HP ENVY x360 – 15t Touch: 4 Reasons to Buy

Convertibles, like the customizable HP ENVY x360 hybrid, are a constant reminder of the laptop industry’s steadfast hold on this technology-ridden world. In an attempt to create the perfect laptop- tablet hybrid, companies like Lenovo and Dell have put out their own designs for the masses to critique. Unlike the Dell XPS 12 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga however, the new HP ENVY x360 -15t  just makes more sense.

The question now is whether this great inclusion in the HP family can fare against the performance of  the new Toshiba Radius and the rest of the multi-flip hybrids in the market.

The Sensible HP ENVY x360 – 15t Notebook Overview

Build and Design

First impression on HP ENVY x360’s design includes the words beautiful, elegant and sophisticated. This hybrid PC is cased with a brushed aluminum finish in silver. HP ENVY x360 hybrid A very strong, well thought-out hinges allow the multi-flip mechanisms to work its magic while users convert from viewer to tablet to laptop mode. As a laptop, the HP ENVY x360 contains a good number of ports packed in its slim figure. HP ENVY x360

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The full-size backlit keyboard  it crunchy with well-spaced silver keys. And although the keyboard’s backlight isn’t customizable, it should suffice for working in dark places.

Some users have already found carrying the ENVY x360 – 15t  in tablet mode is really comfy.

Take note though, unlike Yoga users, ENVY x360 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop owners wouldn’t have to experience the discomfort of having exposed keys at the backside.

                          Compare to other popular hybrid touch laptops:

Performance and Graphics

The 15.6-inch HD WLED-backlit display will boast a full HD view at 1920 x 1080-p resolution. Hybrid hard drive boots in seconds.

Ultrabooks were never built for extreme gaming. Fortunately, an Intel HD graphics allows playability on moderate settings for games like Skyrim.

And like most high-performance multi-flip convertibles, the HP ENVY x360 – 15t will run Photoshop CS5 with ease.

Tap and touch screen functions are highly responsive and accurate. Admittedly, the HP ENVY x360 – 15t  fare well in benchmark scores against its counterparts Lenovo Flex2 15, Vizio CT-15 and Acer Aspire R7.

Connectivity

The era of going wireless all the way is upon the industry. However, in the ENVY x360 model, HP haven’t removed the Ethernet.

The x360 – 15t touch has three USB ports, a HDMI and RJ-45 for wired connections. The Gigabit Ethernet LAN is also incorporated in this HP. VGA is no longer an option, but users can still connect their convertibles to their HDTVs via HDMI-out.

Pros and Cons of the HP ENVY x360 – 15t

As tech gurus have called it a worthy successor to the HP Pavilion 11t, the ENVYx360 should also claim the throne for sensible innovation. This laptop-tablet hybrid is pretty to look at without having to compromise durability. Whether it is the best choice for certain users shall be weighed in the following lists.

Pros

1. Bright and Crisp Display. It is bright, vibrant and has a wide range of viewing angles.

2. Sturdy and Elegant Hinge System. This type of two-hinge system may have started with Acer Aspire’s R7, but as one avid HP user has mentioned, the x360 has nailed this aspect undoubtedly.

3. Keyboard Isn’t Sticking Out. Unlike the Yoga, the HP 360’s keyboard does not stick out and looks  like a piece of art. The hinge system was designed so that the display does all the flipping.

4. Fast, Responsive and Precise Touchscreen. The ENVY x360 – 15t  is perfect for artists and designers, not only because of its responsiveness, but also because of the accuracy of the Control Zone trackpad.

Cons

1. Mediocre battery life (up to 7 hours). This x360 model doesn’t have the best battery life, especially if considered categorized under tablets. As a laptop, however, it’s passable.

2. Some users have noticed, when it attempts to come out of sleep, it takes relatively long time to wake up. It is actually quicker to shut it down and start from the beginning.

Verdict

HP design engineers may have hit the jackpot in creating the HP ENVY x360. This beautiful, not complicated to use laptop  is a one of a kind convertible showcasing how serious HP is with their designs.

This is a high-performance hybrid laptop which is a luxurious tablet, and extends to an HDTV or monitor like a robust desktop while running at cool temperature.

Its two-hinge system makes more sense than other convertibles currently out in the market. This multi-flip PC clearly conveys the message that HP is catching up with the hybrid advent.Whether it is a note-worthy successor of the Pavillion 11t or not, the ENVY x360 will certainly make a name for itself.