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HP Pavilion x360 15 2019 Convertible Review: Don't Buy This Configuration

Way overpriced at $1000. The Pavilion series is supposed to be HP's entry-level lineup of affordable laptops. This particular configuration, however, is egregiously bad because its high asking price does not reflect the low-end 768p touchscreen.

The HP Pavilion x360 15 is the least expensive 15.6-inch convertible laptop you can buy from HP. Even so, some configurations can reach $1000 USD to be on the pricey side for what is supposed to be a budget laptop. The unit we have today is a highly configured SKU with the Whiskey Lake-U Core i7-8565U CPU, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB NVMe SSD, and 768p touchscreen for $1000 at retail. Newer SKUs with Comet Lake-U CPUs can be found online meaning that various outlets may carry our Whiskey Lake-U unit at discounted prices.

Direct competitors include other budget 15.6-inch convertibles like the Asus VivoBook Flip 15, Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15, Dell Inspiron 15 3585, and the Acer Spin series.

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HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 26.20.100.7324
Memory
12288 MB 
, Dual-Channel, 17-17-17-39, 1200 MHz, 2x SODIMM
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, 10-point capacitive, BOE076E, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.6 x 359 x 240 ( = 0.81 x 14.13 x 9.45 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, HP Smart, Audio Switch, Support Assistant, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.93 kg ( = 68.08 oz / 4.25 pounds), Power Supply: 252 g ( = 8.89 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
1000 USD
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
72 %
02/2020
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg20.6 mm15.6"1366x768
79 %
02/2018
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
2.3 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
i5-8265U, GeForce MX230
2 kg20.5 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
03/2018
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8
2.1 kg19.6 mm15.6"1920x1080
78 %
06/2019
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6
1.9 kg20 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

When compared to the last Pavilion x360 15 we tested back in 2017, this 2019 model incorporates narrow bezels for a more modern visual design. The entire chassis is still plastic, however, meaning that it lacks the luxuriousness of the costlier HP Envy or Spectre laptops. The palm rests and keyboard deck have a faux brushed aluminum look to bolster the otherwise plain plastic design.

We like the fact that the edges and corners of the chassis are made of thick plastic to better adsorb accidental bumps. Even so, both the base and lid flex and creak more noticeably than on the pricier Spectre x360 15 while being just slightly more rigid than the competing Asus VivoBook Flip or Lenovo Ideapad C340 15.

Overall dimensions and weight are slightly smaller and lighter, respectively, than alternatives like the Envy x360 15, Ideapad C340-15, or Asus VivoBook Flip 15. It even has a smaller footprint than the flagship HP Spectre x360 15.

Thick plastic rims absorb bumps and bruises well
Thick plastic rims absorb bumps and bruises well
Smooth matte plastic from top to bottom
Smooth matte plastic from top to bottom
Newer and smaller design when compared to the 2017 Pavilion x360 15
Newer and smaller design when compared to the 2017 Pavilion x360 15
Hinges are firm enough to prevent teetering when typing. However, they become a bit weaker when near the 180 degree mark
Hinges are firm enough to prevent teetering when typing. However, they become a bit weaker when near the 180 degree mark
Tablet mode is almost useless because of the limited viewing angles of the TN panel
Tablet mode is almost useless because of the limited viewing angles of the TN panel
Plastic bottom is slightly roughened in texture
Plastic bottom is slightly roughened in texture
380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.9 kg4.28 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 20.6 mm / 0.811 inch 1.9 kg4.25 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 248.8 mm / 9.8 inch 19.6 mm / 0.772 inch 2.1 kg4.54 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs

Connectivity

Perhaps by coincidence, port options here are exactly the same as on the Lenovo IdeaPad C340-15 albeit in a different arrangement. USB Type-A ports are along the left edge only while everything else is along the right edge. The ports are easy to reach but tightly packed together in such a way that thick USB devices or cables may block adjacent ports.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: SD card reader, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 1, HDMI, AC adapter
Right: SD card reader, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 1, HDMI, AC adapter
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio, Lock
Left: 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio, Lock

SD Card Reader

The full-size SD card reader offers decent transfer rates. Moving 1 GB of images from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes about 14 seconds compared to 6 or 7 seconds on the Dell XPS 15.

Fully inserted SD card
Fully inserted SD card
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
178 MB/s ∼100% +132%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.7 MB/s ∼43%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
70.6 MB/s ∼40% -8%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.4 MB/s ∼39% -10%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.5 MB/s ∼20% -54%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.7 MB/s ∼13% -70%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188 MB/s ∼100% +133%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83 MB/s ∼44% +3%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼44% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.85 MB/s ∼43%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.3 MB/s ∼20% -54%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.6 MB/s ∼14% -68%

Communication

The Realtek RTL8822BE comes standard for 2x2 802.11ac wireless and integrated Bluetooth 4.2. Even with our Netgear RAX200 router and 10 Gbit Ethernet server, however, we're only able to record average transfer rates of around 650 Mbps in contrast to the 1.73 Gbps theoretical.

