Review HP Pavilion 11-h000sg Convertible

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Markus Doepfert), 04/10/2014

Participant. HP jumps on the bandwagon of handy Windows convertibles and builds one at an affordable price for the average consumer. Does the glossy design of the current Pavilions meet our taste? Do the wider diagonal, the second battery and the Bay Trail Pentium justify the rather high price?

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA): Better than the Transformer Book T100TA by Asus?
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA): Better than the Transformer Book T100TA by Asus?

For the original German review, see here.

The first Windows tablets with docking keyboard lacked in speed due to their Atom processor and were not able to provide us with an unadulterated Windows workflow. However, the successor is on the fast track. Due to the negative image of the Atom, the Bay Trail processor is simply called Intel Pentium N3510. It comes with four cores, an improved graphics unit and four GB DDR3L on-board memory.

The biggest competitor is from Asus. Its Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR is available at 379 Euros (~$526) and for 100 Euros (~$139) more it even comes with a 500 GB drive under the bonnet. The 10.1-incher has a decent IPS touch display with HD resolution. HP demands 579 Euros (~$803) for its Pavilion 11-h000sg. It does not provide an HDD and has a resolution of 1,366x768. Does a Pentium N3510 justify the significantly higher price? 

Case

Sturdy connection, but unstable result
Sturdy connection, but unstable result
Keyboard hinge supports the display portion of the convertible
Keyboard hinge supports the display portion of the convertible

A "2-in-1 device that fits perfectly into your life." That is how HP advertises its Pavilion 11 convertible on its product website. We are unable to assess if this is really the case. However, the Pavilion 11 fits seamlessly into the Pavilion's design concept. A glossy finish with dot pattern and subtle glitter effect adorns the lid and unfortunately the bottom of the base as well.

What we did not like for the notebooks because of the smears now becomes a nuisance: We hold a slippery tablet/convertible in our hands. A high sense of value does not arise, especially since the base is not particularly torsion-resistant. At least the interior around the keys and the touchpad are completely matte

Base and tablet are kept together by a tight hinge. The mechanics and the lock make a sturdy and durable impression. The hinge is adjusted very tightly to ensure that the heavy tablet does not open or close by itself. The tablet rests, however, wobbly in its suspension. This has been a common issue with all convertibles in this mode though.

The tablet turns out to be quite sturdy (the back cannot be pushed in), but the base with its second battery is not built as solidly. HP even had to reinforce it with a metal strutting inside to prevent the worst deflections. Two hands can twist the key-dock to a limited extent, while the structure creaks slightly.

Connectivity

Interfaces for the tablet are, apart from the SimCard slot (at the bottom, between the dock suspension), solely provided via the dock. The tablet is not even equipped with a micro USB slot. In return, the dock comes with conventional USB ports; one of them is USB 3.0. The Transformer Book T100TA distributes the interfaces more evenly. However, the base holds only one USB port and no reader for SD cards (card reader for MicroSD on the tablet).

Left: USB 2.0, AC, volume
Left: USB 2.0, AC, volume
Right: Power On, card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0, AC (base)
Right: Power On, card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0, AC (base)

Communication

The WLAN module comes from Intel (Wireless-N 7260) and performed unobtrusively during the test. It almost reached the 40 meters (~44 yards) measuring point in the individual setting of the tester (outside of the house). Inside the signal strength was, however, quite low. Websites could be called up only slowly. Bluetooth 4.0 is also part of the Intel module. The SimCard slot at the bottom of the tablet has no function

Maintenance

The tablet cannot be opened for maintenance purposes. Why should it anyway? The four GB RAM are soldered and in the case of the LiteOn SSD, we do not know. A fan that could get dirty does not exist. Accordingly, the ability to exchange the battery is negated. The dock, however, can be opened with a pointed knife from below after the screws are removed (underneath the feet). This reveals a replaceable battery.

Accessories

No further accessories are found in the box besides the 45-Watt power supply.

