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HP Pavilion x360 14 Review: 14-inch convertible with optional pen input

Versatile. The HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng attracts attention with its Comet Lake processor, Intel Optane storage and a backlit keyboard. The IPS touchscreen display can also be used with an HP Pen (1MR94AA, not included in scope of delivery).
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Katherine Bodner),

The Pavilion x360 14 is a compact 14-inch Windows convertible that is powered by a Core i5-10210U quad core processor. The device might look familiar to many readers as its design is very similar to that of its predecessor. The configuration we are looking at today is available for around $700. Other configurations are available with prices starting around $350. We will be comparing our test unit to the Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API, the Asus Vivobook Flip 14 TP412UA, the Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 and the Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA.   

HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng (Pavilion x360 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1100 MHz, Single-Channel, 26.20.100.7324
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, Single-Channel, two memory banks (one occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10 point touch, native pen support, BOE NV140FHM-N4K, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, eCompass, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.5 x 324 x 222.9 ( = 0.81 x 12.76 x 8.78 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 3470 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.58 kg ( = 55.73 oz / 3.48 pounds), Power Supply: 272 g ( = 9.59 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
02/2020
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg20.5 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
10/2019
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.7 kg17.9 mm14"1920x1080
83 %
04/2019
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg17.6 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
01/2020
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
m3-8100Y, UHD Graphics 615
1.5 kg15.7 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
04/2018
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
1.7 kg20.8 mm14"1920x1080

Case - HP has decided to mix materials for its Pavilion

The case of the Pavilion is made mainly of plastic. Only the top of the base unit is metal. The device uses two colors: black (top and bottom of the base unit and display frame) and silver (back of the display cover, narrow sides of the base unit). The device looks very similar to its predecessor, the Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng, which we tested in 2019, although there are some differences. Our current test unit no longer has a volume rocker and the fingerprint reader has moved from the side of the device to the wrist rest.    

The convertible's workmanship is very good. The gap dimensions are uniform and we did not notice any rough edges. However, we do need to criticize the device's stability. The base unit is too light and can be warped too easily. A device that is marketed as being portable should have more to offer here. The display cover has average stiffness. Pressure on the back of the display cover is visible on the screen. The hinges are nice and tight but still enable users to open the device using only one hand. 

The dimension and weight of this convertible is very similar to its competition.

Size Comparison

334.95 mm / 13.2 inch 229.95 mm / 9.05 inch 20.8 mm / 0.819 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs328 mm / 12.9 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs327 mm / 12.9 inch 224.75 mm / 8.85 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 222.9 mm / 8.78 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 1.6 kg3.48 lbs321 mm / 12.6 inch 202 mm / 7.95 inch 15.7 mm / 0.618 inch 1.5 kg3.2 lbs

Connectivity - the Pavilion convertible has a Type-C USB port

The device has three USB ports (2x type A, 1x type C) that all support the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The Type-C port does not support DisplayPort via USB-C nor PowerDelivery 3.0. We would have at least expected the latter function on a device that is made to be mobile. An external monitor can be connected via HDMI.

Right side: storage card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), HDMI, AC adapter
Right side: storage card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type C), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), HDMI, AC adapter
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), combined audio jack, power button, connector for cable lock
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), combined audio jack, power button, connector for cable lock

SDCardreader

SD cards can be fully inserted into the storage card reader, which is also one of the faster models available. It reaches a maximum transfer rate of 83.2 MB/s when copying large blocks of data. 250 JPG files (each around 5 MB each) are transferred at a speed of 77.3 MB/s. We used our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II) to test the card reader. 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.6 MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼97%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=157)
64.5 MB/s ∼81% -17%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
64.1 MB/s ∼81% -17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.5 MB/s ∼30% -70%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.6 MB/s ∼26% -73%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89.8 MB/s ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s ∼93%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=152)
79.9 MB/s ∼89% -4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.9 MB/s ∼31% -66%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.8 MB/s ∼28% -70%