Upgradeable M.2 WLAN module
Upgradeable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
632 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
630 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
619 (575min - 635max) MBit/s ∼98%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
518 MBit/s ∼82% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
312 (271min - 329max) MBit/s ∼49% -50%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
310 (179min - 341max) MBit/s ∼49% -50%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
755 MBit/s ∼100% +16%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
676 MBit/s ∼90% +4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
670 MBit/s ∼89% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
652 (311min - 706max) MBit/s ∼86%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
309 (262min - 329max) MBit/s ∼41% -53%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
304 (249min - 336max) MBit/s ∼40% -53%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø618 (575-635)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø642 (311-706)

Maintenance

Pavilion laptops are generally difficult to service and the Pavilion x360 15 is no different. The bottom panel is secured by five Philips screws with four of them hidden underneath the rubber footing. Thereafter, a sharp edge is required to separate the plate from the rest of the laptop along the edges and corners. Users will have direct access to the M.2 storage slot, battery, and WLAN module while the 2x SODIMM slots are protected under an aluminum plate.

Difficult serviceability
Difficult serviceability

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and some small manuals. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with plenty of additional options since HP is one of the largest OEMs in the world.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The plastic keyboard keys have no backlight and are smaller in size when compared to the keys on the pricier HP Envy or Spectre series. Individual keys tend to wiggle more as well meaning that feedback is different if hitting a key at one of its corners versus its center. This is undesirable on a keyboard because you would want key feedback to be uniform no matter where your finger will land. If you're accustomed to cheap keyboards on budget laptops, however, then the Pavilion keyboard here shouldn't be a surprise.

The best part of the keyboard is perhaps the integrated NumPad. The number keys are the same size as the main QWERTY keys whereas most other laptops tend to have smaller NumPad keys or none at all.

Touchpad

The clickpad (11.5 x 6 cm) is slightly smaller than the clickpad on the 2019 Spectre x360 15 (12 x 6 cm). Traction is otherwise smooth and reliable with just a bit of stickiness when gliding very slowly. The integrated mouse keys are also satisfactory in feedback with a soft but audible click not unlike on the aforementioned Spectre. Vertical scrolling will feel cramped due to the wide aspect ratio of the clickpad surface.

Standard keyboard layout with NumPad
Standard keyboard layout with NumPad
Wide clickpad aspect ratio. The integrated mouse keys could have been firmer
Wide clickpad aspect ratio. The integrated mouse keys could have been firmer
Clatter is on the quiet with relatively soft key feedback
Clatter is on the quiet with relatively soft key feedback
Small Arrow keys are cramped to use
Small Arrow keys are cramped to use

Display

The 768p display here is one of the worst displays you can find on a laptop made in 2019. It's dim at under 200 nits with horrible colors and a very low contrast ratio of under 300:1. Pulse-width modulation is present at all brightness levels up to 99 percent to impact users sensitive to flickering light. Its worst offense is the low native resolution of just 768p for a grainy first impression even for a glossy display where texts and images are normally crisp. If you're looking for a half decent visual experience, you'd be be better off with any other laptop equipped with a 1080p panel instead.

SKUs with 1080p panels are available that will likely have different results than what we've recorded here.

