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HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx

Specifications

HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx
HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx (Envy x360 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 - 256 MB, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz, DDR4, 22.19.655.0
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4, 17-17-17-39, 1167 MHz, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10-Punkt kapazitiv, ID: BOE06F9, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Klinkenstecker, Card Reader: SD-Leser, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Beschleunigungssensor
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: B822 (b/g/h/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 Lithium-Polymer, 3 Zellen
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP CoolSense, McAfee, HP 3D DriveGuard, , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.18 kg ( = 76.9 oz / 4.81 pounds), Power Supply: 341 g ( = 12.03 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
630 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 68.45% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: 46%, display: 77% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx

76.9% HP Envy x360 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon Vega 8) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A very rough gem. The performance-per-Dollar is easily the highlight of HP's first notebook centered around AMD's Raven Ridge platform. It's too bad that the software is still a buggy mess.
60% HP Envy x360 15t Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP Envy x360 is a big-screen notebook that's best for those looking for solid audio and a sexy design. Unfortunately, it's held back by its dim, uninspiring screen, loose hinges and short battery life. For a laptop with better battery endurance, a brighter display and faster performance, check out the Yoga 720, though you'll spend more for the $999 model we tested. But if you want a huge screen that doubles as a tablet at a better price, the Envy x360 is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model:

The name “x360” comes up in many of HP’s notebook series. It now appears in the older Pavilion series, the Spectre series, and also the Envy series. The HP Envy x360 15m-bq121dx is easily the highlight of HP's first notebook centered around AMD's Raven Ridge platform. The Ryzen 5 2500U APU in this laptop directly challenges Intel's Kaby-Lake-R platform in the thin-and-light category. The chassis is not entirely new, as HP has been offering this same design with the Core i7-8550U CPU for months, but it is nonetheless a significant chassis update compared to last year's Envy x360 15. The jump from the Envy x360 15 2016 to the Envy x360 15 2017 is defined by HP's "micro-edge" narrow bezel design that offers an immense boost in the screen-to-body ratio of the display area. The system is consequently smaller in footprint, more attractive in design, and potentially lighter in weight, because of its thin 8mm bezels compared to thick-bezel convertibles that have yet to make the transition. Its all-aluminum materials return from last year's model sans the brushed surfaces to look more like HP's higher-end matte Spectre series instead. HP has dropped both the Ethernet port and one USB Type-A port in favor of a single USB Type-C Gen-1 port. Users who want to connect a native 4K external monitor can still do so via the HDMI 2.0b port, but users wishing for Thunderbolt 3 may want to consider the Yoga 720 or Spectre x360 15.

The Ryzen-based Envy x360 15 is limited to a 1080p IPS touchscreen. HP has once again sourced BOE Technology for its touchscreen, but with a slightly different panel ID than last year's model. Consequently, the display quality and colors are very similar with the two generations. Unfortunately, this means that the backlight is still relatively dim for a convertible. The main attraction for this particular system is indubitably the 15W - 25W Ryzen 5 2500U APU with integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics.  AMD has finally dropped its controversial "module" core concept for the more traditional Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technique that is comparable to Intel's Hyper-Threading technology. It is a "true" quad-core APU capable of 8 simultaneous threads, not unlike the Kaby-Lake-R series. The processor clock rate idles at 1.48 GHz when on Power-Saver mode and can run up to 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz in multi-threaded and single-threaded operations respectively. The laptop also ships with a 1TB Hitachi HDD. Sound quality from the B&O stereo speakers is quite close to the speakers of the Spectre x360 15. Bass reproduction is fair, the maximum volume is sufficiently loud. There are no rattling, static, or major imbalances when on higher volume settings. HP has upped the internal battery capacity on this latest iteration to 55.8Wh. The capacity is still rather small compared to the 70+Wh batteries found in the 15.6-inch Spectre x360. At about 6.5 hours of real-world WLAN use before the automatic shutdown, this is about 2 hours shorter than the higher-end Spectre equivalent.

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.
2.18 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).


68.45%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ag0140nd
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Envy x360 13-AG0002NS
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Spectre x360 15-df0500nd
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UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U, 13", 1.17 kg
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UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U, 14", 1.61 kg
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UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.59 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0018nf
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ar0210ng
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 3700U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0103tu
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 14", 1.59 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0101tu
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 5UC06EA
Quadro P2000, Core i9 8950HK, 15.6", 2.3 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5-5SR13EAABD
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.35 kg
HP Envy x360 15m-dr0012dx
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 2.05 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0014ns
GeForce MX130, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ar0003no
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 3700U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0000nt
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-15 (Update: 2018-02-15)