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HP Envy 15 x360 Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 03/27/2015

Twisted. The Envy 15 x360 is almost an exotic species, as 15.6-inch convertibles are few and far between. HP uses the computer's attractive case to tempt customers, but the manufacturer is neglectful when it comes to the hardware.

For the original German review, see here.

The Envy 15-u200mg x360 is the sister model of the HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 we reviewed in 2014. The main difference between the two computers is their processors: Our current test device is equipped with a Broadwell processor, whereas its sister model possesses a Haswell CPU. Does the new processor improve the device? Read on to find out.

When it comes to 15.6-inch convertibles, the selection is limited. As a result, the Envy only has a few competitors. A couple of examples would be the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA and the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15.

Because the two Envy 15 x360 models we've had up for review are structurally identical, we won't cover the computer's case, connectivity, input device, display or speakers in detail. See our review of the HP Envy 15-u001ng x360 for more information on these subjects.

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HP Envy 15-u200ng x360 (Envy 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300-900 MHz, Single-channel, 10.18.10.3960
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, Single-channel, Two memory banks (one occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Capacitive, 10-point multitouch, AU Optronics, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Toshiba MQ02ABF100, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, , 880 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Brightness sensor, Alignment sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.6 x 383.7 x 258.5 ( = 0.93 x 15.11 x 10.18 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink Media Suite 10, Cyberlink Youcam, Dropbox (25 GB), McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 308.7 g ( = 10.89 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

The two Envy 15 x360 models we've had in our test laboratory are outfitted with the same display. Even so, our measurements varied somewhat. This is normal: Two structurally identical panels are never 100% alike. In both cases the display exhibits an average level of brightness and acceptable contrast ratio.

264
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 283 cd/m² Average: 252.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 261 cd/m²
Contrast: 450:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 13.09 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 13.34 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 3.46
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
TN 1920x1080
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
TN 1920x1080
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
TN 1366x768
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
IPS 1920x1080
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
IPS 1920x1080
Screen
0%
-16%
8%
55%
Brightness middle
261
264
1%
205
-21%
224.2
-14%
234
-10%
Brightness
253
242
-4%
201
-21%
215
-15%
223
-12%
Brightness Distribution
79
85
8%
87
10%
84
6%
81
3%
Black Level *
0.58
0.59
-2%
1.33
-129%
0.675
-16%
0.18
69%
Contrast
450
447
-1%
154
-66%
332
-26%
1300
189%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
13.09
12.78
2%
5.6
57%
5.8
56%
4.35
67%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.34
13.46
-1%
5.38
60%
5.03
62%
2.88
78%
Gamma
3.46 64%
3.18 69%
2.18 101%
2.18 101%
2.49 88%
CCT
13202 49%
19149 34%
7737 84%
7277 89%
6784 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
36.19

* ... smaller is better

Performance

HP's Envy 15 x360 comes in the 15.6-inch format. With its display that rotates 360 degrees, the device operates in a variety of modes - for example tablet mode. Our test device is currently available for around 700 Euros (~$762). We were unable to find any other versions with different hardware - with the exception of the Haswell sister model.

Processor

The Envy is equipped with a Core i5-5200U (Broadwell) dual-core processor. This CPU runs at a base clock speed of 2.2 GHz. Using turbo, the speed can be increased to up to 2.5 GHz (both cores) or 2.7 GHz (only one core). The turbo is available in both AC power mode and battery mode: The computer completed the Cinebench benchmark's CPU tests at 2.5 GHz (multi-thread) and 2.5 to 2.7 GHz (single-thread). With the new Broadwell processor, the Envy performed up to 15% better than its Haswell counterpart in our benchmarks.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8662
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5004
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4147
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.82 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
17.84 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
23.15 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
259 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
107 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
107 Points ∼49%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
82 Points ∼38% -23%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
101 Points ∼46% -6%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
63 Points ∼29% -41%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
104 Points ∼48% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
259 Points ∼6%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
239 Points ∼5% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
228 Points ∼5% -12%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
167 Points ∼4% -36%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
235 Points ∼5% -9%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
1.25 Points ∼51%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.19 Points ∼49% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.09 Points ∼45% -13%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
0.95 Points ∼39% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2.82 Points ∼6%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.55 Points ∼6% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.44 Points ∼6% -13%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
1.8 Points ∼4% -36%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
4147 Points ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3829 Points ∼35% -8%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
3130 Points ∼29% -25%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
8662 Points ∼13%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
7556 Points ∼12% -13%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
5625 Points ∼9% -35%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
4921 Points ∼6%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4972 Points ∼6% +1%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
4098 Points ∼5% -17%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2444 Points ∼50%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2606 Points ∼53% +7%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
2064 Points ∼42% -16%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
112.1 ms * ∼1%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
185.4 ms * ∼2% -65%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2592.8 ms * ∼4%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
3580.6 ms * ∼6% -38%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
12552 Points ∼24%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
8474 Points ∼16% -32%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2520 Points ∼41%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
1760 Points ∼28% -30%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