Warranty

HP grants a 12-month warranty ex factory. Optional upgrades are called Care Packs and cost 94 Euros (~$130) for the three-year pick-up and delivery service. Inadvertent damage can also be covered within the Care Pack. Then the matter of expense is 165 Euros (~$229) for the three-year package.

Webcam

The cameras are pathetic. With the bad and noisy quality, HP might as well have taken a pass on them. The following pictures by the front and backside (main) cameras speak volumes.

Front 1280x720
Front 1280x720
Rear 1920x1080
Rear 1920x1080
Rear heavy noise
Rear heavy noise
Rear bad focus
Rear bad focus
Rear barely any details
Rear barely any details
Reference EOS 1100D
Reference EOS 1100D

Input Devices

Keyboard

Typing is not very pleasant. The keys have a distinct pressure point, but a small stroke distance. This would be acceptable if it was not for the hard stroke that lets the base more or less clatter (depending on whether it is used on a table or lap). The keys do not have a conic bulge, but instead an almost lavish layout with significant gaps between the keys. Nice feature: Caps-Lock lights up with an LED, so does the mute key.

Touchpad

The ClickPad from Synaptics (v17) allows numerous settings concerning possible multi-touch gestures or sensitivity. A video directly in the settings explains the gestures vividly. The smooth surface is sensitive at the right and left side as well as the top, however, not at the bottom. This promotes the traditional use of the right and left mouse button. These do not exist physically, but the big button underneath the pad recognizes a right- or left-click depending on the finger position.

Touch Panel

The 10-finger touch panel (capacitive) is pleasantly smooth, as long as the fingers are dry. Slightly moist and sweaty hands cause stuttering on the surface. The fingers can be moved up to the black edges since the touch panel is sensitive anywhere.

Rickety stroke
Rickety stroke
ClickPad without real buttons
ClickPad without real buttons
Sufficient stroke distance in the lower area
Sufficient stroke distance in the lower area

Display

The 11.6-inch IPS panel from AUO (B116XW03 V0) has a resolution of 1,366x768 pixels (HD) and allows 10-finger multi-touch. HP speaks of an anti-glare HD-UWVA touchscreen. The surface is nevertheless reflective. The outstanding viewing angles to all sides lead us to the conclusion that an IPS-TFT was implemented (HP does not give any details).

The display is a bright spot for the device. The brightness is exceptionally high (408 cd/m²) and even remains in battery mode. The contrast of 847:1 is more than acceptable measured against the strong luminance. Colors are pleasantly vibrant. All of the competitors perform worse with the 13-incher Satellite W30Dt-A-100 with its TN display leading the way. The Transformer Book T100TA and the Akoya P2211T also have IPS panels, but with lower brightness and less accuracy concerning the color display.

381
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 435 cd/m²
Average: 408.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 415 cd/m²
Black: 0.49 cd/m²
Contrast: 847:1
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
Screen
-23%
-40%
-48%
Brightness Center415362
-13%
248
-40%
309
-26%
Black Level *0.490.53
-8%
0.24
51%
1.06
-116%
Contrast847683
-19%
1033
22%
292
-66%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *3.934.44
-13%
7
-78%
4.76
-21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *2.554.07
-60%
6.54
-156%
2.83
-11%
Gamma *2.192.372.582.33
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)443836.7

* ... smaller is better

We measure with the photo spectrometer at delivery condition (without calibration!) a DeltaE value of below 4 (colors) and below 3 (grayscale) respectively. We would not have expected that. We were not able to examine the color space coverage because the X-Rite profiler constantly let us down. Since this also occurred with other Bay Trail devices, we suspect that calibrating might be tricky for the Pavilion 11. In our opinion, this is not necessary anyway.

CalMAN grayscale (delivery condition)
CalMAN grayscale (delivery condition)
CalMAN saturation (delivery condition)
CalMAN saturation (delivery condition)
CalMAN ColorChecker (delivery condition)
CalMAN ColorChecker (delivery condition)
Outdoors, slightly cloudy
Outdoors, slightly cloudy

This display shines with up to 435 cd/m². Nevertheless, the reflective surface bothers the user to some extent. Next to the webcam is situated the ambient light sensor, which adjusts the brightness adaptively, thus automatically. We deactivated the sensor for our measurements.