Communication

The Wi-Fi module has a Realtek chip (8821CE). It supports the Wi-Fi standards 802.11 a/b/g/n as well as the faster ac standard. The transfer speeds we measured under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC) are average as the chip only supports 1x1 MIMO technology. The convertible doesn't have an Ethernet port, so users will have to use a USB adapter if necessary.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
596 MBit/s ∼100% +127%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1470, n=178)
559 MBit/s ∼94% +113%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
446 (311min - 511max) MBit/s ∼75% +70%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
333 (319min - 342max) MBit/s ∼56% +27%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
262 (248min - 281max) MBit/s ∼44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
566 (407min - 640max) MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=178)
553 MBit/s ∼98% +90%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
306 (295min - 316max) MBit/s ∼54% +5%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
300 MBit/s ∼53% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
291 (276min - 329max) MBit/s ∼51%
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HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø261 (248-281)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø333 (319-342)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø445 (311-511)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø291 (276-329)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø306 (295-316)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø566 (407-640)

Webcam

The webcam creates images with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The results are rather grainy and too light.

Accessories

The Pavilion comes with the usual accessories (warranty information, quick-start guide).

Maintenance

The convertible does not have a maintenance hatch, so users will need to remove the bottom cover to get inside. This involves removing four screws, two of which are hidden below the two back rubber pads. These pads can be removed, although this is a tricky procedure as they could tear. After removing the pads and screws, you can lift off the cover with the help of a spatula or putty knife. 

Warranty

HP only gives its Pavilion a one-year warranty. Buyers can extend this warranty to two or three years for the price of $80 - $100.

Input Devices - the Pavilion x360 can be used with an Active Pen

Keyboard

Hewlett Packard has equipped its convertible with a backlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, smooth keys have a short travel and a significant pressure point. The actuation force could be a little stronger for our taste. The keyboard also gives way slightly while typing, although this wasn't particularly bothersome. The keyboard backlighting can be controlled via a functional key and is available at two brightness levels. Overall, this HP keyboard is suitable for everyday use. 

Touchpad

The multi-touch clickpad takes up around 11.1 x 5.6 cm (~4.4 x 2.2 in), which offers sufficient space for gesture control. The pad responds to inputs in the corners and the smooth surface enables good gliding. The pad offers short travel and has a clear pressure point.

Input device
Input device

Touchscreen

The touchscreen supports 10 pressure points and responds quickly to inputs. We did not encounter any issues while using it. The screen can be operated with your fingers or with the HP Pen that can be purchased separately (1MR94AA, available for around $50). 

HP Pen
HP Pen

Display - IPS included

The 14-inch touchscreen display of the HP convertible has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. While the contrast (1055:1) is good, the display could offer more brightness (238.3 cd/m²). Not least considering its price range. We generally consider brightness values above 300 cd/m² to be good.

Unfortunately, the display uses PWM at a frequency level of 192 Hz for brightness levels up to around 90 percent. This frequency is rather low and can lead to headaches and/or eye problems for sensitive people.

Pixel array
Pixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
267
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NV140FHM-N4K
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 269 cd/m² Average: 238.3 cd/m² Minimum: 13.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 74 %
Center on Battery: 237 cd/m²
Contrast: 1055:1 (Black: 0.235 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.43 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 5.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.18 | 0.64-98 Ø6
58.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.56
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
4%
12%
-6%
139%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (24, 20)
43 (23, 20)
2%
40 (18, 22)
9%
48 (24, 24)
-9%
43 (21, 22)
2%
Response Time Black / White *
33 (19, 14)
32 (18, 14)
3%
28 (16, 12)
15%
34 (19, 15)
-3%
35 (21, 14)
-6%
PWM Frequency
192 (90)
208 (90)
8%
1000
421%
Screen
-8%
13%
-13%
17%
Brightness middle
248
285
15%
251
1%
294
19%
220
-11%
Brightness
238
273
15%
242
2%
272
14%
221
-7%
Brightness Distribution
74
87
18%
87
18%
70
-5%
78
5%
Black Level *
0.235
0.4
-70%
0.25
-6%
0.39
-66%
0.18
23%
Contrast
1055
713
-32%
1004
-5%
754
-29%
1222
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.43
5.62
-3%
4.03
26%
3.98
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.96
17.22
4%
7.33
59%
7.69
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.7
4.46
22%
4
30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.18
3.97
-25%
2.55
20%
3.44
-8%
1.68
47%
Gamma
2.56 86%
2.28 96%
2.48 89%
2.51 88%
2.37 93%
CCT
6642 98%
6848 95%
6831 95%
6486 100%
6382 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37.3
38
2%
38
2%
38
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58.4
58
-1%
59
1%
58
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / -5%
13% / 13%
-10% / -11%
78% / 43%

