HP Pavilion 14-ba140ns x360
Reviews for the HP Pavilion 14-ba140ns x360
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; compact size; good price; decent hardware; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2018
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; comfortable keyboard; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2018
Model: Once upon a time, we had to choose between buying the more entertaining tablet or getting the productive laptop. Now, instead of trying hard to justify the decision to buy both, we can now opt to buy a hybrid between these two. And HP has a new product in the hybrid market: the HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba140ns! To stand out from the rest of the two-in-one hybrid notebooks on the market, there is one important criterion that the machine must be and that is, lightweight. And the HP Pavilion x360 delivers! Since it weighs only a mere 1.63 kilograms, this machine is an advantage for mobility. The HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba140ns comes equipped with a 4-core Intel Core i7-8550U with 8 MB cache and a base frequency of 2.4 GHz - up to 4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. The notebook also came with a pleasant surprise in the form of a dedicated graphics card - an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with a dedicated 4GB DDR3. Even though it is an entry-level card, it is still a surprise since the hybrid notebook wasn't marketed as a gaming device. Other than that, it also has a generous helping of 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage.
Now, let's check out the connectivity ports on the HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba140ns. It has one USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type A ports, one HDMI port, one headphone and mic combo jack, and an SD card reader. It also comes with dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo adapter. Unfortunately, it does not come with an Ethernet port, and it was probably because it also functions as a tablet and thus will be relying more on WiFi connections. Like a part of its name suggests, the HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba140ns can be used at any angle. It has a pretty sturdy 360-degree geared hinges, which lets you use the device in any position you prefer. It is easy to switch from laptop mode (useful for typing) to tablet mode (good for browsing) to stand mode (perfect for video conferencing) and then finally to tent mode (excellent for playing games). The HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba140ns also boasts a long battery life - up to 9 hours of video playback. It also comes with a set of dual speakers and an easy-to-access fingerprint reader. This thin device is designed for those who can appreciate the more delicate details. With its metal finish to its optional backlit keyboard to its micro edge bezel display and the Full HD IPS touchscreen, it is not hard to see and understand the hype it has created in the hybrid market.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» 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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
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