Modular in its configuration convertible into a touchscreen tablet, the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf is the perfect 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 11th generation Core i3 Quad Core processor, its good amount of RAM (8 GB) and its fast SSD storage (512 GB), it houses an ideal base for carrying out everyday office and multimedia use with a beautiful screen. Full HD IPS touchscreen as a showcase. On the other hand, some amenities are missing such as the backlit keyboard or Windows Hello and we have already seen 14 inches convertible thinner.
Specifications of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD LED IPS multi-touch 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1125G4 Tiger Lake (2.0 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics Xe (G4)|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Intel Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 9461), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 43Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 322 x 209 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf
The HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf sports a design that goes everywhere but neat with its silver frame that contrasts with its black screen frame, all awakened by chrome keys. The edges around the case are protruding for a geometric silhouette and the design of the hinges is original. The keyboard, also silver, is not backlit but its clear keys remain perfectly readable in most circumstances.
In terms of measurements, HP has compacted its Pavilion x360 even if the thickness is not the best optimized (19 mm). On the other hand, the weight ( 1.5 kg ) and the format (322 x 209 mm) nibble on bulk to promote mobility.
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.
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 streaming support, two standard USB 3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0 output and a microSD card reader. The last two ports are increasingly rare in this type of format. Recent WiFi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu but there is no biometric connection option on this model, too bad.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf
The HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0018nf is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core Core i3-1115G4 Quad Core processor. This recent processor is the first Core i3 in Quad Core, allowing it to provide performance approaching the latest Core i5s. Thus, the PC covers all current use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) with a slight mastery in more demanding applications using multicore architecture (video editing, light Photoshop …).
With 8 GB of RAM behind, the system will not lose fluidity in multitasking in the context of everyday use.
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.
The storage is for its part entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis compared to a configuration with a mechanical hard drive. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shortened load times, almost instantaneous Windows launch and very fast file copies, not to mention the qualities in terms of energy savings, durability and silence of the SSD. Not to spoil anything, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library.
Finally, you should be able to exceed 7 hours of autonomy despite its small battery of 43 Whr. It is average and it allows you to work with a little mobility.