A Review Unit of the HP Envy X360
The HP Envy x360 (15 2021) are almost in a class of its own in the laptop market, a powerful 2-in-one laptop that combines powerful CPU and graphics card, an elegant but sturdy design, great battery life, and numerous customizable features. The HP Envy series is aimed at professionals, people who play many games, and business people who need a full laptop replacement. The two main differentiating features are battery life and the extreme durability. So, what’s it all about?
This laptop’s design has a futuristic look to it. It is made up mostly of aluminum, with the keyboard and bezel being a thinner, lighter version of the aluminum. A silver strip along the bottom edge of the laptop is where the USB charging port and the headphone jack are located. One of the most unique features of this laptop is its cooling fan, which sits behind the bezel. All of these features help the Envy stay cool even when running extremely hot software like Crysis.
The keyboard on the HP Envy x360 15 is not very comfortable to type on, but the buttons are large and easy to use. The Track Pad on the laptop is also not very comfortable to use for a laptop, but the button layout is decent enough for standard use. The touchpad can be used in either the left or right side depending on which side the user needs to use the trackpad. The only negative to the trackpad would be that it is not a full size trackpad, so it would be difficult to use if you need a larger font on the laptop. The keys are made of a rubberized black stick material, which means that they will not stick to your fingers. They are loud, though, so if you have some noise reduction headphones you may not want to use them.
For someone looking for a good laptop that does not cost that much, the HP Envy x360 15 are a decent enough option. The laptop has an Intel Celeron Processor, which is a good option for anyone who does not need extra power. The HD graphics of the Intel processor give the laptop’s plenty of memory to play around with. Two gigabytes of ram are standard on all of the HP Envy series, which is enough to run most of the Windows programs.
The HP Envy x 360 15 2021 have many different options when it comes to the display for it. There are two different screens, one is a 15-inch widescreen display and the other is a 16-inch widescreen with a trifocal. The main problem with the widescreen display is that it causes the colors to appear washed out and the text to be small. This is not an issue with the trifocal monitor, which can make the colors appear to be bolder and the text to be legible at eye-level.
Battery life on the HP Envy x 360 15 2021 is average for this range. It is not the best, but it is not terrible either. This laptop is able to last a few hours between recharging, but the battery life does drop quite significantly if you are using the laptop for gaming. You do, however, get more hours of battery life from the HD webcam if you are recording video rather than using it for actual computer games, which helps make up for the loss of battery life.
One great feature of HP Envy x 360 series laptops is the accessory that comes with the laptop, the HP Envy Keystompurpose Keyboard. If you need to type quickly on your laptop, you will appreciate this handy little gadget that has both a touch-sensitive surface and a well-built mechanism to lock the keys. The built in fingerprint reader also makes it easy to input passwords and other types of personal data. Even if you have no preference for having a touch-sensitive or a physical keyboard, you will appreciate the keyboard that comes with the HP Envy.
The touch-sensitive surface of the HP Envy x 360 15-inch laptops has a decent sized button. It takes a few people (a family of four, most likely) to find that the button is not just a normal button. Once you press the button you can immediately start typing on the trackpad. This touch-sensitive surface means that you can tap the trackpad to move up or down, left or right, and even tapping in the center of the pad to zoom in or out. The trackpad is responsive to every point of contact with the screen, which is good for people who use this laptop for typing as well as those who enjoy using virtual keyboards for playing games.