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HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360 Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 08/10/2016

Couch potato. HP's 11.6-inch convertible offers a high-contrast IPS screen as well as a lot of storage, but the battery runtimes are too short.

For the original German review, see here.

Probably the most noticeable aspect of HP’s 11.6-inch convertible is the rather uncommon color: HP uses mint green, but you can also get it in red or silver. The device is powered by a Braswell processor. There is no shortage of competitors, including the Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBRToshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C and the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA.

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HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360 (Pavilion 11 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Core: 313-600 MHz, Single-Channel, 10.18.15.4248
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Single-Channel, one slot (occupied)
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, AU Optronics, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, , 420 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Cherry Trail / Braswell SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, eCompass, TPM 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit/s), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 306 x 208 ( = 0.89 x 12.05 x 8.19 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PhotoDirector, Cyberlink Power Media Player 14, Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, Cyberlink YouCam, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.46 kg ( = 51.5 oz / 3.22 pounds), Power Supply: 279 g ( = 9.84 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The Pavilion is a rather colorful device. You can get it in red, silver, and mint green, but not all parts of the plastic case are covered in these colors. The top of the base unit has a dark anthracite color and HP also tries to simulate brushed metal. The display frame on the other hand is black. Considering the price, there is not much to criticize when we evaluate the build quality of the system. One aspect is that the gaps are not always even, but the stability is completely acceptable in general.

You do not get a maintenance hatch, so you have to open the whole chassis to access the internals. All screws at the bottom have to be loosened, but you should note that there are additional screws underneath the rubber feet. After this, you can remove the top of the base unit. We recommend a sharp edge for this step. Attention: The top of the base unit is attached to the motherboard via two flat ribbon cables. Replacing the hard drive would be no problem at this point, but you would have to remove the whole motherboard to replace the 4 GB memory module with an 8 GB model.

There are no surprises when we look at the ports. Two of the three USB ports support the USB 3.0 standard, and all of them are regular Type-A ports. USB Type-C on the other hand is not available. HP only equips the convertible with a Fast-Ethernet port, which is common for many budget devices. Both the Ethernet as well as the WLAN chip are provided by Realtek (up to 72 Mbps gross). The measured transfer rates (in ideal conditions) are normal for this WLAN chip, but many users will probably want a faster module. Even modern Internet connections with 50 Mbps or more cannot be fully utilized.

The integrated card reader shows an average performance. We can measure 80.51 MB/s when we copy large files, and 250 jpg pictures (~5 MB each) are transferred at 45.6 MB/s. We check the performance of the card reader with our reference card from Toshiba (Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

Size Comparison

308 mm / 12.1 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.5 kg3.24 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 22.5 mm / 0.886 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 21.8 mm / 0.858 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 18.45 mm / 0.726 inch 1.2 kg2.59 lbs289 mm / 11.4 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 21.9 mm / 0.862 inch 1.3 kg2.9 lbs

Ports

Left side: power button, slot for a cable lock, USB 2.0, card reader, volume rocker
Left side: power button, slot for a cable lock, USB 2.0, card reader, volume rocker
Right side: combo audio, Windows button, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Fast-Ethernet, AC power
Right side: combo audio, Windows button, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Fast-Ethernet, AC power
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
 
45.6 MB/s ∼100%
HP x360 310 G1
 
40.4 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
 
33.3 MB/s ∼73% -27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP x360 310 G1
 
84.1 MB/s ∼100% +4%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
 
80.51 MB/s ∼96%
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
 
75.9 MB/s ∼90% -6%
Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
HP x2 210 G1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
80 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-121
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
372 MBit/s ∼100%
HP x2 210 G1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
71 MBit/s ∼19%

Input Devices

HP equips the Pavilion with a non-illuminated chiclet keyboard. The flat and slightly roughened keys have a short travel and a well-defined pressure point. Only the resistance could be a tad firmer – but this is a matter of taste. There is only minor bouncing during typing, and it was not annoying. All in all, HP implements a keyboard that is perfectly fine for day to day tasks. The ClickPad with multi-touch support is roughly 9.5 x 5.5 cm, so there is sufficient space for gestures. The smooth surface of the pad provides good gliding capabilities. The pad itself has a short travel and a distinct pressure point. We did not experience any problems with the touchscreen and our inputs were quickly executed.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Pavilion is equipped with an 11.6-inch touchscreen and a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. We are not convinced by the low luminance of the panel (186.1 cd/m²), because such a low value pretty much limits the device to indoor environments. The contrast ratio (882:1) on the other hand is decent. Positive: There is no PWM flickering at any brightness level.

