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HP Pavilion x360 14t (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martin Jungowski), 08/30/2017

Home-Convertible. HP's 14-inch convertible is equipped with a high-contrast IPS display, a fast SSD, and plenty of storage space. The downside is its price of more than $1000, which is anything but a bargain.

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The HP Pavilion x360 14t is a 14-inch convertible powered by a Kaby Lake processor. Its main competitors are, among others, convertibles such as the Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB, the Acer Spin 5 SP513-51, and the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T.

HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng (Pavilion x360 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX - 2048 MB, Core: 1004-1202 MHz, Memory: 1001 MHz, DDR3, 64-bit bus, ForceWare 385.28, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, one slot (used)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10-point, Chi Mei, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP, 128 GB 
, + WDC WD10SPCX (1 TB, 5,400 rpm), 1017 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: accelerometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 334.8 x 226.9 ( = 0.78 x 13.18 x 8.93 in)
Battery
41.5 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.72 kg ( = 60.67 oz / 3.79 pounds), Power Supply: 332.4 g ( = 11.73 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

Case & Connectivity

The Pavilion’s case is mostly made of plastic, only the base unit’s top is made of metal. With the exception of the display bezel which is black, our review unit was clad in silver. Build quality is decent, as is the rigidity. That said, the base unit could have been a tad less flexible.

The convertible offers a decent selection of ports. In addition to three USB 3.1 Gen. 1 ports (1x Type-C, 2x Type-A) it also offers an HDMI video output and a rather fast SD card reader. The transfer rate measured when handling large chunks of data was 87.9 MB/s, our 250 JPEG files (around 5 MB each) were transferred at 81 MB/s. These tests were performed using our usual 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II reference card.

The Wi Fi module (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168) supports the fast ac standard in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n. It performed well under ideal conditions (no other Wi Fi devices nearby, short distance between notebook and Server PC).

Size Comparison

Connectivity

left: power button, lock, audio combo port, volume rocker
left: power button, lock, audio combo port, volume rocker
right: SD card reader, 3x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (1x Type-C, 2x Type-A), HDMI, power
right: SD card reader, 3x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (1x Type-C, 2x Type-A), HDMI, power
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
59.7 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33 MB/s ∼41% -59%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.9 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.3 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.8 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
495 MBit/s ∼100% +60%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
347 MBit/s ∼70% +12%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
310 MBit/s ∼63%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
665 MBit/s ∼100% +91%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
349 MBit/s ∼52% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
349 MBit/s ∼52%

Input Devices

Equipped with a chiclet-style keyboard, the Pavilion 14t’s smooth keys offer fairly short travel and very distinct feedback. While typing, the keyboard flexes a little bit in the middle, but not yet disturbingly so. All in all, the keyboard is decent. A backlight is available, but can only be turned on or off. In normal lighting conditions, we would advise you to turn the backlight off. Otherwise the keys are somewhat hard to read due to the silver-colored keycaps.

The 11.5 x 6 cm (~4.5 x 2.4 in) large ClickPad is multitouch-capable and offers plenty of space for gestures. Its slippery surface is very pleasant to use, and its integrated buttons offer short travel and very clear feedback.

The Pavilion 14t’s touchscreen supports 10-point multitouch. It reacted very quickly to our inputs and we never had any issues with it.

input devices
input devices

Display

subpixel geometry
subpixel geometry

The 14-inch 1920x1080 display features a very decent contrast ratio of 1200:1. Unfortunately, its maximum average brightness is only 237 nits, and therefore far too low. At this price point, we expect at least 300 nits.

The display showed PWM flickering at a very high frequency of 25000 Hz at brightness levels of 50% and below. Consequently, even sensitive users should remain safe from headaches or unusual eye strain.