The viewing angles turn out to be pleasantly wide, as is typical for IPS panels. Regardless what side we look from, the display, contrast and shapes remain steady at all times. Nevertheless, the Transformer Book T100TA and Akoya P2211T are equally good.

Performance

Top performer? Intel Pentium N3510
Top performer? Intel Pentium N3510

HP equips its convertible with Intel's up-to-date Bay Trail architecture. The processor is called Pentium N3510 (2.0 GHz) and the graphics unit is integrated into the SoC. There are no other equipment options. The competition also relies on ULV, but on the CPU sisters Celeron N2910 (P2211T), Atom Z3740 (T100TA) or the AMD equivalent AMD A4-1200 (W30Dt).

The performance of the Pentium suffices for basic office tasks like e-mail, browser, Word, Excel or simple image editing. Video playback is of course no challenge since the IGP assists with decoding specific codecs. The SoC is supplemented with four gigabyte RAM and a 64 GB SSD (LITEONIT L8T-64L6G-HP), which holds 34 GB of free memory at delivery condition.

System info CPU-Z CPU
System info CPU-Z Cache
System info CPU-Z Mainboard
System info CPU-Z Memory
System info GPU-Z Intel HD Graphics (IGP)
System info HWinfo summary
AS-SSD seq. read 258 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark seq. read 238 MB/s
System informationen HP Pavilion 11-h000sg

Processor

Prime95 CPU stress on all cores @2.0 GHz
Prime95 CPU stress on all cores @2.0 GHz

We have already tested the Pentium N3510 in two 15-inchers, namely HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA) and Medion Akoya E6239T. In both cases, there was no need to use heat pipes due to its low TDP of 7.5 Watts. The HP 250 even passes completely on a casing fan. The N3510 is surely not a genuine "notebook processor". Manufacturers usually choose it because of its low purchase price for low-end models.

After all, because of the identical CPU, our test device runs as fast as the above-mentioned fanless notebooks. Thus, the thermal design works just as splendidly in the small tablet. The Pentium computes the Cinebench R11.5 at 2.0 GHz and lies level with the HP 250 and the Akoya E6239T. Bay Trail Celeron (-21%), Bay Trail Atom (-9%) and A4-1200 (-62%) trail closer or further behind. The economical Core i3-3229Y (Aspire P3-171) is 29% slower in the multi-test. We obtain the same scores in battery mode. Those who choose the Bay Trail Pentium among the Windows tablets and ULV-SoCs surely back the strongest horse.

Cinebench R11.5
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
1.47 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
1.04 Points ∼6% -29%
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
1.14 Points ∼6% -22%
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
0.45 Points ∼3% -69%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
1.48 Points ∼8% +1%
Medion Akoya E6239T
1.47 Points ∼8% 0%
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
0.38 Points ∼21%
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
0.4 Points ∼22% +5%
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
0.3 Points ∼16% -21%
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
0.24 Points ∼13% -37%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
0.26 Points ∼14% -32%
Medion Akoya E6239T
0.38 Points ∼21% 0%
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
3657 Points ∼11%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
3334 Points ∼10% -9%
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
3271 Points ∼9% -11%
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
2907 Points ∼8% -21%
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
1401 Points ∼4% -62%
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
1692 Points ∼5% -54%

Legend

 
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
 
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as Intel Core i3-3229Y, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC060B3A
 
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602 Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
 
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100 AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
 
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
 
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA) Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
 
Medion Akoya E6239T Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2134
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3657
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1052
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
7 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.38 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
3.67 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
122 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
33 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 7 sub-scores
PCMark 7 sub-scores

The application performance, which is ascertained via PCMark values, benefits from the high computing power and the fast SSD. In the PCMark 7 computation, the Pavilion 11 beats all of its competitors by at least 16% (T100TA). It gets even better when it comes to system storage. The test device is ahead of all others by at least 34%. In total, we perceive a substantial advantage over the competition of 30 to 70%.

