Good performance for a low price? Not how laptops are generally sold, but the new HP NV x360 proposes to do.
HP’s Envy reads the second sonata on the company’s premium spectrum laptops. It was a midrange choice, always leading to a corner cut. Not anymore.
The new NV x360 13 with Raison 4000 cb is a case in point, offering better performance than its equivalent spectrum at a lower price. I explored the 60 860 configuration with the Raison 5 4500U CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB solid-state drive (SST) and full HD Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display.
Although not perfect, once I put the NV x360 in my hands I knew I had to change my expectations for a laptop at this price.
The NV x360 13 is an all-metal laptop built with aluminum stamped in elegant Midnight Black, which is an option on the Specter x360 13. The difference here is that the spectrum is machined aluminum, but you can tell the difference by holding them side by side. Envy improves the build quality of the x360 and thanks to the reduced bezel bezel, both feel very minimal for 13-inch laptops.
Compared to competitors in its price range, the Envy x360 stands out. All plastic (and much larger) products are better than a laptop like the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5. 14. Although that laptop is about $ 200 cheaper, it uses the same Raison 5 processor and has the same 2-in-1 functionality.
The NV x360 is very thin and lightweight. At 0.65 inches, it is 0.67 inches thinner than the Specter x360 and weighs 2.92 pounds compared to 2.82 pounds. The NV x360 is smaller than the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5, measuring 0.82 inches thick and weighing 3.3 pounds. Compared to the previous version of Jealousy, HP did a great job of squeezing more computers into a thin frame – Jealousy certainly enters the Specter x360’s place when you consider their overall design.
As a 2-in-1, the NV x360 feels strong in all four of its modes – glam shell, tent, media and tablet. The keys are sensitive to action, but only hold the screen slightly when you rotate it. It’s not as tight as the Specter x360, but it’s better than the IdeaPad Flex 5. Here again, the delta between the Premium Specter x360 and the Midrange NV x360 is smaller than you might expect.
In terms of aesthetics, the HP NV x360 13 is not as luxurious as the gem-cut spectrum, but it is still an attractive laptop. Call it more elegant than luxury – its lines will be neat and tidy, giving it an integrated design that looks clean from every angle. Compared to the Blunder Lenovo Flex 5 14 Raison, the Envy is a much more refined laptop.
Connection is about what is expected in a thin and light machine. There are two drop-jaw USB-A31 ports for legacy support, along with a microSD card reader and a USB-C3.2 port (which charges the laptop despite the proprietary plug).
AMD’s Raison 4000 chips are very interesting. Every laptop we tested with a CPU, including some budget models, performed better than their Intel 10-Gen alternatives. In fact, whether you speak ice lag or comet lag, a Raison 4000 chip strikes – you have to go up to 45 watts Intel components to get the best performance.
Although not as fast as some other Raison engines, the HP NV x360 13 also worked well. For example, on the Geekbench 5, it scored 1,101 on the single-core test and 4,485 on the multi-core test. This compares with the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 on the same Raison CPU at 1,096 and 4,543. In comparison, the Acer Spin 3 with Intel 10-Gen Core i5-1035 G1 scored 1,215 and 3,615, so it was slightly faster in single-core mode and much slower in multi-core mode. The Specter x360 13 with Core i7-1065G7 scores 1,164 and 3,981 sets up a very quick sibling.
Switching to our handbrake test, which encodes 420MB of video as H.265, the Envy x360 13 IdeaPad Flex 5 took three minutes faster, despite a speed of 16 seconds. I tried HP Performance Mode in its Command Center application and within five seconds I was envious of the IdeaPad. Compare these scores with laptops like the Microsoft Surface Book 3 13, which took four and a half minutes with the Core i7-1065G7. As the Acer Swift 3 with Raison 7 4700U is still only 10 seconds faster
The HP My Review unit features its low-power 400-night Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display. It’s a $ 50 upgrade from a standard-powered 300-night full HD display, and you can spend $ 60 on HP’s latest privacy screen technology, freeing up display from pages. I like the HP selected display for the NV x360 13. It is bright at 399 nights and has a large contrast of 1110: 1 (we want to see a difference of 1000: 1 or more). The color range is average – for premium laptops, ie – 71% at sRGB and 96% at sRGB, and accuracy at 2.26 (1.0 or lower is considered the best).
It is better than Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 with 47% Adobe RGB, 63% SRGP and 3.0 accuracy. That performance was blurred at 242 nits and a bad contrast at 770: 1. Display only You have chosen to spend $ 200 or more for the NV x360 13 over its Raison 4000 competitor.
The display of jealousy is not comparable to some other laptops. For example, the Dell XPS13 GlamShell Full HD display has better colors at 77% Adobe RGB and 97% SRGP, more accurate colors at 1.53 and a higher 1440: 1 contrast ratio. It is not very bright at 377 nits. You can get the same display you envy in the Specter x360 13 and the premium engine delivers a 4K OLED display with absolutely stunning colors and variations. Unable to check Checkbox Jealousy x360.