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2020 HP Envy x360 15 Core i7 Convertible 2-in-1 Review: A Little Too Familiar

Growing stale. For better or worse, the Envy x360 15 hasn't changed all that much in the past couple of years. It's still as strong as ever for its category, but certain drawbacks are becoming more apparent.

It's been two years since we last checked out the 15.6-inch HP Envy x360 15. The series has received both chassis changes and a processor swap to the latest 10th gen Intel Core-U family since then. This review will focus on the differences from the last generation Envy x360 15 and what users can expect out of the latest 2020 model when compared to current alternatives.

There are a wide range of SKUs available ranging from the Core i5-10210U CPU, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM, and 250-nit 1080p touchscreen for $700 USD to the Core i7-1065G7 with 1 TB SSD, 16 GB of RAM and 4K AMOLED or GeForce MX330 for approximately $1500 USD. Our specific test unit is an entry-level unit with the Core i7-10510U instead of the Core i5 for around $800 USD retail.

Direct competitors include other entry-level to mid-range convertible laptops like the Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML, Dell Inspiron 15 5579, Acer Spin 3, or the Asus VivoBook Flip 15.

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HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 26.20.100.7926
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-1333, 19-19-19-43, Single-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, AU Optronics B156HW02, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, eCompass
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.2 x 359 x 246 ( = 0.68 x 14.13 x 9.69 in)
Battery
55.67 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.05 kg ( = 72.31 oz / 4.52 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
850 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
06/2020
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
2.1 kg17.2 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg17.25 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
06/2018
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
2.1 kg20.2 mm15.6"1920x1080
87 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
87 %
05/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
1.8 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1200

Case

Updates to the chassis design are mostly marginal or superficial. The most notable change is that the front edge is rounder and it no longer meets at a sharp line unlike on the 2018 model. This approach makes the lid much easier to grip and open with a thumb. Accents are also slightly different around the rear and bottom panel. Otherwise, the system still looks and feels the same as before which is good since chassis rigidity has always been a strong point for the Envy x360 15 series. Applying pressure on the palm rests, keyboard center, or outer lid will depress their surfaces just slightly with almost no audible creaking.

The latest model is ever-so-slightly smaller than the 2018 version in all dimensions while keeping weight roughly the same at about 2.1 kg. Even so, competing systems like the Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML still manage to be even smaller and lighter. The thick bottom bezel is responsible for some of that extra girth and weight on the Envy.

Metal chassis is similar to the Spectre, but not as sharp or sleek around the edges and corners
Metal chassis is similar to the Spectre, but not as sharp or sleek around the edges and corners
B&O speakers adorn all mid-range to high-end consumer laptops from HP
B&O speakers adorn all mid-range to high-end consumer laptops from HP
Hinges are taut and uniform with a more rigid lid than on the Lenovo Yoga C730
Hinges are taut and uniform with a more rigid lid than on the Lenovo Yoga C730
Matte silver surfaces hide fingerprints well
Matte silver surfaces hide fingerprints well
At 2.1 kg, the hefty convertible won't be replacing your iPad or tablet anytime soon
At 2.1 kg, the hefty convertible won't be replacing your iPad or tablet anytime soon
Screws are hidden underneath the long rubber footing
Screws are hidden underneath the long rubber footing
381.9 mm / 15 inch 253.1 mm / 9.96 inch 20.2 mm / 0.795 inch 2.1 kg4.6 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 248.8 mm / 9.8 inch 19.6 mm / 0.772 inch 2.1 kg4.54 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 2.1 kg4.52 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs357.8 mm / 14.1 inch 235.35 mm / 9.27 inch 17.25 mm / 0.679 inch 1.9 kg4.11 lbs344.72 mm / 13.6 inch 230.14 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs

Connectivity

Port options remain identical to the 2018 model albeit rearranged. The volume rocker, however, is now gone in favor of a camera kill switch. Ports are tightly packed together meaning thicker cables or accessories will likely block access to adjacent ports.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: Webcam kill switch, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C (5 Gb/s, PD 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Sleep and Charge), USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A (Sleep and Charge), HDMI 2.0
Right: Webcam kill switch, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C (5 Gb/s, PD 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Sleep and Charge), USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A (Sleep and Charge), HDMI 2.0
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, Power button, 3.5 mm combo audio, SD card reader
Left: AC adapter, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, Power button, 3.5 mm combo audio, SD card reader

SD Card Reader

The spring-loaded SD reader remains the same in terms of performance. Transferring 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II card to desktop takes about 13 seconds much like on the older Envy x360 15.

