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HP Envy x360 15-bq181no

Specifications

HP Envy x360 15-bq181no
HP Envy x360 15-bq181no (Envy x360 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 256 GB SSD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 360 x 249 ( = 0.79 x 14.17 x 9.8 in)
Battery
55.8 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Envy x360 15-bq181no

67% Test: HP Envy x360 15-bq181no
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 67%
67% Test: HP Envy x360 15-bq181no
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 67%

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The HP Envy x360 15-bq181no is a stylish, powerful, and refined 2-in-1 laptop presented as the best suggestion for a student computer. It is convertible, supports tablets and inking, and has powerful internal components. The Envy x360 has geared hinges that let users flip the screen around to either tent mode or full-on tablet mode. The laptop weighs 4.7 pounds and measures 14.2 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches; it is a bit heavy to carry around, especially compared to the lightweight 13-inch laptops that have become so popular. The Envy x360 is made from smoke-gray, CNC-machined aluminum. HP has carefully beveled the back edges and polished them to give the machine an angular profile. A subtle “Damascus steel” pattern is etched into one of the faces. Damascus steel is commonly used in fancy chef’s knives and often has a distinct pattern. While the Envy x360 renders clear images on its 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel screen, the panel is hurt by mediocre colors and low brightness. This leads to a screen that needs to be viewed head-on, as the colors darken significantly even 30 degrees to the left and right. The brightness falls below the 253-nit average. However, it is worth noting that the Envy x360 turns on in the blink of an eye. Open the cover, and the system is instantly on and awake. It feels very responsive overall.

The HP Envy x360 15-bq181no features a Ryzen 5 2500U CPU and 8 GB of RAM. The AMD Envy x360's Radeon Vega 8 GPU ensures that users get good performance on modest games and zero fun on anything demanding. As for storage, it has a 256GB PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD. The Envy x360s feature a standard set of preloaded software. A user can hold onto Support Assistant for its driver download tools and quick links for tech support, as well as Recovery Manager for the options to manage backups and recovery disks. The Envy x360's keyboard offers an adequate, albeit loud, typing experience. The 4.7 x 2.3-inch touchpad offered accurate input tracking. It also provided a solid feel to each click and speedy recognition of Windows 10's navigation gestures. The speakers in the Envy x360 notebooks have been tuned by the audio wizards of Bang & Olufsen. As for connectivity, the Envy x360 notebooks split their dual USB-3.0 ports between their left and right sides, with an HDMI port and a  headphone jack on the left side as well. A USB Type-C port (non-charging), an SD-card reader and power port also sit on the right side. The Envy x360 has been a popular choice for students and light users. This AMD version keeps all the goodness with a slightly lower price tag.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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).


67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-15 (Update: 2018-07-15)