Power, comfort and modularity, this is the combination offered by the HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf by adding a dose of elegance. This ultrabook hides under its compact aluminum case an AMD Renoir Ryzen 7 4700U Octo Core processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM and fast 512 GB SSD storage, a powerful package that can be suitable for all users in the context of everyday use with a little creation and play. Its design is elegant and goes everywhere, its borderless touch screen tilts 360 degrees and many amenities are available such as the backlit keyboard, full connectivity, a biometric reader and a numeric keypad. The autonomy should last the distance approximately 8 hours. Note on the other hand its significant weight (2.0 kg) and the screen a little dark.
Features of the HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS micro-edge 360 ° openable multi-touch LED 250 nits (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 Mhz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2 (power, DP 1.4, Sleep & Charge), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||3 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost 2.0 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.0 Kg / 358 x 230 x 18.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf
HP stays true to the design of the latest Envy x360s and hardly touches the design of its predecessor HP Envy x360 15-ds. We find its smooth and matt surfaces and its structured frame with protruding edges. Only the rear abandons the geometric shape to return to a more classic hinge. Here, the lid is covered with aluminum to serve the sturdiness and the finishes are treated elsewhere for a satisfactory perceived quality. The HP Envy x360 15-ee0012nf inherits an all-black “midnight black” aesthetic and preserves many of the chrome details that adorned its predecessor. The result could not be more sober but remains very neat, especially with the white backlight of the keyboard which reveals the clear lettering in the dark.
Its measurements are almost unchanged except the depth which loses 16 mm all the same thanks to a border under the visibly reduced screen. The weight remains at the 2 kg level, which should weigh at arm\’s length if you use it in tablet mode.
The screen of the HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf is highlighted by micro-bezels engaging in a satisfactory level of immersion. Especially since it is installed on an IPS panel to clearly discern the information displayed whatever your angle of approach. The definition is extended with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) and offers something to make the most of your High Definition content. In addition, the presence of touch implies the use of a shiny surface whose aesthetic attractions cannot counterbalance its discomfort in a bright environment (appearance of reflections), especially as the brightness indicated by HP (250 nits) does not is not high. There is no stylus supplied with this model.
Distributed on each side of the chassis, the connections are pleasantly varied. There is an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader and three USB 3.1 ports so a USB Type-C (Gen2, DP 1.2 video support). Wireless WiFi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu as well as a fingerprint reader to quickly authenticate to Windows. This is integrated among the keyboard keys between ALT and the left arrow. It is unusual. We also observe that the large vents have disappeared from the sides of the PC in favor of two openings at the back of the base.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf
Inside this HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf, a weighty processor with the support of an AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020) Ryzen 7 4700U Octo Corelow consumption. This shows a strong increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 7 3700U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which doubles but also to the finer engraving used. Overall for current use, the scores are close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 but the difference is more visibly drawn on tasks that consume CPU resources that can take advantage of all cores such as content creation (editing, rendering , modelization…). Namely that we remain on low consumption (TDP 15W), so do not expect from this processor the same resources as an Octo Core-H (Ryzen 7 4800H) which is a processor designed for complex calculations thorough.
Opposite, the 16 GB RAM is a force to enjoy comfortable multitasking whatever your use and to look forward to the years to come with peace of mind.
The HP Envy x360 15-ee0009nf is not intended for gaming, but the Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor is not against some occasional games. At the level of an NVIDIA GeForce MX330, its capacities are more than enough for everyday work and the tasks listed above and even allow some games from time to time on games that are not very demanding graphically. Most will require you to make some concessions on screen definition and / or details however.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable fluidity with short load times and zero latency execution. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Last important point, autonomy benefits from a 51 Whr battery, which should allow the Envy to reach 8 hours of autonomy in current use. The battery recharges to 50% of its capacity in 30 minutes.