193
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
188
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
194
cd/m²
193
cd/m²
174
cd/m²
175
cd/m²
170
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 197 cd/m² Average: 186.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 193 cd/m²
Contrast: 882:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.06 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 1.42 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
67.56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 42.98% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
IPS, 1366x768
HP x360 310 G1
TN, 1366x768
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
TN LED, 1366x768
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
TN LED, 1366x768
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-FV0108TS
IPS, 1366x768
Response Times
-69%
-106%
-178%
-154%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
18.8 (6.8, 12)
43 (20, 23)
-129%
58 (26, 32)
-209%
80 (46, 34)
-326%
63 (22, 41, Plateau w. Spike)
-235%
Response Time Black / White *
23.2 (10, 13.2)
25 (7, 18)
-8%
24 (7, 17)
-3%
30 (18, 12)
-29%
40 (17, 23, Plateau w. Spike)
-72%
PWM Frequency
396 (90)
50 (50)
190 (90)
Screen
-161%
-107%
-106%
-12%
Brightness middle
194
199
3%
256
32%
221
14%
264
36%
Brightness
186
186
0%
242
30%
220
18%
247
33%
Brightness Distribution
86
76
-12%
89
3%
90
5%
90
5%
Black Level *
0.22
0.8
-264%
0.68
-209%
0.29
-32%
0.27
-23%
Contrast
882
249
-72%
376
-57%
762
-14%
978
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.06
11.92
-290%
8.87
-190%
10.31
-237%
3.75
-23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.81
20.52
-133%
14.35
-63%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.42
12.92
-810%
9.6
-576%
11.17
-687%
3.28
-131%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.04 108%
2.2 100%
2.39 92%
2.59 85%
CCT
6432 101%
13589 48%
9857 66%
12620 52%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
42.98
36
-16%
35
-19%
39
-9%
39
-9%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
67.56
56
-17%
55
-19%
60
-11%
62
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-115% / -146%
-107% / -107%
-142% / -119%
-83% / -38%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9259 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The colors of the display are already pretty good ex-works. We can only measure a DeltaE-2000 deviation of 3.06, so it just misses the target value (DeltaE smaller 3). Even better is the grayscale performance with a deviation of just 1.42. A calibration will only slightly improve these results.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
18.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

HP uses an IPS screen with wide viewing angles for the Pavilion, so you can see the display content from every position. You cannot really use the convertible outdoors due to the low luminance and the glossy screen surface.

Outdoor visibility HP Pavilion
Outdoor visibility HP Pavilion

Performance

The HP Pavilion is an 11.6-inch convertible and the performance is sufficient for office and web tasks. Our test model retails for 350 Euros (~$390), but you can also get other configurations and colors.

Processor

Inside the Pavilion is Intel’s Celeron N3050 (Braswell) dual-core processor. This is one of the least powerful CPUs you can currently get from Intel. Its performance is sufficient for simple office and web applications. The device can be cooled passively thanks to the low TDP at just 6 Watts; and the Pavilion makes use of it. The processor has a nominal clock of 1.6 GHz, which can be increased to 2.16 GHz via Turbo Boost. The latter is utilized both on mains as well as battery power.

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
35 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
65 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
12.03 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
42 Points ∼19% +20%
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
Intel Pentium N3700
36 Points ∼17% +3%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
35 Points ∼16%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-FV0108TS
Intel Celeron N3050
34 Points ∼16% -3%
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
Intel Celeron N3050
29 Points ∼13% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
156 Points ∼4% +140%
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
Intel Pentium N3700
134 Points ∼3% +106%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
65 Points ∼1%
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-FV0108TS
Intel Celeron N3050
62 Points ∼1% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
Intel Celeron N3050
60 Points ∼1% -8%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
Intel Celeron N3050
47.175 Points ∼13% +9%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
43.305 Points ∼12%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and without hiccups. The PCMark results are on the expected level for the performance of the SoC. It is possible to increase the system performance of the Pavilion by replacing the HDD with an SSD, so the system would be more responsive and the loading times would be reduced.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1545 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1633 Points ∼27% +6%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1545 Points ∼25%
HP x360 310 G1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1445 Points ∼24% -6%

Storage Devices

The storage solution is a 2.5-inch hard drive provided by Hitachi. It runs at 5,400 rpm and has a storage capacity of 500 GB. The transfer rates are on the normal level for such a drive.

HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
HP x360 310 G1
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-FV0108TS
32 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-24%
17%
-21%
1586%
Write 4k QD32
1.003
0.033
-97%
0.724
-28%
0.842
-16%
25.44
2436%
Read 4k QD32
0.898
0.851
-5%
1.081
20%
0.733
-18%
32.15
3480%
Write 4k
1.026
0.013
-99%
0.99
-4%
0.863
-16%
20.49
1897%
Read 4k
0.407
0.439
8%
0.474
16%
0.361
-11%
18.05
4335%
Write 512
39.03
42.7
9%
76
95%
24.34
-38%
89.71
130%
Read 512
33.53
34.45
3%
38.89
16%
24.65
-26%
165.1
392%
Write Seq
106.1
102.9
-3%
117.2
10%
84.49
-20%
67.77
-36%
Read Seq
106
99.47
-6%
118.9
12%
84.18
-21%
164.5
55%
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Transfer Rate Minimum: 46.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 110 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 81.8 MB/s
Access Time: 18.5 ms
Burst Rate: 221 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4.4 %

GPU Performance

Intel's HD Graphics GPU handles the graphics output. It supports DirectX 12 and runs with a core clock of up to 600 MHz. Compared to the Bay Trail processors we get much more performance – but we are still on a pretty low level in general. The Braswell GPUs are based on Intel’s Broadwell architecture, while the Bay Trail GPUs are based on the older Ivy Bridge architecture.