* ... smaller is better

The screen has a fairly decent color display ex-works, but doesn't reach the ideal value (DeltaE below 3) with a measured DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 5.43. The display does not have a blue cast. Calibrating the display only offers minor improvements such as making the grayscales more balanced. The display does not cover the RGB color spaces (37.3 percent of AdobeRGB and 58.4 percent of sRGB). 

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color Checker (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)
Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB

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
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 86 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

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 detected 192 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 192 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 192 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9584 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

HP has equipped its convertible with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles. This means that the screen can be read from every position. Due to the low display brightness and reflective surface, however, the device can only be used outdoors on cloudy days or in the shade. 

The Pavilion outdoors (taken on an overcast day)
The Pavilion outdoors (taken on an overcast day)
The Pavilion outdoors (taken on an overcast day)
The Pavilion outdoors (taken on an overcast day)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - the HP computer is equipped with mid-range hardware

HP has created a 14-inch convertible that offers sufficient performance power for office and internet applications. Our test unit is available for around $700 with other configurations available at a starting price of $350.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 

Processor

HP has equipped the convertible with a Core i5-10210U quad core processor that is based on Intel's Comet Lake architecture. The ULV model (TDP 15 watts) clocks at a base rate of 1.6 GHz. This can be increased via the turbo to around 3.9 GHz (four cores) 4.1 GHz (two cores) or 4.2 GHz (one core).

At first, the processor worked at 3.3 - 3.5 GHz during our multi-thread CineBench tests. The clock rate then dropped to 2.3 - 2.4 GHz. It remained at 3.4 - 4.2 GHz during the single-thread tests. The performance is not impacted by the device running on battery.

Multi thread
Multi thread
Single thread
Single thread

We ran the multi-thread CineBench R15 benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes to find out whether the device is able to keep up its turbo boost under continuous load. The results drop from the first to the second round and then remain constant. The CPU turbo is used moderately.   