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
PCMark 7
-45%
-30%
-55%
-70%
Score29901936
-35%
2339
-22%
1240
-59%
1011
-66%
Productivity1890729
-61%
983
-48%
591
-69%
303
-84%
Computation61163851
-37%
5138
-16%
3763
-38%
2669
-56%
System Storage49042574
-48%
3255
-34%
2375
-52%
1373
-72%
PC Mark
PCMark 72990 points
PCMark 8 Creative1134 points
PCMark 8 Work2769 points
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Storage Devices

The 64 GB SSD (LITEONIT L8T-64L6G-HP) allows fast initializations and copy processes. Apparently LiteOn produces this chip specifically for HP. Admittedly, the memory reads and writes not as fast as modern mid- and upper-range SSDs in notebooks (mSATA or SATA 2.5-inch models), but in some measurements it is significantly faster than the mentioned eMMC competition in the Transformer T100TA & Co. This is quite impressive and one reason to partly justify the high price.

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-77%
-79%
-75%
-69%
Read Seq238.586.39
-64%
79.44
-67%
89.91
-62%
109
-54%
Write Seq169.540.52
-76%
31.43
-81%
99.68
-41%
43.2
-75%
Read 4k24.236.615
-73%
7.05
-71%
0.34
-99%
10.33
-57%
Write 4k39.031.504
-96%
2.145
-95%
0.921
-98%
4.034
-90%
AS SSD
-81%
-68%
Seq Read258.3882.49
-68%
103.73
-60%
Seq Write161.9818.47
-89%
38.63
-76%
4K Read20.716.14
-70%
4K Write32.761.31
-96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-79% / -79%
-79% / -79%
-75% / -75%
-69% / -69%
64 GB SSD
Sequential Read: 238.5 MB/s
Sequential Write: 169.5 MB/s
512K Read: 230.7 MB/s
512K Write: 167.9 MB/s
4K Read: 24.23 MB/s
4K Write: 39.03 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 120.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 80.05 MB/s

Graphics Card

HP does not treat the Pavilion 11 to a dedicated graphics card, but relies on Intel's HD Graphics (Bay Trail) which is integrated in the N3510. While the well-known HD 4400 from the Core-i series achieved quite respectable values for an integrated solution, the values of the Bay Trail GPU are much lower. Thus, a ULV HD 4400 at full speed (dual channel, maximum clock rate) is in the 3D Mark 11 about two to three times as fast depending on the deployed processor.

3D Mark
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
814 points
3DMark 11230 points
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Gaming Performance

Anno 2070 and Rise show that the competing Temash APU AMD A4-1200 is 6 to 25% slower, depending on the demands, than Intel's HD graphics card in the test sample. This can be the crucial factor at this performance level. Concerning gaming performance, the user is heavily limited in the choice of smoothly running titles. You almost have to go back to the turn of the millennium to find games that can be played at medium or high frame rates. The Transformer Book T100TA comes off slightly worse.

Anno 2070 - 1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
19.7 fps ∼6%
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
18.6 fps ∼6% -6%
Risen - 800x600 all off/low AF:0x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
28.8 fps ∼15%
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
21.6 fps ∼11% -25%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
23.1 fps ∼12% -20%
low med.high ultra
Risen (2009) 28.811.1fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 19.78.1fps

Emissions

System Noise

Noise emissions and fan performance? There is no such thing with the Pavilion 11 that manages without an active fan.

Temperature

Stress test GPU+CPU: CPU@833 up to 2.0 GHz alternating incrementally about every 20 seconds
Stress test GPU+CPU: CPU@833 up to 2.0 GHz alternating incrementally about every 20 seconds

The chassis is cooled passively resulting in temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, bottom) during idle. During the stress test, the test device even comes close to 50 degrees (122 Fahrenheit, bottom). However, this does not simulate normal conditions for tablet usage. All competitors stay cooler, especially the APU driven Satellite W30Dt, which is summarily 20% cooler (stress only 36 degrees Celsius; 96.8 Fahrenheit).

