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HP Launches Virtual Showroom In Southeast Asia!

HP just launched their first virtual showroom in six countries across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia!

 

HP Launches Virtual Showroom In Southeast Asia!

On 9 March 2021, HP officially launched their HP virtual showroom in six countries across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia!

HP created their virtual showroom in collaboration with Intel and Lazada, touring their latest PC and print innovations to customers in the comfort of their homes.

The HP virtual showroom offers HP virtual showroom, each with a 360-degree view of multimedia content, including animation and videos. This lets customers get as close to real life as possible.

The experience begins with a wide-frame scene of a lifestyle apartment building set in the city as lights from the windows illuminate the night. You can explore this virtual world whenever you want, and wherever you are.

 

HP Virtual Showroom Highlights

Here is a section of highlights in the new HP virtual showroom :

For Gamers

  • OMEN 30L Desktop PC with a powerful processor and graphics, and a large front fan to keep it cool
  • HP X24c Gaming Monitor, with ultra-wide viewing angles, and smooth, a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology
  • OMEN Laptop 15 with desktop-class graphics performance
  • OMEN Sequencer Keyboard, OMEN Photon Wireless Mouse and OMEN Mindframe Prime Headset

For Productivity

  • The HP Spectre x360, with 90% screen-to-body ratio and premium design
  • HP Spectre Rechargeable Mouse 700, with easy-switch technology and a laser sensor.
  • HP 24mq 23.8 Display with up to 178° ultra-wide viewing angles and vibrant colour.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All-in-One Printer, with fast colour printing and automatic 2-sided scan and copy.
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2776 All-in-One Printer, with wireless connectivity.

For Artists

  • HP ENVY Laptop 15, with its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and durable 360-degree geared hinge that switches between laptop, tent and tablet mode.
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro that produces sharp, black text and crisp colour graphics.

 

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2020 HP ENVY Laptops : Be The Envy Of Creators Wherever You Go!

The new 2020 HP ENVY 13 and ENVY 15 laptops are each designed for a different purpose, but with a single mission – to help you bring your ideas to life no matter where you are.

Find out how the 2020 HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 laptops differ, and which is the best option for you!

 

HP ENVY 13 (2020) Laptop

Powerful and yet light and compact, the new HP ENVY 13 laptop is designed for creators on-the-go. Its long-lasting battery ensures you can work for a full day and then some, without worrying about running out of power.

And should you be on-the-road longer than expected, the HP Fast Charge feature lets you recharge 50% of its battery in just 30 minutes, so you can get right back to creating your content, after a short break!

Being light and compact, the new ENVY 13 is great for creators who need the flexibility to work wherever they are. But it does not compromise quality for mobility.

Despite weighing just 1.3 kg, the HP ENVY 13 provides the performance you need for designing and editing work, with its NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics and 10th Gen Intel Core processor.

When your workspace can be anywhere from your home to a busy café or a shooting location, security and privacy becomes a real concern. Thankfully, the new ENVY 13 comes with built-in security features like a physical camera shutter, and a microphone mute button, as well as a fingerprint reader.

When out and about, you can enjoy accurate, cinematic audio thanks to its dual speakers with HP Audio Boost, that have been custom-tuned by Bang & Olufsen.

On top of all that, the new ENVY 13 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 worth RM529 for FREE, you can get straight to creating on your new laptop.

And you never have to worry about where you create your content, thanks to its 2-year Accidental Damage Protection coverage!

 

HP ENVY 15 (2020) Laptop

The HP ENVY 15 is not just a larger version of the ENVY 13. It is designed to be a content creation workhorse, with serious gaming chops.

It can be equipped with the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory.

To ensure the best possible performance while designing and editing high-resolution videos, or during strenuous gaming sessions, its CPU and GPU are kept cool by HP’s custom vapour chamber cooling, with dual 12V high-performance fans and an IR thermal sensor.

They all work together to keep the CPU and GPU cool, delivering 33% more processing power during intense workloads.

Its 15.6-inch touch display also offers a better experience while working on your creative project, with greater colour accuracy thanks to its Full High Definition micro-edge display with WLED backlight, IPS technology, 100% sRGB, and anti-glare coating.

