Did HP make a Dell XPS 15 killer???

2020 26 اوت
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So we subtly have stated the Dell XPS 15 is the king of laptop this year, but HP released the HP Envy that is technically better... and CHEAPER?!?!
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  • For the turbo nerds here is some more stuff I learned about the OLED display verifying my findings with some experts: -The pixels on this display aren’t what you’d see on a lot of traditional Pentile-type displays, which have double the amount of G subpixels compared to R and B (because your eyes are more sensitive to green). -The B subpixel area is twice that of either the R or G subpixel area. That is not a surprise: Considering that blue OLED decay is much faster than that of R or G, use of twice (or more) area on B enables half or less J (current density, mA/cm2), which reduces the B aging rate. -We were curious if the B subpixel pairs were independently driven or if Samsung cheated when making the panel and driving them together, effectively giving you 1080Ps worth of B pixels. An image was created with a single white pixel on a black background and we verified that the B subpixel pairs are independently driven with the microscope. -It was speculated that the screen might look weird because the blue pixels aren't on the same center line as the red and green ones. I looked at a totally green screen but the dirtyness was still there, making the screendoor effect theory more solid. -Part of the “dirtiness” is mediocre “Mura correction”. Since each individual pixel is emitting it’s own light on an OLED panel it is important that it is properly calibrated so the brightness of each pixel is the same. This information gets baked into the firmware of each individual OLED display, and if the calibration wasn’t done the whole thing would look horrible. -Certain vision astigmatisms will make you a lot more sensitive to pentile layouts, it is possible I'm just really sensitive to this and you might be fine. -These Samsung OLED panels are basically impossible to properly colour calibrate. There isn’t enough power to run the whole thing at max brightness, so the colours/brightness of the scene can change depending on the total power draw of the panel. -All of these artifacts are imperceptible if you’re about 2’ away from the display, but are noticeable at about 1.5’ (fairly typical for using a laptop). -I was able to see the individual subpixels with my naked eye on the XPS 15’s IPS display, but had to get uncomfortably close. Anyway, if there are any display nerds with more info hit me up @AlexTheGreatish, this was a fun little rabbit hole. -AC

    ShortCircuitShortCircuitپیش 2 ماه
    • I can attest to being dissatisfied with the screen. Ours came yesterday and I noticed it immediately. We have 3 other 15" laptops: a Lenovo, a Macbook, and a Samsung. The Macbook is 2800x1800 and the others are 1920x1080. I don't have perfect eyesight and I'm in my mid-40's. I've never noticed graininess or a screen door effect on our other laptops. I'm really irritated that I shelled out $150 for a 4k display on which I can see the screen door effect constantly. I can see it on a pure white image even if I turn my screen brightness down to 20% . Basically if it's a fairly uniform color (even people's faces), and it's brighter than medium gray, it's easily noticeable, even on moving images. I've run through the calibration and made a slight adjustment to the gamma, but it didn't help.

      colebennett0colebennett0پیش 17 روز
    • A 15-inch laptop should have as many ports as the HP Envy 15. I don't know what was Dell smoking when they decided to remove all the important ports in their newer laptops. And what's worse is that people are giving in to the point where Dell might actually sell you new computers with a single USB-C. Thanks to HP for doing it right! I hope this brings some sense into some people and make them realise that they are being ripped off by paying £2000 and £3000 just to get a device for its looks.

      Bash A.Bash A.پیش ماه
    • Thank you for the write-up. This is really helpful.

      FunnyHacksFunnyHacksپیش ماه
    • @DJRT i personally stick to IPS displays for photo and video editing. I feel that even a super accurate VA can't be calibrated the same way an IPS does. Content consumption though, I do like OLEDs with the deep blacks.

      Aaron LuoAaron Luoپیش ماه
    • @Mr. Manager ugghhh realy? That is dissapointing.

      Daniel RouwDaniel Rouwپیش ماه
  • so your saying only watch batman films

    chris davieschris daviesپیش 9 ساعت
  • I got an xps 15 ad on this video lmao

    Your God RosèYour God Rosèپیش 16 ساعت
  • I can't be the only one, but every decent laptop out there is currently unavailable.

    iveco555iveco555پیش روز
  • Does it have an intel GPU and nvidia GPU ?

