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HP Pavilion X360 Review –

HP Pavilion X360 Review –

Processor: Intel 7th Generation i5-7200U | RAM: 8 GB upgradeable to 16 GB | Graphics: Intel UHD 620 | Screen Size: 11 “14” & 15.6 “| Storage space: 1 TB HDD | Wireless technology: 802.11b / g / l / acre.

Verdict: This two-in-one hybrid delivers very outstanding entry-level performance. With a bright and vibrant IPS panel, powerful speakers and great looks, the HP Pavilion X360 meets all your laptop and tablet needs. This is not without its drawbacks, as HP has cut down on some of the important points of this laptop. However, for an entry-level hybrid laptop, we couldn’t be happier with the X360..

Back when Windows 8 began to gain prominence, no matter how short it was, we began to see the rise of convertible laptops. Not only that, but Windows hybrids and tablets have also started to come along with this wave, offering a touch-sensitive experience. In this product line, today we are reviewing the HP Pavilion X360, a two-in-one convertible laptop. The original X360 was from the HP Specter product line, but they updated it and presented it as a pavilion. All Pavilion laptops are inexpensively priced home or office products. Therefore, a newer model is proposed with some design and hardware improvements. Not only that, but HP decided to upgrade the previous existing model to the newer one released in 2019. So how does the 2019 Pavilion X360 differ from other laptops on the market? Read on to find out.

HP Pavilion X360 at a glance.

The Pavilion X360 is part of HP’s line of office and home laptops for small use. While the X360 reduces stress under high load, it doesn’t compromise on aesthetics at all. With a brushed metal finish and durable dark silver plastic, this laptop looks amazing. It can be easily converted into a tablet with hinges that help hold it in place. What’s more, the sound quality is higher than what you might have hoped for with this price tag. It is loud, clear and very audible in medium to small spaces. There are many customization options, so feel free to explore your options with this one..

To begin with, the lack of a dedicated graphics card can prove to be an offender for some. The integrated UHD 620 graphics unit cannot handle high and demanding games. That is why games for this laptop are not discussed unless we are talking about light browser games. In addition, users may notice slight flexing of the keyboard and touchpad. The hinges, while sturdy, don’t hold the screen in place. It starts to wobble when using this laptop in touch mode.

Build and design.

The Pavilion X360 is a convertible hybrid, meaning it can be used as a laptop or tablet. Its body is completely plastic with a very slim form factor.

This laptop measures 14.13 x 8.44 x 0.81 inches and weighs just 4.5 pounds.

The top cover of this laptop is made of dark silver plastic with a brushed metal finish that looks very sturdy. At first glance, you might be inclined to think it is aluminum because of the color tint, but this is not the case. Apart from the base, this laptop is made entirely of plastic. This convertible laptop lays a little on the heavier side of things.

Unlike the Specter X360 serrated hinges, the Pavilion version has standard but chrome-plated hinges. However, it can also be completely rotated with ease and a little pressure. The hinges require sufficient force to ensure that the lid does not rotate with the slightest pressure. However, when using the laptop in tablet mode, the lid tends to wobble slightly. But you have nothing to worry about as HP claims they have tested these loops over 30,000 times. The jets on the screen are thin on the sides, but rather large at the top and bottom. Above is a full HD widescreen camera with two microphones. The camera is capable of providing a clear image, and the built-in microphones are also not cheating..

HP doesn’t cut any corners here and is very generous with ports. Keep in mind that the number of ports depends on the size of your laptop. For our testing, we had a 15-inch and 1x USB 3.0 Type C and 2x USB 3.1 Type A. Along with that, you have an SD card reader, an HDMI port, an audio jack, and a Kensington lock for security. When the charging cable is connected, the power button is only available in tablet mode. Of all the places where the power button might have been, HP chose the ugliest one. What’s more, despite all the latest ports available, there is no Ethernet port in any version..

Storage and display.

The specifications of this notebook are subject to change according to your needs. This includes choosing the size of the SSD or HDD. For our case, we had a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD. No one has ever complained about large capacities, so the more the better. With such a large storage capacity, you don’t have to worry about running out of space for a long time. Plus, by adding a 256GB solid state drive, you won’t be able to ask for more. It should be borne in mind that this laptop has different configurations and specifications. So you have to keep this in mind when making your purchase. Speed, graphics and performance tests were performed on the laptop we had.

Brief technical characteristics.

