HP ENVY 15 real machine review! The creator app works super comfortably! Notebook PC for creators with models equipped with organic EL and GeForce RTX!

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Real machine review of “HP ENVY 15”is.

First, I reviewed and found out“Recommended points / features”When“Notes, etc.”I will give you.

You can check the points and precautions just by looking here.

    ■ Recommended points / features

  • NVIDIA RTX Studio compatible creator notes
  • Over 200 creative applications, including Adobe applications, are optimized and work.
    * For performance plus models and creator models.

  • There is also a model equipped with a 4K OLED (organic EL) display
  • With “HP Display Control”, you can create a color gamut suitable for photo editing and video editing.
  • * Only models with 4K / OLED display may be equipped with HP Display Control. I will add it as soon as it is confirmed.

  • “Camera shutter” physically protects your privacy
  • Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3
  • Design is good because it is HP’s premium PC

    ■ Notes, etc.

  • Glare display, so you have different tastes
  • ▲ It’s a glare display, so it’s vivid, but it’s easy to see.

  • 15.6 type, but no numeric keypad
  • * Some people say that it is better not to have a numeric keypad, so it is not a bad idea because there is no numeric keypad, but it is a matter of taste.

  • Touch compatible, but not pen compatible

    ■ Other words

  • Display varies depending on the model
  • Performance model IPS liquid crystal display
    Performance plus model, creator model OLED (organic EL) display
  • The photo on the manufacturer page is an English keyboard, but the shipped product is a model of a Japanese keyboard.

* Notes on review photos

* 1: This review machine is an English keyboard because it is a demo machine specially borrowed from HP Japan, but you can purchase Japanese keyboard layout products on the HP site in Japan.

* 2: Even though I borrowed it, the reviews are properly reviewed, including the disadvantages.

icon>> Take a look at HP ENVY 15 on the official website

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■ HP ENVY 15 specs

THE Windows 10 Pro
display 15.6 inches Touch compatible, glare (glossy), 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED / full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS liquid crystal)
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H / i9-10885H
memory 16GB / 32GB
storage SSD:512GB / 2TB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design / RTX 2060 with Max-Q design
size About 358×237×18 mm * Does not include protrusions
weight About 2.15kg
Other Wi-Fi6、Bluetooth 5.0
■ Specifications of this review machine
Creator model model “Core i9-10885H, memory 32GB, 2TB SSD, UHD (4K) OLED display”

table of contents

  • ――Ease of use check ――
  • ▶ Creative app performance
  • ▶ Functions useful for telework and web conferencing

    • Webcam with camera shutter
  • ▶ Keyboard
  • ▶ Speaker
  • ▶ Display

    • HP Display Control
    • Glare (glossy) liquid crystal makes it easy to reflect
  • ▶ Battery life
  • ▶Quiet
  • ▶ Size
  • ▶ Actual weight: 2055 grams
  • ▶ Interface
  • ――Checking processing performance ――
  • ▶CPU performance
  • ▶ SSD data transfer speed
  • ▶ Graphics performance
  • ――Appearance and other checks ――
  • ▶ Appearance
  • ▶ Summary of HP ENVY 15 reviews
  • ▶ Notice of HP products[discount coupon]!

――Ease of use check ――

▶ Creative app performance

HP ENVY 15’s “Performance Plus Model” and “Creator Model”NVIDIA 「RTX Studio」Meets the specifications of

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Autodesk Arnold
  • Davinci Resolve

Such,Many creative applications are optimized and work.

It seems that more than 200 creative applications have been optimized.

actually,I tried using some Adobe applications to see if it was really comfortable.

Adobe Premiere Pro

I tried editing 4K video easily, but I was able to work comfortably without feeling the weight.

Adobe Photoshop

Images with a large resolution could be filtered in an instant, and it was very comfortable to use.

Adobe Illustrator

Even if you move objects with drop shadows on top of each other in Starize, you can use them comfortably without slowing down the movement.

If you have a laptop computer without Gravo, even this kind of work will be heavy, so there will be a big difference in performance.

Smooth data transfer from your smartphone with HP QuickDrop

You can easily import smartphone data by installing a dedicated application on your smartphone and reading the QR code displayed on HP QuickDrop.

It will be easier to use photos and videos taken with your smartphone.

▶ Functions useful for telework and web conferencing

Webcam with camera shutter

With a camera shutter, you can physically hide your webcam.