In operation, the computer's behavior is fluid and stable. We didn't encounter any problems. The system also achieved good results in the PCMark benchmarks. The new device clearly surpasses its sister model here. Should the user desire to dial up the performance by upgrading the working memory or switching out the hard drive for an SSD, the task isn't so easy: In order to access the computer's inner workings, the user has to remove the top side of the base unit. At that point, the hard drive is accessible. To increase the device's working memory, the user is then forced to remove the motherboard. We advise anyone who plans to perform this task to peruse the Envy's hardware handbook.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2653 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3036 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3498 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2653 Points ∼44%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2500 Points ∼41% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2355 Points ∼39% -11%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
2000 Points ∼33% -25%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
2175 Points ∼36% -18%

Storage Devices

A hard drive from Toshiba serves as the system's storage medium. This drive has a capacity of 1 TB and runs at 5400 revolutions per minute. The transfer rates are normal for a 5400 rpm hard drive. In a computer with a 700-Euro (~$762) price tag, we would have expected more here - a hybrid hard drive at the very least. At such a price, a Solid State Drive would be fitting as well.

Toshiba MQ02ABF100
Transfer Rate Minimum: 45.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 113.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 87.6 MB/s
Access Time: 18.9 ms
Burst Rate: 259.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 6.2 %

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU is responsible for graphics-related tasks. This graphics card supports DirectX 11.1 and runs at speeds of up to 900 MHz. There is nothing conspicuous about the results in the 3DMark benchmarks. When a second RAM module is installed into the computer, the memory works in dual-channel mode. This increases the system's graphics performance, as the GPU is able to perform closer to its full capacity. Consequently, the results in the 3DMark benchmark tests improve with this second module.

3DMark 11 Performance
951 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
41365 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4265 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
548 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
951 Points ∼3%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
960 Points ∼3% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
879 Points ∼3% -8%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
771 Points ∼2% -19%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
811 Points ∼2% -15%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
548 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
561 Points ∼2% +2%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
439 Points ∼2% -20%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
485 Points ∼2% -11%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
2342 Points ∼4%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
1620 Points ∼3% -31%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
4265 Points ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4109 Points ∼7% -4%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
3358 Points ∼5% -21%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
3900 Points ∼6% -9%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
41365 Points ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
34588 Points ∼3% -16%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
34160 Points ∼3% -17%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
30567 Points ∼3% -26%

Gaming Performance

The Envy can fluidly render a number of games at low resolution and low to medium quality settings. This is primarily true of games that don't have excessively high hardware demands. The installation of a second memory module (which activates dual-channel mode) has a positive impact on the system's gaming performance as well: The frame rates increase by somewhere between 5 and 40%, depending on the game.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 40.4 21.2 13.6 6.9 fps

Emissions & Energy Management

In idle mode, the fan perpetually runs at an audible sound pressure level. It never stands still. The reason: In the BIOS, the function "Fan Always On" is activated. All HP notebooks offer this function, but not every model comes with the function activated. After the function is deactivated, the fan very often stands still. Under load, the fan picks up speed. Under the stress test, we measured a sound pressure level of 43.4 dB - a normal number. However, the Envy certainly could go about its work more quietly. A glance at the case temperatures reveals that the computer hardly warms up at all. Even if the fan ran at a lower speed, it would be able to cool the machine sufficiently.

