I was disappointed with video performance. It is OK on 240V power but not so on battery. Having said that I watched a 1080p movie (the video test loop) and it was smooth with no jerking.

Overall the AMD Ryzen 5/Vega 8 (as tested) had good performance and was 100% reliable. There is no need to seek out Intel alternative.

Pro

  • Competitive price
  • Flagship build using injection moulded metal
  • Screen better than the price dictates
  • Plenty of CPU grunt

Con

  • Fan gets noisy under load
  • 15W throttle on battery means it’s a tale of two notebooks
  • Bit of hinge shake (not on Spectre x360)
  • No fingerprint scanner

Rating

We are rating this as a mid-level notebook where compromises are made to achieve a price level.

  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5
  • Features: 4 out of 5 – would have loved one HDMI port (even a mini HDMI) as well
  • Value for money: 4 out of 5 – Shop around and bag that bargain
  • Performance: 4 out of 5 – The Ryzan 5 has plenty of grunt on power. It is OK on battery, but graphics suffer
  • Ease of Use: 5 out of 5 – Its Windows and x360
  • Design: 4 out of 5 – elegant

Pricing and Availability

The HP ENVY x360 13 Laptop (ag0014AU) is now available at Harvey Norman and HP.com.au from $1,799.

The HP ENVY x360 13 Laptop (ag0012AU) is now available at JB Hi-Fi and HP.com.au from $1,599

HP Envy x360 13-inch

 

 

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HP Envy x360 13-inch AMD Ryzen and Radeon Vega Graphics (review)
Price (RRP): $from $1,599 Manufacturer: HP
AMD Ryzen CPU and Radeon Graphics are a good combo for this mid-range notebook
Very different performance on power and battery
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4.2Overall Score
Reader Rating 8 Votes