234
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 252 cd/m² Average: 237 cd/m² Minimum: 13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 240 cd/m²
Contrast: 1200:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.29 | 0.8-29.43 Ø6.4
ΔE Greyscale 7.48 | 0.64-98 Ø6.6
61% sRGB (Argyll) 40% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.45
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-68%
-37%
-30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (23, 18)
53 (20, 33)
-29%
36 (15, 21)
12%
56 (18, 38)
-37%
Response Time Black / White *
22 (14, 10)
39 (12, 27)
-77%
27 (6, 21)
-23%
27 (8, 19)
-23%
PWM Frequency
25000 (50)
350 (60)
-99%
50 (50)
-100%
Screen
2%
26%
12%
Brightness middle
252
243
-4%
368
46%
245
-3%
Brightness
237
248
5%
350
48%
233
-2%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
87
-3%
87
-3%
Black Level *
0.21
0.32
-52%
0.29
-38%
0.21
-0%
Contrast
1200
759
-37%
1269
6%
1167
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.29
5.44
25%
5.26
28%
4.2
42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.55
9.73
45%
8.78
50%
8.75
50%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.48
4.74
37%
5.87
22%
3.94
47%
Gamma
2.45 98%
2.38 101%
2.42 99%
2.66 90%
CCT
6953 93%
7799 83%
6998 93%
6096 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40
39.6
-1%
60
50%
38
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
62.5
2%
92
51%
59
-3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-33% / -14%
-6% / 11%
-9% / 5%

* ... 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 detected 25000 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 10374 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 588200) Hz was measured.

Out of the box, the display’s DeltaE color deviation was 7.29, and thus far from the ideal value of less than 3. In addition, the display suffered from a slight blue tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - gray scales
CalMAN - gray scales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41.9 ms).

The convertible is equipped with an IPS panel with respectable viewing angles, meaning that the display remained readable and usable at even the most acute angles. Outdoors, the device was all but unusable due to its low maximum brightness and the highly reflective glass cover of the panel.

outdoors (photo taken while overcast)
outdoors (photo taken while overcast)

Performance

In terms of performance, the 14-inch convertible is amply equipped for the usual office and internet application requirements. Thanks to its dedicated GPU, it is even capable of running games. Our review unit is available for around 900 Euros (~$1075) in Europe, but cannot be purchased in this exact setup in the US: the 2 GB GeForce 940MX is only available in combination with the HD display (1366x768), and the FHD display requires the 4 GB GeForce 940MX. Accordingly, a similar US model is more expensive (currently around $1100 in HP’s US web store. The system can be configured at will, prices start at $489.

Processor

Its ULV dual-core Core i5-7200U CPU (15 W TDP) runs at a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz, and turbo boosts up to 3.1 GHz on both cores. Turbo boost is applied equally, regardless of power source.

We determine whether or not turbo boost can be utilized for prolonged periods of time on mains by running Cinebench R15’s Multithread test in a loop for 30 minutes. The Pavilion’s results were very consistent, and we found no evidence of CPU throttling.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5020
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11503
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3924
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
127 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
335 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
66.37 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼63% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼62%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
125 Points ∼61% -2%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Intel Core i3-6100U
96 Points ∼47% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
335 Points ∼16%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼15% -1%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
326 Points ∼15% -3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Intel Core i3-6100U
240 Points ∼11% -28%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
5020 Points ∼46%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
4942 Points ∼46% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
11503 Points ∼23%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
11323 Points ∼23% -2%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
6914 Points ∼22% +7%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6484 Points ∼21%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
3209 Points ∼69% +10%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
2912 Points ∼62%
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
7327 Points ∼27% +6%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6895 Points ∼25%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
7199 Points ∼25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3707 Points ∼62%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel Core i5-7200U
215.07 Points ∼64% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
214.66 Points ∼64%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Intel Core i3-6100U
90.86 Points ∼27% -58%

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System Performance

The system felt snappy and smooth at all times, and we had no issues with it during our review period. PCMark scores were very good, and the convertible should have enough power for all common usage scenarios. A slight performance improvement would have been possible by adding a second memory module, thereby enabling dual-channel memory mode.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3435 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
3665 Points ∼61% +7%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Radeon R5 M430, 7200U, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3550 Points ∼59% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
3435 Points ∼57%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
HD Graphics 520, 6100U, Hynix HFS128G39TND
3224 Points ∼54% -6%

Storage Devices

The 128 GB M.2 SSD is made by Samsung, and its transfer rates were decent. In addition, the 14t is also equipped with a 1 TB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM hard disk drive.

Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
Sequential Read: 519 MB/s
Sequential Write: 328.2 MB/s
512K Read: 408.1 MB/s
512K Write: 170.2 MB/s
4K Read: 35.29 MB/s
4K Write: 95.51 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 398.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 161.2 MB/s
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
21%
4%
Write 4k QD32
161.2
246.3
53%
232.4
44%
Read 4k QD32
398.4
368.7
-7%
199.3
-50%
Write 4k
95.51
106.7
12%
87
-9%
Read 4k
35.29
35.66
1%
24
-32%
Write 512
170.2
274.5
61%
294.2
73%
Read 512
408.1
408
0%
351.7
-14%
Write Seq
328.2
476.5
45%
419.9
28%
Read Seq
519
517.5
0%
478.4
-8%

GPU Performance

Our review unit came equipped with a GeForce 940MX GPU supporting DirectX 12 and running at up to 1202 MHz. It has 2 GB of DDR3 VRAM at its disposal. 3DMark results were at a level expected of this GPU.

Optimus in combination with the CPU’s integrated HD Graphics 620 is supported. The more energy-efficient integrated GPU is used for less demanding everyday tasks and when running on battery, while the dedicated GeForce GPU is used for demanding power-hungry applications. The system switches automatically between the two based on current demands.

3DMark 11 Performance
2629 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
2543 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
1643 Points ∼3% -35%
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1569 Points ∼3% -38%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6100U
1213 Points ∼2% -52%

Gaming Performance

Most games will run smoothly on the 14t. At HD resolution (1366x768) and low to medium details, almost all games will run very well. More demanding games, such as “Mass Effect Andromeda”, will require reduced resolution or details. The display’s native FHD resolution can only be used in less demanding games, such as for example “Team Fortress 2”.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 91.851.742.214.9fps
Prey (2017) 58.321.918.215.6fps
Rocket League (2017) 8731.320.7fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 6926.914.29.3fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 81.377.76738.7fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017) 40.515.211.97.8fps
F1 2017 (2017) 43211713fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 25.87.3fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

Due to the BIOS option “Fan always on”, the convertible’s fans were always on, even when idle. However, disabling this option had no effect on the fan’s behavior. The fan produces a quiet humming noise, and revs up quickly under load. During our stress test, it produced a noise level of 42.1 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.7 dB(A)
Load
38.4 / 42.1 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: 30 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.534.641.637.437.52536.535.436.132.736.53135.436.335.331.735.44031.631.231.431.131.65031.832.129.830.831.86333.138.332.333.933.18028.329.829.729.128.310030.131.230.229.330.112526.528.426.424.226.516027.328.826.824.827.320025.928.725.625.525.925025.125.223.821.925.131524.725.923.523.324.740024.724.122.32124.750025.624.621.520.825.663025.924.520.92025.9800292720.519.229100030.627.220.418.330.6125031.528.419.217.731.5160031.628.318.517.131.6200032.328.918.316.532.3250034.128.917.816.634.1315032.326.517.616.232.3400029.524.517.516.329.5500025.921.717.416.325.9630023.520.417.316.223.5800020.519.117.316.220.51000019.219.317.316.419.21250018.819.317.416.318.81600020.62217.816.720.6SPL42.138.431.23042.1N3.72.91.61.43.7median 25.9HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ngmedian 25.9median 19.2median 17.7median 25.9Delta3.13.33.22.73.1hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

Pavilion during the stress test
Pavilion during the stress test

Our stress test (Prime95 + FurMark run for at least a full hour) was performed identically on mains and battery. The CPU starts out at between 2.7 and 3.1 GHz, and reduces its clock speed to between 600 and 1700 MHz subsequently. The GPU starts out at full speed (1202 MHz) and eventually settles at around 1000 MHz after a while. The convertible gets fairly hot but not yet uncomfortably so. We found several hotspots with more than 40 °C (~104 °F) during our stress test.

