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HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2 Tablet Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 12/02/2014

Netbook alternative? HP includes a dockable keyboard for its Pavilion so that it can be used for more than just a media and browsing station. An economic quad-core processor provides the necessary computing power, and the battery life is also decent. HP demands about 250 Euros (~$309) for the device.

For the original German review, see here.

Hewlett Packard describes its little Pavilion 10-k000ng as a "detachable PC," although it is basically a tablet with a dockable keyboard. On the one hand, the company aims at users who simply want to own a tablet but do not want to waive a physical keyboard and, on the other hand, at netbook / subnotebook users. Our report uncovers whether the Pavilion is compelling, and whether it can replace a netbook or subnotebook. 

HP is not the first maker to launch a device like the Pavilion in the market. Some contenders are Acer's Aspire Switch 10Asus' Transformer Book T100TASchenker's Element, and Wortmann's Terra Pad 1060. However, competition is also found among 10.1 to 11.6-inch netbooks and subnotebooks. Examples would be Asus' F102BAAcer's Aspire V3-111P, and Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E145.

Case

The tablet is made completely of plastic. The back is clad in matte, dark gray. HP calls this color "Ash Silver." The tablet's front is kept in a glossy black. The Pavilion has a weight of approximately 590 grams and a thickness of 9.6 mm. For comparison, Apple's iPad Air 2 (437 grams, 6.1 mm) and Samsung's Galaxy S 10.1 (470 grams, 6.6 mm) clearly undercut these rates, but they are also about 150 Euros (~$185) more expensive than the Pavilion. HP's tablet weighs 920 grams and has a height of 16.9 mm when docked to the keyboard.

The tablet is intended for use in landscape mode. A roughly one centimeter wide, perforated cover flanks both sides of the screen. They hide the speakers located exactly in their middle. The device's build is satisfactory. The tablet could be more rigid; we could twist it far too easily for our taste. There is no extra maintenance cover, but the tablet's back could be removed with a flat, plastic spatula. However, there is no reason for opening the device since neither the working memory nor the hard drive can be replaced / upgraded. After all, there is always the risk of damage.

The included keyboard serves as a stand. Two angles are possible: 120 degrees and 135 degrees. A magnet keeps the stand in position. The stand turns into a cover that partly covers the tablet's back when closed.

The Pavilion docked to the keyboard.
The Pavilion docked to the keyboard.
A magnet keeps the stand in position.
A magnet keeps the stand in position.
The stand is simply folded after use.
The stand is simply folded after use.

Connectivity

There are no surprises when it comes to interfaces. It offers the same ports as found in Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR. There is one minor difference though. While the Aspire and Transformer Book both feature a micro-USB port, the Pavilion sports a full-sized USB 2.0 port. Thus, an adapter is not needed for connecting a mouse or USB stick. Only external storage devices with a dedicated power supply can be used. The keyboard docks of both the Aspire and Transformer have a USB port, unlike the Pavilion's keyboard that does not have any additional interfaces.

Upper edge: power button, dual-array microphone
Upper edge: power button, dual-array microphone
Lower edge: docking port
Lower edge: docking port
Left: combo audio jack
Left: combo audio jack
Right: power-in, USB 2.0, micro-HDMI, memory-card reader (micro-SD), Windows button, volume rocker
Right: power-in, USB 2.0, micro-HDMI, memory-card reader (micro-SD), Windows button, volume rocker

Software

Like both Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR, the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 in the Bing edition runs on the Pavilion. Consequently, only 32-bit applications can be used, which is no problem since virtually every common application is also available in a 32-bit version. The Atom processor in the Pavilion is 64-bit capable, but manufacturers install the 32-bit version because it is easier on resources.

Communication & GPS

The Pavilion sports RealTek's RTL8723BS Wi-Fi chip that supports the 802.11 b/g/n standards. We did not encounter any connection issues. The connection was stable within a radius of 15 meters around the router. A Bluetooth 4.0 module is also available, but HP does not install a GPS module.

Cameras & Multimedia

The Pavilion is only equipped with a webcam. Its maximum resolution is 1280x960 pixels, and thus artistic masterpieces should not be expected. The quality is sufficient for videoconferencing.

Pavilion's webcam
Pavilion's webcam
Reference camera: Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (12 megapixels)
Reference camera: Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (12 megapixels)


Accessories

The device is only shipped with the keyboard dock. HP does not offer any optionally purchasable product-specific accessories either. However, the Pavilion features a software treat: A one-year license for Office 365 Personal is in the device's box. The key allows using Office on a PC and tablet. Additionally, the tablet buyer gets 25 GB of storage from the cloud service "Box."