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HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø501 (494.9-546.17)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø623 (617.72-649.71)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Core i3-8130U: Ø330 (327.55-342.22)
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø476 (440.88-522.5)
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6410
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
16072
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8539
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
166 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
546 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
43.97 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (154 - 174, n=29)
167 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼99%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼86% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
141 Points ∼84% -15%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
138 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 213, n=342)
112 Points ∼67% -33%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
650 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (478 - 790, n=29)
612 Points ∼94% +12%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
546 Points ∼84%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
523 Points ∼80% -4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
342 Points ∼53% -37%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=353)
342 Points ∼53% -37%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (15037 - 22164, n=3)
17758 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17481 Points ∼98% +9%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
16072 Points ∼91%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
16067 Points ∼90% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
12172 Points ∼69% -24%
Average of class Convertible
  (706 - 26481, n=246)
8123 Points ∼46% -49%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (6410 - 6613, n=3)
6478 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
6410 Points ∼99%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
5540 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
5419 Points ∼84% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4542 Points ∼70% -29%
Average of class Convertible
  (466 - 7815, n=250)
3465 Points ∼53% -46%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (351 - 428, n=24)
412 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
399 Points ∼97%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 496, n=53)
371 Points ∼90% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
364 Points ∼88% -9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
348 Points ∼84% -13%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1451 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1105 - 1820, n=24)
1303 Points ∼90% +13%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2829, n=53)
1271 Points ∼88% +10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1158 Points ∼80%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
774 Points ∼53% -33%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13145 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
12350 Points ∼94% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (11855 - 12373, n=2)
12114 Points ∼92% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
11855 Points ∼90%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
7402 Points ∼56% -38%
Average of class Convertible
  (954 - 16838, n=101)
5567 Points ∼42% -53%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3477 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
3469 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (3429 - 3485, n=2)
3457 Points ∼99% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
3429 Points ∼99%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
3421 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (561 - 4485, n=101)
2215 Points ∼64% -35%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (12471 - 16818, n=10)
14619 Points ∼100% +17%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
12516 Points ∼86% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
12471 Points ∼85%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
11837 Points ∼81% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (2296 - 22524, n=63)
10775 Points ∼74% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
8311 Points ∼57% -33%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (3680 - 5077, n=10)
4615 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
4550 Points ∼99%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U
4312 Points ∼93% -5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U
4082 Points ∼88% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3906 Points ∼85% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (830 - 5629, n=63)
3814 Points ∼83% -16%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (2831 - 4144, n=10)
3493 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Convertible
  (1078 - 5757, n=19)
3365 Points ∼96% +18%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3076 Points ∼88% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
2846 Points ∼81%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
Intel Core m3-8100Y
1279 Points ∼37% -55%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1000 - 1107, n=10)
1065 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1014 Points ∼95%
Average of class Convertible
  (377 - 1328, n=19)
1001 Points ∼94% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
888 Points ∼83% -12%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
Intel Core m3-8100Y
765 Points ∼72% -25%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (2800 - 4256, n=19)
3644 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Convertible
  (770 - 5443, n=29)
3551 Points ∼97% +27%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
2800 Points ∼77%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1014 - 1133, n=19)
1081 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Convertible
  (233 - 1566, n=29)
1017 Points ∼94% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1014 Points ∼94%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (643 - 9177, n=231)
2270 ms * ∼100% -100%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
1428.9 ms * ∼63% -26%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
1309.6 ms * ∼58% -15%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Chrome 79.0.3945.86)
1295.4 ms * ∼57% -14%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
1243.8 ms * ∼55% -10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1134 ms * ∼50%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (886 - 1267, n=21)
1029 ms * ∼45% +9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (30096 - 43409, n=14)
34473 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
33932 Points ∼98%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
29884 Points ∼87% -12%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Chrome 79.0.3945.86)
29318 Points ∼85% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
29236 Points ∼85% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U (Edge 44)
26467 Points ∼77% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 59389, n=206)
23242 Points ∼67% -32%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (225 - 252, n=13)
240 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U (Edge 44)
225.38 Points ∼94%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
220.64 Points ∼92% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
207.3 Points ∼86% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (33.5 - 288, n=191)
176 Points ∼73% -22%
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Chrome 79.0.3945.86)
132.99 Points ∼55% -41%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and we encountered no issues. The HP notebook offers more than sufficient performance for office and internet applications and the PCMark benchmark results are good. Performance could still be increased by upgrading RAM to dual channel mode. This would require installing a second RAM module.