The stress test (GPU+CPU loaded with FurMark and Prime95 resp.) reveals the only weakness of the thermal design. The CPU heats up to 71 degrees (@2.0 GHz; 159.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and throttles afterwards to 833 MHz (@66 degrees; 150.8 Fahrenheit). The clock rises again in steps of 1,166, 1,333, 1,500, 1,600 and 1,800 MHz. just to decline once more after 20 seconds. However this behavior is not relevant for everyday use as the good scores of the CPU benchmarks, shown above, have proven. The stress test of running Prime95 alone results in a constant 2.0 GHz. The subsequent 3DMark 2006 test reached the same scores as a cold boot.

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Heat
20%
9%
19%
2%
Maximum Upper Side *37.637.2
1%
42.5
-13%
39.1
-4%
41.8
-11%
Maximum Bottom *51.536.1
30%
45.2
12%
42.6
17%
39.8
23%
Idle Upper Side *3527.2
22%
30.3
13%
24.5
30%
39.1
-12%
Idle Bottom *37.628.3
25%
28.1
25%
25.5
32%
34.6
8%

* ... smaller is better

 28.8 °C31.9 °C29.7 °C 
 29.3 °C33.9 °C30.3 °C 
 32.2 °C35 °C33.1 °C 
Maximum: 35 °C
Average: 31.6 °C
30.7 °C36.5 °C31.1 °C
30.8 °C37.6 °C31.6 °C
30.3 °C33.7 °C30.5 °C
Maximum: 37.6 °C
Average: 32.5 °C
Power Supply (max.)  33.1 °C | Room Temperature 22.8 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

Speakers on the tablet
Speakers on the tablet

The speakers are located on the bottom front of the tablet. Their sound pattern is quite good. They can be turned up reasonably high while remaining distortion-free, and even play back bass to some extent (resulting in table vibration). The user can listen to music quite well via the tablet.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption is higher than that of the competition. The only exception is the Satellite W30Dt with APU. It requires more energy during idle and medium load and still runs significantly slower. The Bay Trail Atom of the Transformer Book T100TA is more efficient in every test despite its similar computing power. This could be caused by a more efficient energy usage of the entire system. The 45-Watt power supply takes 2:53 hours to charge both batteries.

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
Power Consumption
-26%
-8%
45%
55%
Idle Minimum *4.86.3
-31%
6
-25%
1.7
65%
1.4
71%
Idle Average *7.79.7
-26%
9
-17%
3.9
49%
4.2
45%
Idle Maximum *8.511.9
-40%
9
-6%
3.9
54%
4.2
51%
Load Average *14.217.4
-23%
14.3
-1%
10.7
25%
5.8
59%
Load Maximum *17.219
-10%
15.7
9%
11.8
31%
8.4
51%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.1 / 0.4 Watt
Idle 4.8 / 7.7 / 8.5 Watt
Load 14.2 / 17.2 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 960

Battery Life

Discharge: first the dock battery (yellow), then the tablet battery (red)
Discharge: first the dock battery (yellow), then the tablet battery (red)
Minimum runtime Battery Eater Classic
Minimum runtime Battery Eater Classic

The Pavilion 11 lasts up to 10:39 hours (idle). To do so, it houses a second battery in the keyboard base (21 Wh). The main battery inside the tablet is equipped with 28 Wh.

The WLAN test (8:46 hours) is more relevant than the idle runtime. In the test, the browser constantly calls up various websites via a script and remains for 40 seconds each, while the display is set to a brightness of 142 cd/m². In this test the Transformer Book T100TA comes off better due to its lower power consumption (+23%). Just like our Pavilion 11, the Akoya P2211T also contains two batteries and achieves the same WLAN runtime. Given the higher computing power, the runtime of the HP Pavilion can be rated as very good.

