Today we'll take a look at the HP Pavilion x360 laptop. This series has 5 models: four of them are based on Intel Core - the fourth generation processors, the fifth model is equipped with AMD A8-6410.
Transformer HP Pavilion X360 is based on a quad-core processor. The APU runs at 2 GHz, which can be boosted to 2.4 with Turbo Core mode. There is a 2 MB L2 cache, as well as the Radeon R5, a powerful graphics core. The system works with DDR3L-1600 MHz memory. Its power consumption reaches no more than 15 watts. HP Pavilion x360 13 received 8 GB of DDR3L RAM. Micron 16KTF1G64HZ module is used. The memory mode is single-channel.
The laptop is extremely difficult to disassemble. The storage system includes a slim 2.5-inch HDD with a capacity of 500 GB or 1 TB. There is no optical drive. Communication capabilities are in the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n wireless network adapter. It has built-in Bluetooth 4.0. There is also a 1 gigabit network interface based on a Re altek controller.
The audio subsystem has a Re altek ALC282 HDA codec. For acoustics, a pair is usedbuilt-in speakers. There is only one audio jack, but combined, in other words, it is suitable for both headphones and a microphone. Note that the battery is non-removable, its capacity is 43.5 Wh. Your device has a webcam with a built-in microphone. It is located above the screen.
All 5 models of the 13-inch Pavilion 13 series transformers are made in a similar case, and also have the same screens. HP Pavilion x360 13 a150nr, like other models in this series, can be used as a traditional laptop or tablet. To switch to the second mode, open the laptop 360 degrees. On one side of the resulting device will be a screen, on the other - a keyboard. By setting the opening angle appropriately, you can achieve the ideal position for watching movies and videos.
This device also has all the functions of a tablet computer. Among them, we note: auto-rotate the screen, the Windows button and touch input. In the closed position, the case is completely silver. Visually it looks like it's made of metal, but it's plastic. Fingerprints do not remain on the case. There is a mirrored HP logo in the center of the lid. The keyboard is black. The working surface is made of a special polished metal and has a chocolate color. There are no indicators or buttons in this area.
Mounting the screen to the body is presented in the form of two hinged loops. They are at the bottom of the display. Hinge hingeshave a tight move, so it becomes possible to fix the display in various positions. On the left is a USB 2.0, combined audio jack - minijack, cooling system ventilation grille, volume control and power button.
Now consider the right side. There are a couple of USB 3.0, RJ-45, HDMI ports for a projector or monitor, a memory card slot, a Kensington lock slot, a power adapter slot.
Now let's talk about input devices. The HP Pavilion x360 13 a150nr laptop, like other devices in the series, uses an island-type keyboard. The size of the main buttons is 15×15 mm. The keys are black. The letters, in turn, are white and very noticeable. The keyboard is slightly recessed, judging by the framing surface. The base under it is quite rigid. The keyboard is quiet. There is no clicking sound. The layout is non-standard. This approach is rare in laptops. Applied L-shaped Enter button and short left Shift.
The HP Pavilion x360 laptop has a clickpad that simulates pressing a key. The size of the working area is 95×65 mm. The touch surface is deepened, practically does not stand out. Sensitivity raises no objections. This input device supports MultiTouch as well as gestures. The clickpad is comfortable and highly commendable.
HP Pavilion x360 has an audio system with two built-in speakers. She's not very suitable forlistening to music, it is better to use external headphones for this purpose.
Screen and other parameters
HP Pavilion x360 is equipped with a touch matrix LCD, which is complemented by LED backlight. It has a glossy finish. The screen size is 13.3 inches with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Note that the brightness control is carried out thanks to the pulse-width modulation of the LED backlight with a frequency of 200 Hz. There is no flickering at the maximum level. The color gamut of the screen is at the level of 59.1%.
In idle conditions, the processor frequency is 1.0 GHz. Under load, this figure rises to 2.0-2.2 GHz. The laptop belongs to the category of incredibly quiet. The noise level of the device is measured to be 23 dBA under idle conditions. We are talking about such a low level that it is almost impossible to hear a portable computer in natural conditions.
Now consider what happens under load. The noise level increases to 29 dBA. Even so, it can only be heard in a completely quiet room.
In this device, the pros and cons are closely intertwined. Its performance is classified as entry-level. It can be used to solve undemanding tasks: watching videos, Internet communication, office applications. The screen also has a number of disadvantages. The sound subsystem does not stand out. It can also be called heavy and thick.
Tablet mode is a nice extra feature. Sometimes the devicerefuses to respond to removable media. The silence of the work is an indisputable plus. You can buy the device for 25,000 rubles. This price is considered quite appropriate for the level of the device. However, when making a purchase decision, you should carefully weigh the strengths and weaknesses.
Now you know everything you need to know about the HP Pavilion x360 Notebook.