Fully inserted SD card sits almost flush against the edge
Fully inserted SD card sits almost flush against the edge
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204.4 MB/s ∼100% +160%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼38%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.4 MB/s ∼34% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.3 MB/s ∼13% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
199.2 MB/s ∼100% +138%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼42%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼41% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.7 MB/s ∼15% -65%

Communication

WLAN gets a boost to Wi-Fi 6 to be more in line with the latest Ultrabooks and we didn't experience any issues when connected to our Netgear RAX200 router. The Intel AX201 module is removable if users are willing to open up the system.

Removable WLAN module is tucked underneath the motherboard
Removable WLAN module is tucked underneath the motherboard
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1479 (1450min - 1501max) MBit/s ∼100% +9%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1354 (746min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼92%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (1212min - 1379max) MBit/s ∼87% -5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1281 (1079min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼87% -5%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
632 MBit/s ∼43% -53%
HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: B822
473 MBit/s ∼32% -65%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (720min - 1484max) MBit/s ∼100% +21%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1268 (1103min - 1385max) MBit/s ∼92% +12%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1133 (892min - 1299max) MBit/s ∼82%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (253min - 1334max) MBit/s ∼76% -7%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
676 MBit/s ∼49% -40%
HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: B822
438 MBit/s ∼32% -61%

Webcam

ColorChecker
13.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl: 10.92 ∆E min: 1.87 - max: 19.34 ∆E

Maintenance

HP has a bad habit of hiding screws underneath rubber footing glued to the bottom of the base. End-user servicing is therefore much more challenging as it is difficult to remove the rubber footing without damaging the case or the feet themselves.

Luckily, HP provides a detailed disassembly manual online if owners are daring enough to add their own RAM or drives. Upgrading RAM or storage on your own isn't encouraged by the manufacturer.

You'll need a sharp edge, Philips screwdriver, Torx wrench, and a steady hand just to remove the bottom panel. RAM upgrades are further guarded by an aluminum cover
You'll need a sharp edge, Philips screwdriver, Torx wrench, and a steady hand just to remove the bottom panel. RAM upgrades are further guarded by an aluminum cover

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the usual paperwork. HP throws in an active pen if purchased directly from their website.

The standard one-year limited warranty applies. Like Lenovo and Dell, HP offers a wide range of extension options if purchased through the manufacturer's site.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Key feedback and layout are the same as on the 2018 model down to even their secondary functions. This isn't particularly bad as we had no issues typing on the Envy x360 before, but it would have been nice to see some improvements at least. The keys on the pricier Spectre x360 15, for example, still feel firmer and with better feedback than the keys on here. Additionally, there is still no LED indicator for toggling Num lock or hotkey for launching HP Command Center.

Touchpad

The Precision-enabled clickpad is once again 12 x 6 cm. Its uncommon 2:1 aspect ratio was designed to better match the 16:9 display, but in reality, vertical movements feel much more cramped when compared to most other laptops with squarer clickpads.

The integrated mouse keys have average feedback, shallow travel, and a loud auditory click when pressed. Drag-and-drop actions are also more difficult than usual due to the limited vertical movement. Dedicated mouse keys would have made cursor control much more comfortable here.

Keyboard and clickpad hasn't changed from the 2018 model
Keyboard and clickpad hasn't changed from the 2018 model
Clickpad is smooth and responsive, but it's dragged down by the limited vertical space
Clickpad is smooth and responsive, but it's dragged down by the limited vertical space
We like the darker Envy colors better for improved contrast between the letters and key caps
We like the darker Envy colors better for improved contrast between the letters and key caps
Full-size NumPad keys are roomy and easy to use
Full-size NumPad keys are roomy and easy to use

Display

The AU Optronics B156HW02 1080p IPS panel on our unit can also be found on the recent HP Notebook 15s and even the much older Dell Latitude E6540. Characteristics like brightness, response times, colors, and contrast are merely average with nothing to write home about. Display quality is similar to what Lenovo offers on the competing Yoga C740-15IML.

