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HP Envy 15-ep0098nr

Specifications

HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr (Envy 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q - 6144 MB, Core: 975 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 451.67, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Samsung SDC4145, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Soundcard
Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD
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): 19 x 358 x 237 ( = 0.75 x 14.09 x 9.33 in)
Battery
83 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Three speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Command Center, Band & Olufsen Audio Control, McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.04 kg ( = 71.96 oz / 4.5 pounds), Power Supply: 656 g ( = 23.14 oz / 1.45 pounds)
Price
1500 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 64%, display: 83% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the HP Envy 15-ep0098nr

82.5% This is HP's Answer To The Apple MacBook Pro: 2020 Envy 15 Creator Core i7 Review | Notebookcheck
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.
HP Envy 15 Review: The real ultimate laptop, with everything I want in the next Surface
Source: On MSFT English
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
HP Envy 15 (15-ep0000) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2020
HP Envy 15 (2020) Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review - pzfwGNLGqCQ English
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
90% HP Envy 15 (2020) review
Source: Techradar English
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%
90% HP Envy 15 review: A winner, from the OLED screen to the RTX graphics
Source: Neowin English
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%
HP Envy 15 unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
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

Foreign Reviews

Dibekali RTX 2060, HP Envy 15 Cocok Buat Content Creator Sekaligus Gaming
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Big screen; compact size; excellent display; powerful processor; high performance; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2021

Comment

Model:

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.

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


i7-10750H: On Comet Lake architecture (4th gen of Skylake) based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 5 GHz (most likely 4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


2.04 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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. 

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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-17 (Update: 2020-08-17)