Some years back, HP’s Envy series were considered among the very best in the laptop world, but with the introduction of more sleek convertible laptops over the years, they lost their place among the very best. The introduction of the Envy 15 though, has repositioned them with the very best in the market today.
This post considers HP Envy 15’s core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in Nigeria.
Price of HP Envy 15 in Nigeria
The HP Envy 15 is available in various configurations and models. These models vary in spec and prices. Regardless of the model and spec of the high-tech laptop, they can be purchased for anything between N330,000 – N520,000.
The price depends on the model you are going for as each model vary in core features including RAM sizes, processor, display size and other notable spec. In addition, factors including currency exchange rate, place and period of purchase affect the final prices they go for.
HP Envy 15 Core Specs (Base Model)
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7500U
- Screen Size: 15.6 inches, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: 128GB M.2 SSD and 1TB hard disk
- Connectivity: Intel 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Weight: 1.93kg
HP Envy 15 Review
Body and Design
The base model of the HP Envy 15 weighs 1.93kg and is 17.9mm thick. While it is not the weightiest of laptops, you will certainly notice it if you carry it for a while. If you are in the market for a lighter laptop, such as one of the lower-end Dell XPS 13s, would be a better option.
As for the framework, it is well built with nominal flex to the exterior. The front corners are nicely rounded. While the lid is a matte silver, the rear strip boasts a shiny metallic surface along the hinge.
The convertible laptop features a Full HD IPS panel, which is noticeably lackluster. Brightness is a little underwhelming at only 258.4cd/m2, which is quite disappointing for an HP laptop. The display’s intensity may well leave you stressed if you are working with lots spreadsheets with enough figures at the same time.
While contrast is fair at 1,179:1, the actual colour accuracy could be way better. With just 58 percent coverage of the sRGB colour gamut and an extremely underwhelming 40.1% of Adobe RGB, this laptop wouldn’t do for digital creatives or those in need of truly characterized colours.
Operating System and Processor
This is one part Envy lovers can take joy in. The specs of the HP Envy 15 equate favourably with those of the popular HP Spectre 13, which costs significantly more.
It boasts similar dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U seen in the base mode of the HP Spectre. This, like some other convertible laptops, can boost to 3.1GHz when cool, and is supported by 8GB of RAM. Performance was principally similar to the Spectre 13, which comes as no shock.
Battery life was decent. The Envy 15 can manage 7 hours 24 minutes of full operation when fully charged. If you considerably increase the brightness though, the battery life reduces by about 6 percent based on various tests and user reviews. While the convertible laptop is not quite, what you would call the all-day kind of battery; it comes pretty close and should be appreciated.
Things You Will Like About HP Envy 15
Attractive Design: When it comes to laptop designs, you have to give it to HP. HP laptops have been praised for their amazing laptop designs in recent years but this is even better in almost all spheres. It is relatively easy to handle and easily convertible.
Great Performance: If performance is one factor you strongly consider when choosing a laptop, then you are safe with the HP Envy 15. Its Intel Core i7-7500U processor ensures great performance even when you are working on various apps at the same time. It maintains a steady response and can be compared with most other efficient laptops in its category. This is one characteristic HP laptops are known for and it is no surprise to see the Envy 15 follow the same path.
Easily Convertible: Unlike some other adaptable laptops, the Envy 15, one of the most common in its group, is easily convertible. In fact, you do not even need to read the manual a thousand times to be able to effectively use it, either as a laptop or as a tablet.
Amazing battery Life: When it comes to battery capacity, HP surely rates among the very best. Envy 15 boasts a remarkable battery capacity.
Things You May Not Like About HP Envy 15 Laptops
Fan Can Be Noisy: While the laptop boasts remarkable features and outstanding specs, the fan operation is not so friendly. The fans, unlike most other convertible laptops in its category, makes so much noise. This can be uncomfortable for users.
Relatively Expensive: Compared to some other laptops in its class, the HP Envy 15 is not on the cheap side. While you will get total value for your money, acquiring the convertible laptop can be quite demanding.
Disappointing Screen: Considering the HP brand, one would expect great screen resolution and brightness. However, some sections of the population will surely be disappointed with the resolution and most especially, the screen brightness and sharpness.
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