Warranty

The Pavilion is shipped with a one-year warranty including a pick-up service. Both Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR also only come with a twelve-month warranty. The Pavilion's warranty period can be upgraded; a three-year warranty costs approximately 74 Euros (~$91).

Input Devices & Controls

The tablet's touchscreen implements inputs directly and without problems. Users who prefer using a mouse cursor and keyboard can do so. The keyboard dock does not have a backlight. The level, roughened keys feature a short drop, but the pressure point could be clearer. The keyboard yields when typing on it, which adversely affects the typing feel in conjunction with the somewhat indistinct pressure point. The keys are a bit too small and too tightly spaced for averagely-sized masculine hands. Overall, the keyboard is not really suitable for regular typing tasks. Users looking for a portable typewriter should stick to 11.6-inch laptops, such as Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E145 that features a very good keyboard. The keyboard dock includes a multi-touch ClickPad with a surface area of approximately 9.3 x 5.4 cm. The sleek surface does not thwart the fingers from gliding, and gesture controls can be implemented without problems. The pad features a short drop and clear pressure point.

The keyboard does not have a backlight.
The keyboard does not have a backlight.
The touchpad supports multi-touch.
The touchpad supports multi-touch.

Display

The diagonal of the Pavilion's screen is 10.1-inches with a native resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The rate is a bit disappointing when considering that the only 30-Euro (~$37) more expensive Acer Aspire Switch 10 sports a WUXGA screen (1920x1200 pixels). The Pavilion's screen achieves a good brightness of 302 cd/m². However, the Aspire (407.1 cd/m²) can boast with a better rate again in this case. HP has to accept criticism for the screen's clouding. The halos are very evident in black content.

294
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 329 cd/m² Average: 302.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 311 cd/m²
Contrast: 1219:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.93 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.42 | - Ø
41% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.36
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
Screen
-24%
-28%
-12%
-60%
Brightness
302
407
35%
238
-21%
260
-14%
323
7%
Brightness Distribution
88
90
2%
91
3%
81
-8%
86
-2%
Black Level *
0.27
0.56
-107%
0.24
11%
0.29
-7%
0.43
-59%
Contrast
1219
777
-36%
1033
-15%
948
-22%
833
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.93
5.12
-30%
7
-78%
8.73
-122%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.42
4.81
-41%
6.54
-91%
3.69
-8%
8.56
-150%
Gamma
2.36 102%
2.38 101%
2.58 93%
2.59 93%
2.98 81%
CCT
6982 93%
6723 97%
6707 97%
7157 91%
7483 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
45
10%
38
-7%

* ... smaller is better

Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB

We really liked the contrast of 1219:1 and black level of 0.27 cd/m²Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR (1033:1; 0.24 cd/m²) reaches similar rates. Acer's Aspire Switch 10 (777:1; 0.56 cd/m²) lags behind its contenders. However, the rates can still be called good. The Pavilion's screen cannot reproduce either the sRGB or AdobeRGB color spaces. The coverage rates are 41% (AdobeRGB) and 58% (sRGB).

Not only are the contrast and black level compelling, but the color reproduction is too. The screen only slightly misses the DeltaE 2000 target range (DeltaE less than 3) with a shift of 3.93. The screen does not exhibit a bluish cast.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

The device can be used outdoors to a limited extent owing to the screen's good brightness and contrast rates. However, the reflective surface thwarts any such plans in bright sunlight. HP's website does not specify the screen type. However, the viewing angles indicate that it is likely an IPS model. The screen can be read from every position.

Viewing angles: Pavilion 10
Viewing angles: Pavilion 10
The Pavilion outdoors (shot in direct sunlight).
The Pavilion outdoors (shot in direct sunlight).

Performance

HP's Pavilion 10-k000ng is a 10.1-inch tablet with a dockable keyboard. The laptop's computing power is sufficient for applications from the office and Internet fields. Our review sample is available for approximately 320 Euros (~$395). Another version dubbed Pavilion 10-k001ng was available at test time. It only differs in the stand's color (purple).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
System information: HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2