▲ Camera shutter button. When the shutter is on, the LED of the button lights up.

▼ When you press the camera shutter, the camera will be shuttered.

▼ Furthermore, the camera is physically shut off even in the internal circuit.

▲ When the camera is turned off, the camera disappears from the device manager as well.

With double measures, you can protect your privacy from the camera.

The Web camera is an HD camera with approximately 920,000 pixels.

Mute microphone button

You can instantly turn the microphone on and off by pressing the mute microphone button.

Mute microphone button

It is also easy to turn on the microphone only when speaking at a web conference such as ZOOM.

▶ Keyboard

▲ Tap or click to enlarge

* Caution * This review machine is an English keyboard model, but the products shipped in Japan are Japanese keyboard models.

Since the review machine is an English keyboard model, we will mainly review points other than the keyboard layout.

It is a 15.6-inch notebook, but it does not have a numeric keypad.

The beginning of typing is a little hard typing feeling.

The stroke width (the distance the key sinks) is not too shallow, and I think it is sufficiently secured.

▼ It is unique that there are home and Page up keys on the right side, so you may mistype it before you get used to it.

There is a power button above the BackSpace key, but if you accidentally press the power button while your PC is booting, it will not respond unless you press and hold it.

(By the way, press and hold the power button to go to sleep).

The key top (the surface of the key) has a slight dent.

Key top up image

▲ The key top is exposed to light to create a dented line.

It’s not a deep dent, but even with such a dent, it’s easier to type because the force of your fingertips is harder to escape.

A fingerprint authentication sensor is also mounted on the keyboard surface.

Fingerprint authentication

▼ Since it is a 15.6-inch notebook PC, the palm rest is large enough.

Place your hand on the palm rest

Equipped with keyboard backlight

The keyboard backlight can be turned on and off with the F4 key.

Keyboard backlight

Brightness can be adjusted in 2 steps.


Glass is used for the touch pad (image pad), which makes it comfortable to touch.


The clicking sound when you press the touchpad is about normal.

▶ Speaker

Equipped with dual speakers tuned jointly with audio maker Bang & Olufsen.

The speaker position is on the bottom.

HP ENVY 15 Speaker

The speaker grill is oversized.

I think the sound quality is not bad for a laptop speaker.

* By the way, there are speaker grills on the left and right of the keyboard surface, but it seems that this is not a speaker but is provided to improve cooling efficiency.

▶ Display

“Corning Gorilla Glass NBT” is used for the cover glass of the display.

It is stronger than ordinary glass and is less likely to be scratched.

By the way, as followsThe display differs depending on the model.

Performance model IPS liquid crystal display
Performance plus model, creator model OLED (organic EL) display

The review machine this time is an OLED (organic EL) display.

Models with OLED (organic EL) displays are set to dark mode because they are more prone to burn-in than liquid crystal displays.

▲ Dark mode. Windows and other colors are black.

* Probably the dark mode is set by default, so it is recommended to use it as it is.

Touch-enabled display, but not compatible with active pensis.

Touch-enabled display

▼ The OLED-equipped model does not look dark even when viewed at an extreme angle.

Display front

Viewing angle check Viewed from the side

▲ Even if you make an extreme angle, the back does not look dark.

* In the case of the “performance model” equipped with IPS LCD, the viewing angle may differ from the above.

▼ I tried to open the display. It will open up to this point.

A side view of the display up to the point where it can be opened

HP Display Control

HP ENVY 15HP Display ControlEquipped with.

HP Display Control

  • Default
  • Web (sRGB)
  • Photo (Adobe RGB)
  • Movie (DCI-P3)
  • native(No optimization applied)

And, you can change the color gamut according to the application.

* Only models with 4K / OLED display may be equipped with HP Display Control. I will add it as soon as it is confirmed.

I checked the color gamut in the three modes of default, photo, and movie.


Color gamut

HP Display Control sRGB coverage
Default 100%

* The values ​​are measured by us only, so there may be differences depending on the environment and measuring equipment.

HP Display Control = By default, the sRGB coverage was 100%.

Adobe RGB

▲ Left: Default, Right: Photo mode

HP Display Control Adobe RGB coverage
Default 94%
Photo (Adobe RGB) 85%

* The values ​​are measured by us only, so there may be differences depending on the environment and measuring equipment.

The default setting had a higher Adobe RGB coverage itself.

