HP Pavilion X360 Review Pros Cons

HP Pavilion X360 Review Pros Cons

The two-in-1 laptop segment is aimed both at professionals and to meet personal needs, the segment has become widely accepted in the country. These laptops are being launched in various price ranges by manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Dell, even as global PC shipments continue to decline. Shipments would return to pre-COVID-19 levels only in the second half of the year, says market intelligence firm Counterpoint Research. A 2-in-1 laptop usually includes support for a stylus, a vibrant touchscreen, and a 360-degree hinge. How good is the HP Pavilion x360 laptop with 13th generation Intel Core i5 processor, available at a starting price of Rs 57,999? Find out in our review.

HP Pavilion x360 design, display, appearance, and construction

HP Pavilion x360 is among the good looking laptops recently launched in India. Plus, it’s lightweight, courtesy of plastic and aluminum reclaimed from the ocean, in an attempt to do its part to support sustainability. The model released last year too The laptop is very practical and can be easily slipped into a decent-sized backpack or purse thanks to its small build, 14-inch panel and 1.4 kg weight. When it comes to the design language, it’s pretty straightforward and doesn’t scream for attention. However, it does the job by opting for a sleek look. The silver color variant has a matte silver tone that looks classy. The 14-inch chassis is solidly built and can handle some bumps. The laptop hinge can move 360 ​​degrees and easily transform the laptop into a tablet. However, the device is best suited to be used as a laptop rather than a tab as it has a 14-inch touchscreen that is stretched out in a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Connectivity options on the laptop include a USB Type-C port with power delivery support, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a microSD card slot, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and DisplayPort 1.4. There’s also a fingerprint scanner for easy authentication. It’s ultra-fast and can unlock your device within seconds, as well as providing an added layer of security.

The laptop’s keyboard needs special mention here as it felt very smooth to type on. The keys don’t make a loud clicking sound. The trackpad is also very well centrally positioned with great precision and therefore doesn’t wobble when pressed or typed quickly. The keys are highly responsive and also feature lighting that makes typing easier in dark or low-light scenarios. The panel has 250 nits of brightness with an IPS panel. The colors were a little washed out for me, but that shouldn’t be an issue for most users. The 2-in-1 comes with dual bottom-firing speakers, which sometimes make the sound output muffled and therefore unsuitable for media consumption.

HP Pavilion x360 Battery and Performance

The HP x360 has decent battery life, but falls short of the promised 8+ hour backup on a single charge. During my use, the 43Whr battery lasted just over 7 hours. This is despite equipping the device with Intel’s U lineup of processors, which lean heavily towards providing long battery backup. The battery can be charged with a 65-watt adapter that comes out of the box. The lack of a Type-C charger in the box is another disappointment. The 2-in-1 laptop is powered by a 13th generation Intel Core i5-1335U processor, which is a 10-core chip. The device has 16GB of DDR4 and non-DDR5 memory. It’s likely that HP cut a deal here to keep the price in check. Performance-wise, checking emails, opening a few Google Chrome tabs and various Microsoft apps doesn’t lead to any kind of stutter or lag. Software-wise, the HP Pavilion x360 comes with Windows 11 (Home) Operating System (OS) which supports Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader as mentioned above. There is a lifetime subscription to Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 that comes preloaded with the laptop.

HP Pavilion x360 Verdict

The HP Pavilion x360 is a very capable Windows 2-in-1 machine with a solid build and decent battery life. The keyboard and trackpad need special mention and both add a lot of value to the device. The slightly underwhelming panel is being made up for by overall performance and the clean, premium design.

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