Low resolution, dim backlight, poor colors, and poor contrast ratio bring down the whole laptop
Low resolution, dim backlight, poor colors, and poor contrast ratio bring down the whole laptop
Expect noticeable glare even on the maximum brightness setting
Expect noticeable glare even on the maximum brightness setting
Webcam is along the top edge of the screen
Webcam is along the top edge of the screen
Narrow side and top bezels
Narrow side and top bezels
Layer of glass is quite thick meaning that the pixels are not as crisp as they normally are for a glossy display
Layer of glass is quite thick meaning that the pixels are not as crisp as they normally are for a glossy display
TN backlight
TN backlight
187.5
cd/m²
189.2
cd/m²
186.6
cd/m²
189
cd/m²
195.7
cd/m²
189.3
cd/m²
172.9
cd/m²
184.6
cd/m²
180.1
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE076E
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 195.7 cd/m² Average: 186.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14.15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 195.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 288:1 (Black: 0.68 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.99 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.63
ΔE Greyscale 12.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6
57.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
BOE076E, TN LED, 15.6, 1366x768
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
AU Optronics B156HAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N48, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Chi Mei CM15E9, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
BOE0802, TN, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
LQ156M1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-25%
-53%
792%
-3%
-27%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
68.8 (30, 38.8)
44 (22, 22)
36%
57 (26, 31)
17%
40 (22, 18)
42%
39 (20, 19)
43%
52.8 (25.6, 27.2)
23%
Response Time Black / White *
15.6 (9.2, 6.4)
29 (15, 14)
-86%
33 (19, 14)
-112%
26 (14, 12)
-67%
12 (7, 5)
23%
32 (16.4, 15.6)
-105%
PWM Frequency
1000 (99)
352 (90)
-65%
25000 (30)
2400%
250 (90)
-75%
1020 (25)
2%
Screen
71%
64%
81%
13%
118%
Brightness middle
195.7
229
17%
266
36%
221
13%
225
15%
588
200%
Brightness
186
221
19%
251
35%
207
11%
213
15%
555
198%
Brightness Distribution
88
76
-14%
81
-8%
87
-1%
88
0%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.68
0.15
78%
0.165
76%
0.15
78%
0.535
21%
0.4
41%
Contrast
288
1527
430%
1612
460%
1473
411%
421
46%
1470
410%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.99
5.03
58%
6.33
47%
4.35
64%
10.37
14%
2.5
79%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
21.31
8.89
58%
21.03
1%
8.98
58%
19.75
7%
6.3
70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.63
5.23
-13%
3.89
16%
0.6
87%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.8
5.56
57%
3.81
70%
3.09
76%
12.09
6%
4.5
65%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.64 83%
2.38 92%
2.23 99%
2.72 81%
2.2 100%
CCT
14252 46%
7015 93%
6057 107%
6068 107%
13335 49%
6836 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.7
37
1%
37
1%
56
53%
37
1%
63.2
72%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57.8
59
2%
57
-1%
86
49%
59
2%
98
70%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
23% / 55%
6% / 39%
437% / 245%
5% / 10%
46% / 87%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is narrow at just 37 percent and 58 percent of AdobeRGB and sRGB, respectively, to be indicative of a budget panel. These results confirm our subjective analysis above about the shallow colors. In comparison, the displays on nearly all high-end Ultrabooks typically cover over 90 percent of sRGB for deeper and more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Unsurprisingly, further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal a very inaccurate panel. Color temperature is far too cool and colors are therefore very off especially at lower saturation levels. Colors improve dramatically after calibrating the panel ourselves, but you can only do so much with such limited black levels and color reproduction.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
15.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 6.4 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 (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
68.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 38.8 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. » 98 % 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 1000 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

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.

Outdoor visibility is well below average. The combination of a dim backlight, glossy screen, and poor TN viewing angles makes for an unpleasant experience even when under shade. You may be tempted to use this particular convertible outdoors because of its 2-in-1 form factor, but the Pavilion series is designed mostly for indoor conditions.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Narrow TN viewing angles
Narrow TN viewing angles

Performance

All SKUs come with U-class Core i3 to Core i7 CPUs and some can even be configured with Radeon 535 graphics. Nonetheless, overall performance will target light to light-medium workloads and multi-tasking like web browsing and video streaming. Note that this same Core i7-8565U CPU can also be found on HP's higher-end Spectre series for a roughly similar level of processor performance.

LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues even when wireless is enabled. RAM is expandable up to 16 GB across two SODIMM slots.

Processor

Raw multi-thread performance is about 9 to 16 percent slower than the average Core i7-8565U in our database taken from 50 other laptops with the same processor. The i7-8565U in the Spectre x360 13, for example, runs faster than our Pavilion. The deficit can be partly attributed to the almost non-existent Turbo Boost potential of the CPU in the Pavilion convertible. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, for example, final scores remain steady throughout the run with no initial spike in clock rate that we would normally see on most other laptops.