The two memory banks are covered by a plate
The two memory banks are covered by a plate
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3392 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3462 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4867 points
PCMark 10 Score
3792 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3466 Points ∼100% +29%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2487 - 4463, n=22)
3111 Points ∼90% +16%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2706 Points ∼78% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2692 Points ∼78%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=134)
2659 Points ∼77% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
2351 Points ∼68% -13%
Productivity
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6762 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6099 - 7317, n=22)
6718 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6270 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5914 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
5649 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=136)
5502 Points ∼81% -19%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7172 - 10000, n=22)
8595 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
8300 Points ∼97% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8131 Points ∼95%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7548 Points ∼88% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=136)
7304 Points ∼85% -10%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
6982 Points ∼81% -14%
Score
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3752 - 4353, n=22)
4036 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3972 Points ∼98% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3792 Points ∼94%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3613 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=137)
3358 Points ∼83% -11%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3245 Points ∼80% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4286 - 5114, n=18)
4909 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4867 Points ∼99%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4613 Points ∼94% -5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
4597 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4596 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=259)
3831 Points ∼78% -21%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3650 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3182 - 4284, n=18)
3646 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3538 Points ∼97% +4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
UHD Graphics 620, i3-8130U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
3483 Points ∼95% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3392 Points ∼93%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=309)
2871 Points ∼79% -15%

Storage Device

Hewlett Packard uses Intel Optane for this device, which consists of two NVMe SSDs (512 GB, 32 GB) from Intel. Both SSDs are installed on the same module (M.2 2280). The 32-GB-SSD is based on Intel's ultra fast 3D XPoint storage and acts as fast cache storage for the traditional 512-GB SSD (QLC storage). The cache is supposed to speed up start and boot operations as well as searching for files and storing large blocks of data. 

The transfer rates are good overall, but won't knock you off your feet. For example, the PM981 SSD from Samsung usually offers significantly higher transfer rates without the need for an additional cache SSD. The Optane combination only shows real advantages during random access operations.

The convertible offers sufficient space for an additional 2.5-inch storage device. However, our device did not include the SATA connector nor the drive caddy that would be necessary for installing one.

The storage device uses Optane.
The storage device uses Optane.
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Sequential Read: 1579 MB/s
Sequential Write: 433.7 MB/s
512K Read: 1117 MB/s
512K Write: 536.9 MB/s
4K Read: 143.7 MB/s
4K Write: 134.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 379.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 340.2 MB/s
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1002
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Average Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
29%
-55%
-51%
-2%
Write 4K
162.7
132.9
-18%
44.92
-72%
90.72
-44%
116 (88 - 163, n=9)
-29%
Read 4K
190.5
42.75
-78%
25.32
-87%
27.58
-86%
137 (113 - 191, n=9)
-28%
Write Seq
450.1
1447
221%
466.2
4%
396.1
-12%
520 (450 - 753, n=9)
16%
Read Seq
1624
2134
31%
415.6
-74%
486.8
-70%
1370 (1223 - 1624, n=9)
-16%
Write 4K Q32T1
353.5
252
-29%
237.4
-33%
253.4
-28%
388 (237 - 556, n=9)
10%
Read 4K Q32T1
397.7
334.2
-16%
172.2
-57%
246.4
-38%
364 (287 - 531, n=9)
-8%
Write Seq Q32T1
936.9
1447
54%
532
-43%
436
-53%
1178 (937 - 1320, n=9)
26%
Read Seq Q32T1
2145
3522
64%
563.3
-74%
524.1
-76%
2471 (2145 - 2738, n=9)
15%

Graphics Performance

Our test unit does not include a dedicated GPU, although there are some configurations available with a GeForce MX130. The graphics output in our device is taken care of by Intel's integrated UHD Graphics 620. This GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 1100 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are average for this GPU. Upgrading the device to dual-channel mode (=installing a second RAM module) would improve performance. 

3DMark 06 Standard
10342 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1906 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
55789 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7521 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1002 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
412 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3883 Points ∼100% +123%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼45%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=226)
1743 Points ∼45% 0%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1634 Points ∼42% -6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1561 Points ∼40% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=366)
1516 Points ∼39% -13%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=63)
638 Points ∼100% +77%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
632 Points ∼99% +76%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=75)
378 Points ∼59% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
360 Points ∼56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2506 Points ∼100% +131%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=273)
1215 Points ∼48% +12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=196)
1152 Points ∼46% +6%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1117 Points ∼45% +3%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1103 Points ∼44% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1083 Points ∼43%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
18087 Points ∼100% +114%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
9312 Points ∼51% +10%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=208)
9228 Points ∼51% +9%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9128 Points ∼50% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
8453 Points ∼47%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=319)
7517 Points ∼42% -11%