    Jessie JamesJessie Jamesپیش روز
  • Great review. Would definitely not buy. That screen wobble...

    Patrick McMorrisPatrick McMorrisپیش روز
  • HP - brand has been dead since it started.

    Ryan MatthewRyan Matthewپیش روز
  • barrel connector and a floppy screen. I wanted to like this laptop, but this is a no...

    Daniel BakerDaniel Bakerپیش 2 روز
  • I hate the table, the grey part yeeew

    Chawni TvChawni Tvپیش 2 روز
  • does anyone else feels like, this guys voice doesn't match him

    Vichu AravVichu Aravپیش 2 روز
  • The hp sounded much better

    PeTrA CorpPeTrA Corpپیش 4 روز
  • I could not make up my mind on buying that xps now I can not make up my mind for that xps or this hp envy or msi GS66

    r81365r81365پیش 4 روز
  • I Liked your review. Full of information. Thanks

    Vineet MarwahaVineet Marwahaپیش 7 روز
  • how does it perform with games??! nobody seems to be doing benchmarks on this thing!

    Yuri PavlovskyYuri Pavlovskyپیش 8 روز
  • What a honest and funny review !! Loved it

    Noor AliNoor Aliپیش 8 روز
  • What is that microscope thing that you are using to see the pixels?

    Rui MeloRui Meloپیش 9 روز
  • eyes are more sensible to green color, in fact we can distinguish more green's graduation. is for this reason that the cmos sensor on cameras have double number of green's pixels. more blue pixel? weird

    Lorenzo GiovanniniLorenzo Giovanniniپیش 11 روز
  • Another laptop that is 100% unusable because of the idiotically small up and down arrow keys. Waiting for this black period in laptop land to pass and to see laptops with non-broken arrow keys to appear again...

    Martin van BovenMartin van Bovenپیش 11 روز
  • Jesus H Christ. Stop saying "like".

    Sagres d'AmorSagres d'Amorپیش 13 روز
  • ...16:9 garbage...

    Andreas LechthalerAndreas Lechthalerپیش 14 روز
  • was the box dirty or what?! :D

    Nevaknowmaname SameNevaknowmaname Sameپیش 15 روز
  • I CANNOT stop making Alex tap the table by pressing the left arrow key. Please... somebody send help!

    TerryssTerryssپیش 16 روز
  • All depends on how it looks, preaty much evrything build since 2015 and up are fast and usefull enough for production and entertainment.

    Knowell BangitKnowell Bangitپیش 16 روز
  • Screw HP, dell XPS for life!!

    David TereshchukDavid Tereshchukپیش 16 روز
  • I have a xps 9530 and it sucks big time with their thermal controll...worthless

    jacob beyerjacob beyerپیش 18 روز
  • Premium laptops should use Ryzen 4000 by now. What kind of contract are they stuck with Intel?

    Q NguyenQ Nguyenپیش 19 روز
  • HP said their Envy is their consumer line does NOThave upgradeable memory and that they only have 1 fan so I'm confused which version you are looing at. HP Envy 14.0" G7 right w/4K OLED touch.

    Awesome DeeAwesome Deeپیش 19 روز
  • Does anyone know if this laptop has Windows Hello ? I've tried looking everywhere and it just says it has a IR sensor so idk . Can someone clarify ? Really want this laptop as i need a upgrade from my Mid-2014 15in MacBook Pro. The integrated graphics is just not doing so well

    Shen QiaoShen Qiaoپیش 19 روز
    • colebennett0 Yeah I checked with customer support , not great , the trackpad is kinda small and the display is pretty bad . I’d rather get the XPS 15 9500, Upgrade RAM and SSD by myself . Or I could wait for Apple Silicon cause my laptop stopped charging yesterday... F to pay respects

      Shen QiaoShen Qiaoپیش 13 روز
    • Just got ours yesterday and it says the camera doesn't support it. I've looked into it a little, but haven't found that we're missing a driver or anything. I'll probably just keep using the fingerprint pad. BTW the 4k screen is as bad as he says. :/

      colebennett0colebennett0پیش 17 روز
  • go go go DELL (lol, i have an ASUS)

    Germán Gustavo Guiñazú FranciaGermán Gustavo Guiñazú Franciaپیش 22 روز
  • Honestly HP always disappoints me, when I started uni I needed a powerful laptop for some cad and rendering stuff and I went for the 2019 HP omen 15 because specs seemed good for the price, Long story short first one the gpu dies in 2 days, got it replaced, second one came with a screen issue and a broken fan, and third one came with a gpu with a bunch of artifacts, this over a period of a couple of weeks, so eventually I complained enough to HP that they gave me a refund rather than a replacement, so I went for the ROG Zephyrus 701GWR and that one has no issues. My friend got the 17 inch omen instead and in 2 months he got a dead gpu too, and my father has had an HP ultrabook, I think it was the specter line and that laptop was littered with issues too, HP laptops seem good on paper but in reality they are pretty bad, also customer support is a big pain

    WaZeWaZeپیش 22 روز
  • 7:33 I wonder why screens haven't been made the way the Bayer sensor is made. Than deBayering would not be an issue.

    Boudewijn J.M. KegelsBoudewijn J.M. Kegelsپیش 23 روز
  • How to kill XPS 15/Macbook Pro USB A

    VovicalVovicalپیش 23 روز
  • I'll pay $500 more for the much nicer Dell XPS! Thanks for the review, though!

    thefrontthefrontپیش 23 روز
  • true 4K OLED is 600 Nits dum dum

    Cedric VillaniCedric Villaniپیش 24 روز
  • "There it is. It's a laptop".

    Jasper CamachoJasper Camachoپیش 25 روز
  • Now release that same laptop with ryzen 9 4900HS and lower the price by 200$

    6015 Ashwin Ramesh6015 Ashwin Rameshپیش 25 روز
  • Not even close, imho.

    Bakhtiyor UbaydullaevBakhtiyor Ubaydullaevپیش 28 روز
  • Bang & Olufsen speakers in laptops lack in bass. I have them in my ASUS and they're also lacking in bass. 😕

    Jan MakucJan Makucپیش 28 روز
  • Dell Xps 15 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hp whatever.

    lyric Cooklyric Cookپیش 29 روز
  • no.

    lyric Cooklyric Cookپیش 29 روز
  • Light hands please Alex. All those bumps and knocks get amplified through the mic, and not in a pleasant way.

    KraneKraneپیش ماه
  • Spectre x360 > Anything. Its too damn sexy

    Bork LesterBork Lesterپیش ماه
  • So, no...it didn`t :)

    ifix solutionsifix solutionsپیش ماه
  • no need to feel the laptop...you're not gonna eat it.....

    The SultanThe Sultanپیش ماه
  • Why are these description links always bullshit? It never goes straight to the product showing in the video. This shit gives me headaches.

    D SalvatoreD Salvatoreپیش ماه
  • Is the hinge breaking issue solved for HO envy series! It was stopping me from buying this one..any idea?

    Sidharth VirmaniSidharth Virmaniپیش ماه
  • 9:30 Okay, then where in LMG?

    Mohan MuraliMohan Muraliپیش ماه
  • Name of the laptop should be in the title

    AllYourBaseAllYourBaseپیش ماه
  • Laptops cannot be called 'guy'. It ain't a person after all.

    Deep PurpleDeep Purpleپیش ماه
    • @C Pryme Blithering idiot!

      Deep PurpleDeep Purpleپیش 10 روز
    • Guy, what are you talking about?

      C PrymeC Prymeپیش 10 روز
  • Have an Envy from 2013. Like the numeric keypad, and 17" screen. Can't imagine losing either of those. Was CDN$1100, and while I would love something better, it still works well for me. Will these things get cheaper with the nVIdia 3000 series?

    Teekay FourtwooneTeekay Fourtwooneپیش ماه
  • so the screen is shit, right?

    YoutubSUCKZYoutubSUCKZپیش ماه
  • If only it got a ryzen 9 4900h cpu this would be best choice for me, I'd definitely buy one

    Aoulla'per ZahouwiAoulla'per Zahouwiپیش ماه
  • So basically what he is saying is Dell xps 15 is better than this HP

    Roger CandaRoger Candaپیش ماه
  • Ryzen 7 is the way to go way more powerful than i7 and 11 watts for most applications

    ap0lmcap0lmcپیش ماه
  • Note: if you can't tell if it's an aluminum casing, it's not. It's plastic

    steve ksteve kپیش ماه
  • HP wins for worst unboxing experience

    steve ksteve kپیش ماه
  • Does it turn into a tablet

    Alex AlonsoAlex Alonsoپیش ماه
  • I really like the Design of the envy. In my opinion its Looks even better than the already nice looking xps

    Max SchreurMax Schreurپیش ماه
  • Is it available in India 🇮🇳? Price ?