Processor

An Intel Atom Z3736F quad-core processor is inside the little tablet. The CPU operates with a base speed of 1.33 GHz, which can be boosted to 2.16 GHz via Turbo that is rarely maxed out. The processor's TDP is below 4 watts. The processor performed the single-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks with 1.6 to 2.16 GHz in AC mode. The multi-thread tests were performed with 1.6 GHz. All tests ran with 1.6 GHz on battery power. In terms of performance, the processor is between the models installed in Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA. The Atom Z3740 in the Transformer Book delivers the best scores in total.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
962
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2867
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1759
Help
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
962 Points ∼13%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
774 Points ∼11% -20%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
940 Points ∼13% -2%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
965 Points ∼13% 0%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
773 Points ∼11% -20%
Asus F102BA-DF047H
Radeon HD 8180, A4-1200, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545032A7E680
658 Points ∼9% -32%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1202 Points ∼16% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1052 Points ∼14% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1086 Points ∼15% +13%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2867 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2424 Points ∼7% -15%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3334 Points ∼10% +16%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3301 Points ∼9% +15%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
1467 Points ∼4% -49%
Asus F102BA-DF047H
Radeon HD 8180, A4-1200, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545032A7E680
1095 Points ∼3% -62%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
2224 Points ∼6% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2016 Points ∼6% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2875 Points ∼8% 0%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
503.9 ms * ∼13%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
604 ms * ∼15% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 38)
752.9 ms * ∼19% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
983.4 ms * ∼24% -95%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
512.6 ms * ∼13% -2%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (Chrome 38.0.2125.111m )
564.1 ms * ∼14% -12%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (IE 11)
337.3 ms * ∼8% +33%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1941 Points ∼7%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2617 Points ∼10% +35%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2426 Points ∼9% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
1147 Points ∼4% -41%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1565 Points ∼6% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1340 Points ∼5% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2766 Points ∼10% +43%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
729 Points ∼16%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
792 Points ∼17% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
764 Points ∼16% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
343 Points ∼7% -53%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
911 Points ∼20% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
785 Points ∼17% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
870 Points ∼19% +19%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
581 Points ∼9%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
1187 Points ∼19% +104%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (Chrome 38.0.2125.111m)
1345 Points ∼22% +131%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (IE 11)
834 Points ∼13% +44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
9992.1 ms * ∼17%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 38)
6104.5 ms * ∼10% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
15103.6 ms * ∼25% -51%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
6172 ms * ∼10% +38%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (IE 11)
6995.9 ms * ∼12% +30%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (Chrome 38.0.2125.111m)
4867 ms * ∼8% +51%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
2958 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 38)
6057 Points ∼13% +105%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
1482 Points ∼3% -50%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
4354 Points ∼10% +47%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (Chrome 38.0.2125.111m)
7261 Points ∼16% +145%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 (IE 11)
4542 Points ∼10% +54%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps ∼2% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
1.6 fps ∼0% -90%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3)
0 fps ∼0% -100%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
22.1 fps ∼18%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps ∼7% -62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
3.5 fps ∼3% -84%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3)
0 fps ∼0% -100%
Browsermark - 2.1 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
921 points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
907 points ∼3% -2%
WebXPRT 2013 - Overall Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash (IE 11)
298 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 1050F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 38)
446 Points ∼20% +50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
135 Points ∼6% -55%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Android 4.3 JB)
356 Points ∼16% +19%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The tablet ran smoothly and we did not encounter problems. The PCMark scores were as expected and are on par with comparable devices. The scores are at the lower end of the performance scale.

PCMark 7 Score
2253 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1131 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
945 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1174 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1131 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1451 Points ∼26% +28%
Acer Aspire E3-111-C6LG
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1104 Points ∼19% -2%

Storage Devices

An eMMC storage device with a capacity of 32 GB is installed in the Pavilion. Roughly 10 GB of that is reserved for the recovery partition. The storage device offers overall good transfer rates. The eMMC storage installed in contenders, such as Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Schenker's Element 3G, are considerably swifter though. However, none of the devices can compete with Wortmann's Terra Pad 1060. Wortmann relies on a real SSD that operates much faster than eMMC storage devices. Thus, the Terra Pad makes an overall swifter and sprier impression although it has a considerably weaker processor than the three named contenders.

32 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 139.5 MB/s
Sequential Write: 47.99 MB/s
512K Read: 119.6 MB/s
512K Write: 45.89 MB/s
4K Read: 9.679 MB/s
4K Write: 3.758 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 15.39 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 4.358 MB/s
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
50%
-15%
27%
353%
Write 4k QD32
4.358
5.642
29%
4.408
1%
6.524
50%
52.07
1095%
Read 4k QD32
15.39
26.66
73%
10.44
-32%
26.07
69%
68.48
345%
Write 4k
3.758
5.603
49%
4.034
7%
5.556
48%
34.57
820%
Read 4k
9.679
18.31
89%
10.33
7%
11.75
21%
24
148%
Write 512
45.89
72.69
58%
18.93
-59%
39.14
-15%
81.11
77%
Read 512
119.6
151.1
26%
104.7
-12%
155.9
30%
233.2
95%
Write Seq
47.99
72.77
52%
43.2
-10%
46.87
-2%
121.7
154%
Read Seq
139.5
169.3
21%
109
-22%
162.9
17%
262.2
88%

Graphics Card

The tablet sports Intel's HD Graphics core. The GPU supports DirectX 11 and operates with speeds of up to 646 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark scores are on par with comparable computers. Overall, the results are at the lower end of the chart. A comparable AMD GPU, such as the Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) graphics core, has considerably more computing power.