Gaming Performance

The hardware of the Pavilion can display some of the games in our database smoothly at low resolution and low quality settings. The frame rate could be improved by installing a second RAM module (to activate dual-channel mode). Users still couldn't play more demanding games such as Speed Heat or Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 75.1 38.6 23.7 11.1 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 50.3 30.3 23.7 8.2 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 19.2 6.3 3.7 2.8 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 24.7 10.3 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 10.2 4.8 fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
116.2 fps ∼100% +131%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
62.4 fps ∼54% +24%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
62.3 fps ∼54% +24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 90.2, n=184)
60.8 fps ∼52% +21%
Average of class Convertible
  (8.35 - 279, n=231)
54.9 fps ∼47% +9%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
50.3 fps ∼43%

Emissions - the HP Laptop works quietly and hardly heats up

System Noise

The Pavilion x360 isn't particularly loud. The fan often stands still while idling, which makes operation silent, and remains fairly calm even under load. We measured a maximum sound level of 35.2 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
29.8 / 29.8 / 29.8 dB(A)
Load
32.7 / 35.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.129.731.733.734.12534.4323134.134.43132.432.832.430.932.44030.128.130.52930.15031.429.231.12931.46330.327.927.627.230.380272727.226.42710025.125.32624.225.112525.424.525.824.525.416024.423.824.424.524.420022.522.622.522.522.525022.322.122.221.722.331521.921.520.920.221.940021.320.919.919.221.350021.520.719.418.521.563021.421.118.718.821.480023.920.6181823.9100025.322.417.517.425.3125024.32117.517.324.3160025.12217.41725.1200025.222.517.417.125.2250023.92117.316.923.9315023.120.417.517.223.140002419.717.517.424500021.118.917.717.621.1630019.218.317.717.719.2800018.318.117.817.818.310000181817.817.7181250017.817.917.817.517.81600017.817.817.817.517.8SPL35.232.730.129.935.2N2.21.81.41.32.2median 22.5median 21median 17.8median 17.7median 22.5Delta2.31.41.51.62.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Noise
-5%
-4%
-8%
-0%
1%
off / environment *
29.8
30.2
-1%
30.7
-3%
30
-1%
29.2 (24.5 - 30.7, n=231)
2%
29.7 (24.9 - 32.2, n=168)
-0%
Idle Minimum *
29.8
30.2
-1%
30.7
-3%
30
-1%
29.3 (24.5 - 32.5, n=232)
2%
28.6 (24.9 - 37.8, n=327)
4%
Idle Average *
29.8
31
-4%
30.7
-3%
30
-1%
29.4 (24.5 - 33.9, n=232)
1%
28.9 (24.9 - 37.8, n=327)
3%
Idle Maximum *
29.8
31
-4%
31
-4%
30
-1%
29.8 (24.5 - 34.2, n=232)
-0%
29.2 (24.9 - 39, n=325)
2%
Load Average *
32.7
37.3
-14%
33.9
-4%
38.5
-18%
33.6 (28.2 - 44.8, n=229)
-3%
33.2 (28.2 - 46.6, n=325)
-2%
Load Maximum *
35.2
37.2
-6%
37.5
-7%
44
-25%
36.1 (28.8 - 46.8, n=232)
-3%
35.2 (28.8 - 53.5, n=327)
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Pavilion during the stress test
The Pavilion during the stress test

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least 1 hour) has the same results when running on battery and on mains. The processor and GPU clock at 3.3 - 3.5 GHz and 650 - 700 MHz respectively for just under a minute. After that, the CPU clock rate drops to 1.1 GHz while the GPU clock rate remains at around 850 - 900 MHz. The speeds remain the same for the remainder of the test. The stress test is an extreme scenario that will not occur during everyday use. We use it to test whether the system remains stable under maximum load. 