    Sheel MirjiSheel Mirjiپیش ماه
  • So I live in South Korea, bought the HP Envy, and it would crash every time after waking from sleep mode. Tried to trouble shoot with drivers for a week before going to an official HP service center. It's now been three months and I will not be buying anything from them again. My experience was very poor and the costumer support was awful.

    Artifex RexArtifex Rexپیش ماه
  • Good graphics card but does not compare form factor wise to the XPS 15. Not even close.

    Ryan MatthewRyan Matthewپیش ماه
  • So I've had this laptop for a month now, and without trying to sound like a dick, I really feel like your review really missed a lot about this laptop. I've heard over and over again about the "dirty" screen or whatever, but as someone that uses this laptop daily and not just crack it open for a quick review, I can tell you that there is no "dirtiness" to the screen. Any screen has the screen door effect if you get close enough. The only times I've noticed that are when I get super close intentionally trying to see it, which most people don't do under normal circumstances. The other thing that kinda irked me about your review was how quickly you wrote off the speakers on this laptop. Again, someone who spends more than a few minutes with this laptop will realize that the default sound EQ in the Bang & Olufsen control panel is set to low, flat levels out of the box. All you have to do is raise those levels some and you definitely will get plenty of "oomph" out of the speakers. I live in an apartment and hardly ever have the volume above 65% or so because I'm certain the neighbors could start to hear it above that level. I'm a bit of a audiophile or whatever and I love the sound from these speakers. Although, I will say that I exchanged my original unit due to a loose trackpad and have noticed the speakers on the second one have more of that "oomph" than the first one, so it could vary some from unit to unit. I understand this is a quick review channel which is why you didn't go into benchmarks, but I feel like that could've been the biggest thing you missed about this laptop. In benchmark tests others have done with this laptop it actually performed a good bit better than any other comparable laptop on many aspects. Gaming performance is also something worth mentioning as I've routinely seen 55-60fps in 1440p at high settings in the new Microsoft Flight Sim, which is pretty crazy considering this isn't even a gaming laptop. I also see around 150fps in Warzone on high settings which I think is worth mentioning. Sure, the 60hz screen limits the refresh rate, but if you're not a professional or super competitive gamer, I don't see any reason one couldn't be happy with this laptop as it provides so much at a price that would almost be impossible to piece together separately for the same price, especially if you go for the 4k OLED model.

    vipor3Dvipor3Dپیش ماه
  • Nice

    ReddylionReddylionپیش ماه
  • Uhhh i didnt see those specs for sale anywhere. It was all 1650ti

    brosneakbrosneakپیش ماه
  • Wasn't expecting to see a Fearless Flyers shirt on this show. That how a great musical taste looks like , my dudes

    borgesguerardiborgesguerardiپیش ماه
  • How dare you say '1500 bucks' ???? price is $1600. Ok I'm wrong, it's $1599.99 :-D

    BilmonisBilmonisپیش ماه
  • A 15-inch laptop should have as many ports as the HP Envy 15. I don't know what was Dell smoking when they decided to remove all the important ports in their newer laptops. And what's worse is that people are giving in to the point where Dell might actually sell you new computers with a single USB-C. Thanks to HP for doing it right! I hope this brings some sense into some people and make them realise that they are being ripped off by paying £2000 and £3000 just to get a device for its looks.

    Bash A.Bash A.پیش ماه
  • Why does this guy handle the laptops so roughly? Pretty much throwing them around...

    MikeMikeپیش ماه
    • Calm down snowflake

      King KendrickKing Kendrickپیش 17 روز
  • Can you make a video on Thinkpad L13 yoga ?

    Mahesh GaneshMahesh Ganeshپیش ماه
  • I'd be very interested to see the real world thermal performance of this compared to the XPS 15.