3DMark 11 Performance
210 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
14467 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
1176 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
210 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
206 Points ∼1% -2%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
209 Points ∼1% 0%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points ∼1% -12%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
201 Points ∼1% -4%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
226 Points ∼1% +8%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
269 Points ∼1% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
464 Points ∼2% +121%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
581 Points ∼2% +177%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
444 Points ∼2% +111%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
272 Points ∼1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
309 Points ∼1%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
219 Points ∼1%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
446 Points ∼1%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
491 Points ∼1% +10%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
576 Points ∼1% +29%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
982 Points ∼2% +120%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1176 Points ∼3%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1206 Points ∼3% +3%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
923 Points ∼3% -22%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1176 Points ∼3% 0%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1544 Points ∼4% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1501 Points ∼4% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2080 Points ∼6% +77%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1638 Points ∼4% +39%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14467 Points ∼7%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15966 Points ∼8% +10%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
12583 Points ∼6% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB SSD
5565 Points ∼3% -62%
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9661 Points ∼5% -33%
Asus F102BA-DF047H
Radeon HD 8180, A4-1200, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545032A7E680
8967 Points ∼5% -38%
Lenovo S20-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
15256 Points ∼8% +5%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
20776 Points ∼11% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145
Radeon HD 8240, E1-2500, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
18212 Points ∼9% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145-20BC000UGE
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
27609 Points ∼14% +91%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16523 Points ∼8% +14%

Games

Games from the Windows Store will usually run smoothly on the tablet. Modern 3D games do not achieve playable frame rates on the device - with a few exceptions - disregarding the fact that the available storage capacity will only be enough for very few games.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 80.919.8fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 12.76.7fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 31.612.5fps

Emissions

The Pavilion in the stress test
The Pavilion in the stress test

Temperature

The tablet performed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) in both AC and battery modes in the same manner. The CPU started the stress test with 1.5 GHz, but it dropped in the course of the test. After about 20 to 30 minutes, the speed settled to 600 to 750 MHz where it stayed for the remaining time. The graphics core operated with 300 MHz. We recorded temperatures of over 40 °C in some areas during the stress test. That is, however, not surprising since the tablet does not have a fan that cools the device. The device barely heats up during normal use. The load temperatures of Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR are only marginally lower than the Pavilion's.

 22.5 °C25 °C29.2 °C 
 23.3 °C26.8 °C31.2 °C 
 25.3 °C28 °C29.6 °C 
Maximum: 31.2 °C
Average: 26.8 °C
25.1 °C26.5 °C30.6 °C
23 °C24.1 °C31.6 °C
23.1 °C24.9 °C30.2 °C
Maximum: 31.6 °C
Average: 26.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  30.7 °C | Room Temperature 20.4 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

The Pavilion's stereo speakers are located on the screen's left and right behind a perforated cover. They produce a thin sound that lacks bass. The speakers do not belong to the loudest models among tablet speakers. A better sound can be achieved with headphones or external speakers.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Pavilion's load power consumption does not reveal any surprises. It is on par with contenders like Acer's Aspire Switch 10 and Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR with an energy requirement of approximately 10 watts. Furthermore, all devices struggle with throttling in full load. However, the Pavilion is a bit more guzzling than its rivals in idle mode.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 7.1 / 7.3 Watt
Load midlight 10.2 / 10.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

HP promises a runtime of up to 11 hours. We can confirm that. The Pavilion's battery even lasted for 12:35 hours when idling. However, the Transformer Book T100TA (16:39 h) easily outperforms that. Idle mode is ascertained using Battery Eater's Reader's test. The screen is set to minimum brightness, and the wireless modules are disabled. The Pavilion shut down after 4:04 hours of load and is thus on par with the Transformer Book (4:16 h). Battery Eater's Classic test is used to determine the load runtime. Here, maximum screen brightness and enabled radio modules are used.

