New HP Envy x360 15 with AMD Ryzen 7 will undercut the Intel Core i7 SKU by about $150 USD
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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 15||2019 HP Envy x360 15|
|CPU||Up 10 10th gen Core i7-1065G7|
Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
|Up to 10th gen Core i7-10510U|
|GPU||Up to GeForce MX330 (Intel only)||Up to GeForce MX250|
|RAM||8 to 16 GB DDR4-3200, upgradeable||8 to 16 GB DDR4-2400, upgradeable|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD or 4K UHD AMOLED||15.6-inch FHD or 4K UHD|
|I/O Ports||2x 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|
|Wireless||Intel AX200 (Wi-Fi 6) w/ Bluetooth 5||Realtek RTL8822BE (Wi-Fi 5) w/ Bluetooth 4.2|
|battery||51 Wh||55.8 Wh|
|Dimensions||357.9 x 230.1 x 18.8 mm||359.7 x 248.8 x 19.6 mm|
|Weight||2.0 kg||2.1 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.
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