HP offers two other display options: 1080p at 400 nits and 4K UHD AMOLED at 400 nits. Our measurements below reflect only the entry-level 250-nit configuration we have on hand.

Thick bottom bezel. Edge-to-edge glass come standard
Thick bottom bezel. Edge-to-edge glass come standard
Narrow side bezels help to reduce weight
Narrow side bezels help to reduce weight
Texts and images are crisp with only a small hint of graininess from the overlying glass
Texts and images are crisp with only a small hint of graininess from the overlying glass
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners of our unit
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners of our unit
241.4
cd/m²
250.4
cd/m²
251.9
cd/m²
243.7
cd/m²
261.2
cd/m²
251.1
cd/m²
240.9
cd/m²
251.3
cd/m²
243.8
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HW02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 261.2 cd/m² Average: 248.4 cd/m² Minimum: 18.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 261.2 cd/m²
Contrast: 687:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.81
ΔE Greyscale 4.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6
58.7% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.53
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
AU Optronics B156HW02, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
B156HAN02.5, IPS LED, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
AUO, B156HW01, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
BOE HF NE156QUM-N64, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1200
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Chi Mei CM15E9, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-33%
-14%
-50%
-14%
-6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39.6 (19.6, 20)
50.8 (24, 26.8)
-28%
41 (19, 22)
-4%
60 (29, 31)
-52%
42 (20, 22)
-6%
40 (22, 18)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
23.6 (12, 11.6)
32.4 (17.6, 14.8)
-37%
29 (17, 12)
-23%
35 (21, 14)
-48%
28.8 (15.2, 13.6)
-22%
26 (14, 12)
-10%
PWM Frequency
25000 (30)
Screen
-1%
16%
48%
58%
32%
Brightness middle
261.2
286
9%
251
-4%
351
34%
592
127%
221
-15%
Brightness
248
268
8%
240
-3%
335
35%
565
128%
207
-17%
Brightness Distribution
92
83
-10%
84
-9%
87
-5%
85
-8%
87
-5%
Black Level *
0.38
0.2
47%
0.2
47%
0.31
18%
0.46
-21%
0.15
61%
Contrast
687
1430
108%
1255
83%
1132
65%
1287
87%
1473
114%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.4
7.3
-35%
5.25
3%
1.74
68%
3.19
41%
4.35
19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.31
21.7
-33%
10.04
38%
2.76
83%
5.45
67%
8.98
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.81
5.1
-34%
2.03
47%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.1
7
-71%
3.28
20%
2.22
46%
3.9
5%
3.09
25%
Gamma
2.53 87%
2.35 94%
2.15 102%
2.35 94%
2.25 98%
2.23 99%
CCT
6611 98%
5847 111%
6502 100%
6667 97%
6522 100%
6068 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37.4
36.9
-1%
35
-6%
62
66%
71.6
91%
56
50%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58.7
57.5
-2%
55
-6%
97
65%
100
70%
86
47%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-17% / -6%
1% / 11%
-1% / 31%
22% / 47%
13% / 26%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is actually smaller than on the Envy x360 we reviewed over two years ago at just 37 percent and 59 percent of AdobeRGB and sRGB, respectively. We can't speak for the costlier 400-nit option, but the even costlier 4K AMOLED should offer much deeper and more accurate colors than what we have here on the baseline 250-nit configuration.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal poor RGB balance and gamma. Calibrating the panel ourselves would improve both aspects noticeably, but color accuracy remains average at best due to the narrow color space mentioned above. Colors become increasingly inaccurate the higher the saturation level.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17507 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display is not bright enough to be used outdoors comfortably and the glossy screen only makes matters worse.  We recommend the brighter 400-nit panel option if you plan on using the system outdoors frequently. Even then, however, the display will still look relatively dim. HP reserves its super-bright 1000-nit panels for their business-centric EliteBook series only.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast shift if viewing from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast shift if viewing from extreme angles

Performance

HP Command Center
HP Command Center

HP offers a wide selection of U-class processors for the Envy x360 15 ranging from the Comet Lake-U Core i5-10210U to the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. Ryzen options are also available via the Envy x360 15z series. The discrete GeForce MX330 GPU is available only with Intel CPUs. Strangely, HP will not offer both the GeForce GPU and AMOLED panel simultaneously.