The HP Pavilion X360 we used had a 15.6-inch screen supporting 1920 x 1080p resolution. The display panel is a Full HD IPS panel with edge-to-edge multi-touch glass. The display is very crisp and crisp, which is generally not very good for touchscreens. Another problem that has been observed to be very common is that touchscreen panels are low in sunlight. However, thanks to the crisp colors and IPS panel, this is not a problem for the Pavilion X360. With this IPS panel, wider viewing angles are possible, a huge bonus for hybrid notebooks. So you can switch it to tablet mode, position it at a distance and watch movies with ease.

In general, the display is very pleasant and is able to show crystal clear pictures. It is a Full HD 1080p display panel with very perfect color correction and brightness levels. With this, you don’t have to worry about image quality. In our tests, we played different videos with different colors appearing on the screen at the same time, and everything was very sharp and crisp. Therefore, in terms of the display and its quality, we are very satisfied..

Our next step was to test the graphics capabilities to see how well this laptop handles games. There is no dedicated GPU with this hybrid laptop. Instead, it uses Intel Graphics UHD 620 to perform graphics rendering. Since all the graphics processing rests on the shoulders of the Intel integrated GPU, there really isn’t much to expect. Not only can it not play mid to high-end games, it heats up quite quickly. Therefore, for a gaming experience, we recommend leaving it at best for some demanding indie games..

Processor and memory.

As stated earlier, you can have multiple configurations with this laptop. For our tests, our laptop was equipped with an Intel i5 7200U processor. It is a dual core processor with a base frequency of 2.50 GHz. Two native cores are sufficient for most office and home tasks that do not require excessive processing power. Provided that the applications running in the background are not too stressful, the Pavilion X360 can handle most multitasking tasks as well. In terms of memory, our laptop is equipped with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB. To test this laptop, we ran several tests, including multitasking and browsers. How well was it done? Let’s figure it out.

First of all, we must address the elephant in the room. How well can this laptop handle its dual-core processor at multitasking? To understand this, it should be noted that the hard drive, processor, and RAM play a role in running multiple applications at the same time. For some video rendering software such as Adobe After Effects, render times were normal or mediocre. This time remains unchanged if no background applications are running. However, after this laptop was loaded with light load, the boot times became very long. This laptop is great for streaming video, watching videos, and other daily tasks. But with this laptop you are safer not to expect very high results..

The next task was to test the Pavilion X360 hard drive. The 1TB 5400 RPM hard drive had an average copy speed of 60 Mbps, which was verified by copying multiple media files. In all notes, the copying speed is not very high. Rather, these results were largely in line with our expectations. With that in mind, we would have liked to see faster copy times with a 1TB hard drive. Alas, this was impossible. It should be borne in mind that these results are fairly standard from what the specs suggest. So you don’t need to worry as the HP Pavilion X360 delivers on HP’s promises, albeit to some extent.

Battery and sound.

The HP Pavilion X360 is mobile and portable. Since this laptop is a two-in-one hybrid, good battery life is essential. It has a 3-cell 41Wh lithium battery with a stated life of 10 hours. We had to check how true these statements are. When working on this laptop with low brightness, as well as browsing the web and surfing the Internet, this laptop can run for about 8 hours. On the other hand, some light games give a runtime of just under 1.5 hours. These were all fairly standard deadlines, and the claims were slightly exaggerated. Streaming or watching videos at medium brightness levels provides a battery life of just 5 hours. In conclusion, we found the battery to perform to a satisfactory level without any disappointing aspects..

Right above the keyboard of this laptop are the triangular speaker grilles. Under the grill are two Bang and Olufsen loudspeaker speakers with HP Audio Boost enabled. The Bang and Olufsen Sound System is the ideal choice for most HP budget notebooks. After testing, we could hear the instruments and vocals very clearly. To top it off, these two speakers are capable of reproducing sounds at a fairly high volume – more than we expected. However, as expected from budget speakers, the sounds became a little muffled or distorted from time to time when the volume was raised to maximum. Pavilion X360 comes preloaded with Bang and Olufsen audio and treble management software.

the court’s decision.

The HP Pavilion X360 is definitely not the most demanding or powerful laptop when it comes to it. It offers some very mediocre performance, suitable for medium weight tasks for everyday use at home or in the office. But as far as other useful features go, the X360 is probably packed with them. With great and powerful speakers and very generous battery life, it manages to do its main job well. Plus, you get a lot of connectivity ports, so there’s always something to appreciate..

The perfect laptop for your hybrid needs!

Overall, we recommend this laptop if you want lightweight computing. This HP hybrid laptop and tablet product does some things right by cutting back on some other important features. Don’t expect a higher level of performance from this as this is an entry-level hybrid laptop at best..

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