You can't really say that the Pavilion heats up. We measured temperatures in the mid 30s (around 95 Fahrenheit) during the stress test and there were no issues with heat development during everyday use.

Max. Load
 30.9 °C
88 F
31.8 °C
89 F
29.6 °C
85 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
30.8 °C
87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
 25.1 °C
77 F
24.1 °C
75 F
25.1 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 35.7 °C = 96 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
29.3 °C
85 F
36.4 °C
98 F
34.7 °C
94 F
28.6 °C
83 F
33.3 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
23.6 °C
74 F
24.9 °C
77 F
25.4 °C
78 F
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.7 °C = 89 F | Room Temperature 22.3 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket / Fluke t3000 FC
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.2 °C / 85 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 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.3 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.1 °C / 77.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+3.8 °C / 6.8 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
m3-8100Y, UHD Graphics 615
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Heat
-11%
-3%
7%
-19%
-12%
-16%
Maximum Upper Side *
35.7
38
-6%
36
-1%
32.4
9%
44.1
-24%
41.4 (29 - 53.2, n=231)
-16%
40.7 (28.8 - 55.7, n=434)
-14%
Maximum Bottom *
36.4
40.4
-11%
37.3
-2%
35
4%
41.6
-14%
44.5 (31.8 - 67.2, n=231)
-22%
42.9 (24.2 - 67.1, n=434)
-18%
Idle Upper Side *
24.3
29.2
-20%
28.2
-16%
24.2
-0%
26.8 (21.4 - 38, n=228)
-10%
29.6 (21.8 - 43.2, n=424)
-22%
Idle Bottom *
27.6
29
-5%
25.2
9%
23.8
14%
27.8 (21.8 - 40.4, n=228)
-1%
29.7 (20.8 - 42.6, n=424)
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Speaker

The stereo speakers are positioned above the keyboard, underneath the perforated cover. They produce a decent sound although it lacks base. In addition, the maximum volume is comparatively low. For a better audio experience, we would recommend using headphones or external speakers. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203133.7312531.334.131.3313030.9304029.72929.7502929296330.127.230.18026.626.426.610026.924.226.91253524.53516040.324.540.320042.822.542.825047.821.747.83155320.25340060.119.260.150056.618.556.663056.918.856.980056.11856.1100061.117.461.1125066.317.366.3160065.11765.1200067.317.167.3250061.416.961.4315063.517.263.5400063.917.463.9500062.217.662.2630063.617.763.6800062.517.862.51000057.617.757.61250057.317.557.31600053.717.553.7SPL75.329.975.3N351.335median 57.6median 17.7median 57.6Delta6.51.66.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.26 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - the Pavilion does not lack perseverance

Power Consumption

We did not notice any anomalies when it comes to the power consumption of the Pavilion 14. The maximum consumption we measured while idling was 7.9 watts. This increased to 37 watts during the stress test. Prime95 only consumes 43 watts. The rated output of the included AC adapter is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.18 / 0.37 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.3 / 5.8 / 7.9 Watt
Load midlight 27 / 37 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
m3-8100Y, UHD Graphics 615
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-36%
-7%
33%
13%
-21%
-16%
Idle Minimum *
3.3
5.1
-55%
2.8
15%
3
9%
2.9
12%
3.8 (1 - 12.4, n=239)
-15%
4.57 (1 - 23, n=414)
-38%
Idle Average *
5.8
7.2
-24%
5.4
7%
5.4
7%
5.2
10%
6.94 (2.8 - 15.7, n=241)
-20%
7.73 (1.3 - 32.3, n=414)
-33%
Idle Maximum *
7.9
9.7
-23%
8.4
-6%
5.7
28%
5.4
32%
8.7 (3.8 - 16.6, n=239)
-10%
9.25 (1.8 - 61, n=414)
-17%
Load Average *
27
40
-48%
38
-41%
7.1
74%
29.4
-9%
35.2 (8.1 - 51.6, n=239)
-30%
27.5 (1.4 - 94, n=412)
-2%
Load Maximum *
37
49
-32%
40.3
-9%
19.6
47%
29.6
20%
47.2 (22 - 96.3, n=241)
-28%
33.6 (6.8 - 118, n=413)
9%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Pavilion reached a runtime of 6:17 h during our practical Wi-Fi test. This test simulates the load of browsing the web with the profile set to "balanced" and display brightness at 150 cd/m². Our video test lasts 8:45 h. During this test, we play the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoded, 1920 x 1080 pixels) in a loop to find out how long the battery can play videos for. The network modules are disabled for this test, the profile is set to energy saving and the display brightness is reduced to 150 cd/m².