System RAM is configurable up to 16 GB across two SODIMM slots. Our test unit comes with just 8 GB of single-channel RAM.

Unless otherwise stated, all benchmarks below were performed on the HP Performance power profile accessible via the pre-installed HP Command Center software.

 

Processor

CPU performance is where we expect it to be relative to other laptops with the same Core i7-10510U, if not slightly slower. The Core i7-10510U is generally a disappointing processor since it offers very little performance benefits over the older Core i7-8565U that it is designed to replace. In fact, some laptops with the Core i7-8565U may even run faster such as on the Asus ZenBook 15.

Configuring with the cheaper Core i5-10210U will entail roughly 10 percent slower CPU performance while the more expensive Core i7-1065G7 option is not expected to increase CPU performance at all.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø623 (615.53-651.72)
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø486 (482.58-488.76)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø553 (543.52-602.8)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø729 (708.72-835.15)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼100% +69%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
748 Points ∼68% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U
729 Points ∼66% +12%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
683 Points ∼62% +5%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
682 (572.66min - 672.25max) Points ∼62% +5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼61% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=38)
671 Points ∼61% +3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
661 Points ∼60% +1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
652 (615.53min - 651.72max) Points ∼59%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
603 (543.52min - 602.8max) Points ∼55% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
586 (546.91min - 585.69max) Points ∼53% -10%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
181 Points ∼95% +6%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
180.91 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=35)
178 Points ∼93% +4%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Intel Core i7-8550U
172 Points ∼90% +1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
171 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼84% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
154 Points ∼81% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R6V0
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
150 Points ∼79% -12%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
144 Points ∼75% -16%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼71% -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼100% +74%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1645 Points ∼63% +10%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
1564 Points ∼60% +5%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1540 Points ∼59% +3%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1505 Points ∼58% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼58% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
1494 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=31)
1405 Points ∼54% -6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1310 Points ∼50% -12%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼100% +11%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
453 Points ∼98% +9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
444 Points ∼97% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=30)
433 Points ∼94% +4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
416 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
415 Points ∼90% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
403 Points ∼88% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼73% -20%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
317 Points ∼69% -24%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
846.4 Seconds * ∼100% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (671 - 1051, n=24)
815 Seconds * ∼96% -12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
812 Seconds * ∼96% -12%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
728 Seconds * ∼86%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
680 Seconds * ∼80% +7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
4618 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=24)
4559 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4327 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4230 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3540 MIPS ∼77% -23%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
18462 MIPS ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18106 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=24)
17602 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17045 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17014 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1324 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=24)
1198 Points ∼90% +9%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
1097 Points ∼83%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1055 Points ∼80% -4%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
777 Points ∼59% -29%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4626 Points ∼100% +36%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3689 Points ∼80% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4467, n=24)
3611 Points ∼78% +6%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
3411 Points ∼74%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2543 Points ∼55% -25%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.99 fps ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.53 fps ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=24)
4.52 fps ∼91% -9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.46 fps ∼89% -11%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4.15 fps ∼83% -17%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
63.9 s ∼100% +7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
63.4 s ∼99% +6%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
60 s ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=20)
59.6 s ∼93% -1%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.01 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.763 sec * ∼100% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.712 sec * ∼93% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.706 sec * ∼93%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.695 sec * ∼91% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=21)
0.684 sec * ∼90% +3%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
652 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
50.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where we expect them to be relative to other laptops with the same Core i7-10510U CPU. We experienced no software issues during our time with the test unit and we recommend owners become familiar with the HP Command Center software as system performance is tied closely to it.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3522 Points ∼27% +9%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3441 Points ∼27% +6%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3243 Points ∼25%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2465 - 4741, n=16)
3239 Points ∼25% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3187 Points ∼25% -2%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2848 Points ∼22% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
2656 Points ∼21% -18%
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7254 Points ∼70% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6554 - 8036, n=16)
7243 Points ∼70% +1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7196 Points ∼69%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7151 Points ∼69% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6996 Points ∼67% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4811 Points ∼46% -33%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3901 Points ∼37% -46%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
10546 Points ∼92% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9874 Points ∼86% +3%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9613 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8020 - 10546, n=16)
9266 Points ∼81% -4%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8848 Points ∼77% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
6349 Points ∼55% -34%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6236 Points ∼54% -35%
Score
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4630 Points ∼57% +6%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4356 Points ∼54%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4329 Points ∼53% -1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4312 Points ∼53% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3783 - 4688, n=16)
4299 Points ∼53% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2944 Points ∼36% -32%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
2208 Points ∼27% -49%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5366 Points ∼79% +2%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
5273 Points ∼77%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5271 Points ∼77% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3734 - 5366, n=13)
4987 Points ∼73% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
4556 Points ∼67% -14%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4375 Points ∼64% -17%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3800 Points ∼56% -28%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3935 Points ∼65% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3842 Points ∼63% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3157 - 4251, n=13)
3635 Points ∼60% +5%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3462 Points ∼57% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3458 Points ∼57%
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3370 Points ∼55% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3159 Points ∼52% -9%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3458 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5273 points
PCMark 10 Score
4356 points
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DPC Latency

