HP Pavilion x360 vs HP Envy x360: Which Is Better?

Both of these laptops are great, but which one is better? In this article we compare the HP Pavilion x360 vs HP Envy x360.

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HP Pavilion x360 vs. HP Envy x360

WINNER
2021 Newest HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop, 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor up to 4.6GHz, 8GB Memory, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Windows 11 Home, Nightfall Black
HP Pavilion x360 14” Touchscreen Laptop, 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Storage, Full HD IPS Display, Windows 10 Home OS, Long Battery Life, Work & Streaming (14-dw1024nr, 2021)
Title
HP Envy x360
HP Pavilion x360
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Hexa-Core Processor up to 4.2GHz
11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7
GPU
AMD Radeon Graphics with Shared Graphics Memory
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM
8GB high-bandwidth RAM
8 GB of RAM
Display
15.6" Full HD IPS Anti-glare Micro-edge WLED-backlit Touchscreen (1920 x 1080) Display
14-inch diagonal Full HD (1920 x 1080) multitouch enabled, edge-to-edge glass display.
Storage
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combination Audio Jack, 1 x Multi-format SD Media Card Reader
2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type-C, Headphone Jack, HDMI, SD Card Reader
Battery
3-Cell Battery
8 hours and 15 minutes
Weight
4.11 Pounds
3.33 lbs
Dimensions
14.13 x 8.98 x 0.72 inches
12.76 x 8.7 x 0.71 inches
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WINNER
2021 Newest HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop, 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor up to 4.6GHz, 8GB Memory, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Windows 11 Home, Nightfall Black
Title
HP Envy x360
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Hexa-Core Processor up to 4.2GHz
GPU
AMD Radeon Graphics with Shared Graphics Memory
RAM
8GB high-bandwidth RAM
Display
15.6" Full HD IPS Anti-glare Micro-edge WLED-backlit Touchscreen (1920 x 1080) Display
Storage
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
Ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combination Audio Jack, 1 x Multi-format SD Media Card Reader
Battery
3-Cell Battery
Weight
4.11 Pounds
Dimensions
14.13 x 8.98 x 0.72 inches
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HP Pavilion x360 14” Touchscreen Laptop, 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Storage, Full HD IPS Display, Windows 10 Home OS, Long Battery Life, Work & Streaming (14-dw1024nr, 2021)
Title
HP Pavilion x360
CPU
11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7
GPU
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM
8 GB of RAM
Display
14-inch diagonal Full HD (1920 x 1080) multitouch enabled, edge-to-edge glass display.
Storage
256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Ports
2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type-C, Headphone Jack, HDMI, SD Card Reader
Battery
8 hours and 15 minutes
Weight
3.33 lbs
Dimensions
12.76 x 8.7 x 0.71 inches
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The HP Envy x360 is the winner in this comparison as it has a better processor, better memory, better build quality, and more features.

The Pavilion is cheaper and lighter but the HP Envy X360 beats out the HP Pavilion X360 in terms of overall quality. The quality of amazon reviews also favor the HP Envy X360.

Processor

The processor in the Pavilion is an Intel Core i5-1135G7 which can be seen as a significant upgrade from the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U of the HP Envy X360.

With this processor you can use the laptop for more than just work related use. You can also play some AAA games at medium settings.

Now although the processor might not be as good on the Envy, you can still get some models with the AMD Ryzen 7.

The HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 is still the ultimate all in one laptop.

Build Quality

Although the HP Pavilion is lighter than the HP Envy, this is because it lacks all the extra features and benefits. The HP Envy is heavier but it also packs more performance and is made with aluminium rather than plastic.

Display

The HP Envy x360 has a 15.6″ Full HD 1080p display which is larger than the 14inch display of the HP Pavilion. It is also a brighter display which is a bonus.

The display on the Envy comes with IPS Anti-glare Micro-edge WLED-backlit Touchscreen and is foldable 360 degrees. You can even set it up in tent mode and wactch movies while using the laptop as it’s own stand.

RAM

Both systems have 8GB high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.

Storage

Both these laptops have a 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and are similar in terms of storage performance. Both SSDs allow for fast bootup and data transfer.

HP Pavilion x360 Review

Positives:

  • Full-sized standard keyboard which is compatible with available keyboard covers)
  • Windows 11 Upgrade for free
  • Thin and Lightweight build
  • HDMI socket which supports 4K resolution
  • Solid battery life
  • Full 360 degree convertable and foldable screen for watching video
  • Quiet fan and low noise levels even at full RPM.
  • Great storage options
  • M.2 Drives which are upgradable.
  • Great built-in mic

Negatives:

  • The laptop slips easily and does not have rubber feet
  • Screen surfaec is too reflective and can’t be brightened enough. This can be distracting during the day.
  • The Display is 240nits which is not good for dayligh use or outdoors.

This laptop has a great hinge and a good processor. It has similar specs to the HP Envy although it lacks in some other areas like build quality and display size.

This laptop is lighter than the envy but the Envy is also wider overall and in terms of keyboard size. The Pavilion comes in an hourglass shape with bright paint finishes and a stamped HP logo on the back.

Some people have issues with the battery life on this model and claim it does not offer that much battery life when in full use. Although it does have other good features like a smooth touchpad with relatively short travel distance.

The keyboard is a bit clunky requiring a lot of travel time before it responding.

Other features of the Pavilion include HP Fast Charge which takes your laptop from 0-50% charge in approximately 45 minutes, Remote work and learning are made simple with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate) and EPEAT Silver registered, NERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Silver registered.

HP Envy x360 Review

Positives:

  • Decent speaker quality
  • Integrated graphics are good
  • Long battery life
  • Modern design
  • Comes with PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3 SSD
  • Bezels are not too big
  • Body made from Aliminum, good for durability
  • Lightweight yet sturdy build quality
  • Excellent Touch-Screen
  • Memory is not soldered which means it can be upgraded yourself.
  • Great backlight keyboard
  • Great AMD processor and option for Ryzen 7 on some models

Negatives:

  • Screen intensity is not high enough on base models
  • You can’t fully dim the screen which is bad for working at night.

The HP Envy X360 2-in-1 is the btter option here. It converts easily into a tablet and is capable of housing an Intel Core i7 10 Gen processor and 12 GB DDR4 RAM. These specs are super good for any work related use and even light gaming.

The Envy can be as cheap as $500 sometimes which is pretty much a steal. It might be too heavy to use as a true tablet, but as a student it can be perfect for taking notes when fully folded in 360 mode.

It won’t overheat and performs well when using many chrome tabs and youtube videos. The touchscreen is very accurate and responsive, even with the stylus. Some models do not come with a fingerprint scanner which can be a problem though.

Other notable features of the Envy include a HP Wide Vision HD Camera with Integrated Dual Array Digital Microphone, HP Audio Boost 2.0 with Bang & Olufsen Dual Speakers, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, Wireless-AX and Bluetooth Combo and Windows 11 Home.

Grayson
Grayson is a laptop specialist who writes informational articles and reviews about all kinds of laptops.