Users can expect the same processor performance as the older Kaby Lake-R Core i7-8550U while being slower than the Ryzen 7 2700U in the Dell Latitude 5495.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-8565U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø486 (482.58-488.76)
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø462 (454.47-500.69)
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø565 (559.89-595.69)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA-AI023T Vega 10, R7 3700U; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø497 (487.04-651.58)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
Intel Core i7-10510U
497 Points ∼84% +23%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼78% +14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼78% +14%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
421 Points ∼71% +4%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
418 Points ∼70% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (342 - 472, n=20)
409 Points ∼69% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
405 Points ∼68%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
383 Points ∼65% -5%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
381 Points ∼64% -6%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
351 Points ∼59% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼56% -18%
CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2410 Points ∼24% +117%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
Intel Core i7-10510U
1897 Points ∼19% +71%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1799 Points ∼18% +62%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
1737 Points ∼17% +56%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼15% +35%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1392 Points ∼14% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (954 - 1645, n=20)
1257 Points ∼13% +13%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
1225 Points ∼12% +10%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138 Points ∼11% +3%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
1117 Points ∼11% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
1110 Points ∼11%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
Intel Core i7-10510U
202 Points ∼88% +17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼80% +7%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
180 Points ∼78% +5%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
173 Points ∼75% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (138 - 193, n=51)
173 Points ∼75% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
172 Points ∼75%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
170 Points ∼74% -1%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼68% -9%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
148 Points ∼64% -14%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
147 Points ∼64% -15%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼62% -17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼59% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
1051 Points ∼24% +114%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
Intel Core i7-10510U
813 Points ∼19% +65%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H
797 Points ∼18% +62%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
733 Points ∼17% +49%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼15% +37%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
670 Points ∼15% +36%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (452 - 815, n=52)
612 Points ∼14% +24%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U
596 Points ∼14% +21%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
564 Points ∼13% +15%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
501 Points ∼11% +2%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
494 Points ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
492 Points ∼11%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2.18 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (0.65 - 2.16, n=11)
1.811 Points ∼71%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
1.63 Points ∼64%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1.52 Points ∼59%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
11.81 Points ∼27%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
7.56 Points ∼17%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (4.09 - 7.4, n=11)
6.31 Points ∼14%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
5.56 Points ∼13%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
31463 Points ∼48%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13806 - 23118, n=16)
17608 Points ∼27%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
15324 Points ∼23%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
7345 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2682 - 8906, n=16)
6571 Points ∼61%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
6212 Points ∼57%
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (263 - 420, n=7)
353 s * ∼4%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
171.101 s * ∼2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
172 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
492 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
46.08 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

PCMark results are where we expect them to be when compared to other laptops with the same Core i7 CPU and integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU. Its Digital Content Creation Score is particularly weak since this is most definitely not the laptop to be using for any sort of graphics or editing work.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
3337 Points ∼26% +28%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3096 Points ∼24% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2264 - 3370, n=21)
2926 Points ∼23% +12%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
2908 Points ∼22% +12%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2848 Points ∼22% +9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
2801 Points ∼22% +7%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2608 Points ∼20%
Productivity
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6782 Points ∼65%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6771 Points ∼65% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3381 - 7588, n=21)
6707 Points ∼64% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
6390 Points ∼61% -6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
5867 Points ∼56% -13%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3901 Points ∼37% -42%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
3804 Points ∼37% -44%
Essentials
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
9000 Points ∼79% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
8799 Points ∼77% +6%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8337 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5450 - 9029, n=21)
8273 Points ∼72% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
7142 Points ∼62% -14%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6236 Points ∼54% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
5993 Points ∼52% -28%
Score
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4105 Points ∼51% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4104 Points ∼51% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2486 - 4178, n=21)
3906 Points ∼48% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3787 Points ∼47%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
3510 Points ∼43% -7%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2944 Points ∼36% -22%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
2901 Points ∼36% -23%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5132 Points ∼75%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5070 Points ∼74% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
4837 Points ∼71% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3596 - 5189, n=19)
4762 Points ∼70% -7%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
4689 Points ∼69% -9%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
3915 Points ∼57% -24%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3800 Points ∼56% -26%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4175 Points ∼69% +25%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
3639 Points ∼60% +9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
3587 Points ∼59% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2577 - 4179, n=20)
3539 Points ∼58% +6%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3462 Points ∼57% +4%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3335 Points ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
2915 Points ∼48% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3335 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5132 points
PCMark 10 Score
3787 points
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Storage Devices

Only a single M.2 2280 storage slot is available. While our test unit comes with a mid-range 512 GB Intel 660p PCIe NVMe SSD, users can expect SSDs from different manufacturers depending on capacity and where the laptop is purchased. Sequential read and write rates hover around 1000 MB/s each compared to 1500 or 2000+ MB/s from the Samsung PM981 series or the Toshiba XG6 series.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