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
Intel Pentium N3510, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180, WD Blue UltraSlim WD5000MPCK-22AWHT0
Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Intel Celeron N2910, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 64 GB eMMC Flashspeicher
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Intel Atom Z3740, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus VivoTab TF810C-1B026W
Intel Atom Z2760, PowerVR SGX545, 64 GB SSD
Battery Runtime
-7%
21%
28%
210%
Reader / Idle639650
2%
709
11%
999
56%
1983
210%
Load245236
-4%
370
51%
256
4%
WiFi526430
-18%
539
2%
647
23%
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
10h 39min
WiFi Surfing
8h 46min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 05min

Verdict

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA) very good IPS display but extremely poor cameras
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA) very good IPS display but extremely poor cameras

HP's Pavilion 11-h000sg gets a lot right, but cannot convince entirely. The display (IPShigh luminance, lowest color deviation) is without a doubt one of the best in its price range and not comparable to run-of-the-mill panels of the Pavilion notebooks. Connectivity and the base are well done and the speakers create a voluminous sound to some extent.

Concerning performance, the Pavilion takes the throne. The Bay Trail Pentium computes 9% faster than an Atom and 21% faster than a Celeron of the same architecture. However, it is not the slightly higher computing power that ensures the Pavilion's triumph, but rather the by far faster LiteOn SSD. It reads and writes big as well as small blocks significantly faster than the low-cost eMMCs in the Transformer Book T100TA & Co. This ensures an appealing Windows overall performance. Only games, even older ones, are in general off-limits.

The many plus points are counteracted by the rickety keyboard with weak feedback as well as an extremely poor and useless set of cameras. Moreover, the base is only moderately torsion-resistant.

We are torn: On the one hand, the haptics, the keyboard with weak feedback and the high weight are dissatisfying. On the other hand, HP impresses with a better SSD and installs a bright, colorful and viewing angle stable IPS display. Furthermore, it offers almost nine hours in the WLAN test with respect to the high computing power.

Those who focus on cost-efficiency, want a free office package and love displays that are rich in contrast, can confidently choose the Transformer Book T100TA. Even with the 500 GB drive installed in the dock, the 10-incher is still 100 Euros (~$139) cheaper than the Pavilion 11. The weaker SSD and the weak feedback of the mouse replacement are acceptable.

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In Review: HP Pavilion 11-h000sg, courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
In Review: HP Pavilion 11-h000sg, courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de

Specifications

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg

:: Processor
:: Memory
4096 MB, onboard DDR3L
:: Graphics adapter
:: Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, 10 fingers multi-touch, AUO B116XW03 V0, TN, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
64 GB SSD, 64 GB LITEONIT L8T-64L6G-HP, 34 GB free
:: Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD Audio Controller
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, eCompass,
:: Networking
Intel Wireless-N 7260 (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.3 x 303 x 207
:: Weight
1.578 kg Power Supply: 0.299 kg
:: Battery
49 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 28 Wh, 2 cells; base: 21 Wh, 2 cells
:: Price
599 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: Front 1280x720, Rear 1920x1080, Speakers: stereo in tablet, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live-update), DTS Sound+, HP Connected Music, HP Connected Photo, HP ProtectSmart, HP Connected ePrint, CyberLink PowerDVD, Windows Live Essentials, 7-Zip, Box (25 GB free Cloud memory), Monopoly, board games, 12 Months Warranty

 