3DMark 11 Performance
412 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
404 Points ∼1% +7%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
377 Points ∼1%
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3700
338 Points ∼1% -10%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Pentium N3540
221 Points ∼0% -41%

Gaming Performance

The SoC is best suited for simple causal games, which are available in the Windows Store. Modern games like Rise of the Tomb Raider on the other hand cannot be played. Only a couple of titles will actually reach playable frame rates – at low resolutions and low graphics settings. One example would be the game Sims 4.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 16.2 8.3 6.9 fps

Emissions & Energy

Temperature

Stress test Pavilion
Stress test Pavilion

The Pavilion executes our stress test similarly on mains and battery power. CPU (1.8 GHz) and GPU (520 MHz) start the test with comparatively high clocks, but they will drop continuously over the course of the test. After about 15 minutes, the CPU clock is at 1 GHz, and it will continue to drop to 500 MHz (CPU) and 360 MHz (GPU), respectively. The Pavilion gets warmer than other devices with more powerful CPUs while idling. This is the result of the passive cooling solution. We can measure more than 50 °C at one spot.

Max. Load
 37.8 °C
100 F
44.6 °C
112 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 32.5 °C
91 F
41.1 °C
106 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 44.6 °C = 112 F
Average: 35.8 °C = 96 F
37.7 °C
100 F
53.1 °C
128 F
41.1 °C
106 F
39.9 °C
104 F
36.7 °C
98 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.1 °C
90 F
31.9 °C
89 F
29.1 °C
84 F
Maximum: 53.1 °C = 128 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.2 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 23.8 °C = 75 F | Fluke 62 Max
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.6 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 53.1 °C / 128 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.7 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.8 °C / 91 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-3.9 °C / -7 F).

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located at the bottom of the device. They create a decent sound you can listen to for longer periods. It is possible to adjust the sound with the preloaded B&O software.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.537.5253836.5313736.24034.337.35034.834.26335.934.68035.434.710037.738.712543.639.516052.831.820061.131.525067.631.731566.43040063.229.750063.228.563063.428.780065.828100067.627.5125069.727160075.826.9200072.926.5250069.326.2315067.925.940006925.5500071.925.363006925.3800062.725.21000062.2251250059.524.71600055.624.4SPL82.139N533.5median 65.8median 27Delta4.92.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkboxen select/deselectable!)
Graph 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Graph 2: Audio off

Power Consumption

We cannot see any conspicuous results in our consumption measurements and the Pavilion is pretty much on par with comparable devices. We can measure up to 8.2 Watts while idling and up to 18.9 Watts during our stress test. The nominal output of the power adapter is 45 Watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.22 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.3 / 7.1 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 15.5 / 18.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical WLAN test simulates web browsing with the "Balanced" power profile, deactivated power-saving features and an adjusted display luminance of about 150 cd/m². The Pavilion manages a runtime of 4:46 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
4h 46min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
32 Wh
286 min ∼129%
HP x360 310 G1
30 Wh
684 min ∼308%
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR
30 Wh
308 min ∼139%
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108
 Wh
222 min ∼100%

Pros

+ IPS display
+ quiet operation
+ low price

Cons

- only 12 months warranty
- short battery runtime
- low performance
- slow WLAN transfers

Verdict

In review: HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

The HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360 is a simple 11.6-inch convertible. The processor is powerful enough for simple office and web applications, and you can also use it as a silent video player for a nearby TV. The GPU has an integrated decoder, which will take load of the processor. There is no shortage of storage space thanks to the 500 GB hard drive. It is also possible to replace it with an SSD, but that would require opening the case. The keyboard is sufficient in practice. We are not impressed by the battery runtime, because the Pavilion only lasts for 4:46 hours during our WLAN test – not enough for a compact and not really powerful device. The screen convinces with wide viewing angles and good contrast, but it is unfortunately too dark.

HP’s convertible is primarily designed for use on your couch, much more is not possible because of the battery runtimes and the dark screen.

You can get the Pavilion for around 350 Euros (~$390). Considering the features and the performance, we think the price is a bit too high. You should not pay more than 300 Euros (~$334) for it.

HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360 - 08/08/2016 v5.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 49%
Weight
69 / 35-78 → 79%
Battery
80%
Display
81%
Games Performance
32 / 68 → 46%
Application Performance
40 / 87 → 46%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
46 / 91 → 51%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
65%
77%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-08-10 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.