Modular in its configuration convertible into a touchscreen tablet, the HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf is a tool for work and play. Sleek and rather compact, this 14-inch is the perfect partner for office automation and modularity enthusiasts on a budget. With its 10th generation Core i3 processor, its good amount of RAM (8 GB) and its fast SSD storage, it houses an ideal base for carrying out everyday office and video use within the limit of the low consumption processor. On the other hand, its format is a little imposing for a convertible (1.6 kg) and it lacks some amenities such as the backlit keyboard or the biometric connection.
Features of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS 360 ° openable micro-edge multi-touch LED (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics Xe (G4)|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 AX), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 B&O speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64bits|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 43Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.61 Kg / 324 x 225 x 18|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf
The HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf sports an all-purpose but neat design with its two-tone chassis with a silver back that contrasts with its dark gray keyboard frame with a brushed finish, all awakened by chrome accents. The edges around the case are protruding for a geometric silhouette and the design of the hinges is original. Another aesthetic detail that adorns all the latest models from HP, the speaker grille above the keyboard opts for a graphic design. The keyboard is not backlit on this model. Pity.
Side measurements, HP has thinned its Pavilion x360 to 18 mm thick while the weight ( 1.6 kg ) and the format (324 x 225 mm) do not move compared to its predecessor (14-dh). We have already seen a thinner and lighter 14-inch ultrabook, but it still lends itself easily to mobile use.
Because the specificity of this convertible ultrabook lies in its convertible propensity characterized by its 360-degree rotating configuration . The display’s hinges allow it to bend from any angle. With a simple gesture, you can switch from classic office use to tablet use (screen folded back to the back of the keyboard) via tent or easel mode.
Speaking of it, the screen is the central element in this type of convertible configuration and is surrounded here on the sides by noticeably refined borders. The impression of immersion is all the more present since it is based on an IPS panel which is responsible for opening the viewing angles and faithfully reproducing the colors. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) allows you to offer a large, perfectly clear display space and to make the most of High Definition content while the touch offers a whole new dimension to Windows 10 more fun and interactive but implies a glossy screen that will reflect the ambient light. Please note, there is no stylus supplied with this model despite its presence on the display.
Let’s finish with the chassis by reviewing the connections. The assortment is very correct since it includes a USB Type-C Gen2 port with power supply and video stream support, two standard USB 3.2 ports, an HDMI output and an SD card reader. The last two ports are increasingly rare in this type of format. Recent WiFi AX and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu but there is no biometric connection option on this model.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf
The HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001nf is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1115G4 . This recent processor has the advantage of taking advantage of a Turbo mode (3 Ghz / 4.1 Ghz) allowing it to seek a little more power if necessary. Be careful, we stay on a Dual Core i3 which is mainly intended for everyday office automation with Web browsing, Office suite, video playback, light touch-ups, etc. It’s hard to imagine doing more demanding tasks on this PC, if not for a short time. The RAM 8GB opens the way to multitasking.
Small interesting novelty of this 11th gen Tiger Lake, the integrated Intel UHD Graphics Xe graphics chip . A little below the Iris Xe which integrates the Core i5 and Core i7 Gen11, it comes at the level of a GeForce MX230, enough to exploit some graphics tasks and play some games in Low definition.
For its part, the small 43 Whr battery should offer around 8 hours of battery life in internet browsing with active Wifi, it is welcome for a little mobility.
The storage is entrusted to a 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD , allowing to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 S and to the overall execution of the programs, knowing that this is paid at the level of the capacity. . If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is only about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.