Our opinion on the HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf
High Fidelity and convertible into a TabletHP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf is a versatile 2-in-1 laptop PC equipped with a 15-inch OLED Full HD DCI-P3 touch screen that can be opened 360°, a backlit keyboard, an Infrared webcam for biometric facial authentication with shutter but also a 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. This elegant silver Windows 11 hybrid Ultrabook performs well in everyday use thanks to its Intel Raptor Lake Core i7-1355U hybrid processor and its 16 GB of RAM which accelerate multimedia processing. This is also the case for the GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card suitable for a number of games while the autonomy is around 7 hours.
Features of the HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf
|15.6” Full HD OLED multi-touch 100% DCI-P3 BrightView openable 360° thin edges (1920×1080, glossy)
|Intel Core i7-1355U Raptor Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.7 GHz, 8E 1.2GHz, TDP 15W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|16 GB LPDDR5 5500 MHz (soldered)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus
|512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
|2 USB 3.2 (1 Sleep and Charge) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD card reader
|Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX211), Bluetooth 5.3
|Yes, via infrared webcam with shutter
|2 Bang&Olufsen DTS:X Ultra speakers, Audio Boost 2.0
|Windows 11 64-bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 55Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.78 Kg / 357.3 x 228.4 x 18.3
The HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf faces the competition
The HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf currently displays in promotion at Amazon and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the least expensive to offer a screen with such faithful colors (OLED) with such a recent processor and such a high-performance graphics solution with the possibility of converting into a Tablet .
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Chassis, connections, screen of the HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf
Openable 360° to transform into a Tablet, this versatile hybrid laptop PC with a thin and light Natural Silver design has a sober and elegant but also original look.
The screen adopts multi-touch touch technology: by applying at least one finger on it, using pressure/gestures, you can interact with the system and software.
Tactile involves a glossy treatment which gives punch to the colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
The screen also stands out with its DCI-P3 OLED technology. The colors are much more faithful than average, the vertical and horizontal viewing angles are significant, the latency is minimal and the blacks are very deep.
Due to its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also suitable for videos.
Above sits an Infrared webcam through which you can biometrically authenticate using facial recognition and Windows Hello technology.
Fortunately, when you are not using the webcam, you can hide it behind a privacy shutter, which is valuable for respecting privacy.
We notice the absence of a numeric keypad on the right of the chiclet keyboard, which will be even more disappointing to those who regularly enter numbers as this functionality is standard from 15 inches.
However, a keyboard backlighting system is present, to be activated when you want to better distinguish the keys.
This 2-in-1 Ultrabook offers good connectivity with its 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, its Wi-Fi 6E ax and Bluetooth 5.3 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, its audio port but also its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB devices are plugged into it 3.0.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf
The HP Envy x360 15-fe0000sf may appeal to those looking for a 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop that can be converted into a tablet for everyday versatile multimedia-oriented nomadic use.
Whether with the Iris Xe graphics solution housed in the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 card, you can obviously view photos and videos but also play modest games on this hybrid laptop. The GeForce RTX 3050 is activated by Optimus technology to carry out graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe.
Concretely, NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 3050 and the Iris Xe. Optimus favors this as much as possible to ensure the best possible autonomy because it consumes little energy.
In this area, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use. This is all the more appreciable since the weight and thinness of this 2-in-1 Ultrabook make it quite easy to transport, which some people wishing to equip themselves with a student laptop PC may appreciate.
However, thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing, NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, we can play a number of games with concessions under titles that require 3D resources to obtain good playability.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as those from the Adobe, Sony Vegas or VSDC suite.
The core is also suitable for light multimedia processing using multi-cores and RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
Because it is based on a low-consumption Intel Alder Lake Core i7-1355U processor with 10 hybrid cores in which the Iris Xe takes place, but also 16 GB of RAM.
This core delivers very good performance in everyday use. On the other hand, it shows its limits under software that is intensive in processor resources or under heavy work in this area for which we will prefer to opt for a model based on a non-low consumption processor.
HP obviously entrusts the storage to an SSD that is more resistant to shocks than a hard drive but also consumes less energy, is silent and much faster.
Responsiveness and fluidity are much better on a daily basis with an SSD than with a hard drive.
Starts/stops, processing and launching games/software are much faster with an SSD than with a hard drive for example, and you can access online game cards faster.
A 512 GB SSD is integrated here, a capacity equivalent to standard hard drives.
However, if you need additional space, you can use an external storage module. Favoring a USB 3.0/USB-C device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, expect this versatile multimedia-oriented 2-in-1 laptop PC convertible into a Tablet to heat up and make itself heard when it is heavily used (e.g.: processing, games).
To contain its temperatures we can associate it with a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).