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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4777.6 μs * ∼100%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2098.3 μs * ∼44% +56%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1521.2 μs * ∼32% +68%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1135.2 μs * ∼24% +76%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

There is only one M.2 2280 slot for storage with no secondary 2.5-inch SATA III slot. While HP offers options with and without Intel Optane, the technology isn't very useful for day-to-day workloads like browsing, video or gaming. The difference becomes tangible if your workloads involve reading and writing massive amounts of small 4K files. Users won't be missing much if they choose to omit the feature.

Interestingly, caching would occur much later in our DiskSpd Read Loop test than most other standard PCIe SSDs.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Only one internal storage bay
Only one internal storage bay
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
SK hynix SC311 SATA
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
AS SSD
128%
-43%
2%
47%
Copy Game MB/s
565.76
1090.05
93%
231.61
-59%
732.94
30%
370.35
-35%
Copy Program MB/s
495.55
642.23
30%
166.43
-66%
499.35
1%
167.2
-66%
Copy ISO MB/s
592.5
1972.09
233%
301.27
-49%
1150.59
94%
700.22
18%
Score Total
1565
3929
151%
910
-42%
2094
34%
2488
59%
Score Write
725
1935
167%
330
-54%
370
-49%
552
-24%
Score Read
556
1352
143%
383
-31%
1157
108%
1314
136%
Access Time Write *
0.138
0.028
80%
0.075
46%
0.552
-300%
0.046
67%
Access Time Read *
0.07
0.062
11%
0.142
-103%
0.125
-79%
0.077
-10%
4K-64 Write
572.74
1651.26
188%
246.99
-57%
218.8
-62%
338.56
-41%
4K-64 Read
389.7
1020.8
162%
309.7
-21%
972.67
150%
1024.83
163%
4K Write
119.02
136.32
15%
47.64
-60%
74.83
-37%
81.91
-31%
4K Read
72.82
57.74
-21%
23.71
-67%
42.21
-42%
42.97
-41%
Seq Write
331.47
1476.68
345%
356.2
7%
766.19
131%
1318.2
298%
Seq Read
931.1
2731.86
193%
497.48
-47%
1423.43
53%
2464.71
165%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
71%
-56%
3%
10%
Write 4K
125.6
142.3
13%
48.25
-62%
93.29
-26%
116
-8%
Read 4K
145.8
47.56
-67%
23.77
-84%
45.9
-69%
42.73
-71%
Write Seq
509
2185
329%
444.9
-13%
1211
138%
1222
140%
Read Seq
1536
2235
46%
497.5
-68%
1633
6%
1608
5%
Write 4K Q32T1
362.4
515.4
42%
223.5
-38%
273.1
-25%
280.1
-23%
Read 4K Q32T1
307.3
413.4
35%
171.8
-44%
356
16%
333.6
9%
Write Seq Q32T1
1320
2981
126%
510.9
-61%
1198
-9%
1291
-2%
Read Seq Q32T1
2489
3565
43%
552.8
-78%
2269
-9%
3183
28%
Write 4K Q8T8
310.2
Read 4K Q8T8
349.5
Total Average (Program / Settings)
100% / 107%
-50% / -48%
3% / 2%
29% / 33%

