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HP Envy x360 14 review: Offers impressive design, features but is it best? Find out here

HP recently launched the Envy x360 14 in the market. This laptop features an attractive design and powerful capabilities but is it worth considering? Read this review to find out.

Written By: Om Gupta New Delhi Updated on: June 29, 2024 18:32 IST
HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU
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HP has recently introduced a new model in India as part of its Envy lineup: the HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU. This laptop boasts a 14-inch form factor and a lightweight convertible design. Enhanced by AI, it is gaining popularity among users who seek high performance in a portable device. The HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU features a clean and simple design, along with a powerful hardware configuration, which includes an Intel Core Ultra 5 processor and an Intel Integrated Graphics GPU. 

The unit that I reviewed is equipped with an Intel Core Ultra 5 processor, and in this review, I will focus on that particular model. The price of this unit goes up to Rs 1,36,999, but is it worth it? In this review, we will explore whether this laptop is a balanced and affordable choice for those in need of a lightweight convertible laptop. But first, let's take a quick look at its specifications.

Specifications HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU
Processor Intel Core Ultra 5 processor
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics
Display

35.6 cm (14) diagonal, 2.8K (2880 x 1800), OLED, multitouch-enabled, 48-120 Hz, 0.2 ms response time, UWVA, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge, Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, Low Blue Light, SDR 400 nits, HDR 500 nits, 100 percent DCI-P3

Memory 16 GB LPDDR5-6400 MHz RAM (onboard)
Storage 512 GB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard Full-size, backlit, darker atmospheric blue opaque keyboard
Webcam 5MP IR camerawith temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless card
I/O 1 USB Type-A 10Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge); 1 USB Type-A 10Gbps signaling rate; 1 HDMI 2.1; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 USB Type-C 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 2.1, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 Thunderbolt 4 with USB Type-C 40Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 2.1, HP Sleep and Charge)
Audio Poly Studio; DTS:X Ultra; Dual speakers; HP Audio Boost
Battery

3-cell,59 WhLi-ionpolymer, Supports battery fast charge: approximately 50 percent in 30 minutes

Power Adapter 65 W USB Type-C power adapter
Weight 1.39 kg
Dimensions 31.33 x 21.89 x 1.69 cm
Colour Atmospheric blue

HP Envy x360 14 review: Build and design

 

If you travel frequently, then you'll love the HP Envy x360 14. HP has designed this laptop to be very lightweight, making it easy to carry around. With its 360-degree rotation feature, you can effortlessly switch between laptop and tablet mode. The rounded corners make it easy to handle, and the hinge operates smoothly for converting the laptop into a tablet. Even though it has a convertible design, using it as a tablet may feel heavy. It would have been better if HP had made the keyboard detachable.

India Tv - HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU

Image Source : INDIA TVHP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU

India Tv - HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU

Image Source : INDIA TVHP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU (I/O ports)

HP Envy x360 14 review: Display and speakers

The HP Envy x360 14 features a 2K display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels. It boasts an OLED panel that delivers vibrant colours and a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Thanks to the OLED panel, dark colours are displayed exceptionally well, and the panel is designed to offer good visibility from any angle. Additionally, the display supports a peak brightness of up to 500 nits in HDR. 

While the display performs well overall, there are areas where it could be improved. For instance, a higher refresh rate, such as 140Hz, and greater brightness could enhance the usability of the display in bright environments. The HP Envy x360 14 comes with dual speakers by Poly Studio. After testing the speakers, I found the sound quality to be average, with a lack of bass impact. Overall, the sound quality is just okay and not particularly impressive.

HP Envy x360 14 review: Keyboard and trackpad

This laptop has a decent keyboard. The keys are well-spaced and have good depth, making them comfortable to use. Additionally, the keyboard is backlit and offers three levels of brightness. The trackpad is spacious, allowing for easy navigation and supporting gesture-based inputs. Overall, it is accurate and easy to use.

India Tv - HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU

Image Source : INDIA TVHP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU (keyboard)

 

India Tv - HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU

Image Source : INDIA TVHP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-fc0078TU (track pad)

HP Envy x360 14 review: Performance and battery

 

The HP Envy x360 14's processor easily handles multitasking, and it comes with Microsoft Office pre-installed. It is equipped with 16GB LPDDR5-6400 MHz RAM for fast processing and has 512GB of storage. This laptop is great for web browsing, document editing, media consumption, and entertainment. It performs these tasks smoothly, but when dealing with heavier tasks, the fans start running faster, indicating some throttling.

The battery life is impressive, providing 6-7 hours of backup on a single full charge. If you are just browsing the web or working on documents, you can even get up to 8 hours of battery backup. This makes it a great option for frequent travelers.

HP Envy x360 14 review: Verdict

The Envy x360 14 is an excellent laptop that offers a good balance of features with its 360-degree convertible design. Despite some drawbacks such as the display refresh rate, lack of a detachable keyboard, and relatively low brightness level, it remains a compelling option. If you're in the market for a lightweight, compact, and well-designed laptop, the Envy x360 14 is worth considering.

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