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HP Pavilion x360 Review: A portable and stylish convertible laptop

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HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

We have reviewed the HP ENVY x360 a few months ago, and now, here comes the new HP Pavilion x360.

Basically, their main differences are the processors and GPUs that are used on each device.

The former ENVY x360 was powered by AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Radeon GPU while this HP Pavilion x360 was equipped with Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU.

In this article, we will share or opinion and insights about the HP Pavilion x360 and let’s see if it is the one for you.

BUILD QUALITY

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The HP Pavilion x360 has a very simple and straightforward design. The cover has a plain color with the reflective HP logo on the center. It still has that elegant and premium feels like the ENVY x360.

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

The keys are also well-spaced and they have a springy feel when pressing them. It has a backlight keyboard so you don’t have to worry about typing in low-light environments.

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

Above the keyboard are the speakers powered by Bang & Olufsen. They are loud enough to fill the entire room and since they are firing upwards, using the laptop in its normal mode while playing multimedia in an open space is still possible and you can still hear the sound.

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

When it comes to ports and interfaces, the HP Pavilion x360 has the power button on the left side together with the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, audio jack port, and the Kensington lock.

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

While on the right side, it has a fingerprint scanner, physical volume rocker, full-size SD card reader, USB Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI port, and the power port.

DISPLAY QUALITY

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

The HP Pavilion x360 that we have here is the 14-inch model with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) touch-screen display. The side bezels are now thinner but the top and bottom bezels are still too thick for us.

Nevertheless, the display itself has a bright and vibrant color which is very important since it is made for creative individuals.

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Since it is a convertible laptop and it has a touch-screen display, you can also use it as a tablet and it will automatically disable the keyboard so no accidental touches will occur.

PERFORMANCE

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

When it comes to the performance, the Intel i7 8th Gen with NVIDIA MX130 that we have here performs just like the HP ENVY x360 with AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 that we have reviewed before.

Photo editing in Adobe Photoshop is very smooth and we don’t experience any lags when editing 1080p videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Based on the Geekbench scores, the HP Pavilion x360 is just a little bit behind the scores of the HP ENVY x360. See the results below:

BATTERY LIFE

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On a regular usage like surfing the web and playing music in the background, we are getting around 8-10 hours of battery life with the HP Pavilion x360. That is actually pretty decent actually. But if you do more serious tasks like photo editing, video editing, or designing, you might want to bring your charger with you.

VERDICT

The new HP Pavilion x360 is basically just a little bit trimmed down version of the more premium model – the HP ENVY x360. Aside from their differences when it comes to CPU/GPU used, the HP Pavilion x360 has almost inherited the features of the ENVY x360 like the rotating display, stylish design, and the decent performance on its price point.

After all, it will only boil down whether which CPU/GPU combination you prefer the most. Are you going with the AMD-powered or the Intel-powered laptop?

HP Pavilion x360 Review PH

HP Pavilion x360 Specs:

  • 14-inch FHD IPS Touch-Screen Display (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 8th Gen. Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5 dedicated) GPU
  • Windows 10
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
  • 1TB 5400rpm SATA +128GB M.2 SSD
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Bang & Olufsen Play, Dual Speakers
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • Ports and Interfaces:
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Data Transfer Only, 5Gb/s signaling rate)
    • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only)
    • 1x AC smart pin
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x headphone/microphone combo
    • multi-format SDcard reader
  • 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion battery
  • 1.59kg
  • Price: PHP 62,990

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