560
|Audio||Bang & Olufsen
|Digital Media||SD card reader|
|1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x 3.5mm jack
|Dimensions / Weight||14.13 x 9.68 x 0.67-inch
2 kilograms | 4.53 lbs
|Battery / Battery Life||3-cell 55.67 Wh LiPo
65W AC adapter
|Price||Starting $799.99||Starting $869.99|
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hanselltc - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - linkThe Yogas and Ideapads with APU were almost all configured with single channel memory. The Thinkpads are not as crippled though.
Targon - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - linkIdeapad 330 and 330s with the Ryzen 5 2500U and 2700U both are dual-channel, even if there is only a single memory slot. You buy one of these with 8GB, that is 4 on motherboard with a 4GB DDR4-2400 or 2600 module in the slot. you buy one with 16GB, you get 8GB on the motherboard with an 8GB memory module. I don't know about the Yoga, except that the way the screens are mounted makes screen replacement VERY annoying.
neblogai - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - linkI would not believe this single channel thing at this point. Probably a mistake in reporting, or a model with another RAM slot empty. Lets wait till we see actual laptops, or at least their manuals.
jabber - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - linkI look forward to telling customers "Sorry nothing I can fix here!" when they hand it to me in two years time.
These modern machines are silly toys. Not proper laptops.
LarsBars - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - link"When it comes to battery life, HP claims that its AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered Envy x360 15 convertibles offer exactly the same battery life as Intel-based machines: up to 13 hours of mixed usage when equipped with a 55.67 Wh battery."
Really want to see you guys review these Ryzen 3000 mobility stuff ASAP to investigate the battery issues you've found with the Ryzen 2000 laptops!!
Targon - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - linkI am waiting on the Ryzen 4000 mobility parts once they come out, since the move to 7nm should be VERY nice for mobile products.
wow&wow - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - linkFor an "Intel Inside," pay $170 (>20%) more for "Spoiler Inside" with no effective patch, amazing and funny!
Do OEMs and Intel have any legal liability for selling "Intel Inside" (i.e. "Spoiler Inside") products without warning labels to warn customers that the products have the "Spoiler" security problem with no effective patch?
U.S. banned Huawei and has been having its allies do the same for security reasons (proven or not?), but does U.S. have the balls to do the same to Intel for the PROVEN security problem of "Spoiler" (caused by its INTENDED design) with no effective patch?
Samus - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - linkThese are so sexy I can't believe anybody would pay double for a Macbook...
Targon - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - linkA big issue that makes many stick with crApple is the screen quality. The majority of laptops(not necessarily the machines mentioned in this article) still use 1344x768 displays, even if there are more 1080p displays showing up in the $500 price range these days.
igavus - Friday, March 22, 2019 - linkTouchpad. it's nearly magically good on the macs. I don't really miss an external mouse on the mbp, but miss it on most other laptops. So unless they screw it up on future models ( like they screwed up the keyboard past 2015 ) it's one more thing. Screens ( haven't seen this ) have already caught up, plenty of good QHD / UHD screens out there.