HP Pavilion x360 Hands-on, First Impressions
HP launched in the country yesterday its new reasonably-priced notebooks aimed at students and young professionals. One of them is the HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 convertible. Check out our first impressions below.
The Pavilion x360 is one of those laptops that try to pass off as a premium device. It has a metallic paint job that also comes in “modern gold” color, and a design that is simple yet stylish. While the body appears to be made of aluminum, it is actually plastic to keep things light. Although not made of metal, it actually looks good and feels sturdy.
Looking at the top lid, we have the HP logo etched in chrome which matches the special stainless steel hinge that allows the x360 to turn into different modes.
To the left, we have the power button with LED indicator, Kensington lock, USB port, headset jack, and volume buttons.
On the right are the power port, HDMI, two USB ports, and an SD card reader.
Open the lid and you will be greeted by the 13.3-inch Full HD LED IPS touch display. There’s a smaller 11.6-inch HD WLED IPS variant as well. Above it is the webcam while down below is the HP logo.
As for the keyboard, the keys are plasticky, but has a matte treatment to resist smudges, and has good travel and tactility. Found above the keyboard is the B&O PLAY-powered speaker, while down below is the relatively spacious trackpad.
Take a look at the bottom are a few vents and a couple of rubber footing to prevent it from slipping on any smooth surface.
What makes the x360 different from the standard laptop is its capability to switch between multiple modes – Stand, Tent, Laptop, Tablet. Not exactly a new, but still a pretty useful feature to have in a laptop.
The HP Pavilion x360 comes in multiple configurations starting with the 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron N3060 model which is priced at Php20,990, up to the 13.3-inch, Intel Core i3 at Php29,990. It will be available later this month.
HP Pavilion x360 Convert 13-u036TU specs:
13.3-inch FHD LED IPS touch display
Intel Core i3-6100U CPU
Intel HD Graphics 520
4GB DDR4 RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2x USB 3.0
SD card reader
B&O Play speakers