This article will discuss how well HP Envy x360 Convertible Laptops will play Fortnite. This review specifically deals with models 15-es1035nr, 15t-es100, and 15t-ed100 HP Envy x360 Laptops. These models are being widely sold in the U.S. in 2022 and are among HP’s most top sellers. Now, ideally this type of laptop is not being used to play Fortnite, but rather, collaborate with others in school or business, or stream a movie. It’s ideal for those use cases given it’s sleek design, foldable display, light weight, and touch screen. That being said, who ever said you can’t mix business with pleasure and grind a little Fortnite?
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First, let’s take a look at the HP ENVY x360 Convert 15-es1035nr.
The standard build for this includes the Intel i5 11th generation processor. Although it is yesteryear’s generation of processor, it is still a good workhorse. No bottlenecks expected here. The 15-es1035nr comes with 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 4 GB), which is okay, but if you’re going to play Fortnite, make sure you have nothing else running in the background. 8GB of RAM is a low amount of memory for 2022. The hard drive looks good with 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD. It’s not the most storage, but hey, it’s the fastest on the market. The one real bottleneck of the HP Envy x360 comes from its GPU, the Intel Iris Xe. GPUs on laptops just don’t perform as well as their desktop counterparts. Therefore, expect to play Fortnite on low settings and maybe hit a max of 50 FPS. 50 FPS will make the game playable, but it will put you at a competitive disadvantage and you may notice some choppy-ness in the gameplay but not much at all. It also comes with a 15.6″ display, so from a laptop display world, that’s typical. It is no match, however, for desktop counterparts that typically game on 22″+ displays.
Second, we’ll look at the HP ENVY x360 Convert 15t-es100.
The 15t-es100 has much higher specs in everything except the standard-GPU, so that will still be a bottleneck. This, however, has the option to add the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 GPU for about $130 at the time of this writing. Now we’re talking! With the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 you can expect about 80 FPS with low-medium graphics settings. The 15t-es100 also includes an 11th generation i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD. Now, you can opt to get 4K, but please be advised that your GPU will not be able to play Fortnite on 4K resolution with any sort of performance. It would be laggy, stuttery, and cause a lot of frustration.
Lastly, we’ll look at the HP ENVY x360 Convert 15t-ed100.
The 15t-ed100 is sort of a mix between the 15t-es100 and the 15-es1035nr. It has the higher end i7 processor, but no ability to upgrade the GPU and comes standard with the Intel Iris Xe. You do get the higher amount of 16GB RAM and the 512GB SSD M.2 hard drive, but the bottleneck will still be at the graphics processor, which will leave you in the 50 FPS range for performance.
If I were to make a recommendation for which model of HP Envy x360 to buy for playing Fortnite, it would be the 15t-es100 model. You will have to customize it through HP’s website and most likely wait on availability as GPU’s are in short supply. Plus, you have to add $130 or so on top of your order. If you can’t wait, don’t want to pay the extra money, and are okay with 50 FPS, check the link below for purchasing the HP Envy x360 on Amazon: