Perfect laptop for working comfortably, surfing in tablet mode and watching streaming, the HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf collects good points for multimedia. Its design is elegant and goes everywhere and its convertible configuration interesting for those who seek productivity. Its 11th generation Core i7 Quad Core processor with Iris Xe graphics solution is ideal for everyday and multimedia tasks with occasional games. It is backed up by a good amount of RAM (16 GB) and fast SSD storage (512 GB) to navigate the system smoothly and store freely. Add to that a beautiful 15.6-inch borderless screen and many amenities such as a backlit keyboard, full connectivity, a fingerprint reader, a compact case and a numeric keypad. The battery life should last the distance for about 7 hours. Note on the other hand the screen a little dark and its case composed mainly of plastic, more fragile than metal.
Features of the HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED multi-touch 360 ° openable 250 nits (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 Mhz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, DP 1.2, Sleep & Charge), HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 43 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.79 Kg / 357.6 x 229 x 18.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf
The HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf (2021) opts for a design that is similar to the latest Envy x360 (the range above). We find this elegant silver look as well as smooth and matte surfaces with a structured silhouette with protruding edges, all awakened by touches of chrome at the logo and hinges. We also notice the brushed finish that dresses the plate around the keyboard. Difference with the Envy, the case is designed mainly based on plastic / polycarbonate with only a few metal elements on the cover in particular.
A white keyboard backlight is there to highlight the lettering for more comfort in dim light.
Its measurements are worthy of an ultrabook even if its format remains substantial (357.6 x 229 x 18.9 mm) and a little bulky in tablet mode. The weight is well optimized under 1.8 kg .
The screen of the HP Envy x360 15-er0002nf is highlighted by sharp edges engaging in a satisfactory level of immersion. Especially since it is installed on an IPS panel to clearly discern the information displayed whatever your angle of approach. The definition is extended with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) and offers something to make the most of your High Definition content. In addition, the presence of touch implies the use of a shiny surface whose aesthetic attractions cannot counterbalance its discomfort in a bright environment (appearance of reflections), knowing that the maximum brightness may turn out to be low if you work in bright light. .
Distributed on each side of the chassis, the connections are pleasantly varied. There is an HDMI 2.0 output, a microSD card reader and three USB 3.2 ports including a USB Type-C (Gen2, DP 1.2 video support). The recent wireless modules Wifi 6 AX and Bluetooth 5.2 are also on the menu. In addition, a fingerprint reader is present under the keyboard on the right to ensure Windows Hello authentication.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf
Inside the HP Pavilion x360 15-er0002nf, we have an 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 low power processorTiger Lake. This processor brings some interesting advancements over previous generations, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i7-1165G7 displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and the Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W, and this despite the low consumption. This results from an increase in performance visible on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the Dell, but in the case of missions involving only very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable.
Opposite, the RAM provides 16 GB of RAM , a generous total that ensures impeccable fluidity in multitasking.
But the most interesting gain from these low-power Tiger Lake processors lies above all in their new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe.. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable fluidity with short load times and zero latency execution. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Last important point, battery life benefits from a 43 Whr battery, which should allow the ultrabook to reach 7 hours of battery life in current use.