HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
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Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
HP is betting big on 4K AMOLED, faster GeForce RTX graphics, and cheaper starting prices to challenge the all-popular MacBook Pro series and attract more content creators.
Source: On MSFT
If you’re looking for a powerful laptop that’s under $2,000, but also has enough power for gaming, video editing, and even managing virtual machines, then this HP Envy 15 is you. Compared to Microsoft’s top-end Surface devices, there’s a lot of value here for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2020
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2020
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Lisa Gade reviews the HP Envy 15 laptop with an Intel 10th gen Core i7-10750H 6-core, 45 watt processor and NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics. There’s a lot of value in this premium aluminum clad laptop that competes with classy mobile workstations priced higher like the Dell XPS 15, 16” MacBook Pro and the Razer Blade 15. Ours has a 4K OLED touch screen, 16GB dual channel RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD for $1,499. A fingerprint scanner, webcam and mic kill switches and backlit keyboard are standard. Lower end configs are available with a full HD IPS display and NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti or GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q dedicated graphics. For performance fans, there’s a BTO Intel Core i9-10885H 8-core CPU option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2020
The HP Envy isn't the most powerful portable workstation on the market, but it's price to performance ratio is fantastic, making it a very strong competitor to the MacBook Pro for creative or engineering professionals - and it can even hold its own as a gaming laptop when you need a break.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
It's got a beautiful screen, a hexa-core 45W processor, Nvidia RTX graphics, powerful and clear speakers, and a great keyboard. All of that adds up to a PC that can handle just about any task you throw at it. If you want to check it out on HP.com, you can find it here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Unboxing HP's Envy 15, which packs a 45W hexa-core Core i7-10750H, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 4K OLED display.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2020
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Positive: Big screen; compact size; excellent display; powerful processor; high performance; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2021
The HP Envy series has always been known as the middle-ground solution between the budget Pavilion series and higher-end Spectre series. However, recently the manufacturer has been pushing it more towards the high-performance direction to cater for the demanding multimedia users and content creators. With that being said, the latest HP Envy 15-ep0098nr model is being marketed as a direct competitor to the Apple MacBook Pro series and therefore other GeForce-powered multimedia laptops like the Dell XPS 15, the Gigabyte Aero 15, or the Microsoft Surface Book 3 15. One of the defining features of this device has to be its uncommon GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q option that is not found on many other laptops.
In terms of its design, the Envy 15 (2020) is slightly smaller than its predecessor, the Envy 15 clamshell. The smaller footprint is possible with the thinner bezels, but it is thicker in size due to the much faster processors inside. It should also be noted that HP has dropped its old, traditional ‘hooked’ hinge design in favour of regular hinges, similar to the MacBook Pro, for a more professional no-frills look. The hinge rigidity could be stiffer, nonetheless. As for the lid, it tends to teeter a bit when the angles are adjusted and this definitely does not give a sense of longevity.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Envy 15 has been equipped with a single USB Type-A port along with an HDMI port. There is also a MicroSD reader. As for the keyboard, it should be noted that the large fingerprint reader on the Envy 15 replaced the Fn key for better or worse. This feature is something that is shared with the latest Envy x360 13 and Envy 17t as well. It definitely delivers a comfortable typing experience, as long as one can get used to this specific change. Apart from that, the F12 key doubles as a hotkey for the HP Command Centre which needs to be accessed by the user for fan and performance control.
On the other hand, in terms of its touchpad, the Precision glass clickpad in the Envy 15 (2020) is slightly larger than the clickpad on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 (12.5 x 7.5 cm vs 11.5 x 7.6 cm). Overall, the glide is smooth with almost no sticking, even when moving at slow speeds. The main issue, however, is that its integrated mouse keys are spongy with shallow travel and weak feedback when pressed. A firmer click would have definitely made the clickpad easier and more reliable to use. As far as the processor is concerned, the Core i7-10750H runs surprisingly well on the Envy 15. In terms of its display, users can choose between IPS 1080p matte 300 nits, IPS 1080p matte 400 nits, IPS 1080p glossy touchscreen 400 nits, or AMOLED 4K UHD touchscreen 400 nits. Overall, the Envy 15 has its own share of benefits and drawbacks to be considered by the users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for the thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features the UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading support is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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