Noise Level

Idle
34.7 / 34.7 / 34.7 dB(A)
HDD
35.8 dB(A)
Load
39.6 / 43.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Envy in the stress test.
The Envy in the stress test.

The Envy performs the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running simultaneously for at least an hour) in both AC power mode and battery mode in the same way: The graphics core runs at 900 MHz, while the processor goes about its business at 2.2 to 2.3 GHz. The computer doesn't warm up enough for heat to affect the hardware components. Even during the stress test, the case temperatures just barely cross the 30 °C (86 °F) in only three spots. The Haswell sister model's temperatures are pretty similar, but only because its processor throttles to a significantly lower speed. The Broadwell Envy's CPU, however, doesn't throttle at all.

 23 °C
73 F
23.6 °C
74 F
22.6 °C
73 F
 
 22.2 °C
72 F
22.7 °C
73 F
22.8 °C
73 F
 
 21.6 °C
71 F
21.8 °C
71 F
22.6 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 23.6 °C = 74 F
Average: 22.5 °C = 73 F
23.2 °C
74 F
22.8 °C
73 F
23.6 °C
74 F
25.1 °C
77 F
22.3 °C
72 F
22.3 °C
72 F
24.3 °C
76 F
22.3 °C
72 F
22.3 °C
72 F
Maximum: 25.1 °C = 77 F
Average: 23.1 °C = 74 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.6 °C = 89 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.7 °C / 82 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 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.5 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.1 °C / 77.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+3.8 °C / 6.8 F).

Power Consumption

In idle mode, the Envy's energy usage remains under 10 Watts - a normal rate for a ULV notebook. Under load as well (stress test), at 31.8 Watts, the consumption rate doesn't soar to unexpected heights. If the processor was to use its turbo during the stress test, this number would be somewhat higher.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.05 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.7 / 8.9 / 9.1 Watt
Load midlight 30 / 31.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, which is designed to simulate practical, everyday use, we run a script that automatically loads a new webpage every 40 seconds. The "Balanced" profile is active, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Envy reaches a runtime of 4:59 h, falling far behind its Haswell sister model (5:51 h). The two results aren't 100% comparable, however, as we recently implemented a new version of our WLAN test.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
4h 59min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
HP Envy 15-u200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Toshiba MQ02ABF100
299 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
234 min ∼61%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ070P
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
273 min ∼72%
HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A7E630
351 min ∼92%
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y10
381 min ∼100%

Pros

+ Stable 360 degree rotating hinge
+ Lots of storage space
+ Case hardly warms up at all
+ Lit keys

Cons

- TN display with unstable viewing angles
- No maintenance hatch
- Only 12-month warranty
- Expensive

Verdict

When it comes to performance, thanks to the Core i5 processor, the HP Envy 15 x360 certainly isn't lacking. The computer hardly warms up at all and is at least capable of running quietly. The latter is only true if the user enters the BIOS and deactivates the "Fan Always On" option. In terms of the convertible's various modes of operation (notebook, tablet, etc.), HP's choice of display is incomprehensible. The screen content is only visible on the TN display from a limited range of angles, and the panel offers neither a high level of brightness nor a good contrast ratio. An IPS display with stable viewing angles should be absolutely mandatory in a convertible - especially at a price of 700 Euros (~$762).

With its display that rotates 360 degrees, the HP Envy 15-u200ng x360 operates in various modes - tablet, notebook, etc. Potential buyers must decide for themselves how useful these modes are.

A further con is the computer's price: HP wants about 700 Euros (~$762) for the Envy - rather a steep price. The cost would only be justifiable if the device's hardware components were in line with such a high number: Two memory modules working in dual-channel mode, an SSD, an IPS display, a higher battery capacity - we would expect these features in a device that costs 700 Euros (~$762). Just a one-year warranty doesn't improve the situation.

HP Envy 15-u200ng x360 - 03/11/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
61 / 80 → 76%
Weight
60 / 35-78 → 58%
Battery
88%
Display
68%
Games Performance
65 / 68 → 96%
Application Performance
76 / 87 → 87%
Temperature
95%
Noise
76%
Audio
77 / 91 → 85%
Camera
58 / 85 → 68%
Average
74%
75%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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