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HP's Envy x360 the first AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered laptop to hit the shelves

By John Law & Koh Wanzi - on 17 Nov 2017, 11:25am

HP's Envy x360 the first AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered laptop to hit the shelves

HP Envy x360 Ryzen mobile

AMD announced its Ryzen mobile processors for laptops late last month, together with the promise that systems from HP, Lenovo, and Acer would be coming later this year. The big question was exactly when in the next couple of months this might happen, but it looks like HP has beaten everyone to it with the HP Envy x360.

AMD CEO Lisa Su also tweeted a picture of herself outside a Best Buy store, supposedly after having picked up the Envy x360. This is the first laptop available to buy with AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors, so it’s understandably a big deal.

The Envy x360 is a 15.6-inch convertible laptop with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel IPS touchscreen display with slim bezels on the left and right edges.

It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (2.0GHz, 4MB L3 cache) processor, which is a 4-cores, 8-threads CPU that can boost up to 3.6GHz, up to 16GB of RAM, and the option to upgrade the default 1TB HDD to a PCIe NVMe SSD.

Other features include an IR camera for facial recognition with Windows Hello, a USB-C port with DisplayPort output and charging, and Bang & Olufsen speakers. In addition, there’s a stylus that will work with Windows Ink, so you can take full advantage of its capabilities as a convertible device.

There’s a dedicated HDMI port as well, and the Envy x360 is supposedly able to drive up to two 4K Ultra HD displays at once.

It's also quite slim, measuring just under 20mm thick and weighing around 2.15kg.

The notebook starts at US$799.99 (~RM3,331), but there’s no news on local price and availability yet.

Source: HP.