However, if you select photo mode, the color gamut is within the range of Adobe RGB.


▲ Left: Default, Right: Movie mode

HP Display Control DCI-P3 coverage
Default 97%
Movie (DCI-P3) 95%

* The values ​​are measured by us only, so there may be differences depending on the environment and measuring equipment.

* The manufacturer’s site states that it covers 100% of DCI-P3, so please refer to this result for reference only.

The default setting had a slightly higher coverage of DCI-P3,

When movie mode is selected, the color gamut is almost within the range of DCI-P3, so movie mode seems to be good for video editing.

Glare (glossy) liquid crystal makes it easy to reflect

The HP ENVY 15’s display is vibrant and beautiful, but because it’s a glare display, it’s easier to see than a non-glossy display.

How the light is reflected on the display

When using an application with a white background such as Word or Excel, I don’t think it bothers me so much,
When using an application with a dark background, you may be concerned about the reflection.

▶ Battery life

* The following is the measurement time for models equipped with a 4K OLED display. Models with a 4K display have a shorter battery life than models with a Full HD display.

■ Actual measurement of battery drive time

MobileMark 2014 Up to 6 hours 30 minutes
* Manufacturer announced value
Used for browsing the internet and typing text
(Load: Light)
5 hours 7 minutes
PCMark 8 Creative
(Load: Medium)
3 hours 33 minutes
* Time until the battery level drops below 20%
Amount of battery that could be charged in 30 minutes About 36%

* Display brightness: Measured at 80%. The darker the display, the longer the battery life.

Tap (click) here to see the measurement conditions, etc.

■ Battery drive time measurement conditions for “used for browsing the Internet and typing text”

  • Display brightness:80%
  • Battery saving function: Turns on with 20% or less battery remaining
  • Web browsing: Open 5 tabs in your web browser and display the website in each tab. Each of those tabs is automatically reloaded every minute.
  • typing: Using software called BBench, typing input is automatically performed every 10 seconds.
  • In the above state, measure from 100% battery level.

■ About “PCMark 8 Creative”

It is a measurement test of the battery drive time with the software “PCMark 8”.
It also includes operational tests that have a significant impact on battery life, such as viewing 3D images on websites and video chatting.


I tried to see how noisy it would be when it was loaded.

Measured from a distance of 30 cm in height and 30 cm in depth from the hinge, taking into consideration the position of the ears during use.

When idle You can hear the fan noise to the extent that it is not noisy
Benchmark test Around 55db

The exhaust noise is loud. If the fans are full and do their best, it may stand out in a quiet place such as a study room.

■ Estimated noise (number of decibels)

Pretty noisy 70db In a noisy office
Noisy 60db Ordinary conversation in a moving car
ordinary 50db Quiet office
quiet 40db Quiet residential area, library
Very quiet 30db Midnight suburbs
Almost inaudible 20db The sound of snow

* The table is just a guide.

▶ Size

It is a size comparison with A4 paper.

Size comparison between A4 paper and HP ENVY 15

HP ENVY 15 thinness

A4 size 297 × 210mm
HP ENVY 15 Approximately 358 x 237 mm (x thickness 18 mm) * Does not include protrusions

Width x depth is relatively larger than A4 size.

It fits in a standard-sized business bag, but I can’t afford it, so it’s safer to carry it with a backpack or bag that supports a 15.6-inch notebook.

I put it in my business bag

Where to hold it aside

▶ Actual weight: 2055 grams

Where we are measuring the weight

Body About 2,055g
AC adapter + power cable About 624g

Although it is a standard weight for a 15.6-inch laptop computer, the AC adapter is heavy because it is a high-end notebook.

▶ Interface

■Right side

Right side

Right side up

① Exhaust port
② SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps
③ Headphone output / microphone input combo port

* Supplementary explanation
「SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps」=「USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A」

■Left side

Left side

Left side up

① Power connector
② SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps (Power off USB charge function compatible)

③ HDMI 2.0 output
④・⑤ Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) with SuperSpeed USB Type-C 10Gbps (Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, power off USB charge function compatible)

⑥ MicroSD card slot

* Supplementary explanation
「SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps」=「USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A」
「SuperSpeed USB Type-C 10Gbps」=「USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C」

Equipped with two Tnunderbolt 3The point that I am happy to do.

