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

HP’s latest machine is a good convertible laptop, but it rarely ascends beyond that level.

Build quality and design, for instance, are impressive – the Envy looks the part and feels sturdy – but other laptops are certainly slimmer and lighter. And the keyboard, while good for typing, is a bit too wobbly to challenge the best notebooks.


The screen has very good contrast but its work potential is hampered by weaker colour accuracy, and battery life is middling.

The low-power processor, meanwhile, is fine for general purpose work tasks, and the graphics chip can handle those sorts of applications too – but anything beyond this kind of software will prove too much for the dual-core Intel silicon.

HP’s system is good rather than great, then, but that’s fine – especially at this price. It’s a tempting and impressive bit of kit if you need a versatile and good-looking system for work, general computing and media.

The model we’ve reviewed here is available from Tesco for £1,149.

Pros:

  • Good-looking and sturdy design
  • Hinged touchscreen works well with stylus
  • Screen has impressive contrast
  • Keyboard and touchpad are both solid
  • Core i5 processor has the power for general computing

Cons:

  • Low-power processor has its limitations
  • Battery is middling
  • Screen doesn’t have great colour accuracy

Kitguru says: HP’s machine is a solid bit of kit, from its sturdy and good-looking design right through to the keyboard and trackpad, but it’s never able to truly impress: the screen’s good contrast is undermined by poorer colours, the keyboard is a tad wobbly, and the low-power processor quickly finds its limits. However, it’s not too expensive, so it’s a solid option if you’re after a versatile work notebook without breaking the bank.

Rating: 7.0.

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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…..