* ... smaller is better

Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2489 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1320 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 307.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 362.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1536 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 509 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 145.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 125.6 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 is not designed for gaming. Intel has been using this same GPU for years now with no significant updates. Upgrading to the Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus G7 graphics will bring roughly double the graphics performance, but most games outside of League of Legends or Rocket League would still be out of the question. Users will need to upgrade to the GeForce MX330 if they intend to play games on the system.

See our dedicated page on the UHD Graphics 620 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4559 Points ∼100% +206%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
4126 Points ∼91% +177%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
3247 Points ∼71% +118%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2903 Points ∼64% +95%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2198 Points ∼48% +48%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1783 Points ∼39% +20%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=225)
1574 Points ∼35% +6%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1548 Points ∼34% +4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1488 Points ∼33%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
810 Points ∼18% -46%
1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4839 Points ∼100% +158%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
4506 Points ∼93% +140%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
4165 Points ∼86% +122%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3487 Points ∼72% +86%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2443 Points ∼50% +30%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1879 Points ∼39%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1759 Points ∼36% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1744 Points ∼36% -7%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=225)
1743 Points ∼36% -7%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
947 Points ∼20% -50%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
1160 Points ∼100% +197%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
1050 Points ∼91% +169%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
852 Points ∼73% +118%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
563 Points ∼49% +44%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
390 Points ∼34%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
382 Points ∼33% -2%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=75)
378 Points ∼33% -3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
373 Points ∼32% -4%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
205 Points ∼18% -47%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
3762 Points ∼100% +223%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
3517 Points ∼93% +202%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
2999 Points ∼80% +158%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
1809 Points ∼48% +55%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
1550 Points ∼41% +33%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1189 Points ∼32% +2%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1164 Points ∼31%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=195)
1152 Points ∼31% -1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1092 Points ∼29% -6%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
630 Points ∼17% -46%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
20784 Points ∼100% +130%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
20729 Points ∼100% +129%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
18770 Points ∼90% +108%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
11896 Points ∼57% +32%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
11485 Points ∼55% +27%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
9873 Points ∼48% +9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=207)
9227 Points ∼44% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
9079 Points ∼44% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
9036 Points ∼43%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
4930 Points ∼24% -45%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
78094 Points ∼100% +92%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
45176 Points ∼58% +11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (29002 - 59483, n=65)
43433 Points ∼56% +7%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
41367 Points ∼53% +2%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
40597 Points ∼52%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
32370 Points ∼41% -20%
Chuwi AeroBook Pro
Intel UHD Graphics 615, m3-8100Y
23099 Points ∼30% -43%
3DMark 11 Performance
2052 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8532 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1074 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
447 points
Help
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 18.9 12.4 6.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 71.9 41.8 18.8 16.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 22.6 15.2 13.6 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise is tied closely to the HP Command Center software. When in Quiet mode, fan noise tends to hover around 31.5 dB(A) or under against a silent background of 28 dB(A) when browsing or video streaming. Fan noise can be as high as 36 dB(A) when under high stress on HP Recommended mode or 43 dB(A) when on HP Performance mode to be louder than many other convertible laptops. However, you'll have to really stress the system with games and such to reach these high levels.

Note that fan noise and temperature levels will likely be different on SKUs with the Nvidia GPU as the cooling solution becomes doubled in size.

We can notice no electronic noise or coil whine from our test unit.

