HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0087tu
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Reviews for the HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0087tu
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The HP Pavilion x360 is an ideal entry-level model in the convertible laptop world. It gets tick marks in all the right sections, but loses focus on a few basic things. An excellent buy, all in all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 72%
Model: The HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0087tu is an ideal entry-level model in the convertible laptop world. Pavilion machines are generally reliable and cost-effective. It’s simply a solid performer that can get the job done. The laptop is bog standard as far as design goes, with the only thing that stands out is the 360-degree hinge. The body is made of plastic and metal, the 14-inch screen is surrounded by fairly large bezels. The laptop seems quite thick since the display is almost as thick as the body. At around 1.7 kg, the laptop is on the lighter side, however, this also means that it’s too heavy to be used in its tablet mode. Speaking of modes, being a convertible, a user can position the display as they like. The hinge wobbles a bit, but it’s strong enough to prop up the display or the laptop in any configuration. The display on it is a Full HD IPS panel with a glass coating. Naturally, it is a touchscreen with support for multiple fingers and styluses like the HP Pen. Colors appeared vivid on the 14-inch. The screen is bright enough for most indoor and outdoor areas, like conference rooms and sunny balconies. HP includes an ‘Active Pen’ in the package, which supports 1,024 pressure levels. Doodling with the pen was fun, but the laptop’s weight made it a bit uncomfortable for use simply as a tablet.
Running on 7th generation Intel CPUs, the HP Pavilion x360 isn’t exactly cutting edge tech. The device includes an Intel Core i5-7200U CPU, 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSHD (5,400 rpm). The lack of an SSD is disappointing, especially at this price. A nice touch is the inclusion of the Nvidia GeForce 940 MX GPU. The 940 MX isn’t particularly powerful, but it’s more powerful than the onboard graphics chip and should allow for some light gaming. Speakers are another area where the x360 does well. The speakers are quite loud (though still no match for a MacBook) and adequate for a medium-sized room. Watching TV shows and movies without headphones are perfectly possible. HP has not been close-fisted with IO ports on the Pavilion x360. On the left side, there is a USB 3.1 port and a 3.5 mm audio jack for headsets. Besides that, there is the power button and a Kensington lock port. On the right side, a user will see the power port, a full-size HDMI port, another USB 3.1 port, a USB Type-C port, and a memory card reader slot. There is also a volume rocker and a fingerprint scanner. In conclusion, the HP Pavilion is a safe and dependable device. It’s adequate for light to moderate users. Users can enjoy light gaming and movie watching and the battery life is good enough for light to moderate work.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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72%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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