The Envy x360 15-eu0009nf from HP features the Intel Core i7-1255U, a low-power processor with a hybrid architecture (2 P-cores + 8 E-cores). It’s paired with 16GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 2050 with just 35W of power.
In this way, the Envy x360 15 gets a performance index of 95. It is placed between the Ryzen 5 5500U (88) from the previous Envy x360 15 and the Ryzen 7 6800U (117) from the Acer Swift Edge.
In practice, the Core i7-1255U maintains its frequency at 2.67GHz for P Cores and 2.05GHz for E-cores, with an average TDP of 26W while encoding. We did not observe a decrease in frequency (stuffy) in these cases.
As for the gaming performance on the 35W GeForce RTX 2050 board, it has decreased by almost half compared to that of 60W model of the Honor MagicBook 14. Thus, if it is possible to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla At 36fps on the Honor with detail set to max and FSR on, the Envy x360 15 asks for detail set to medium with FSR on for 44fps.
Even application performance that takes advantage of the RTX 2050’s Ampere architecture deteriorates. Thus, the rendering time of our test video in Premiere increases by 17%, the rendering time of our scene in Blender by 63% and the filter application in Photoshop by 31%.
The 1024GB Samsung SSD delivers speeds that are more than adequate for the use the Envy x360 15 was designed for (3180MB/s read, 1740MB/s write).