HP Pavilion 11 x360 Review – Solid omklapper with TN panel




With the HP Pavilion 11 can participate with its competitors who have built. Inexpensive convertibles based on the Bay Trail architecture In addition, HP has chosen a screen that can be rotated 360 degrees. For us, the Pavilion 11 x360 based on the screen, the active cooling and battery life, however, not recommended. While the robust housing and the hybrid hard drive argue in favor of the laptop, but we do not outweigh the disadvantages.

Rugged housing
Hybrid hard drive


Bad screen
Active cooling can not
Battery life is not impressive

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Lenovo Yoga, recently introduced the Asus Transformer Flip and apparently wanted HP also join the latest trend in laptop land: that of the 360 ​​degree rotating screen. The result is the HP Pavilion x360, available in 11 “- and 13” variant. The 13 “x360 is available from seven hundred euros and get an ultrabook processor along, while the 11” models are equipped with a Bay Trail processor. The price is therefore somewhat lower and the 11 “version is available in two colors: gray and red.

HP Pavilion 11 x360

When unpacking our red x360 immediately fell on how solid the device will call. The exterior is made of sturdy plastic that somewhat ‘rubbery’ feel. Luckily it’s not a hard shiny plastic, so the laptop does not look cheap from the outside.

Also inside looks like the finish of the laptop well. Inside the red edge of the housing, the keyboard, is surrounded by the aluminum portion of the housing. Is The aluminum is brushed in horizontal lines and connect almost seamlessly with the plastic. Under pressure, the casing does not give, and that we’ll see even worse with laptops for the money.

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The gimmick which the Pavilion 11 owes the suffix ‘x360’, of course, is the 360 degree rotating screen. Previously we tested all Lenovo laptops are equipped with the same system and the biggest disadvantage of this construction is that the laptop then rest on the keyboard. The HP are around the keyboard five rubber ‘bumper little “about a millimeter thick placed. On a flat surface the laptop so stable, but if that is not the case, the keyboard may be damaged.

We played for a while with the swivel screen, and soon came to the conclusion that it does not add much to us and moreover is quite wobbly. That’s because the screen is not one but two hinges available. The laptop itself is not directly connected to the screen, but the hinges with plastic ‘spacer’, with the beats logo on it. With the intermediate piece, the screen is re-connected, by means of a second hinge.

The omklapscherm is not too firm and the resulting presentation mode is unfortunately not his right by the TN screen. That’s pretty bad viewing angles, making you wobbly screen is frequently adjust. The ‘tablet’ mode we do not see as a serious usage scenario, because the laptop before too heavy and not easy to hold.
Keyboard and touchpad

The Pavilion 11 offers a keyboard with flat keys, which in our opinion may have had something more. Travel We also prefer the slightly curved keys so that your fingers automatically find their way to the middle of the key. The attack was clearly happy and keyboard barely bounces along with strong typing, making it quite comfortable typing on the x360. Yet

HP Pavilion 11 x360

The touchpad of the Pavilion 11 comes from Synaptics and has a smooth surface. The mouse buttons are hidden under the touchpad and have some clear click feeling, although it will not cause any problems in everyday use. Also within Windows, swipe the smooth surface effortlessly.

The Pavilion 11 does what concerns the number of connections not larger and more expensive laptops. The right side provides USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, an SD card reader and an Ethernet connection. Unfortunately, the Ethernet connection does no more than 100Mbit / s, but the connection is present, we already find a plus, because Ethernet is increasingly lacking in new laptops.

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Because the laptop can also rest on the side of the keyboard are the power switch and the volume control is moved to the left side of the laptop. There is also a third USB port and a combined audio input and output. Behind the grille on the side of the laptop is the active processor cooling.

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