Your creative journey is also enhanced by its two built-in speakers, which are not only custom-tuned by Bang & Olufsen, but also feature HP Audio Boost for a cinematic experience.

To keep your creations under wraps until you are ready to share it with the world, the new HP ENVY 15 comes with built-in security features, such as a fingerprint reader, physical camera shutter, and a dedicated microphone mute button, which are all easily accessible from the keyboard.

Just like the smaller ENVY 13, the new ENVY 15 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 worth RM529 for FREE, as well as 2 years of Accidental Damage Protection coverage!

 

HP ENVY 13 vs HP ENVY 15 : Which Should You Choose?

The HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 are not just different in their sizes – they are actually very different laptops.

The HP ENVY 13 is most suited for those who want the ability to create content for ultra-long hours on-the-go.

The HP ENVY 15 is best for those who want a powerful GPU for intense content creation or gaming no matter where they are.

To make it easier for you, this table gives you a quick comparison of their key advantages :

Why Buy The ENVY 13? Why Buy The ENVY 15?
Performance
– Latest Intel 10th Gen processors
– Intel Iris Plus Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce MX350
– Up to 19.5 hours battery life
– HP Fast Charge: Up to 50% in 30 mins
Performance
– Latest Intel 10th Gen processors
– Vapour Chamber Cooling with dual 12V fans
– Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
– Up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory
– Up to 16.5 hours battery life
– HP Fast Charge : Up to 50% in 45 mins
Design
– 13.3-inch micro-edge WLED display
– 88% screen-to-body ratio
Design
– 15.6-inch micro-edge WLED touch display
– 100% sRGB colour gamut
Security
– unhackable physical camera shutter
– microphone mute button on keyboard
– fingerprint reader
Security
– unhackable physical camera shutter
– microphone mute button on keyboard
– fingerprint reader
– virtual private ExpressVPN (30 day trial)
Other Features
– free Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 (worth RM 529)
– 2-year accidental damage protection coverage

But no matter which HP ENVY laptop you choose, it will come with free pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 (worth RM 529) as well as 2 Years of Accidental Damage Protection!

Find out more about the new HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 laptops here.

 

HP Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)

HP Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) is designed to protect your HP ENVY laptop against any accidental damage during your use.

It will cover drops, spills, power surges, including broken parts. Even damaged or broken displays!

Here are some examples of how useful it can be to protect your investment :

  • You accidentally knock your HP ENVY laptop off the desk, and crack its LCD display. The ADP coverage includes a free replacement of the damaged LCD screen!
  • You accidentally spill your drink on the keyboard, causing the laptop to stop operating. It will be repaired for free with ADP coverage!
  • A power surge during a lightning storm damages the laptop. It will be repaired for free with ADP coverage!

 

2020 HP ENVY 13 | HP ENVY 15 : Price + Availability

The 2020 HP ENVY laptops are available with immediate effect, with these starting prices :

  • HP ENVY 13 (2020) : RM 4,399
  • HP ENVY 15 (2020) : RM 5,799

Here are the online purchase options :

 

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Ryze Up With AMD – Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Laptops!

At our last meeting with Gavin Wong, the National Consumer Sales Manager for AMD Malaysia, we pointed out that there has been a dearth of information on AMD Ryzen Mobile laptops. Almost immediately, he arranged for a media update on the Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile laptop line-up. Check it out!

 

The Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Laptop Media Update!

It was an informal media update event, but Gavin brought in the big guns from AMD’s top partners to brief us – Jeffrey Lai (Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia), Frankie Chan (Business Director of PC Business, HP Malaysia), and Wong Yuen Lai (Consumer Segment Lead of Lenovo Malaysia). The Regional Marketing Manager of AMD APJ, Ms. Yennee Ng, also came for this media update.

Their central message was – despite the onslaught of laptops powered by the Intel Core processors, there is a large number of AMD Ryzen Mobile laptop options out there. And AMD will do more to bring in even more Ryzen Mobile laptops in coming months.

 

The Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Line-Up

AMD with their partners, Acer, HP and Lenovo, showcased  their Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile line-up. Here is a quick video tour :

All in, they showcased a dozen Ryzen Mobile laptop model that are currently available for sale. The current Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile line-up include :

Acer

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42-R8SH)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,199 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $879 (with 256 GB SSD)

Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41G-R6Z9)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Price : RM 3,199 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $682.50 (without Radeon RX 540)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41G-R7HY)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 2,259 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $549.99 (with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41G-R5RJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 1,879 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $388.99 (with 8 GB RAM)

HP

HP 14-CM0010AX/012AX

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 520 with 2 GB DDR3 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 1,864 (Web | Mobile App)

HP Envy X360-13AG0003AU

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,609 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $668.95 (with 1 TB HDD)

HP Envy X360-13AG0001AU

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300U processor with Radeon Vega 6 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,347 (Web | Mobile App)
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Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR (81BR0056MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor with Radeon Vega 10 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 512 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,799 (Web | Mobile App)

Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR (81BR0055MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,219 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $756.94 (Amazon)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR (81D20063MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 540 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 2 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 2,399 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $612.61 (with 8 GB RAM + 1 TB HDD)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 2 TB HDD storage

Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage

 

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The 2017 HP ENVY 13 Reinvents Performance On-The-Go

6 September, 2017 – The new 2017 HP ENVY 13 laptop is here! With improved performance and an impressive design, the 2017 HP ENVY 13 showcases that light can be powerful.

Every aspect of the ENVY 13 was designed to push creative boundaries and unlock new opportunities, reinforcing HP’s place at the forefront of reinvention. Bold engineering and cutting-edge design decisions will delight a generation eager to use technology as a canvas for self-expression.

The new ENVY 13 bring extraordinary performance in every millimeter, empowering users to change how they work, create and play without compromising style or function.

 

The 2017 HP ENVY 13 Reinvents Performance On-The-Go

Red-carpet ready design: A durable metal chassis offered in natural silver and silk gold alongside a sleek angular lift hinge allows for the fan to easily circulate air while offering a more comfortable typing experience.

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Boundless creativity: Offered with a FHD display, quad speakers with discrete amplifiers and an HD WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) camera with wide viewing angles, creating and entertaining is a seamless transition.

Secure content: Windows Hello brings security features with convenience and the assurance your latest inspiration is better protected.

Performance to do more: Bringing the ability to multitask with ease via the latest Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, while optional dedicated graphics from NVIDIA means better resolution, response rates and colors in the display for those editing photos or video.

 

The 2017 HP ENVY 13 Pricing and Availability

The 2017 HP ENVY 13 is available in September, starting at RM3,999 / ~US$ 949, inclusive of GST.

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HP ENVY 15t (15t-ae100) Laptop Review

The HP ENVY 15t comes in 3 different processor and graphic card configurations :

  • Intel i7-6700HQ quad-core processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics, or
  • Intel i7-6500U dual-core processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4GB GPU, or
  • Intel i7-6500U dual-core processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M 2 GB GPU.

This review will cover the top HP ENVY 15t configuration with the quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with Intel HD Graphics. Let’s take a look!

 

HP ENVY 15t Specifications

Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
Display 15.6″ Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080)
Memory 8 GB DDR3L – 1 DIMM
Storage 1 TB 5400 RPM Hard Disk Drive
Primary Battery 3-cell 55.5 WHr Lithium-ion Battery
Optical drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
Personalization HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone
Fingerprint Reader
Networking Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth(R) [1×1]
Audio Bang & Olufsen with 4 speakers and 1 subwoofer

 

HP ENVY 15t Design & Build

The top cover and rear display cover of the HP ENVY 15t laptop is made of aluminium. The display bezel and bottom cover, on the other hand, is made of plastic. The display bezel has some play when I press it on the top left corner. The display doesn’t sit flush against the main chassis either. I’m not sure if this is part of the design, but the gap in the middle actually helps me lift up the display.

To keep the quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor cool, the HP ENVY 15t laptop has large cooling vents at the bottom, as well as out the back. There are perforations on the underside on both sides near the front – they are the vents for two of the four Bang & Olufsen speakers.

The designers of the HP ENVY 15t designed the display so that it actually elevates the rear end of the laptop away from the table surface. This improves ventilation under the laptop, which is usually a dead space.

