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HP Envy x360 15 (W/ Core i7-7500U & GTX 940MX Review)

The HP Envy x360 does come with a discrete graphics chip in the form of Nvidia’s GTX 940MX. With that in mind, it stands to reason that some buyers may want to play a game or two at some point. For our tests today, we have ran Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Rise of the Tomb Raider on this laptop. We used 1080p resolution both times and resorted to low graphics settings while running each game’s in-built benchmark.


The older, low-end graphics core inside the HP means that it’s no good as a gaming laptop. It couldn’t handle Deus Ex or Rise of the Tomb Raider at any level of quality when we ran those titles at 1080p – to get modern games running remotely smoothly you’ll need to drastically drop the resolution.

There is definitely enough power here to handle graphical applications, though – if you’re using the stylus to get design work done, then this machine won’t slow you down.

There’s enough power here for media, too, so you’re fine if you want to indulge in some movies after work. Unfortunately, gaming seems to be a no-go.

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  • jack jox

    Excellent laptop. Powerful, great display, USB 3.0 and Type-C, wonderful keyboard and large touchpad. Not too keen on Windows 10.

  • Decends

    The only Achilles heel I see, using the 940MX instead of the MX150 (GT 1030 laptop)

  • Nikolas Karampelas

    I have burnt myself in the past with the hp pavilion, this look nice but I’m afraid to trust them 🙁

  • Jeffrey Miles

    This is actually a very good laptop – I rate it well. Its not too expensive either. some compromises in regards to performance but enough for what I would need on the move.

  • CWB

    It does say it has dual 940s though not just one. That should be more than enough to do anything you need to do and run any game you need to run.

  • Decends

    I think that might be a typo

  • Decends

    yea, pretty sure its a typo because it should be performing like a 950M if it was 2 940MX in sli in the 3dMark tests.

  • CWB

    Hmm, well thats a bummer it would rock if it had two 940s. I did the pounds to dollar conversion and it came up $1560.84, which isnt a lot of money to be honest for decent laptop now a days, so maybe its still a pretty good deal even with just one video card? Are we SURE its a typo?

  • Decends

    Yes, its a typo, i compared the benchmark scores it got in 3D mark and times spy to the scores a 950M got and it about half as fast as a 950M. 2 940MX’s would be 768 cores while a 950M is 640 cores. the 940mx in sli should be out performing a 950M in artficial benchmarks not scoring half. Also, at the price of 1560 USD, one can find a laptop with a I7 7700HQ and GTX 1060 or 1070 in it instead.

  • CWB

    Ok thank you Decends.

  • Decends

    np

  • HP laptop is actually a very good one. keyboard also nice…i am using it from past 4 years…..