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New HP Envy x360 15 with AMD Ryzen 7 will undercut the Intel Core i7 SKU by about $150 USD

New HP Envy x360 15 with AMD Ryzen 7 will undercut the Intel Core i7 SKU by about $150 USD (Source: HP)
New HP Envy x360 15 with AMD Ryzen 7 will undercut the Intel Core i7 SKU by about $150 USD (Source: HP)
The Renoir-powered Envy x360 15 will start at $700 USD compared to $850 USD for the 10th gen Intel Ice Lake option. If the trend continues, then it will become easier to recommend the AMD option especially since the 7 nm Ryzen 4000U series has been so promising thus far.
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Following on the footsteps of the upcoming 2020 Envy 15 clamshell will be the 2020 Envy x360 15 convertible version. The model will replace the 2019 Envy x360 15 by introducing updated processor options and a sharper, thinner chassis design.

Our table below summarizes some key differences between the 2019 and 2020 models. The most visually noticeable change will be the smaller "chin" bezel for a smaller footprint overall. HP says the two RAM slots are not user-accessible meaning that owners may risk voiding their warranties if attempting to perform any upgrades themselves.

2020 HP Envy x360 152019 HP Envy x360 15
CPUUp 10 10th gen Core i7-1065G7
Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Up to 10th gen Core i7-10510U
GPUUp to GeForce MX330 (Intel only)Up to GeForce MX250
RAM8 to 16 GB DDR4-3200, upgradeable8 to 16 GB DDR4-2400, upgradeable
Display15.6-inch FHD or 4K UHD AMOLED15.6-inch FHD or 4K UHD
I/O Ports2x USB Type-A, HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio 2x USB Type-A, HDMI, USB Type-C, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
WirelessIntel AX200 (Wi-Fi 6) w/ Bluetooth 5Realtek RTL8822BE (Wi-Fi 5) w/ Bluetooth 4.2
battery51 Wh55.8 Wh
Dimensions357.9 x 230.1 x 18.8 mm359.7 x 248.8 x 19.6 mm
Weight2.0 kg2.1 kg

Four SKUs will be made available at launch with the Core i5-1035G1, Core i7-1065G7, Ryzen 5 4500U, and Ryzen 7 4700U CPUs all with integrated graphics and FHD touchscreens. HP plans on offering additional SKUs with discrete GeForce MX330 graphics and a 4K UHD AMOLED option at a future date.

Comparisons between the Intel and AMD SKUs should be amusing especially in terms of performance. If the Ryzen 7 4700U and its integrated Vega graphics can come close to the gaming performance of the Intel-only GeForce MX330 option, for example, then AMD would have a winner on its hands. HP will be pricing the AMD SKUs at a lower starting price than the Intel SKUs when they all become available this May.

2020 Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
2020 Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
2020 Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
2020 Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
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Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
Envy x360 15 (Intel Ice Lake)
Envy x360 15 (Intel specifications)
Envy x360 15 (Intel specifications)
Envy x360 15 (Intel specifications)
Envy x360 15 (Intel specifications)
2020 Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
2020 Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
2020 Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
2020 Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
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Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
Envy x360 15 (AMD Renoir)
Envy x360 15 (AMD specifications)
Envy x360 15 (AMD specifications)
Envy x360 15 (AMD specifications)
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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-16 (Update: 2020-04-16)
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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.