By the way, there is one external display for HDMI 2.0 and one for Thunderbolt 3.I was able to connect a total of 3 external displays.

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――Checking processing performance ――

The vapor chamber (a heat diffuser that uses the vaporization and liquefaction of liquid) is said to have the same cooling performance as a gaming PC.

▶CPU performance

The CPU of this review machine is“Intel Core i9-10885H processor (8 cores 16 threads / 2.4-5.3GHz)”is.


PassMark CPU Benchmark Test Results: 18181

Average value of the same CPU in PassMark 16210Because it is a higher number than, the CPU performance is good.
* Average value as of August 27, 2020


  CINEBENCH R20 test results

Multi-core 3758
Single core 486

■ Comparison of multi-core values ​​with other CPUs

Core i5-10210U 1279
Ryzen 5 4500U 2053
Core i7-9750H 2422
Ryzen 7 4700U 3144
Core i9-10885H 3758

* The larger the number, the higher the performance.

As expected, there is only Core i9, and you can see that it has higher performance than other CPUs for notebook PCs.

The CPU of “HP ENVY 15” differs depending on the model as shown below.

Performance model, performance plus model Core i7-10750H
Creator model Core i9-10885H

The Core i7-10750H has 6 cores and 12 threads, and the Core i9-10885H has 8 cores and 16 threads.

If you want to be comfortable when using creative software, we recommend the creator model with Core i9-10885H.

However, the price will be higher, so you may be at a loss.

▶ SSD data transfer speed

Storage transfer rate

The data transfer rate is fast.

In addition, RAID0 is built using 2 1TB SSDs.

SSD Information

SSD Information

It has a RAID 0 (striping) configuration using two SSDs.

Although it has two 1TB SSDs, it is treated as one 2TB SSD.

The SSD was made by KIOXIA.
* Laptops of the same model number may be equipped with SSDs from different manufacturers.

▶ Graphics performance

■ HP ENVY 15 graphics

Performance model NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design
Performance plus model, creator model NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design

The review machine this time is “Creator model: GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design”.

3DMark score
Fire Strike 14087
Time Spy 5943
Dragon Quest X Benchmark
Standard quality (1920×1080) 15559 Very comfortable
Highest quality (3840×2160 5525 comfortable
FF14 Jet Black Villas Benchmark
Standard quality(1920×1080) 17934 Very comfortable
Highest quality(1920×1080) 14106 Very comfortable
Standard quality(3840×2160) 10967 Very comfortable
Highest quality(3840×2160) 4794 comfortable

* Graphics settings are measured with settings for “notebook PCs” except for the highest quality.

Street Fighter V Benchmark
resolution Average frame rate / result
1920×1080 59.98FPS comfortable
3840×2160 57.43FPS Insufficient specs
Standard quality (1920×1080) 8090 comfortable
High quality (1920×1080) 6275 comfortable
Standard quality (3840×2160) 2939 Somewhat heavy

With 4K image quality (resolution 3840 x 2160), heavy 3D games such as FF15 seem to be tough, but full HD seems to have graphics performance that allows you to play most 3D games.

However, the frame rate of the display is 60Hz, so it is not suitable for gamers who value the frame rate.

* As I wrote above, this time is the result of “Creator model” equipped with GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design. Please note that the results will change with other models.

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――Appearance and other checks ――

▶ Appearance

HP “HP ENVY 15” has only one body color, “Natural Silver”.

The appearance of the HP ENVY 15.Cool angle from diagonally above

The aluminum chassis combines design, heat dissipation, and durability.

Since the chassis is made from one aluminum plate, it is resistant to bending.is. Even if you actually bring it, you can see that it is stubborn.

Appearance of HP ENVY 15 Diagonally above from the top plate side

The simple HP mark reflects light and shines.

Top plate logo up

The folded state from diagonally above

Bottom of the main body

Image of hinge

Palm rest up

▶ Summary of HP ENVY 15 reviews

A summary of HP ENVY 15 reviews.

Appearance of HP ENVY 15

There are only laptops made for creators, after allRecommended for creators who want to work comfortablyis.

The “Performance Plus Model” and “Creator Model” are equipped with an OLED (organic EL) display and have a wider color gamut than liquid crystal displays.

In particular, the “Creator model” is equipped with Core i9-10885H and GeForce RTX 2060, making it comfortable to edit 4K videos.

Although the price will increase, it is highly recommended for those who want to emphasize work speed.

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