The HP Envy 15-AQ118CA is due to be released later this month and at a glance looks to be a tremendous addition to the HP lineup of laptops. Once we start talking about laptops in this price range the expectations go sky high and what we want to find out is if this model meets these. Below we are going to review some of the most notable benefits and downsides that this Envy model have and find out just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inch Touchscreen
No doubt that the technology in the Envy model to give us the ability to convert between multiple modes is its biggest benefit, No matter what kind of activity you are doing you are sure to find a suitable mode or angle with its 360 degree design.
HP has done a nice job in the performance department as well by packing in an Intel Core i5 along with 8 GB of memory giving it enough power to keep up with daily tasks without quickly getting dragged down. It is far from a budget priced laptop and we would expect it to give us great performance which it does.
The 256 GB SSD has some great advantages over the more standard SATA drive type and the key benefit is faster read and write times due to the lack of moving parts, This translates into a laptop that can not only access critical data faster but also boot up much quicker.
The 256 GB SSD drive that is included in the HP Envy 15-AQ118CA shows up for us in both the benefits and downsides. As we mentioned above it does benefit from the superior performance but one area it lacks is a large storage capacity. With only 256 GB of space it is only about a quarter of what we find in laptops sporting the more standard SATA drive.
It is far from a heavy device for full sized laptop standards but does feel bulky at 2 Kg compared to other convertibles on the market which will make you have to decide what is more important, A full sized screen or a light and compact device.
Overall we really like the HP Envy 15-AQ118CA and it will fit the needs of specific users very nicely. If having a large display convertible model is a must for you we don’t see many better options then this Envy laptop.