Max. Load
 44.4 °C42.5 °C35.7 °C 
 44.7 °C38.4 °C34.2 °C 
 32.4 °C28.2 °C29.2 °C 
Maximum: 44.7 °C
Average: 36.6 °C
30.7 °C47 °C50.8 °C
30.5 °C39 °C48 °C
27.6 °C27.9 °C32.5 °C
Maximum: 50.8 °C
Average: 37.1 °C
Power Supply (max.)  45.1 °C | Room Temperature 23.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
heatmap top (load)
heatmap top (load)
heatmap bottom (load)
heatmap bottom (load)
heatmap top (idle)
heatmap top (idle)
heatmap bottom (idle)
heatmap bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located above the keyboard, hidden away behind a perforated cover. They were decent, but as usual lacked bass.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.442.32532.737.53131.739.54031.138.65030.841.36333.9448029.143.210029.34512524.245.816024.847.620025.550.225021.952.831523.3624002163.650020.865.86302069.380019.266.4100018.365.9125017.763.6160017.164.8200016.566.1250016.666.9315016.265.7400016.363.2500016.363.1630016.262.5800016.265.91000016.466.61250016.360.71600016.755.3SPL3077.3N1.443median 17.7HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ngmedian 63.6Delta2.74.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 5% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 19%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

 Frequency diagram (checkboxes selectable/deselectable!)

Power Consumption

We found no abnormalities in the device’s power consumption patterns. When idle, the maximum power consumption was at 9.8 W shooting up to 61 W during our stress test. Given the hardware, these are both fairly normal. The charger is specified up to 65 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.26 / 0.58 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 7.2 / 9.8 Watt
Load midlight 44 / 61 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our real-world Wi Fi test simulating web browsing at a normalized display brightness of 150 nits and the energy plan set to “Balanced”, the Pavilion 14t ran for 6:13 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 40)
6h 13min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
702 min ∼33% +88%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51
6100U, HD Graphics 520, 45 Wh
463 min ∼22% +24%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
7200U, Radeon R5 M430, 35 Wh
373 min ∼17% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng
7200U, GeForce 940MX, 41.5 Wh
373 min ∼17%

Pros

+ IPS panel
+ FHD display
+ SSD + HDD
+ plenty of storage space
+ USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen. 2)
+ ac Wi-Fi

Cons

- poor display brightness
- no ethernet
- mediocre battery life
- only 1-year warranty

Verdict

HP Pavilion x360 14t. Review unit courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de
HP Pavilion x360 14t. Review unit courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de

The HP Pavilion x360 14t is a 14-inch convertible. It is amply equipped for the usual office and internet application requirements. Thanks to its dedicated GPU, the device is even capable of running games.

The HP Pavilion x360 14t is made primarily for home use.

The entire system felt very fast thanks to its fast SSD, and the 1 TB hard disk drive offers plenty of storage. Both storage devices can be upgraded and replaced, which requires partial disassembly of the case.

The keyboard was decent and is okay for prolific writers. The FHD IPS panel offers wide viewing angles and a high contrast ratio, unfortunately its maximum brightness is fairly low. A highly portable device that will most probably be used under various conditions in many places should offer much more in this regard.

Battery life was only mediocre at best. After all, this is a portable 14-inch device. The 1-year warranty is subpar as well. For its high price, we would have expected at least 2 years.

HP Pavilion x360 14-ba011ng - 08/29/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
77 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 57%
Weight
66 / 35-78 → 73%
Battery
88%
Display
78%
Games Performance
64 / 68 → 94%
Application Performance
85 / 87 → 97%
Temperature
89%
Noise
87%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
73%
81%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP Pavilion x360 14t (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review
Sascha Mölck, 2017-08-30 (Update: 2017-08-30)