08-14-2020 05:06 PM - edited 08-14-2020 05:08 PM
The colors on my brand new Envy x360 are wildly inaccurate, with reds looking orange and purples looking blue. The two pictures below show the Envy screen on the bottom, and an external monitor hooked up to the Envy on the top.
I understand that the Envy I have has the basic 250-nit display with a narrower color gamut than the higher-end displays; however that should not cause the colors to be this wrong. In fact, based on a conversation I had with someone who has had multiple Envy x360's, it appears that there are at least two different versions of the 250-nit display out there. The information I received is that if you look in Device Manager in Windows, you'll see one of two display panel models: one labeled BOE08A8 and another labeled AUOC48A. I was told that the AUOC48A color accuracy is significantly better. Sure enough, my Envy has the monitor labeled BOE08A8 (see screenshot below). I have not seen the AUOC48A model myself, but I've received two separate confirmations that the colors on it are acceptable.
I tried adjusting colors with the color calibration in Windows and the AMD color settings, but nothing made a difference. I have three resulting questions:
- Is there anything else HP can recommend I try to see if the colors can be corrected?
- If not, is there a number anywhere on the outside of the box that would identify a model with the functional display panel versus the defective one? I bought this from a retailer that does allows returns/exchanges, but I'd like to know that I'm getting a better model without having to open it up and test it. I have a feeling the retailer will limit the amount of times I can exchange if I don't get lucky.
- If not, would HP be able to swap out the Envy I have now with the defective panel for one with a functional panel?