On the left side, you will find the power connector, an AC/battery light, the RJ-45 network lights and jack, a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 charging port, a headphone/microphone port, and an SD Card reader.

On the right side of the HP ENVY 15t, you will find the Power and hard disk drive activity lights, a security cable slot, the optical drive and a USB 3.0 port.

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HP ENVY 15t Display

HP offers two WLED-backlit display options with the HP ENVY 15t laptop – a standard display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 display, or an IPS display with a higher resolution of 1920 x 1080. I would recommend the 1920 x 1080 IPS display. This particular laptop used an IPS display made by LG.

 

Touchpad & Keyboard

The HP ENVY 15t‘s touchpad is fairly big which is nice, but it requires too much force to click. I end up using one or two finger taps instead of the hidden TouchPad button. The back-lit keyboard came standard. No real complaints about the keyboard’s performance. The keyboard’s a little chatty, but at least it doesn’t flex.

That can’t be said for their attention to detail. The keys were not centered properly – there is a noticeably larger gap on the left side of the keys. The silver-on-silver colour scheme actually accentuated the misalignment of the keys.

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WLAN & Bluetooth

The HP ENVY 15t comes with three WLAN options –  a 802.11b/g/n module, or an Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC with either 1×1 or 2×2 stream capability. This particular laptop was equipped with a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 module with 1×1 stream.

 

Battery & Power Supply

The HP ENVY 15t comes with a built-in 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a battery capacity of 55.5 WHr. HP rates the ENVY 15t laptop as capable of running for up to 9.5 hours on this small battery. This is probably based on the dual-core configuration. I managed to squeeze out 4.5 hours of battery life playing YouTube videos.

The HP website states that the ENVY 15t configurations with integrated graphics comes with a 45 W power brick. However, it is only true for the dual-core configurations, which are not currently being offered. The sole configuration with integrated graphics was the Intel quad-core configuration – it comes with a larger 90 W power brick.

 

Storage

All HP ENVY 15t configurations allow you to opt for a 5400 RPM hard disk drive with a storage capacity of either 1 TB or 2 TB. If you opt for the 4 GB discrete GPU configuration, you can opt for a dual-storage combination of a 256 GB solid state drive, with a secondary 1 TB 5400 RPM hard disk drive.

M.2 solder points without a socket on the i7-6700HQ quad-core configuration

In case you are wondering, the 256 GB SSD is an M.2 module. However, the lack of an M.2 socket on the motherboard of this quad-core configuration prevents you from adding your own M.2 SSD upgrade.

 

Solid State Drive (SSD) Upgrade

Since HP did not offer the SSD option for their Intel Core i7-6700HQ configuration, I decided to swap in one of my 2.5″ SSDs.

Accessing the internal of the HP ENVY 15t requires the removal of the optical drive (1 screw), and the base enclosure (14 screws). The base enclosure is made of plastic, and is fragile near the optical drive section.

The battery cable has to be removed before you can service any components.

To remove the hard drive drive from its bracket, the battery must first be disconnected and removed (5 screws). A sloppy LED board ribbon cable can be seen after the removal of the hard drive. I had to correct that…

After swapping the SSD into the bracket, I encountered a problem – the speaker cable was caught under the SSD. Attempts to reroute it around the SSD caused it to be too snug. In the end, I had to loosen the cable to reroute it. During reassembly, I manage to bend one of the battery connector pins. That shows how fragile these components can be, so be careful!

 

My Verdict

The HP ENVY 15t laptop laptop offers one of the cheapest quad-core Intel processor configurations in the market, if you do not need discrete graphics.

However, its internal design leaves much to be desired. Upgrading its RAM or swapping its HDD for an SSD will not be an easy task for mainstream users due to the many crucial steps they will need to take.  They also have to be very careful about what they are doing.

Aside from its interior sloppiness, the laptop feels solid.

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What I liked

  • 1920 x 1080 IPS display
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Large touchpad

What I disliked

  • M.2 socket only available with the 4 GB discrete graphic card configuration (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M)
  • Non-easily accessible panel
  • Touchpad requires too much force to click (ended up using tap function, instead of click)
  • Lack of SSD option (not a big deal since it’s cheaper to buy one on your own to replace the HDD)
  • Some sloppiness in assembly

 

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