HP’s Envy X360 15t Features an Attractive, Responsive Design, & Multi-Mode Functionality


When it comes to convertibles, stylish design is one thing, the other is always performance; when combined, you chime in on the cost, along with display and battery, and voila, you can decide if a laptop purchase is worth it or not. Things aren’t easy when choosing a new laptop, but knowing you want a 2-in-1, and knowing you enjoy HP’s efforts in the tech industry, mean you are on your way to a decision.

Today, we find ourselves looking at HP’s new Envy X360 15t (B01MFBY9A5), a nice combination of build quality that binds laptop and tablet functionality gracefully. Naturally, 2-in-1 means this, like other convertibles, will feature a dual-hinge of sorts- notebook, stand, tent, and tablet display, plus the additional perk of opening all the way flat, if desired. The 15.6-inch laptop features a FHD WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled display, and comes with Windows 10 Home 64/Windows 10 Pro 64, used among most Dell laptops these days, especially some of the newer 2-in-1 builds, like the Inspiron 17 7778.

HP’s Envy X360 15t, beginning at just $749.99, has an 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U, at 1.6GHz to 3.4GHz, plus an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. The device holds anywhere from 500GB to 1TB of HDD storage, plus 8GB of SSD memory. The X360 15t comes equipped with 1 USB Type-C, 2 USB 3.1s, an HDMI-out port, SD card reader, dual speakers from Bang & Olufsen, and a headphone jack. Networking and connectivity include Intel 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 for pairing with wireless accessories/peripherals, and the option of HP’s Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with dual digital microphones for more personalization.

Although this edition of the HP Envy X360 may appear complementary to similarly-designed HP laptops, HP made sure to pay attention to the most helpful features for added productivity, creativity, and workflow when designing this submodel. There’s a full-sized island-style backlit keyboard with little travel to each key, an extra-wide ControlZone trackpad, and an HP ImagePad stylus with multi-touch. Also, take into account the up to 10 hours of battery life using that FHD panel, that is a strong lifeline right there, not to mention video playback up to 8 hours and 45 minutes. However, as this information came directly from HP, other sources report a much lesser battery life of around 6 hours.

Let us give credit to how HP managed to pack everything inside such a thin chassis (10.18 x 15.11 x .93 inches), which apparently stays cool with barely noticeable fans. Unfortunately, for a 2-in-1, its 4.75 pound body is a little much for portability, which is a crucial aspect when looking at convertible-hybrids. As this is a basic computer, and a little outdated- meaning some ports and features are left for the more extravagant of machines, it is still a reliable utility. Users can rely on all four modes, and a good Windows 10 Home OS, even offering some advanced features like Windows Ink, Continuum, and of course Cortana. As far as functionality and performance, there is a nice combination between premium build and familiar features of the Envy line that make this convertible-hybrid a good blend between tablet and laptop.

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