Just a single storage bay with no secondary options
Just a single storage bay with no secondary options
There is unused space near the bottom right corner that could have housed a 2.5-inch bay
There is unused space near the bottom right corner that could have housed a 2.5-inch bay
AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
AS SSD
-60%
-35%
19%
-73%
70%
Copy Game MB/s
910.79
127.14
-86%
216.83
-76%
370.35
-59%
263.42
-71%
1320.4
45%
Copy Program MB/s
606.87
80.81
-87%
158.72
-74%
167.2
-72%
95.57
-84%
565.2
-7%
Copy ISO MB/s
904.85
317.81
-65%
265.76
-71%
700.22
-23%
432.57
-52%
2145.1
137%
Score Total
1655
825
-50%
963
-42%
2488
50%
1489
-10%
3640
120%
Score Write
887
166
-81%
328
-63%
552
-38%
326
-63%
1726
95%
Score Read
506
438
-13%
444
-12%
1314
160%
783
55%
1299
157%
Access Time Write *
0.136
0.088
35%
0.041
70%
0.046
66%
0.234
-72%
0.039
71%
Access Time Read *
0.048
0.13
-171%
0.07
-46%
0.077
-60%
0.33
-588%
0.07
-46%
4K-64 Write
666.86
93.24
-86%
181.88
-73%
338.56
-49%
221.24
-67%
1502.49
125%
4K-64 Read
323.37
364.51
13%
264.28
-18%
1024.83
217%
631.65
95%
1020.22
215%
4K Write
127.5
49.85
-61%
109.2
-14%
81.91
-36%
35.62
-72%
99.71
-22%
4K Read
52.79
26.42
-50%
40
-24%
42.97
-19%
21.87
-59%
43.29
-18%
Seq Write
930.97
229.32
-75%
369.75
-60%
1318.2
42%
687.76
-26%
1235
33%
Seq Read
1300.6
474.75
-63%
1399.02
8%
2464.71
90%
1291.3
-1%
2357
81%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-39%
4%
-39%
32%
Write 4K
179
105
-41%
116
-35%
87.31
-51%
93.61
-48%
Read 4K
58.71
39.72
-32%
42.73
-27%
23.54
-60%
41.87
-29%
Write Seq
973.9
326.9
-66%
1222
25%
823.8
-15%
1697.86
74%
Read Seq
1614
1033
-36%
1608
0%
715.1
-56%
1978.04
23%
Write 4K Q32T1
445.4
269.1
-40%
280.1
-37%
147.8
-67%
383.06
-14%
Read 4K Q32T1
338.7
284.8
-16%
333.6
-2%
256.1
-24%
326.86
-3%
Write Seq Q32T1
985.7
321
-67%
1291
31%
732.6
-26%
2778.1
182%
Read Seq Q32T1
1824
1606
-12%
3183
75%
1525
-16%
3119
71%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-60% / -60%
-37% / -37%
12% / 14%
-56% / -60%
51% / 56%

* ... smaller is better

Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1824 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 985.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 338.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 445.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1614 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 973.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 58.71 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 179 MB/s

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 620 is sorely outdated at this point. Don't expect to do very much graphically outside of video streaming and the occasional browser games. 4K30 playback will work without a hitch provided that you have an external monitor.

