The HP Pavilion x360 15-es0033nf is the perfect ultrabook for comfortable working, tablet surfing and streaming. Its design is elegant and goes everywhere and its convertible configuration interesting for those who seek productivity. Its 11th generation Core i5 Quad Core processor with Iris Xe graphics solution is ideal for everyday and multimedia tasks with occasional games. It is backed up by a good amount of RAM (16 GB) and fast SSD storage (512 GB) to navigate the system smoothly and store freely. Add to that a beautiful 15.6-inch borderless screen and many amenities such as the backlit keyboard, full connectivity with TB4, a compact metal case and good battery life of around 9 hours.
Features of the HP Envy x360 15-es0033nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS micro-edge multi-touch Gorilla Glass 400 nits 100% sRGB (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 Mhz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.82 Kg / 359 x 228 x 18.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Envy x360 15-es0033nf
HP stays true to the design of the latest Envy x360s and hardly touches on that of its predecessor, the HP Envy x360 15-ed. We find its smooth and matt surfaces and its structured frame with protruding edges. Only the silhouette abandons the geometric whole and finds some curves here and there. 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-es0033nf inherits a versatile yet elegant look with its smooth and uniform “Natural Silver” case, awakened by a few touches of chrome. A white keyboard backlightis there to highlight the lettering for more comfort in the dim light, although that is questionable when it is daylight because it tends to have the opposite effect. We also observe that the keyboard has lost its numeric keypad, HP having preferred to move the speakers to the sides … too bad.
Its measurements are almost unchanged with a rather compact format: 359 x 228 mm for 18.4 mm thick . The weight, on the other hand, has been seriously reduced from 2 kg to 1.8 kg . It’s perfect to take it with you without really feeling it in your bag.
The screen of the HP Envy x360 15-es0033nf is highlighted by sharp edges 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 tactile and Gorilla Glassh implies the use of a shiny surface whose aesthetic attractions cannot counterbalance its discomfort in a bright environment (appearance of reflections), but the maximum brightness at 400 nits can fight. the reflections.
Distributed on each side of the chassis, the connections are sufficiently varied. There is an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader and three USB 3.2 ports including a USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, a versatile and state-of-the-art port. Recent WiFi 6 AX and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules are also on the menu as well as a fingerprint reader to quickly authenticate to your session via Windows Hello. 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, battery life of the HP Envy x360 15-es0033nf
To animate this HP Envy x360 15-es0033nf, we find an 11th generation Core i5-1135G7 processor (Tiger Lake), this processor with a higher TDP (28W) than its predecessors (15W) gains a fairly visible increase in performance on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …). We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the ultrabook, but as these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. And then keep in mind that we still have a low-power Core i5 in front of you,
Opposite, the RAM provides 16 GB of RAM , a generous total that ensures impeccable fluidity in multitasking.
But the most interesting gain of this Gen11 Tiger Lake lies above all in their new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
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 smoothness 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, battery life benefits from a 51 Whr battery, which should allow the ultrabook to easily reach 9 hours of battery life in current use.