HP on Tuesday introduced its new 15.6-inch convertible notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 3000-series APUs. The new HP Envy x360 15 are positioned as inexpensive 15.6-inch-class laptops for productivity applications. In addition, the company announced its new Intel-based HP Envy x360 15 PCs.

HP’s AMD Ryzen 3000 and Intel Core i5/i7-based Envy x360 15 convertibles use exactly the same sand-blasted anodized aluminum chassis and thus have the same dimensions (17 mm z-height) and weight (~ 2 kilograms). The only visual difference between AMD and Intel-powered Envy x360 15 PCs is the color: the former features HP’s Nightfall Black finish, whereas the latter features HP’s Natural Silver finish. Overall the new 15.6-inch Envy x360 convertible laptops feature a 28% smaller bezel when compared to the previous generation according to the manufacturer. Meanwhile, all the HP Envy x360 15 machines introduced today also use the same 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS touch-enabled display panel featuring a WLED backlighting.

Inside the new AMD-based HP Envy x360 15 convertible laptops are AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 3500U or Ryzen 7 3700U processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega 8/10 graphics. The APUs are accompanied by 8 GB or single or dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory (depending on the region) as well as a 256 GB NVMe/PCIe M.2 SSD. As for Intel-powered Envy x360 15, they use Core i5-8265U or Core i7-8565U CPUs.

UPDATE 3/27: HP has notified us that all the new Envy x360 15 support dual-channel memory. However, in some regions the machines will ship with a single 8 GB memory module (thus using one DRAM channel), but in some others the PCs will ship with two 4 GB DIMMs (thus using two DDR4 channels and offering a higher memory bandwidth).

As far as connectivity is concerned, everything looks rather standard: the systems feature a 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0/4.2 controller from Intel or Realtek, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C connector (with DP 1.4), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI output, a 3.5-mm audio connector for headsets, an SD card reader, and so on. The new Envy x360 15 also has an HD webcam with a dual array microphone and a kill switch, a fingerprint reader, Bang & Olufsen-baged stereo speakers, and a full-sized keyboard.

When it comes to battery life, HP claims that its AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered Envy x360 15 convertibles offer exactly the same battery life as Intel-based machines: up to 13 hours of mixed usage when equipped with a 55.67 Wh battery.

HP will start sales of its Envy x360 15 convertible notebooks with AMD Ryzen Mobile inside this April. Pricing will start at $799.99. By contrast, a system featuring Intel’s Core i5-8265U with a generally similar configuration will cost $869.99.

HP Envy X360 15"
  Envy x360 15 (AMD)
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Envy x360 15 (Intel)
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Display 15.6-inch
IPS
1920x1080
Processor Ryzen 5 3500U
4C/8T
2.1 GHz Base
3.7 GHz Turbo
 
Ryzen 7 3700U
4C/8T
2.3 GHz Base
4.0 GHz Turbo
Core i5-8265U 
4C/8T

1.6 GHz Base
3
.9 GHz Turbo
Core i7-8565U
4C/8T
1.8 GHz Base
4.0 GHz Turbo
Graphics Vega 8 Vega 10 Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2400 (not user accessible)
Storage 256 GB PCIe/NVMe 256 GB PCIe/NVMe
or
512 GB PCIe/NVMe + 32 GB Optane
Network Realtek
2x2 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
2x2 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Audio Bang & Olufsen
Dual Speakers
Digital Media SD card reader
Keyboard Full-size island-style
backlit keyboard
External Notebook
Ports
1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 HDMI
1 x 3.5mm jack
Dimensions / Weight 14.13 x 9.68 x 0.67-inch
2 kilograms | 4.53 lbs
Battery / Battery Life 3-cell 55.67 Wh LiPo
65W AC adapter 
Price Starting $799.99 Starting $869.99

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Source: HP

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  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    Such a shame that they couldn't bother to fit a dual-channel memory subsystem into this. Pure laziness, and such a drag for iGPU performance. Reply
  • velanapontinha - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    Any word on battery life? Elitebooks with 2700U PRO suck at battery life, I'm hoping they fix it with 3700u Reply
  • Cooe - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    "When it comes to battery life, HP claims that its AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered Envy x360 15 convertibles offer exactly the same battery life as Intel-based machines: up to 13 hours of mixed usage when equipped with a 55.67 Wh battery." And that's exactly why despite the rated clock-speeds barely changing gen to gen (just +100-200MHz), 12nm Zen+ is going to have a MUCH larger overall beneficial effect on Mobile than it did on Desktop. Where "Precision Boost 2" was merely really handy on DT, it's an absolute game changer for Mobile, where power efficiency/scaling were by FAR the biggest issues vs Intel. Zen+ lets it run at higher average clock-speeds overall, but without having to run every core at the max all-core boost speed during mid-thread count loads (aka, less than all-cores/threads, but >2t), saving a bunch of power. Reply
  • gronetwork - Monday, July 1, 2019 - link

    It appears that the 3700U, comparing to the 2700U has the same specifications, except the lithography, the boost frequency that is slightly higher. But the global performance is 19% more powerful. On the single core it has also made a good improvement.

    https://gadgetversus.com/processor/amd-ryzen-7-370...
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