HP Pavilion x360 13.3″ Touchscreen Laptop via Amazon
Silver HP Pavilion x360 13-a110dx is a budget 13.3 inch 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop that can be used both as a laptop and tablet (and in tent and stand modes), with an ultra low voltage 5th generation Intel i3 processor that was released in January 2015, Intel HD 5500 graphics, good battery life and decent connectivity. HP Pavilion x360 comes with the dual core Broadwell Intel i3-5010U processor (3MB L3 cache) at 2.1GHz processor speed without turbo boost function but hyper threading for smart 4-way processing, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM for some multitasking power and that can be upgraded to 8GB, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm spindle speed (at average size and speed but fast enough) plus ProtectSmart to protect your data, 25GB of Cloud based Dropbox free of charge for 6 months so you can have access to your files wherever you are and Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system which you shouldn’t worry if you are not a big fan as there will be a free upgrade for the newer Windows 10 very soon in Summer and Autumn of this year.
13.3 inch WLED-backlit antiglare HD touch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and Intel HD 5500 graphics represent the display quality which is perfectly fine for the price although it is not Full HD with IPS panel and sntiglare is good for easier viewing in bright light or outdoors. Beats Audio and stereo speakers offer decent enough sound- as much as you can expect from such a budget compact multi-functional unit. It includes a front-facing TrueVision HD webcam with a built-in digital microphone. Horizontal brushing in natural silver stylish and modern Pavilion x360 weighs 3.97 pounds and is only 0.84 inch thin making it quite a portable device, you can type comfortably on its full-size island style ash silver keyboard surrounded by brushed aluminium, due to size restrictions it doesn’t come with a separate numeric keyboard but has an Imaged that supports multiple gestures and enables easy navigation of Windows 8 functions. It doesn’t have a DVD drive but you can use an optional external drive by connecting it to one of the USB ports, it has the high speed 802.11ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port to connect to modern external monitors or HDTV, Media Card Reader that supports SD format, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfer, 1 USB 2.0 port, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector for wired access, an HDMI output (no VGA port for older style monitors) and a Headphone/Microphone output.
Conclusion: HP Pavilion x360 13-a110dx can be used in 4 different modes of laptop, tablet, stand and tent thanks to its 360 degree hinge although it is called a 2-in-1 laptop. 500GB at 5400rpm is standard size and speed HDD hard drive but considering this is a convertible PC at this price level it is spacious and fast enough- 7200rpm and especially SSD would be better but they cost money. Battery life is pretty good, at up to 6.26 hours in normal use but this will naturally depend on your power settings and what you use the PC for. Same goes for the display quality as it is regular HD screen with 1366×768 pixel resolution and not FHD with IPS which would be a bit hard with the cost restrictions. Intel HD 5500 is not your advanced gaming graphics card and still lets you play the latest games but at lower settings and resolutions. Keyboard is not backlit for comfy typing in dim lighting but sure is a nice ergonomic one that will make your life easier and you have the touch display and a highly functional ImagePad. You’ll find the CyberLink Suite installed as well as the one month trial version of Microsoft Office 365 and comes with 12 month limited parts and labor warranty. It is an EPEAT Silver registered unit, by EPEAT representing greener environmentally friendly electronics. It is a good computer overall, for both work and entertainment- for students to do their research or prepare assignments, office people to do word processing and work on spreadsheets and for anyone at home to use for video streaming, music playing or any kind of home entertainment except for 3D gaming and for anything that requires a lot of power and performance by moving a level up, you need to be prepared to pay a few hundred more.