See our dedicated page on the UHD Graphics 620 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
7846 Points ∼35% +407%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4532 Points ∼20% +193%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3707 Points ∼16% +139%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
3693 Points ∼16% +139%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
3247 Points ∼14% +110%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3059 Points ∼14% +98%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
2683 Points ∼12% +73%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U
2601 Points ∼12% +68%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2419 Points ∼11% +56%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, i5-8265U
2169 Points ∼10% +40%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
2078 Points ∼9% +34%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 2700U
1945 Points ∼9% +26%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1763 Points ∼8% +14%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1746 Points ∼8% +13%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=227)
1571 Points ∼7% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1548 Points ∼7%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1537 Points ∼7% -1%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1485 Points ∼7% -4%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
11458 Points ∼20% +551%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4905 Points ∼8% +179%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
4165 Points ∼7% +137%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4087 Points ∼7% +132%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3560 Points ∼6% +102%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
3549 Points ∼6% +102%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
3547 Points ∼6% +102%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 2700U
3080 Points ∼5% +75%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2986 Points ∼5% +70%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U
2985 Points ∼5% +70%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, i5-8265U
2476 Points ∼4% +41%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1940 Points ∼3% +10%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1764 Points ∼3% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1759 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1750 Points ∼3% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=227)
1742 Points ∼3% -1%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1740 Points ∼3% -1%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1597 Points ∼3% -9%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
3004 Points ∼16% +705%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1160 Points ∼6% +211%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
862 Points ∼5% +131%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
852 Points ∼5% +128%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
837 Points ∼4% +124%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
736 Points ∼4% +97%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
649 Points ∼3% +74%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, i5-8265U
649 Points ∼3% +74%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U
550 Points ∼3% +47%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
522 Points ∼3% +40%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
425 Points ∼2% +14%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
382 Points ∼2% +2%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
381 Points ∼2% +2%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=76)
377 Points ∼2% +1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
373 Points ∼2%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
330 Points ∼2% -12%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
8161 Points ∼19% +647%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3868 Points ∼9% +254%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
2999 Points ∼7% +175%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
2874 Points ∼7% +163%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
2755 Points ∼6% +152%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2496 Points ∼6% +129%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
2310 Points ∼5% +112%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, i5-8265U
2267 Points ∼5% +108%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
2064 Points ∼5% +89%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U
1893 Points ∼4% +73%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 2700U
1835 Points ∼4% +68%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1339 Points ∼3% +23%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1239 Points ∼3% +13%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1178 Points ∼3% +8%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=197)
1151 Points ∼3% +5%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1144 Points ∼3% +5%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1111 Points ∼3% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1092 Points ∼3%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
51981 Points ∼27% +473%
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
23806 Points ∼12% +162%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
20784 Points ∼11% +129%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
18633 Points ∼10% +105%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
17256 Points ∼9% +90%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
16344 Points ∼8% +80%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 2300U
15850 Points ∼8% +75%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
15186 Points ∼8% +67%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, i5-8265U
13240 Points ∼7% +46%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 2700U
10773 Points ∼6% +19%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
9882 Points ∼5% +9%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
9765 Points ∼5% +8%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
9528 Points ∼5% +5%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
9324 Points ∼5% +3%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=209)
9220 Points ∼5% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
9079 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
8947 Points ∼5% -1%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
79135 Points ∼11% +91%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
78094 Points ∼11% +89%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
75636 Points ∼10% +83%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 2500U
68150 Points ∼9% +65%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
55019 Points ∼8% +33%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
51835 Points ∼7% +25%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (29002 - 59483, n=65)
43433 Points ∼6% +5%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
42561 Points ∼6% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
41367 Points ∼6%
3DMark 11 Performance
1933 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7819 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1008 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
427 points
Help
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 Medium Preset
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
117.5 fps ∼100% +285%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
104 fps ∼89% +241%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
90.6 fps ∼77% +197%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ, AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
75.34 fps ∼64% +147%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
73 fps ∼62% +139%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
68.3 fps ∼58% +124%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
60 fps ∼51% +97%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX130
57.3 fps ∼49% +88%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
52.7 fps ∼45% +73%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
42 fps ∼36% +38%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
37 fps ∼31% +21%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
34.7 fps ∼30% +14%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
34.3 fps ∼29% +12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11.5 - 45.5, n=184)
32.8 fps ∼28% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
30.5 fps ∼26%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
27.6 fps ∼23% -10%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
189.7 fps ∼100% +286%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
168.1 fps ∼89% +242%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
152.8 fps ∼81% +211%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
123.7 fps ∼65% +152%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
109.6 fps ∼58% +123%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
105.7 fps ∼56% +115%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
104.6 fps ∼55% +113%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
91.3 fps ∼48% +86%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ, AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
88.56 fps ∼47% +80%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
85.7 fps ∼45% +75%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
85.3 fps ∼45% +74%
Dell Vostro 15-5581
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX130
83.6 fps ∼44% +70%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
68.7 fps ∼36% +40%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 90.2, n=184)
60.8 fps ∼32% +24%
Acer TravelMate X514-51-511Q
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
59.88 fps ∼32% +22%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
58.7 fps ∼31% +20%
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
49.9 fps ∼26% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
49.1 fps ∼26%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
30.4 (24min) fps ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ, AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
20.7 fps ∼68%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
11.7 fps ∼38%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
11.5 fps ∼38%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
10 fps ∼33%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
9.9 fps ∼33%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
6 fps ∼20%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2.97 - 5.2, n=6)
3.38 fps ∼11%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
53.2 (44min) fps ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ, AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
35.2 fps ∼66%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
21.5 fps ∼40%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
20.1 fps ∼38%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
18.8 fps ∼35%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
15.9 fps ∼30%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
10.7 fps ∼20%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
7.4 fps ∼14%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4.2 - 8.8, n=14)
5.76 fps ∼11%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
99 (75min) fps ∼100% +843%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
38 fps ∼38% +262%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
36.8 fps ∼37% +250%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
28.4 fps ∼29% +170%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
19.6 fps ∼20% +87%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10.5 fps ∼11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8 - 12.4, n=24)
10.3 fps ∼10% -2%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
146 (109min) fps ∼100% +769%
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
68.1 fps ∼47% +305%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
56.4 fps ∼39% +236%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
53.8 fps ∼37% +220%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
48.4 fps ∼33% +188%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
39 fps ∼27% +132%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
33 fps ∼23% +96%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.7 fps ∼13% +17%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
16.8 fps ∼12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (9.59 - 20.7, n=57)
15.8 fps ∼11% -6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-459US
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
56 fps ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
38 fps ∼68%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
31 fps ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
18 fps ∼32%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15 fps ∼27%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (12 - 21.7, n=13)
14.9 fps ∼27%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 49.1 30.5 24.7 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 16.8 10.5 fps
Rocket League (2017) 62.7 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The cooling solution consists of a single fan and one heat pipe. The fan will idle during low loads like web browsing or emailing for a completely silent experience. At worst, we're able to record a fan noise of just 31.5 dB(A) when running 3DMark 06 for about 90 seconds. Running Both Prime95 and FurMark will induce a maximum fan noise of just over 37 dB(A), but this is an extreme case. In general, the Pavilion x360 15 is quieter than many of its competitors.

We experienced no coil whine or electronic noise on our test unit.

