One of the most interesting laptop lineups from HP is its Envy Series. Not only they are ultraportable and premium in design but they also carry less expensive price tags than the likes of MacBook Air and Dell XPS. That’s why if you’re looking for a powerful notebook that’s easy to carry (and for the wallet), check out the 2020 HP Envy Series.
Envy x360 15″ – $699.99(~P35,200)
The least expensive of the Envy Series appears to be the most interesting one. Aside from rocking the latest 10th-gen Intel Core CPUs paired with Nvidia MX330 discrete graphics, the Envy x360 15″ is also available in AMD Ryzen 4000 APU. Whichever of the two you choose, the CPU is rated 15W which is common amongst ultraportable notebooks. Availability will start early May with a UHD OLED option that’s claimed with up to 18.5 hours of battery life.
Envy x360 13″ – $699.99(~P35,200)
The smaller model offers the same package for the same price range, however, you can only find AMD’s Ryzen 4000 APU Series here which is said to provide up to 17.5 hours of battery life. With the screen supporting a stylus pen, the Envy x360 13″ is a good choice for creatives once it goes official in May.
Envy 13″ – $999(~P50,300)
One of my personal favorites is the Envy 13″. Not only it’s a very light yet powerful laptop but it also has a premium unibody finish that rivals the likes of MacBook Air — all without costing an arm and a leg. For this year’s Envy 13″, the thin & light lappy now supports up to the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 CPU with an option for NVIDIA MX330 GPU. Like the first two devices, there’s a UHD display but in IPS LCD.
Envy 15″ – $1349.99(~P68,000)
The latest powerhouse laptop from HP is the Envy 15″. Whether you’re a video editor, creator, photographer, or whatever, this laptop can provide all the power you need. It’s the only device in this series that’s capable of supporting up to Core i9 CPUs that feature eight cores and 16 threads. The GPU side of things is also more than capable of graphics rendering, thanks to the support of up to RTX 2060 Max-Q. RAM compatibility can go up to 32GB while storage is capable of 2TB PCIe in RAID.
At 15.6″, the UHD OLED display is factory calibrated for a Delta E < 2 and covers 100% P3 color gamut. Furthermore, the OLED panel is rated up to 600nits brightness and VESA DisplayHDR 400 TrueBlack. The Envy 15″ is NVIDIA Studio certified and features HP’s DynamicPower that allocates workload between CPU and GPU. It’s nearly the same technology provided by NVIDIA to Lenovo’s latest laptops.
As for the rest of the specs, the Envy 15″ is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports on top of two USB 3.0, HDMI, and multi-format media reader. HP QuickDrop is the alternative solution to Huawei Share and Apple AirDrop but compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The battery is claimed to last up to 16.5 hours despite the incredible performance the laptop provides. Availability will start in June.