HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U

HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U (Source: HP)
HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U (Source: HP)
The mainstream 15.6-inch convertible will debut next month for just $700 USD with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and an IR camera.

Leaked early last week, HP has finally lifted the curtains off of its first convertible based on the low-power Ryzen 5 series with integrated Vega graphics. The news comes on the same day as AMD's official announcement of the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U as direct competitors to the Intel Kaby Lake-R Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U.

The redesigned AMD-based Envy x360 15m will succeed last year's Envy x360 15t. Its newfound "micro-edge" narrow bezels and sharper design mimic the pricier Spectre x360 15 series but with more reserved specifications. For example, the Envy x360 15m will be limited to 1080p with no 4K UHD or Thunderbolt 3 options unlike on the higher-end Spectre family.

One interesting tidbit is the more capable 65 W AC adapter compared to the 45 W adapter in last week's leak to better fit the cTDP of the Ryzen SoC. While HP has no current plans for a Ryzen 7 2700U SKU, we're hoping that this will only be the first of many Ryzen notebooks to come.

The Envy x360 15m will be launching in November for a starting price of $700 USD. The convertible should offer very nearly the same CPU performance of Kaby Lake-R notebooks but with faster integrated graphics performance for hundreds of Dollars less.

See our preview of mobile Ryzen for more technical information and preliminary benchmarks.

HP Envy x360 15m 2017HP Envy x360 15t 2016HP Spectre x360 15 2017
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2500UIntel Core i7-7500UIntel Core i7-7500U to i7-8550U
GPURadeon VegaGeForce 930MXGeForce 940MX
Touchscreen15.6-inch IPS 1920 x 108015.6-inch IPS 1920 x 108015.6-inch IPS 3840 x 2160
Storage1 TB 7200 RPM HDD1 TB 5400 RPM HDD512 GB NVMe SSD
Ports1x USB Type-C Gen. 1 (5 Gbps), 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x HDMI, 1x 3.5 mm audio3x USB Type-A, 1x HDMI, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, SD reader, 1x 3.5 mm audio2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, SD reader, 1x HDMI, 1x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x 3.5 mm audio
Dimensions19.6 x 259.7 x 248.9 mm24.0 x 383 x 252 mm17.8 x 355.6 x 251 mm
Weight2.15 kg2.29 kg2.00 kg

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Allen Ngo, 2017-10-26 (Update: 2017-10-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.