13.3″ HP Pavilion 13-s128nr x360 Convertible via Amazon
HP Pavilion 13-s128nr x360 is a decent, robust, premium looking and feeling 13.3 inch 360 degree bending convertible 2-in-1 laptop and tablet with actually four modes- tablet, tent, stand and notebook, a bright and clear Full HD display, B&O Play audio speakers with deep bass and high volume and very impressive battery life. It comes with the latest generation power efficient Skylake i5-6200U processor (3MB L3 Cache) at 2.3GHz up to 2.8GHz with turbo boost, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM as plenty of memory to multitask efficiently, 128GB Solid State Drive for overall and boot-up speeds and quite a bit of storage for such a slim machine and the latest Windows 10 64-bit operating system. It is not just about the great design and what it looks like as there is a lot you can do with this computer with its powerful CPU, an SSD rather than a slower mechanical hard drive and large memory. It has a durable, functional new multimode hinge (just like on Lenovo Yoga’s) that lets you flip between different modes and you can go from one mode to another quickly: Do your work in laptop mode, play games in tent mode, watch movies in stand mode and browse on the go and do whatever you want on tablet mode. Lithium ion battery lasts almost all day (HP claims it to be up to 11 hours and 45 minutes and it beats the competitors by 4-5 hours difference) so you don’t have to be near power outlets all the time.
Horizontal brushing in natural silver HP Pavilion x360 weighs 3.77 pounds (a bit heavy for a tablet but lightweight for a laptop) and measures 0.89 x 12.89 x 8.8 inches. Like the majority of modern slim laptops it doesn’t come with an Optical Drive but has the fast and wide coverage 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output, an SD Media Card Reader and an audio headset combo jack. 13.3 inch diagonal LED backlit FHD IPS 10-finger touch display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution for very sharp texts and up to 178 degree viewing angles. We get the feeling that this new Pavilion x360 is like in the same class as the Lenovo’s Yoga 3, Dell XPS 11 or Toshiba’s Radius as it has quite a bit of power for both work and entertainment needs, beautiful slim hybrid dual-axle design and 360 degree rotating touch display that is optimised for Windows 10. Graphics card is the integrated Intel HD 520 with a Passmark score of 842 which indicates it would be more than sufficient for usual daily video streaming or web browsing but not for advanced gaming or multimedia editing and probably none of these 2-in-1 hybrid or convertible machines are suitable for gaming and you’d better off choosing a laptop or desktop designed for mainly gaming. It is not a great lightweight tablet but quite a solid laptop that can be used in different modes, with decent performance and speed, great build quality (aluminium looking solid plastic), very long battery life, a FHD IPS display, not much junkware pre-installed and a good range of connectivity.