Reviewed by David Savage
The HP Pavilion x360 PC (model no: 11-n000na) is a great little laptop that will suit all your computing needs as it is not only a laptop but fold back the screen and it is a touchscreen tablet! No need to have 2 separate devices anymore.
The Pavilion x360 PC is a reasonably powerful budget laptop/tablet with an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16Ghz processor, 4GB RAM, a 11.6” (29.5cm) touchscreen with a resolution of 1366×768 on a 360° hinge, 500GB hard drive (storage space), BeatsAudio sound and speakers, Webcam and runs Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Operating System.
It also has built in Wireless and Bluetooth connections, 1x HDMI port, 2x USB2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x RJ45 (Ethernet) port and a multi-format SD media card reader. And only weighs in at 1.2kg!
After unpacking from the box, setup was very easy and after a few simple and straightforward setup screens the laptop was up and running and ready for use.
Overall, while it isn’t the fastest of laptops it is perfect for school and college use, general home use and basic business use (word processing, spreadsheets etc…) and with run pretty much everything a standard laptop user would need, if you want something for more powerful games of high end graphics work then you would be better off getting a laptop or PC with more memory (RAM) and a dedicated graphics card (this laptop has a built-in Intel HD graphics processer that shares the memory). The screen is clear, bright and easy to read and the 360° hinge is great allowing to smoothly fold the screen onto the base of the laptop turning it into a tablet.
While in tablet mode the keyboard is on the rear so you can feel the keys on the back but these are disabled in this mode so you won’t be pressing keys and causing problems.
The touchscreen is very smooth, fast and responsive whether swiping, tapping or pinching.
The built-in BeatsAudio sound is crisp and clear and sounds excellent, perfect for watching movies or playing MP3’s.
I have been using it for about a week and not once has it got too hot or overheated (in laptop or tablet mode). There is no optical drive (CD/DVD) to install programs, burns CD’s or DVD’s etc… but this helps reduce the weight and with more programs available by download and cloud storage for your files this isn’t a big issue.
I am very impressed with this offering from HP and, if like me, you switch between a tablet and laptop depending on what you need to do then this is the best of both worlds. With a RRP of £329 this definitely represents value for money.
The only thing I didn’t like was the slate grey colour but that’s just my personal preference (it is also available in red).
Available to buy from HP here.