The HP Pavilion 11 x360 is an interesting convertible laptop that offers HP Spectre-style design at a more affordable price that was recently unveiled for 2015 by HP. The new 11-incher in the Pavilion x360 series of convertible laptops offers a sleek device and impressive flexibility at a wallet-friendly price.
Build and Display
In terms of design, the HP Pavilion 11 x360 is a lot like the higher-end HP Spectre x360, featuring a geared lid hinge that allows the user to turn the screen around a full 360 degrees.
The design is fanless, made possible by the choice of processor used for laptop, which sports a plastic build. Compared to the 2014 model, the refreshed Pavilion 11 x360 is unnoticeable thicker and heavier at 22.5 millimetres and 1.45 kilograms respectively.
The laptop features an 11.6-inch screen with an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. HP Pavilion 11 x360 will be available in different colours such as green, silver, red and purple.
HP Pavilion 11 x360 is driven by a quad-core Intel Pentium N3700 chip with the code name Braswell. By adding extra money, you can have the processor upgraded to the more efficient Intel Core M chip, the same one that powers the highly-rated 12-inch Apple MacBook.
These processors are known for their power use efficiency, which explains the notebook’s fanless design. They also offer better performance than the Intel Atom chip used on the Microsoft Surface 3. The Intel Pentium N3700 or Core M processor is backed up by 4GB of RAM, upgradeable up to 8GB.
Perhaps, the most interesting thing about the HP Pavilion 11 x360 is the fact that it can be switched into four different modes just like the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, facilitated by the same quality hinge found on the more-expensive Spectre x360.
The $500-priced Core M model comes with 128GB SSD. Following Beats Audio acquisition by rival tech company Apple, HP has decided to use Bang and Olufsen (B&O) Play software for quality audio on its Pavilion 11 x360.
Pricing and availability
HP Pavilion 11 x360 convertible laptops are not yet available in Nigeria. HP Pavilion 11 x360 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N100,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Pavilion 11 x360 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Pavilion 11 x360 Hybrid:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64 or Windows 8.1 Pro 64
- Processor: Intel Core M or Intel Pentium N3700 Processors
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB RAM, up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Green, Silver, Red, Purple
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11-inch Touch Display, (1366 x 768 pixels)
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard (backlit)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Fingerprint Reader: –
- Built-in Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- Battery: Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 8 hours, 15 minutes