HP unveils a new version of its Envy x360 in 15 inches, HP Envy x360 15-bp121nf. This ultrabook manages to combine multimedia vocation , tablet configuration and 15-inch format in a packaging that does not lack elegance. It features a solid Kaby Lake Refresh i7 Quad, 12GB of RAM, fast capacity storage and GeForce MX150 Pascal for graphics support. Added to this is a beautiful Full HD IPS screen immersive edge-to-edge design, installed in a robust shell original angular design but also a backlit keyboard and a correct autonomy for less than 1100 euros .
Specifications of the HP Envy x360 15-bp121nf
|Slab||15.6 “Full HD IPS Edge-to-Edge Multi-Touch Touch LED Active 360 ° (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8550U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||12GB (4GB soldered 8GB) DDR4 2400Mhz (20GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Storage space||1 TB at 7200 rpm 1 M.2 NVMe free PCIe slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX150 4GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, Full HD TrueVision Infrared with Windows Hello compatible microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, multiformat SD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0a|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1, DisplayPort 1.2, HP Standby and Charge)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 55.8Whr|
|Autonomy announced||11 hours max|
|Dimensions (mm)||359 x 248 x 19.6|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
HP seeks to assert an aesthetic identity with this HP Envy x360 15-bp121nf, found on all recent models. Its hull features a structured silhouette with fine edges around the base and the rear end which hosts rectangular hinges on which comes to rest a screen at the square base. This silhouette is not displeasing, especially since it always uses quality materials ( aluminum screen ) and sober and elegant natural silver design, awakened by the graphic HP logo and chrome. Its measurements are a little more imposing than the last HP Specter x360 15 but remains compact enough with a thickness of 19.6 mm and a weight of 2.1 kg allowing transport without much problem.
Because the clean of its x360 configuration is in nomadic use, even in 15 inches. Convertible tablet with 360 ° rotating hinges , the ultrabook can take different positions depending on use, from laptop to tablet through bridge and tent.
Autonomy is around 6 to 7 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi, a result rather correct given its configuration.
Let\’s talk about performance first with the integration of the Quad Core i7 Kaby Lake Refresh . This latest generation processor is full of power and literally changes course compared to its predecessor (Dual Core i7-7500U). Supported by 12GB of RAM here, it will fly over common use (Internet browsing, Office pack, video playback) and enjoy a large radius of action for more demanding missions (Photoshop pushed, video editing). For information, we evaluate its performance (Turbo) up to a Quad Core i5-7300HQ. In order not to spoil anything, the RAM in generous quantity ensures a particularly fluid environment in multitasking .
The screen is another argument seduction and offers real comfort in everyday life. In addition to its interactive touch technology, it sports a 15-inch IPS panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px). This allows you to take full advantage of your High Definition content (videos in 1080p of Youtube) and to observe a great density of display while preserving readability. In addition, the IPS opens the viewing angles and returns a particularly accurate colorimetry. Not to mention the impression of immersion offered by its very fine edges . On the other hand, it will be necessary to compose with reflections because of brilliant treatment of the screen, inherent to the touch.
The HP Envy x360 15-bp121nf also hides the GeForce MX150 , a dedicated graphics card of the latest generation positioned on the mid-range. It succeeds the GeForce 940MX and is balanced at the level of the GTX 950M in terms of performance. In other words, it is intended for casual players little concerned about the details. The game in Full HD is supported but is limited to titles rather greedy. For the latest releases, it will inevitably reduce the definition of the screen (1366 x 768 px) to maintain fluidity.
Storage evokes a little less enthusiasm. Far from equalizing the responsiveness of an SSD, the 1000 GB hard drive still benefits from an above average rotation speed ( 7200 rpm against 5400 rpm usually). The gain in the execution of the application is sensitive and the capacity is sufficient to accommodate all of your toy library while retaining a good margin of maneuver. Note that an M.2 slot (SATA / NVMe PCIe) is free to install a SSD in addition if necessary (highly recommended).
A little thicker than its namesake in the range Specter, the HP Envy x360 15-bp121nf can accommodate a more varied connectivity. There is an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader and three USB 3.1 ports, so a USB Type-C (Gen1, DP 1.2 video support). The recent Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules are also on the menu but no fingerprint readers are listed.