The battery offers a capacity of 41 Wh
The battery offers a capacity of 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
14h 16min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
6h 17min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 45min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 28min
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 45 Wh
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA-EC969T
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-AI0264
m3-8100Y, UHD Graphics 615, 48 Wh
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-548L
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 52.5 Wh
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0002ng
i3-8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
19%
9%
59%
32%
3%
18%
Reader / Idle
856
764
-11%
801 (117 - 2892, n=307)
-6%
H.264
525
324
-38%
464 (206 - 1070, n=127)
-12%
WiFi v1.3
377
448
19%
412
9%
598
59%
496
32%
446
18%
467 (153 - 1141, n=290)
24%
Load
88
125
42%
145 (49 - 677, n=308)
65%

Pros

+ IPS touchscreen
+ Intel Optane
+ decent to good battery life
+ works quietly
+ only heats up moderately
+ keyboard backlighting
+ optional input with pen

Cons

- dark display
- PWM
- no DisplayPort via USB-C
- no Power Delivery
- average Wi-Fi transfer rates
- only one year of warranty

Verdict

The HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng (9ET20EA), provided by notebooksbilliger.de
The HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng (9ET20EA), provided by notebooksbilliger.de

HP's Pavilion x360 14 is a compact convertible with a 14-inch screen. The included Comet Lake quad-core processor offers sufficient processing performance for office and internet applications. Unfortunately, HP does not make full use of the device's potential as the RAM runs in Single-Channel mode. Fortunately, users can activate Dual-Channel mode themselves by installing a second RAM module. 

While the HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng is a decent convertible, it couldn't convince us entirely. HP seems to have given up half way through. 

The device hardly heats up at any level of load and usually works quietly. Intel Optane (512 GS SSD + 32 GB SSD) ensures a fast and smooth system but is not really an important selling point. Some of the competition's standard SSDs offer faster transfer rates even without the additional SSD cache. The backlit keyboard is suitable for everyday use.

The battery life is decent to good. The device reached runtimes between 6 and 9 hours during our practical test (Wi-Fi, video). Depending on the area of use, this might be a little tight for use at work or school and we would recommend taking the AC adapter along to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, the Pavilion's Type-C USB slot does not support PowerDelivery. That would provide a universal way to recharge the convertible, which would be useful for a portable device. 

The IPS touchscreen display has stable viewing angles and good contrast. The brightness is low for a convertible of this price range. The touchscreen can be operated with your fingers or using the HP Pen (1MR94AA, available for around $50).

If buyers are mainly interested in a device that supports pen input, they might want to take a look at other Pavilion devices that are compatible with the pen on the HP website. There are several more affordable models that are equipped with a Pentium Gold 5405U processor. Users who do not require such a high-powered device might be able to save a little money by choosing one of these.

HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng - 02/13/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
80%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
45 / 75 → 60%
Weight
68 / 20-75 → 87%
Battery
74%
Display
76%
Games Performance
50 / 78 → 64%
Application Performance
80 / 85 → 94%
Temperature
95%
Noise
96%
Audio
56 / 91 → 61%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
70%
81%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2020-02-14 (Update: 2020-02-15)
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