Single ~40 to 45 mm fan
Single ~40 to 45 mm fan
Second fan is missing. It is available for users who configure with the GeForce MX330 GPU
Second fan is missing. It is available for users who configure with the GeForce MX330 GPU
Just a single heat pipe for our configuration. A second heat pipe is included for the discrete Nvidia GPU option
Just a single heat pipe for our configuration. A second heat pipe is included for the discrete Nvidia GPU option
Empty area for the GPU and its two VRAM modules
Empty area for the GPU and its two VRAM modules
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Noise
5%
4%
1%
7%
-2%
off / environment *
28
29.3
-5%
30.4
-9%
30.3
-8%
28
-0%
30.13
-8%
Idle Minimum *
28
29.3
-5%
30.4
-9%
30.3
-8%
28
-0%
30.13
-8%
Idle Average *
30.2
29.3
3%
30.4
-1%
30.3
-0%
28
7%
30.13
-0%
Idle Maximum *
31.5
29.6
6%
31.2
1%
30.3
4%
28
11%
30.13
4%
Load Average *
35.7
32.4
9%
31.5
12%
33.7
6%
28
22%
38.8
-9%
Load Maximum *
43.1
33.3
23%
31.5
27%
38.9
10%
41.9
3%
38.8
10%
Witcher 3 ultra *
37.4

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
28 / 30.2 / 31.5 dB(A)
Load
35.7 / 43.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28 dB(A)

Temperature

The left side of the laptop will always be warmer than the right likely due to how the processor is positioned inside. When under heavy loads, the hot spots can be as warm as 43 C to 48 C compared to only 31 C on the opposite end of the chassis. The difference, while noticeable on the palms and fingers, shouldn't be an issue if simply browsing the web or watching movies where load is minimal.

The 2018 Envy x360 15 would also reach ~45 C when under extreme processing stress, but its hot spots were closer to the rear of the chassis instead of on the left.

Exhaust along the left edge only
Exhaust along the left edge only
AC adapter after running extreme loads for over an hour
AC adapter after running extreme loads for over an hour
Max. Load
 39.2 °C
103 F
40.2 °C
104 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 47 °C
117 F
38.2 °C
101 F
31.4 °C
89 F
 
 35.2 °C
95 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 47 °C = 117 F
Average: 36.2 °C = 97 F
32 °C
90 F
44 °C
111 F
43.6 °C
110 F
31.6 °C
89 F
38 °C
100 F
42.4 °C
108 F
31 °C
88 F
34.2 °C
94 F
37 °C
99 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  50 °C = 122 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.8 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.2 °C / 95.4 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-6.3 °C / -11.4 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the laptop with synthetic loads to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. When running Prime95 in HP Performance mode, clock rates would spike to 3.6 GHz for the first few seconds until hitting a core temperature of 96 C. Clock rates would then drop to 3.1 GHz in order to maintain the 96 C core temperature. This is obviously very warm and much warmer than most other Ultrabooks when under similar conditions. If you want to squeeze as much performance out of the processor, however, then the option is at least there. It's interesting to note that processor performance is still average as shown by our CineBench benchmarks above even when on HP Performance mode.

When running Prime95 under the HP Recommended mode, clock rates and temperature would stabilize at only 2.3 GHz and 74 C, respectively.

Running on battery power will limit performance. A 3DMark 11 test on batteries returns Physics and Graphics scores of 5846 and 1684 points, respectively, compared to 7153 and 1879 points when on mains. HP Performance mode is disabled when on battery power.

System idle
System idle
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95 stress (HP Recommended mode)
Prime95 stress (HP Recommended mode)
Prime95 stress (HP Performance mode)
Prime95 stress (HP Performance mode)
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 42
Prime95 Stress (HP Recommended mode) 2.2 - 2.3 -- 74
Prime95 Stress (HP Performance mode) 3.0 - 3.1 -- 96
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.3 997 86

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is decent with poor bass as expected. Palm rests do not vibrate since the speakers are located towards the rear of the system instead of the front corners
Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is decent with poor bass as expected. Palm rests do not vibrate since the speakers are located towards the rear of the system instead of the front corners

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The system is very power efficient as one would expect from a Core U-series laptop with no dedicated GPU. High loads like gaming will draw about 40 W while idling on desktop will be anywhere between 4 W and 8 W.

A maximum draw of 65.7 W will occur if running Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously, but this would only last for a few seconds as shown by our graphs below due to thermal limitations. The small (~9.8 x 5.5 x 2 cm) AC adapter is rated for 65 W.

