There was a period when 2-in-1 convertible laptops were the in-thing in the market. Apart from the fact that most of these convertible laptops were sleek and compact, they were relatively easy to use. The introduction of HP’s Pavilion X360 has made this even better. They come with a comparable 360° laptop, tablet-convertible flip, and fold design of popular convertible laptops.
Here, we will consider its core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in Zambia.
Price of HP Pavilion X360 in Zambia
Like most other laptops available in the market today, the HP Pavilion X360 comes in various models and vary in prices. The models vary in core specifications and as expected, has an effect on the eventual prices they go for. On the average, HP Pavilion X360 can be purchased for anything between KW120, 000 – KW250, 000 depending on the model.
Apart from the model, other factors that affect the variation in the eventual price of the laptop includes currency exchange rate at the period of purchase, place of purchase and period of purchase.
HP Pavilion X360 Core Spec (Base Model)
- CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U (quad-core, 4MB cache, up to 4.6GHz)
- Screen Size: 11.6-inch LED-backlit Touchscreen (1366 x 768 pixels
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics GPU
- RAM: 4GB or 8GB DDR3L RAM
- Storage: 320GB, 500GB, or 750GB hard drive
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Front Camera: 720p HD Camera with Integrated Mic
- Weight: 319.8 g
- Other Spec: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
HP Pavilion X360 Review
Though the Pavilion X360 sounds more like a gaming device than a pretty little handy home machine, it is a very lightweight laptop in terms of specs and performance. It is powered by a low-energy Intel Celeron CPU and boasts an 11.6-inch. Here are some core things to note about the device.
Display and Design
The HP Pavilion X360 looks pretty small. In fact, it rates among the most compact convertible devices in the market today. It boasts an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Unlike most other convertible laptops though, it has a wide keyboard that is fairly spaced. It is about 22 mm thick and weighs about 1.4 kg which is about 40 percent heavier than the popular 11-inch Apple MacBook Air. Still, it is relatively light and compact.
There is even an appreciable selection of ports, with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, Ethernet, an additional SD card slot, and a combined mic/headphone 3.5mm jack.
Operating System and Processor
The HP Pavilion is not all spectacular in terms of specs – something you should expect from a convertible laptop that goes for that price. Regardless, it boasts a fairly appreciable spec with an Intel Celeron KW2820 processor, which is dual-core and runs at 2.13GHz which is capable of increasing to 2.39GHz for some rigorous apps, but you should not expect much of a performance upsurge from that boost.
Despite being dual-core and having a fair clock speed, you should not expect so much in terms of performance, especially in the tablet mode. The convertible laptop is based on Intel’s Silvermont architecture, which is used in HP’s Atom processors, which is similar to processors of the popular iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy series.
Things You Will Like About HP Pavilion X360
Affordable: While the HP Pavilion X360 is not the cheapest convertible laptop in the market today, it surely rates among the very best for the price it goes for. HP laptops are known for their top-quality performance and durability and considering the price the Pavilion X360 goes for, one can consider this as a real deal.
Durability: This is one fact everyone knows about HP laptops and you can only expect the same report in this case. Apart from the fact that this convertible laptop can be used for a very long time without losing its efficiency, one should also give accolade to its ease of maintenance.
Compatible with Other Devices: This is another lovely feature you will enjoy about the HP Pavilion X360. The laptop/tablet is compatible with other devices and can be easily linked via Bluetooth and USB cables.
Easily Convertible: Unlike some other convertible laptops, the Pavilion X360, one of the most popular in its category, is easily convertible. You do not even need to read the manual a thousand times to be able to effectively use it, either as a laptop or as a tablet.
Things You May Not Like About HP Pavilion X360
Tricky to Fix: This is one of the few things users have complained about. Although the convertible laptop is durable and can be easily maintained, it can be difficult to fix when there is a problem with the hardware. You might need to take the laptop to a core expert of HP or any HP branch to fix when the need arises.
Battery Life Can Be Much Better: Does battery capacity matter? Of course, it does! If you are one that seriously considers battery life when buying a convertible laptop, then you might need to consider some other options. The likes of Lenovo convertible laptops are much better in terms of battery capacity.
Tablet Mode Not Too impressive: While the laptop mode is amazing in terms of both display and overall functionality, the tablet mode is not as impressive and can be much better.