As part of the launch for the new Ryzen Mobile platform from AMD, HP is today announcing a refresh of their HP ENVY x360 15-inch laptop which features the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor. This refresh is based off their existing AMD FX series x360. The HP ENVY x360 has been a popular platform for HP, offering a fully convertible laptop with a 360° hinge, offering traditional laptop weight balance, along with stand, tent, and tablet modes to increase the versatility.

HP ENVY x360 Ryzen Mobile
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Quad-core, Eight-thread,
2.0GHz to 3.6GHz
GPU AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
8 Radeon RX Vega CUs
Up to 1100 MHz
Display 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS with Touch
Memory Up to 8 GB DDR4 (2 DIMMs)
Storage Up to 512 GB SSD or 1 TB HDD
Wireless Intel 802.11ac w/Bluetooth 4.2
I/O 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 with DP 1.2 and Power
2 USB 3.0
Headset Jack
Power 65W AC Adapter
55.8 Wh Battery
Dimensions 14.16"x9.8"x0.77"
Weight 4.75 lbs
Starting Price $699
Availability November 2017

But the star of the show is going to be the Ryzen Mobile processor. HP is offering the Ryzen 5 2500U option, which is four cores, eight threads, and a 2.0 GHz base frequency with 3.6 GHz boost frequency. As with Intel’s CPUs, it has a 15-Watt nominal TDP. HP has paired it with up to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM in dual-channel mode.

The GPU side is where we expect Ryzen Mobile to have an edge, thanks to the Radeon Vega graphics core. In the Ryzen 5 2500U, this means eight Radeon RX Vega CUs, with a boost frequency of up to 1100 MHz. It’ll be exciting to see what this integrated graphics core will be able to achieve with just a 15-Watt TDP.

The CPU change is clearly the big change. The rest of the laptop is similar to the existing HP ENVY x360 15-inch model. It offers up to a 512 GB SSD, or 1 TB SATA HDD, and features Intel 802.11ac wireless. The display is a 15.6-inch IPS 1920x1080 panel, featuring thin side bezels and edge-to-edge glass. The laptop features an IR webcam for Windows Hello support, and offers a full-size backlit keyboard with a number pad as well. The laptop weighs in at 4.75 lbs.

For connectivity and more, the HP ENVY x360 offers USB-C with DisplayPort and power capabilities, and HP lists the laptop as able to drive two UHD displays. HP’s partnership with Bang & Olufsen continues as well, handling the audio duties. It also features a stylus for Windows Ink.

The Ryzen Mobile powered HP ENVY x360 starts at $699, with availability in November.

Source: HP

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  • vladx - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    @Lamen75 Show proof then, and no, synthetic benchmarks don't count since those are best case scenarios rarely found in real games.
  • jjj - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    A 1030 is 30W, a 950 is 75W, this is a 15W APU and the GPU comes for "free".
    After all it's a 45-ish mm2 GPU, it's not gonna move mountains.
  • vladx - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    That doesn't matter when you can get laptops around same price with those GPUs.
  • yannigr2 - Friday, October 27, 2017 - link

    That are also 1 kilo heavier just so they have enough battery capacity to keep them on for a couple hours.

    You are really trying to hard to make AMD hardware look bad, when in fact is your only hope for your next Intel+Nvidia upgrade circle to be cheaper instead of more expensive.
  • vladx - Friday, October 27, 2017 - link

    1 kilo? Maybe 500-600g at worst. Also I don't need to make AMD look bad, they do a fine job at it themselves.
  • yannigr2 - Friday, October 27, 2017 - link

    People are paying hundreds of dollars for laptops that are lighter "500-600g at worst". But nevermind. Even if AMD produces an X86 SOC that is two times faster than Intel, with integrated graphics that perform as a GTX 1070 and comes with only 15W TDP, in your eyes, it will still be a failure compared to a desktop 18 Skylake X and two Titan XPs running at SLI. Because in that case, who needs a laptop, right?
  • vladx - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    Oh and fyi, mobile GT 1030 is only 25W.
  • Tams80 - Sunday, October 29, 2017 - link

    And your point is? You're still comparing a 40W Intel+Nvidia CPU/GPU (25W+15W) system to a 15W AMD APU system. They're rather different propositions.
  • jjj - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    Wonder how they price the 35-45W quads, higher or lower than these SKUs. Been a while since buying a new laptop was a sane option vs refurb.
    In the Llano days, buying a decent machine with a quad at 350-500$ was ok but nowadays anything with a decent SoC costs too much.
  • hybrid2d4x4 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    I sure hope this thing has more than one USB-C port if that's what it uses for charging, otherwise that "DP capability" is just lip service.

    It's really sad to see the loss of ports, especially on a full-size laptop such as this. I hope the side not shown in the isometric view photo is packed to the gills with ports- the x360 generation with the intel 6200u has 3 USB-A ports, full-size HDMI, ethernet, and an SD reader. If that photo is any indication, it wouldn't surprise me if the latter two get the axe :*(

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