Relatively steady consumption when running 3DMark 06
Relatively steady consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 66.4 W for a few seconds before falling and stabilizing at around 43 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 66.4 W for a few seconds before falling and stabilizing at around 43 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 65.7 W before falling and stabilizing at 40 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 65.7 W before falling and stabilizing at 40 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.18 / 0.49 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.3 / 7.2 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 40.4 / 65.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, SK hynix SC311 SATA, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe, IPS, 1920x1200, 15.6
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
0%
13%
-43%
-5%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
4.3
2.97
31%
3.9
9%
2.3
47%
2.9
33%
4.8
-12%
Idle Average *
7.2
7.2
-0%
6.6
8%
10.3
-43%
7.6
-6%
7
3%
Idle Maximum *
7.5
9.9
-32%
9.3
-24%
11
-47%
8
-7%
9.5
-27%
Load Average *
40.4
40.8
-1%
30.2
25%
77
-91%
41.7
-3%
40.8
-1%
Load Maximum *
65.7
64.7
2%
33.2
49%
118
-80%
94.8
-44%
44.3
33%
Witcher 3 ultra *
68

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes are in line with what we recorded on the Asus ZenBook Flip 15 while being about two hours longer than the older Ryzen-powered Envy x360 from 2018. Users can expect over 9 hours of real-world WLAN use.

Charging from empty to full capacity is somewhat slow at 2 to 2.5 hours. The system can also be recharged via USB Type-C.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 25min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 14min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 17min
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 55.67 Wh
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 60.3 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 5579-9672
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 71 Wh
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630, 56 Wh
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, 55.8 Wh
Battery Runtime
0%
-32%
-4%
-9%
-23%
Reader / Idle
1525
671
-56%
1169
-23%
1581
4%
WiFi v1.3
554
622
12%
435
-21%
566
2%
556
0%
426
-23%
Load
137
120
-12%
110
-20%
149
9%
93
-32%

Pros

+ front edge is now easier to grip and open
+ 2x SODIMM, removable WLAN
+ support for USB-C charging
+ rigid hinges and chassis
+ respectable battery life
+ full-size NumPad keys
+ webcam kill switch
+ SD card reader

Cons

- end-user servicing requires tearing rubber feet on bottom of laptop
- Average CPU performance even when on Performance mode
- SODIMM and WLAN access require additional disassembly
- lots of glare on 250-nit option
- clickpad could be larger
- DPC latency issues
- thick bottom bezel
- heavy

Verdict

In review: HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
In review: HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl

The Envy x360 15 series has been stagnant during these past few years. Despite having changes to the chassis and processors, most of these updates are largely aesthetic and with minimal performance boosts, respectively. You would have to configure with the GeForce MX330 if you want to make the most out of the system as the base Core i7 options with only integrated graphics aren't going to be all that much better than the older Core i7-8565U or Ryzen SKUs.

Additionally, many of the original issues of the 2018 Envy X360 15 remain since HP has yet to address them. The difficult serviceability is still a key drawback as simple procedures like storage or RAM upgrades are more frustrating than they need to be. There is still no hotkey to open HP Command Center which is very strange since system performance is tied so closely to this application. Thus, it's possible to own the laptop without ever even being aware of the software in the first place.

Speaking of HP Command Center, processor performance is average when set to "Performance" mode and below average when set to "Recommended" mode. In other words, CPU performance is only where we expect it to be relative to other laptops when the power profile and fan ceiling are at their highest settings.

The HP convertible is still notable for its excellent build quality and rigidity. It's definitely not very light, but that helps make it feel stronger and longer-lasting than the equivalents from Lenovo, Acer, or Asus.

It's got a low starting price to attract users who just want a solid home laptop for emails and videos. If the GeForce MX330 or AMOLED options aren't attractive, then you can buy an older Envy x360 15 instead of this 2020 version without missing out on all that much.

HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl - 06/18/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
73%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
56 / 75 → 75%
Weight
63 / 20-75 → 78%
Battery
87%
Display
75%
Games Performance
51 / 78 → 65%
Application Performance
85 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
88%
Noise
90%
Audio
63 / 91 → 69%
Camera
37 / 85 → 44%
Average
71%
80%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-18 (Update: 2020-06-18)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.