    FunnyHacksFunnyHacksپیش ماه
  • BRUHH THATS $700 CHEAPER THAN MY XPS 15 that's literally WORSE

    Julian MassariJulian Massariپیش ماه
  • Please do a review of the acer swift 5 2020 when it comes out.

    MinarchMinarchپیش ماه
  • bottom bezel leaves much to be desired in 2020.

    Q VQ Vپیش ماه
  • tho it has less cpu performance by quite alot

    Dray AntonioDray Antonioپیش ماه
  • I'm not sure, pick it up and toss it around some more so we can all see

    Darrell BeardDarrell Beardپیش ماه
  • 4K ain’t crap 8k is what I’m talking about.

    Everything VideosEverything Videosپیش ماه
  • The blue pixels are actually larger in size because their materials tends to deteriorate quicker. Making them larger means they don't need to be as bright per area to achieve the same brightness as blue and green. Less bright OLED pixels deteriorate significantly slower.

    Bad SectorBad Sectorپیش ماه
  • Woah, is nobody gonna talk about the fearless flyers shirt alex is wearing, took me 9 minutes to notice though

    jakobgroessljakobgroesslپیش ماه
  • Short answer to this video title: no. it's not better.

    Hugo BurtonHugo Burtonپیش ماه
  • Alex is getting thicc, who is feeding him

    Langton MwanzaLangton Mwanzaپیش ماه
  • Nice shirt! Gotta love me some fearless flyers and Vulf

    AnthonyAnthonyپیش ماه
  • Wasting 4K on a 15 inch display. Gross.

    Uncle Tech TimeUncle Tech Timeپیش ماه
  • www.y8.com Enjoy it while it lasts.

    Yazan KioumgiYazan Kioumgiپیش ماه
  • Every single comment mentions LTT. INCLUDING THIS ONE.

    Richard AllenRichard Allenپیش ماه
  • 6:10 That's what she said!

    Sangyoon SimSangyoon Simپیش ماه
  • Review galaxy book flex

    Gaming GurujiGaming Gurujiپیش ماه
  • For students and those on a budget, would you mind reviewing the HP Pavillion x360 14"? At around £500 I was wondering if its actually a bargain.

    doctors4kashmirdoctors4kashmirپیش ماه
  • Nope! Not even close to Dell Xps 15

    Gaurav VermaGaurav Vermaپیش ماه
  • Dell xps 15 - worth the price and better than this HP model.

    Gaurav VermaGaurav Vermaپیش ماه
  • He was so happy to say that it was 500 bucks cheaper

    Neetu VijayvergiyaNeetu Vijayvergiyaپیش ماه
  • He's got that Action Lab nervous murder grin down to a tee

    Dan MartinDan Martinپیش ماه
  • Fearless Flyers Tailwinds t-shirt??!?! 😍😍😍

    Mlg Craft ServerMlg Craft Serverپیش ماه
  • The comparison with xps 15 is going to fall at some aspects because you're paying $500 more for it. But overall, in my opinion, hp did a fantastic job in packing a lot of power and performance at this price point. Envy excels in cpu and gpu performance from both xps and macbook pro 16.

    Ramsha KhanRamsha Khanپیش ماه
  • I use that HP for work, it’s great

    Brody HillBrody Hillپیش ماه
  • That laptop looks exactly like the razer blade from the back!! The air vents just below the screen looks too similar to be a coincidence...

    jamiejamieپیش ماه
  • Although the quality of this video states 4k or 1440p, the video does not look sharp, as if there was an issue with compression. Is it just me? my monitor is a 32i 4k display and other footage of similar quality looks much much better than this.

    Octavio del SerOctavio del Serپیش ماه
    • Perhaps an issue with the camera or sharpness...

      Octavio del SerOctavio del Serپیش ماه
  • Why did he always read "this laptop has a preinstalled battery" whenever he reviews a laptop?

    ini odarini odarپیش ماه
  • Laptop review: take out a microscope

    benlo335benlo335پیش ماه
  • Fantastic video. I love you getting into the technical details vis a vis screen artifacts.

    Jake CassJake Cassپیش ماه
  • For this price I’ll probably go Razer Blade 15

    Omkar BanerjeeOmkar Banerjeeپیش ماه