HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch
Reviews for the HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch
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HP's Pavilion x360 13z Touch is a compromise system in many ways. It is designed as a hybrid laptop that can be used like a tablet but the size and weight make it difficult to do that often. Performance is certainly better than more compact and affordable options even from HP but it still falls short when compared to a similarly priced straight laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2014
The HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch and its special 360 degree hinge allows easy conversion from notebook to stand to tent and to tablet mode. While the interior is kept a common black, the exterior has an eye-catching red, though there is an option for a grey version. The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with a 13.3 inch diagonal HD WLED-backlit touch screen.
At the core of the system is an AMD quad-core A8-6410 processor with an AMD Radeon R5 graphics chip combination. Users have the option of selecting up to 8 GB DDRL3 RAM and 1 TB hard disk. This is certainly an impressive combination for those looking to be mobile. Other features include 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port and a multi-format SD card reader. Audio on the HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch is good with its 2 speakers and Beats Audio technology. The 3.97 lb (1.8 kg) notebook also comes with a HP TrueVision HD webcam and HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support.
Battery life of the device is pretty impressive; up to 6 hours and 15 minutes with its 3-cell Lithium-Ion power source. This notebook will certainly perform and is eye catching.
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri): Integrated GPU on select AMD Kaveri APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 256 - 384 shader units and a core clock up to 626 MHz.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
A8-6410: Quad-core APU for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Beema. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R5 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
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