Hp pavilion x360 laptop – 14” inch screen high defination (hd) – 1.6ghz Processor – intel core i5 – 8gb ram – 1tb hard disk
Hp pavilion x360 laptop, 14” inch screen high defination (hd), 1.6ghz Processor, intel core i5, 8gb ram, 1tb hard disk
Intel Core i5-8250U ( 1.6 GHz)
14” inches1920 x 1080 pixels (QHD) FHD IPS WLED-backlit multi touch Touchscreen
1TB hard disk
8GB DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM
Dual stereo speakers with Bang & Olufsen
Inputs & Controls
Touchpad with multi-touch supportBacklit keyboard
2 x USB 3.01 x USB 2.01 x HDMI output1 x audio-in / audio-out combo
Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFiBluetooth
HD webcam with two microphones
3-cell battery Battery Life
Keyboard and Touchpad
Typing on the Pavilion x360’s keyboard is immensely satisfying. The keys aren’t snappy, but they feel smooth and require a decent amount of force and travel before they hit the bottom.
I sped through 74 words per minute on the 10FastFingers.com typing test, which is faster than my current 70-wpm average. The keys traveled at 1.4 millimeters, which is on the cusp of our preferred 1.5 to 2.0 mm range, and they required a solid 70 grams of force to actuate.
Typing on the Pavilion x360’s keyboard is immensely satisfying.
The Pavilion x360’s touchscreen panel was responsive as I drew a crude painting of a sunset (a.k.a. five blue lines on top, five green lines on the bottom, and an orange circle at the center – perfection).
The 4.3 x 2.1-inch touchpad has a semi-matte texture that’s not as comfortable as the ones installed on the EliteBook line, but it works fine. The pad has Windows Precision drivers, so it handled Windows 10 gestures, such as three-finger tabbing and two-finger scrolling, nicely.
The Pavilion x360’s top-firing Bang & Olufsen speakers are surprisingly great. While the speakers could have been slightly louder, they were able to carry Missio’s “I See You” throughout a small office. The opening vocals, combined with the keyboard notes, roped me into the moment. And when the drum beats dropped, I could feel the weight of the bass.
The audio benefits from the Bang & Olufsen audio app, which includes presets for Music, Movie and Voice. Within those settings are dials for bass, treble and dialog clarity, as well as a full equalizer.
Armed with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor and 8GB of RAM, the Pavilion x360 juggled 30 Google Chrome tabs and four 1080p YouTube videos simultaneously without a sweat.
The Pavilion x360 transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 21 minutes and 59 seconds on our HandBrake benchmark, which may seem long, but it’s a lot quicker than the category average (31:19).
Packed with an Intel UHD 620 GPU, the Pavilion x360 scored 71,938 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark, which surpassed the mainstream laptop average (61,258) as well as the performance from the Spin 3’s Intel UHD 620 (61,440) and the MateBook D’s Radeon Vega 8 (63,302).
While the Pavilion x360’s 720p shooter isn’t as grainy as most webcams, it still struggled to reveal the detail in my hair and beard. The camera caught the red, white and blue in my shirt, but not the pink, green or yellow. Not to mention that it succumbed to the flair of the ceiling lights, so half of the ceiling was washed out.
The Pavilion x360 performed well under pressure. After it streamed a 15-minute, 1080p video, the hottest underside got was 91 degrees Fahrenheit, which is well within our 95-degree comfort zone. The center of the keyboard and touchpad came in at 85 and 80 degrees, respectively.
Software and Warranty
There are several HP-branded utilities in the Pavilion x360, including HP JumpStart (a tutorial for Windows 10), HP Support Assistant (updates HP device drivers), HP Smart (tracks printing status), and HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (provides system information and tests). There’s also HP CoolSense, which can automatically adjust performance and fan settings to offset heat.
There’s also a ton of Windows 10 bloatware, including Candy Crush Saga, Gardenscapes and Asphalt Street Storm Racing.
The HP Pavilion x360 is a solid mainstream laptop in that it offers commendable performance, a satisfying keyboard, and some bangin’ speakers.