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Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de. Manufactuer HP also wants to get involved in the Windows convertibles market.
Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de. Manufactuer HP also wants to get involved in the Windows convertibles market.
The Pavilion 11-h000sg complements the endless row of HP's consumer devices.
The Pavilion 11-h000sg complements the endless row of HP's consumer devices.
The 11.6-incher does not only rely on beats audio, ...
The 11.6-incher does not only rely on beats audio, ...
... but also on Intel's new Bay Trail architecture for tablets.
... but also on Intel's new Bay Trail architecture for tablets.
The high-gloss plastic chassis is susceptible to scratches.
The high-gloss plastic chassis is susceptible to scratches.
Smears settle everywhere.
Smears settle everywhere.
The greasy surfaces do not make a high grade impression concerning surface feel.
The greasy surfaces do not make a high grade impression concerning surface feel.
The hinge itself seems sturdy ...
The hinge itself seems sturdy ...
... but the tablet sits loose and wobbles heavily.
... but the tablet sits loose and wobbles heavily.
Therefore the keyboard dock is more an asset for stationary use.
Therefore the keyboard dock is more an asset for stationary use.
Furthermore the combination is rather heavy: 1.6 kilograms
Furthermore the combination is rather heavy: 1.6 kilograms
The Transformer Book T100TA only weighs 1.1 kilograms (model without HDD).
The Transformer Book T100TA only weighs 1.1 kilograms (model without HDD).
The speakers of the tablet are convincing.
The speakers of the tablet are convincing.
The tablet contains a 28 Wh, 2-cell battery.
The tablet contains a 28 Wh, 2-cell battery.
The base completes it with a 21 Wh, 2-cell battery (each lithium-polymer).
The base completes it with a 21 Wh, 2-cell battery (each lithium-polymer).
Impractical: The lacquered bottom will soon be scratched.
Impractical: The lacquered bottom will soon be scratched.
The slot for a microSD in the tablet.
The slot for a microSD in the tablet.
The touch display is framed by a rubber lip.
The touch display is framed by a rubber lip.
The power switch is located at the back, there are no interfaces at the edges of the tablet.
The power switch is located at the back, there are no interfaces at the edges of the tablet.
Useless: Front and back cameras ...
Useless: Front and back cameras...
... only take heavily washed-out pictures with little details.
... only take heavily washed-out pictures with little details.
Even a snapshot must not look like this (main camera).
Even a snapshot must not look like this (main camera).
HP's Pavilion 11-h000sg requires very little power, ...
HP's Pavilion 11-h000sg requires very little power, ...
... the convertible ranges between 5 to 14 Watts.
... the convertible ranges between 5 to 14 Watts.
The small power supply delivers 45 Watts ...
The small power supply delivers 45 Watts ...
... which suffices easily to charge the device ...
... which suffices easily to charge the device ...
... even under stress.
... even under stress.
Accessories: Quick guide and warranty information
Accessories: Quick guide and warranty information
The base without underbody:
The base without underbody:
This battery could be replaced, however this would only be half the battle.
This battery could be replaced, however this would only be half the battle.
For rigidity the frame (base) was braced with metal.
For rigidity the frame (base) was braced with metal.
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA): HP continues the concept of Asus (T100TA).
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg (E9N52EA): HP continues the concept of Asus (T100TA).
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg: Display, Performance and interfaces convince us. The low value of the materials (smeary surfaces, partly flexible) and the poor cameras don't.
HP Pavilion 11-h000sg: Display, Performance and interfaces convince us. The low value of the materials (smeary surfaces, partly flexible) and the poor cameras don't.

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Pro

+Respectable runtimes
+Useful input devices
+Interfaces
+Good performance for mainstream applications
+Bright, vivid IPS TFT
+Silent, mostly cool
 

Cons

-High weight
-Plastic look
-No gaming performance

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What we like

Finally a fast SSD in a Bay Trail tablet. Now  the performance can actually keep up with basic notebooks. The IPS panel is perfect in every respect.

What we'd like to see

A keyboard with good feedback would allow serious work.

What surprises us

How could the camera modules pass the quality inspection?

The competition

Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR

Medion Akoya P2211T

Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100

HP Split X2 (US review)

Asus VivoTab TF810C 

Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as 

Rating

HP Pavilion 11-h000sg
09/09/2014 v4
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
50 / 98 → 51%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
53 / 95 → 56%
Weight
68 / 78 → 77%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
24 / 85 → 28%
Application Performance
65%
Temperature
82%
Noise
100%
Audio
69%
Camera
23 / 85 → 27%
Average
66%
74%
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Author: Sebastian Jentsch, 2014-04-10 (Update: 2014-04-11)