Fan noise is quiet and and almost unnoticeable during day-to-day use
Fan noise is quiet and and almost unnoticeable during day-to-day use
Single ~50 mm fan and one heat pipe
Single ~50 mm fan and one heat pipe
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
Vega 6, R3 2300U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Noise
-6%
-8%
-9%
-10%
-3%
off / environment *
28.4
30.2
-6%
30.3
-7%
30.13
-6%
30.6
-8%
29.3
-3%
Idle Minimum *
28.4
30.9
-9%
30.6
-8%
30.13
-6%
30.6
-8%
29.3
-3%
Idle Average *
28.4
30.9
-9%
30.6
-8%
30.13
-6%
30.6
-8%
29.3
-3%
Idle Maximum *
28.4
30.9
-9%
30.6
-8%
30.13
-6%
30.6
-8%
29.8
-5%
Load Average *
31.5
34.2
-9%
36.4
-16%
38.8
-23%
36.7
-17%
32.4
-3%
Load Maximum *
37.4
34.2
9%
36.8
2%
38.8
-4%
41.1
-10%
37.2
1%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
28.4 / 28.4 / 28.4 dB(A)
Load
31.5 / 37.4 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: 28.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.243.141.542.42538.23838.140.931384037.639.94038.137.337.138.35037.234.937.137.66337.436.337.139.38034.535.735.83610034.434.93534.912532.733.23333.71603332.133.133.520033.132.13232.925031.93131.932.631531.63131.332.34003130.530.231.550030.23029.43163029.829.529.431.180029.629.229.231.5100029.62928.931.2125029.428.528.431.8160029.728.228.333.7200029.228.328.232.3250029.32828.133.6315028.828.12832.8400028.22827.931.1500027.92827.828.9630027.927.827.628.1800027.827.727.628.21000027.727.727.4281250027.727.627.527.81600027.627.527.327.7SPL41.240.640.543.6N4.1444.8median 29.6median 28.5median 28.4median 31.5Delta1.81.21.21.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl

Temperature

Surface temperatures are never a bother due in part to the relatively low core temperatures and lack of a dedicated GPU. At worst, the warmest spots on the keyboard deck and bottom can reach 31 C and 41 C, respectively, when running very high processing loads. The Pavilion runs cooler than what we recorded on the Envy 15 with the Ryzen 5 2500U.

Ventilation on left side of laptop
Ventilation on left side of laptop
AC adapter when on maximum load
AC adapter when on maximum load
Max. Load
 30 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
29.6 °C
85 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 29.8 °C
86 F
26 °C
79 F
22.8 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
27.4 °C
81 F
39.4 °C
103 F
38 °C
100 F
29.6 °C
85 F
41.6 °C
107 F
31.8 °C
89 F
22.6 °C
73 F
25.4 °C
78 F
29 °C
84 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.2 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.8 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.9 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.8 °C / 85.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-0.8 °C / -1.4 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Maximum stress (top)
Maximum stress (top)
Maximum stress (bottom)
Maximum stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the system with synthetic loads to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. When running Prime95 to stress the CPU, clock rates would jump to the 2.1 to 2.2 GHz range and then maintain that speed indefinitely at a relatively cool core temperature of 59 C. The Core i7-8565U, however, is rated for a maximum multi-core Turbo Boost of 4.1 GHz meaning that the Pavilion system isn't exploiting the performance potential of the CPU. Results are somewhat similar to the older HP Spectre x360 15 with the Core i7-8550U as that would stabilize at 2.1 GHz and 64 C when under similar Prime95 stress conditions. Running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously will throttle the CPU to just 1.0 GHz while maintaining a core temperature of 59 C. There is definitely temperature overhead for faster Turbo Boost clock rates, but that is not exploited here at all.

Running on batteries will not limit performance. A 3DMark 11 run on battery power returns Physics and Graphics scores of 5511 and 1735 points, respectively, compared to 5740 and 1759 points when on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 32
Prime95 Stress 2.1 - 2.2 -- 59
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.0 750 59

Speakers

Maximum volume is about the same as on the HP Spectre x360 15 (~80 dB). Pink noise measurements, however, reveal a narrower scope of frequencies and poorer bass reproduction on the Pavilion system. Maximum volume introduces no static or surface vibrations.

Speakers grilles are diamond-shaped for added visual flair
Speakers grilles are diamond-shaped for added visual flair
Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204443.1442541.33841.33140.94040.94038.237.338.25037.934.937.96338.936.338.9803435.73410035.934.935.912540.533.240.516049.232.149.22005732.15725062.93162.931566.43166.440063.930.563.950061.93061.963062.929.562.980062.529.262.5100066.92966.912507228.572160072.428.272.4200068.428.368.4250066.42866.4315065.128.165.1400067.52867.5500068.12868.1630070.427.870.4800068.527.768.51000061.827.761.81250057.327.657.31600053.527.553.5SPL80.340.680.3N49.2449.2median 63.9median 28.5median 63.9Delta51.2535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065clApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.7% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 43% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

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
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Idling on desktop consumes about 3 W to 7 W depending on the power profile and brightness setting to be just slightly more power efficient than the Asus VivoBook Flip 15 or Lenovo Ideapad C340 each with higher resolution 1080p displays. Running 3DMark 06 will bump consumption to 26.7 W compared to 37 W and 38 W on the Asus VivoBook Flip 15 or Ryzen 3 2300U-powered Dell Inspiron 15 3585. The Pavilion is more efficient mostly because it doesn't benefit from any significant Turbo Boost upticks.

