Best HP Envy 15 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2022:

The HP Envy range is positioned in a fairly high-end niche and we therefore expect a lot from this 15-inch version. After a very convincing Envy 13, will its big brother with generous body measurements also be able to seduce us?

Presentation

With the Envy 15, HP transposes the neat and successful design of the Envy 13  into a slightly larger format. We are in front of a laptop PC equipped with a 15 inch touch screen and very well equipped in terms of hardware (Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD and 1 TB of HDD). Prices start from € 1,049.

Best HP Envy 15 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2022

1. HP Envy x360 15t-cn100 (5GM30AV) 2-in-1 convertible 15.6″ FHD IPS Touch-Screen Laptop. Intel Core i7-8565U, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, HP Pen included

2. Newest HP Pavilion 15 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Business Laptop Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U. 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, Type-C, HDMI, WiFi AC, UHD, Windows 10

3. HP Pavilion 15 15.6″ FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Quard-Core i7 1065G7 up to 3.9GHz. 12GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, 802.11AC WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, Windows 10, YZAKKA Accessories

4. HP Envy x360-15 Quad Core(8th Gen. Intel i7-8550U, 16GB DDR4, 1TB+128GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Intel UHD 620. IPS micro-edge, Bluetooth, Windows 10)Bang & Olufsen MS Ink 15.6″ Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

5. HP Envy X360 15.6 Inch FHD 1080P Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U, 16GB DDR4 RAM. 1TB SSD, Backlit Keyboard WiFi, Win10 + NexiGo Wireless Mouse Bundle (Renewed)

Construction

This laptop from HP is part of the Envy range and we therefore expect a classy design and an exemplary level of finish. This is clearly the case here, the machine being generally flawless on this point. The all-aluminum chassis retains very few fingerprints, the hinge looks very solid and the metal touch on the back brings extra luxury.

When you open the machine, you discover a large surface dedicated to the keyboard, which includes a numeric keypad. The keys are well spaced, the typing is quite precise despite a fairly short stroke. However, the reduced size of the “Enter” key causes a lot of typos. The touchpad , surrounded by a silver border, is a good size and offers precise gliding. On the other hand, it sounds a little hollow when you tap it (for the double click, in particular), while the right click sometimes has a hard time engaging.

On the connection side, it’s classic and efficient: 3 USB 3 ports, 1 USB Type-C port, an SD card reader, an HDMI output and a jack. The set, on the left and right sides, is very accessible.

The HP Envy 15 does not heat up very much: during a stress test , there is a hot point of 47 ° C at the front in the lower left part of the screen, and only 40.1 ° C below the chassis . These good figures are accompanied by a reduced breath, which does not exceed 39 dB when the Unigine Heaven benchmark is rotated for 1 hour.

Screen

This HP Envy 15 benefits from a brilliant IPS touchscreen of 15.6 inches, displaying a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px). First of all, small flat on the choice of a touch screen, very little useful on 15 inches and which suddenly prevents the use of a mat screen, much more readable.

Except for this remark, it must be admitted that this screen is of very good quality and very bright (305 cd / m²). Its contrast ratio (860: 1) is quite good, but not transcendent either. The colorimetry is also good, without being exceptional. The Delta E (difference between the actual colors and the displayed colors, considered to be very good below 3) rises to 5.3 and the color temperature is 6,230 K, a figure fairly close to the norm at 6,500 K. Nothing to report on the gamma curve, stable, sign of deep blacks and well defined whites.

Performances

The HP Envy 15 is equipped with a low-consumption Intel Core i7-6560U processor. It is a CPU engraved in 14 nm and equipped with two cores, for frequencies varying from 2.2 to 3.2 GHz. Our power index, based on a series of benchmarks, is quite good and displays a score extremely close to that obtained by a Core i7-6500U, and not very far from that of a Core i5-6300HQ.

You will therefore be comfortable in many tasks (advanced office automation, light video editing, photo editing, web surfing, video …). Here, versatility is paramount.

Games

It is an Intel Iris 540 iGPU that manages the graphics part of the HP Envy 15 and so we should not expect incredible performance in games. Our power rating is therefore barely higher than that of an Intel HD Graphics 520.

In practice, do not expect to launch The Witcher 3 in Ultra graphics mode. You will have to settle for a few titles that are not very greedy (some MOBA, pixel-art games) or quite old.

Mobility / Autonomy

With a weight of 2.13 kg and a thickness of 1.79 cm, we can not say that the Envy 15 is a model of lightness of compactness. On this point, it does worse than the Dell XPS 15 (1.98 kg) or the MSI GS60 (1.98 kg). Note that, here, the touch screen tends to weigh down the machine.

The autonomy is good for a 15 inch. Our reading test under Netflix (brightness at 200 cd / m², under Chrome, headphones plugged in) ran for 5:07. A very good figure compared to the competition of the same format: the MSI GS60 only takes 1:51, the Dell XPS 15 3:40, and the Lenovo Ideapad Y700  4:23. It therefore comes out on top and promises around 7 hours of office use.

Audio

The headphone output of the HP Envy 15 is of excellent quality: the distortion is very low (0.006%) and the output power is high (130 mVrms). The entire sound spectrum is very well reproduced.

Not surprisingly, the speakers are much less convincing (graphic above). In the ear, the power is correct, but the bass and treble shine by their absence. Mediums are present, as well as a few high-midrange. Only the voice passes correctly.

STRONG POINTS

  • Neat design.
  • Quality finishes.
  • Good autonomy.
  • Comfort in use.

WEAK POINTS

  • Useless touch screen.
  • Enter key too small.
  • Quite heavy.

CONCLUSION

The HP Envy 15 is a good 15-inch laptop, comfortable to use and has very good battery life. However, try to find it in a non-touch version. You will then benefit from a more readable mat slab and a slightly lighter weight.

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