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4G LTE on a budget: 2020 HP Pavilion x360 14 will have WAN options for the first time in the series

4G LTE on a budget: 2020 HP Pavilion x360 14 will have WAN options for the first time in the series (Source: HP)
4G LTE on a budget: 2020 HP Pavilion x360 14 will have WAN options for the first time in the series (Source: HP)
The convertible is now shipping through Best Buy for a starting price of just $500 USD. Options for 4G LTE, however, will have to wait until May. The new chassis is nearly identical to last year's model with a few noteworthy changes.
Allen Ngo,

HP has been on a roll this month with new laptops left and right. After refreshing its entire Envy family and introducing a new ultra-thin ZBook workstation, the manufacturer is ready to announce a new Pavilion convertible for users on tighter budgets. The 2020 Pavilion x360 14 will replace last year's model with new CPU options and a revised chassis.

The most notable update, however, will be the optional 4G LTE. Such a feature is usually reserved for high-end business laptops like the EliteBook or ThinkPad and it almost never appears on consumer models. Unfortunately, HP hasn't provided any other details on the matter including the WAN module or the compatible network providers involved.

Outside of 4G connectivity, the new Ice Lake CPUs will replace last year's Comet Lake-U options while the chassis has been slightly changed. The Power button and cable lock along the left edge, for example, have been removed and the corners and edges of the chassis are now sharper than before. The system can now be recharged via USB Type-C as well for added versatility.

Best Buy is now offering the Core i3 and Core i5 SKUs for $500 and $750, respectively, in Natural Silver and Warm Gold color options. HP will have more SKUs and customizeable options through HP.com for a starting price of $550 beginning in May. These later options will have Core i7 Iris and 4G LTE which the Best Buy systems appear to lack.

2020 HP Pavilion x360 142019 HP Pavilion x360 14
CPUIntel Core i5-1035G1 or
Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake
Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake-U
GPUUHD GraphicsUHD Graphics 620
Touchscreen14-inch 768p or 1080p, Pen support14-inch 768p or 1080p, Pen support
RAM8 GB DDR4-3200 (Upgradeable, but not user accessible)DDR4-2666, 2x SODIMM
WirelessUp to Intel AX201 (Wi-Fi 6) w/ Bluetooth 5
4G LTE
Realtek 8821CE (Wi-Fi 5) w/ Bluetooth 4.2
I/O Ports2x USB Type-A
USB Type-C w/ PD
SD card reader
HDMI
AC adapter port
3.5 mm combo audio
2x USB Type-A
USB Type-C
SD card reader
HDMI
AC adapter port
3.5 mm combo audio
Cable lock
Battery43 Wh41 Wh
Dimensions324.1 x 221 x 18 mm324 x 222.9 x 20.5 mm 
Weight1.61 kg1.58 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14m dw0023dx specifications (Source: HP)
HP Pavilion x360 14m dw0023dx specifications (Source: HP)

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-18)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.