We're able to measure a maximum consumption of 28.8 W from the small (~9.4 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm) 45 W adapter. Attempting to recharge the system via USB Type-C will not work.

Constant consumption when running 3DMark 06
Constant consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption remains steady at about 28 W with no initial temporary spike unlike on most other laptops
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption remains steady at about 28 W with no initial temporary spike unlike on most other laptops
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Power consumption behavior backs up our clock rate Stress Test observations above
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Power consumption behavior backs up our clock rate Stress Test observations above
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.17 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 5.4 / 6.5 Watt
Load midlight 26.7 / 28.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1002, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
i5-8265U, GeForce MX230, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS256G, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
i5-9300H, UHD Graphics 630, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
-28%
-48%
-43%
-59%
-96%
Idle Minimum *
3.6
3.9
-8%
3.23
10%
4.8
-33%
6.3
-75%
3.79
-5%
Idle Average *
5.4
7.2
-33%
6.3
-17%
7
-30%
9.2
-70%
6.9
-28%
Idle Maximum *
6.5
9.5
-46%
8
-23%
9.5
-46%
9.6
-48%
9.2
-42%
Load Average *
26.7
36.8
-38%
47
-76%
40.8
-53%
38
-42%
62
-132%
Load Maximum *
28.8
33.1
-15%
67.3
-134%
44.3
-54%
46
-60%
108
-275%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Battery capacity is small at just 41 Wh compared to 56 Wh and 84 Wh on the pricier Envy x360 15 and Spectre x360 15, respectively. Runtimes are unsurprisingly short at just over 4 hours of real-world WLAN use. Recharging from empty to full capacity takes about 1.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 17min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 17min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 25min
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA-E8073T
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
i5-8265U, GeForce MX230, 52.5 Wh
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, 55.8 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (2300U, Vega 6)
R3 2300U, Vega 6, 42 Wh
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
i5-9300H, UHD Graphics 630, 97 Wh
Battery Runtime
39%
100%
66%
3%
123%
Reader / Idle
737
440
-40%
WiFi v1.3
257
358
39%
514
100%
426
66%
318
24%
844
228%
Load
85
105
24%
100
18%

Pros

+ relatively cool operating temperatures
+ expandable M.2 storage and RAM
+ narrow bezels, relatively light
+ convertible 2-in-1 form factor
+ integrated NumPad
+ good port options
+ quiet fan

Cons

- pulse-width modulation present on nearly all brightness levels
- no privacy shutter, IR or fingerprint reader
- narrow gamut; poor color reproduction
- TN panel with narrow viewing angles
- very low contrast ratio
- difficult serviceability
- average battery life
- very low resolution
- dim backlight
- overpriced

Verdict

In review: HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
In review: HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl

The redeeming aspects of the 2019 Pavilion x360 15 are its narrow bezels, light weight, and small dimensions relative to other budget convertibles of this size category. Port options are respectable and fan noise is relatively quiet due to the limited Turbo Boost and good core temperatures.

Unfortunately, almost everything else falls apart. For a $1000, the Pavilion x360 15 offers short battery life, a weak chassis design and one of the worst displays you can get on any laptop with a Whiskey Lake-U CPU. The display is dim, contrast is low, colors are poor, and viewing angles are narrow because of the TN panel which almost completely negates the benefits of a 2-in-1 form factor. A configuration like this should not even exist at this price range.

Now, the actual Pavilion x360 15 model isn't bad for a budget laptop. Lower-end configurations retail for about $500 to be an easier pill to swallow. Nonetheless, we highly recommend configuring any SKU with the 1080p panel instead. If the convertible form factor is not a must-have, then the Walmart Motile could be a worthwhile alternative.

Not worth the exorbitant four-digit market price. If you're willing to spend $1000 on a new laptop, then consider the HP Envy or Spectre instead.

HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl - 02/09/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
66 / 98 → 68%
Keyboard
68%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
43 / 80 → 53%
Weight
64 / 20-72 → 84%
Battery
59 / 95 → 62%
Display
62%
Games Performance
50 / 90 → 56%
Application Performance
83 / 90 → 92%
Temperature
94%
Noise
97 / 95 → 100%
Audio
80%
Camera
30 / 85 → 35%
Average
67%
72%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2020-02- 9 (Update: 2020-02- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.