HP's tablet ran for 7:48 hours in the practical Wi-Fi testAcer's Aspire Switch 10 (7:33 h) lags behind by only a few minutes. Again, the Transformer Book (10:47 h) takes the lead. In this test, websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². We check the video playback time by running the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.254 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to roughly 150 cd/m². The Pavilion 10 lasted for 7:51 hours. We did not perform this test on the contenders.

Note: The Pavilion only offers the energy profile "Balanced." Thus, we performed all tests using this profile.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 35min
WiFi Surfing
7h 48min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 04min
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
Battery Runtime
-3%
25%
-31%
-38%
Reader / Idle
755
999
32%
Load
244
256
5%
WiFi
468
453
-3%
647
38%
325
-31%
290
-38%
H.264
471

Verdict

HP's Pavilion 10-k000ng is a basic 10.1-inch tablet with a dockable keyboard. The computer provides enough power for applications from the office and Internet fields. The viewing-angle stable screen offers a good brightness and a very good contrast. The price level of 320 Euros (~$395) also makes it interesting for pupils and students. One battery charge is quite enough for a day at school or university. However, the keyboard is not really suitable for prolific writers. Buyers looking for a compact, portable typewriter should still prefer netbooks / subnotebooks in our opinion. Models with recommendable keyboards would, for example, be Acer's Aspire V3-111 and Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E145 11.6-inch laptops.

The high-resolution and very bright WUXGA screen (1920x1200 pixels) makes Acer's Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP recommendable. Asus' Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR offers the best battery life of our comparison devices. Buyers looking for a Windows tablet including mobile Internet access should look at Schenker's Element or Wortmann's Terra Pad 1060. Both devices are optionally available with a 3G modem. A "Volk's Tablet" from Trekstor was launched as another alternative during our test. The tablet with a 3G modem is sold for 250 Euros, ~$309 (200 Euros, ~$247, w/o 3G modem). Its configuration is virtually identical to that of the Pavilion. Only the processor (Atom Z3735F) has a slightly lower Turbo speed. When the price for the keyboard dock is added to that (approx. 50 Euros, ~$61), the device is almost a bargain.

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In review: HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2. Test model courtesy of HP Store
In review: HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2. Test model courtesy of HP Store

Specifications

HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2 (Pavilion 10 Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z3736F 1.33 GHz
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-646 MHz, 10.18.10.3643
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3, soldered, no memory bank
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, 10 point multi-touch, HP, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 13 GB free
Soundcard
Intel SST Audio Device
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, e-compass
Networking
Realtek RTL8723BS (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 264 x 170 ( = 0.38 x 10.39 x 6.69 in)
Battery
35 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Windows 8.1 (32 Bit) + Bing
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial), MS Office 365 Personal (1-year license), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
590 g ( = 20.81 oz / 1.3 pounds), Power Supply: 137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
319 Euro

 

The screen's diameter is 10.1-inches.
The screen's diameter is 10.1-inches.
The display's back features a matte surface.
The display's back features a matte surface.
Input devices.
Input devices.
The Pavilion's keyboard dock.
The Pavilion's keyboard dock.
The speaker's are beside the screen.
The speaker's are beside the screen.
The power supply has a weight of 137 grams.
The power supply has a weight of 137 grams.
It has a power output of 15 watts.
It has a power output of 15 watts.
The device is also available with a purple stand.
The device is also available with a purple stand.
HP preloads various apps.
HP preloads various apps.

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Pro

+Bright, high-contrast, viewing angle stable screen
+Decent battery life
+Full-sized USB 2.0 (no micro or mini USB)
+Dockable keyboard
+One-year license for Office 365 Personal
 

Cons

-Low resolution (1280 x 800 pixels)
-12-month warranty only

Shortcut

What we like

The bright, high-contrast, viewing-angle stable screen.

What we'd like to see

A better keyboard. A 3G/LTE modem would also look good in the device.

What surprises us

Nothing.

The competition

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-13DP (tablet), Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR (tablet), Schenker Element (tablet), Wortmann Terra Pad 10 (tablet), Asus F102BA (10.1-inch netbook), Medion Akoya E1317T (10.1-inch netbook), Acer Aspire V3-111P (11.6-inch netbook), Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145 (11.6-inch subnotebook), Lenovo S20-30 (11.6-inch netbook), Acer Aspire E3-111 (11.6-inch netbook).

Rating

HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2 - 11/20/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72%
Keyboard
64 / 80 → 80%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
47 / 65 → 72%
Weight
82 / 88 → 88%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
36 / 68 → 53%
Application Performance
36 / 76 → 47%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
30 / 91 → 33%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
65%
78%
Tablet - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2014-12- 2 (Update: 2014-12- 4)