HP Envy 15-u001ng x360


HP Envy 15-u001ng x360Notebook: HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 (Envy 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 699 euro
Average Score: 66.08% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 68%, features: 66%, display: 54% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the HP Envy 15-u001ng x360

74% HP Envy x360-15t Touch Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Jealous? The HP Envy 15-u001ng wants to make other convertible users jealous with its 360-degree hinge and the metal case. Read our review to find out why this is probably not going to happen.
60% HP Envy 15 x360 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This machine looks good and has reasonable power, but it’s unremarkable in laptop mode and is too large to work as a convincing tablet – and the poor screen afflicts both types of usage. The HP’s £649 price would go further on a standard mid-range laptop, which makes the latest Envy only worth consideration if you really do need a hybrid with a 15.6-inch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60% emissions: 90%
60% HP Envy x360
Source: Computer Shopper English
At the end of the day, while we appreciate the HP Envy x360's attempt to please users seeking a laptop and tablet in one device, we think it's simply too big, heavy, and unwieldy to serve the latter function. And while the concept of a big-screened convertible has merit for its other modes—using the tent or stand mode to show a presentation or watch a movie—the Envy is handicapped by its brief battery life and compromised display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Envy x360 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you want a large but versatile laptop, the HP Envy x360 is worth a look, but you must be prepared to accept the compromises detailed above. You should also consider whether a flexible laptop this large is useful. If you use your laptop in bed or on the train, for example, this could be the device for you, but if you're mostly deskbound, get a different laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Envy x360 15t
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Envy x360 15t winds up being a pretty good laptop, but a mediocre tablet. It feels like HP still figuring out the tablet half of the hybrid equation, as evidenced by the system's shorter battery life, lackluster display, and odd asymmetrical design. Lenovo's multiple Yoga laptops offer a far more polished version of the laptop, but the best midrange convertible-hybrid laptop remains our Editors' Choice Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224. It has better overall performance and battery life, and a better tablet experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Envy x360 review: This 360-degree laptop is about versatility, not power
Source: PC World English
As all-purpose laptops go, the Envy x360 does a pretty good job with multimedia, and general business users who can benefit from its multiple display options should take a look. But the absence of 5GHz Wi-Fi and a slow hard drive are definite drawbacks. In its $770 price range, buyers may well find units with less onerous tradeoffs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% HP Envy 15 x360 review
Source: PC Pro English
Initially, the HP Envy 15 x360's effective, poseable and competent core hardware had us optimistic about its prospects, but despite good performance and decent ergonomics, the screen is a real sticking point. Ultimately, there are better-balanced budget laptops around for a more reasonable price than the x360 can offer: the Asus X552CL, for example, may lack the hinge and touchscreen of the Envy (and you have to ask yourself if you really need it in a laptop of this size), but it's just as practical, is only slightly less powerful, and boasts a significantly better screen for only £350.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
50% HP Envy x360 15t Touch
Source: Laptop Mag English
I want to like the Envy x360. This convertible almost satisfies my desire for a laptop that can double as a productivity and media-consumption device. Even with its cumbersome size, the large, 15.6-inch touch screen makes good use of Windows 8.1. But the mediocre screen and short battery life make the Envy x360 difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% HP Envy X360
Source: Digital Trends English
The HP Envy x360 is not the company’s best effort. Though it wears the premium Envy name, there’s nothing premium about its design, which looks and feels a bit cheap. Many recently reviewed mid-range notebooks, like the Flex 2 and the Acer Aspire E5, either look better, feel more durable, or both.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

80% HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 (J1S02EA)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 (J1S02EA)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
71% HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 (J1S02EA)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
HP Envyx360
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; large amount of RAM; powerful processor; high quality webcam; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2014
76% HP Envy 15 X360: notebook convertibile
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 75% performance: 75% features: 75% workmanship: 80%



The HP Envy x360 features a 15.6 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel. The flexible hinge allows four different modes: laptop, stand (sitting on its keyboard), tent (standing on its edges, with the hinge facing skywards) and tablet (flexed 360 degrees). The display brightness presents a problem when used outdoors in the bright sunlight. The TN LED panel only shows a clear image when faced directly by the user.

The sleek silver metal case feels and looks expensive. It is slightly heavy at 2.3 kg and is thicker than most notebooks with 2.36 cm in height. The x360 comes with two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a LAN port, an HDMI port, and a combined stereo jack. The combined stereo jack basically means users would be limited to smartphone headsets (two-in-one mic + earphone sets).

The HP Envy features an Intel Core i5 (1.7GHz), 8 GB RAM and a storage capacity of 1 TB. The two processor cores support up to 2.7 GHz, which makes the HP Envy more than capable of handling more demanding applications. However, the Envy suffers from a problem with system noise. It is always noisy, regardless of the load. Battery life is slightly above five and a half hours while connected to the WiFi, which is significantly more impressive than its rivals.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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66.08%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-30 (Update: 2014-06-30)