Any idea if HP 1) improved the stylus performance compared to last generation, and 2) fixed the random static popping noise coming from the speakers?
The older Envy x360 is a solid performer. I really liked the Ryzen CPU and AMD graphics in there compared to some other Intel systems. The AMD setup also seemed to maintain performance better over time. The horribly inaccurate and imprecise stylus made the x360 unsuitable for drawing, and those random static sounds from the speakers are why the system never got taken to meetings or on trips. Lots of potential there, but HP definitely skipped on the polish.
I hesitated between the HP envy X360 and the asus vivobook flip with the same CPU. decided to go with asus. the included stylus is working flawlessly even though the screen is 1" smaller, and the harman-kardon speaker sounds pretty good for a laptop. It looks to be built solidly in aluminum casing. And, contrary to my old HP laptop, the casing does not become overly hot.