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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  • Stochastic - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    That's a big if. Fingers crossed.
  • yannigr2 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    AMD in the past created projects like a reference tablet, a docking station, Project Quantum and probably many others.


    I really can not understand for how many years they will be kissing those pathetic, totally sold to Intel OEMs. Just create a ^$(& reference laptop, and GIVE IT AWAY to anyone interested building and selling it. Who knows. Maybe a dozen small companies from those hundreds in Shenzhen will be happy to use it, and if they see a major success in the Chinese market, maybe others will get more interested in AMD mobile CPUs also. And with others, I mean big companies in the Chinese market and who knows, latter major OEMs. But for now, those OEMs are happy to produce problematic designs that can not sell because consumers interested on an AMD laptop remain constantly in stand by mode until a good design comes out.

    AMD designs, that can NOT sell, are PERFECT for them. A good alibi in case AMD goes again in courts against Intel, and nothing to threaten their relationship with Intel. Maybe it would have been better if HP and the others where NOT making AMD laptops AT ALL. Maybe that would have force AMD to take action instead of fearing it will lose those couple problematic designs.

    So, $699 for a single channel 4GB *hi end* laptop that can NOT see more than 8GB of RAM. This is funny. And of course 1TB Hard disk drive at that price and NO PCIe SSD option in 2017 on a *hi end* system. It's 512 SSD OR HDD. That OR means only one storage and SATA.
  • vladx - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    Where does it say it's a "high-end system"?
  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    No, no, no! You need to look for a *hi end* laptop! It's clear that you can NOT see it while looking for the wrong words. :P
  • yannigr2 - Friday, October 27, 2017 - link

    Don't know, maybe that 4 core 8 threads monster that muches the performance of a NEW Kaby Lake mobile processor with the same 4 cores 8 threads specs? Last time I checked a Core i7 was considered "hi end" and there are Core i7 models with only 2 cores and 4 threads. So, if a 2 cores 4 threads Kaby is "hi end" based on Intel, how would a 4 cores 8 threads CPU should be described? Mid range? Low end? DOA?
  • Tams80 - Sunday, October 29, 2017 - link

    As this clearly sin't getting through to you, I'll just spell it out for you. "Hi end" is not proper English, let alone correct terminology.

    Now, just because the Ryzen Mobile used here is 4C/8T, does not mean it is a 'high-end' system. The price of this HP Envy and the rest of the components used should have been enough for you to figure that out.
  • yannigr2 - Monday, October 30, 2017 - link

    Oh, you are a grammar Nazi, when trying to avoid writing arguments. OK. Got that.

    I guess if someone sells a Pentium laptop at 2000 dollars, you might consider it as a - add here whatever you see correct, in place of that "hi end" I wrote.
  • Stochastic - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    In the long run, are we expecting AMD's newfound competitiveness to drive down laptop pricing slightly? Or are we just going to get a bit more performance in the $600-$1000 market?
  • vladx - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    Second option, we're gonna get true quad-core mobile CPU for less than $1k. Vega Mobile doesn't look that impressive, 128% better performance over Carrizo is not that much in fact I'm doubtful it would even equal a 940M or GT 1030.
  • Kamen75 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - link

    It equals 950M actually.

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