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HP ProBook x360 11 G1 (Pentium N4200, 256 GB) Convertible Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Sven Kloevekorn (translated by Mark Riege), 08/18/2017

Robust convertible? With the ProBook X360 11, HP has a small convertible in their offerings that scores with robustness and versatility. We have summarized in this short review, how the Education Edition presents itself in terms of performance. Update 10/6/17: added battery life results of secondary device and added the final rating accordingly.

For the original German review, see here.

With the HP ProBook X360 11, the manufacturer mainly targets educational institutions, which are supposed to integrate this convertible into the classes, where in particular the rough usage demands a very robust case to prevent damage. The HP ProBook X360 11 offers exactly this feature and is equipped with an Intel Pentium N4200 in our test unit. The small SoC is assisted by 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Equipped as in our test configuration, the HP ProBook X360 11 can be purchased for 669 Euros (~$790; The HP ProBook x360 11 G1 Education Edition is available from HP USA for $539). 

HP offers alternatives to our test configuration in the selection of processors and storage equipment. Even though the device can also be combined with a slower Intel Celeron N3050, while this only offers a minimal financial advantage, it is clearly at the expense of the performance capabilities. Unfortunately, currently HP has no devices on the basis of the Intel Celeron N3050, which means that we cannot tell you any clear prices here. For a similar model (Dell Latitude 3189 Convertible), the cost savings between the two processors were only 30 Euros (~$35).

Similarly equipped convertibles of well-known manufacturers serve as comparison devices. The following table which contains the most important technical data provides an overview for you.

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Dell Latitude 3189 Asus VivoBook Flip 12 Lenovo Yoga 700 HP Pavilion 11 HP x360 310 G1
CPU Intel Pentium N4200 Intel Pentium N4200 Intel Core m3-6Y30 Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Pentium N3540
GPU Intel HD Graphics 505 Intel HD Graphics 505 Intel HD Graphics 515 Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Panel 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 11.6 inch 1920 x 1080 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 11.6 inch 1366 x 768
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Speicher 128GB, SSD 1 TB, HDD 256 GB, SSD 500 GB, HDD 500 GB, HDD
Wertung 82% 79% 81% 77% 73%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA (ProBook 11 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 505, 21.20.16.4526 WHQL
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3L-1600
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, multi-touch, native pen support, Chi Mei CMN1139, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Apollo Lake
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006, 256 GB 
, 180 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant SmartAudio HD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headphone/microphone connector, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: position sensor, brightness sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 302 x 208 ( = 0.75 x 11.89 x 8.19 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 720 MPix
Secondary Camera: 1080 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, power supply, active pen, diverse HP-Tools + HP School Pack, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, ruggedized
Weight
1.461 kg ( = 51.54 oz / 3.22 pounds), Power Supply: 289 g ( = 10.19 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
669 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Features

At a first glance, the case of the HP ProBook X360 11 appears very robust and sturdy. And it is indeed, since the device underwent the MIL-STD-810G tests. The device is framed at the base and the display lid by a slightly softer plastic that is also contrasted in terms of color. It is black, while the remaining surfaces have a gray color. It is apparent that fingerprints easily stand out on the surfaces, which mars the appearance after some use. However, they can be cleaned quickly with a moist tissue. The stability is good, and thanks to the compact build, the device is very torsion-resistant. Even the display lid can only be twisted using a considerable amount of force. In terms of pressure resistance, the base leaves a good impression, even if the lid shows some weaknesses here. If pressing on a single spot, waves form on the panel that are clearly apparent. The two 360-degree hinges hold the display well in the desired position. However, the display cannot be opened with one hand, since the weight of the base is too low. With 1.46 kg (3.22 lb), the HP ProBook X360 11 does not bring too much weight onto the scale, although the Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK is considerably lighter at 1.1 kg.

In terms of the connectivity, we find all the necessary connections. Even the modern USB Type-C connection is included, even if unfortunately it does not have Thunderbolt support. The connections are distributed well on both sides. The performance of the SD-card reader, which is on the left side, is good, even if it should be noted that it only accepts microSD cards. 

For external communication, mainly the dual-band wireless-AC-7265 module from Intel is on board, which also handles Bluetooth connections at the same time. With the measured data rates of 671 and 559 MBit/s respectively, the HP ProBook X360 11 does not need to hide at all. Yet anyone who still prefers to create a wired LAN connection can do this without any trouble or adapter. A full RJ45 port is located on the right side, directly next to the power port.

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Size Comparison

308 mm / 12.1 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.5 kg3.24 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 22.5 mm / 0.886 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs303.8 mm / 12 inch 207.9 mm / 8.19 inch 20.75 mm / 0.817 inch 1.4 kg3.15 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs293.4 mm / 11.6 inch 198 mm / 7.8 inch 21.35 mm / 0.841 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs290 mm / 11.4 inch 197 mm / 7.76 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs

Connections

Left: power button, status LED, Kensigton Lock, USB 3.1 Gen 1, audio-combo (mic-in, line-out), volume rocker
Left: power button, status LED, Kensigton Lock, USB 3.1 Gen 1, audio-combo (mic-in, line-out), volume rocker
Right: microSD-card reader, USB 3.1 Type C, USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 1.4b, RJ45, status LED, power
Right: microSD-card reader, USB 3.1 Type C, USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 1.4b, RJ45, status LED, power
Front: no connections
Front: no connections
Back: no connections
Back: no connections
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
64 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Latitude 3189
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
61.7 MB/s ∼96% -4%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
45.6 MB/s ∼71% -29%
HP x360 310 G1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
40.4 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
 
14.7 MB/s ∼23% -77%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.2 MB/s ∼100%
HP x360 310 G1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.1 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Dell Latitude 3189
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.5 MB/s ∼99% -1%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.51 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
 
27 MB/s ∼32% -68%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
657 MBit/s ∼100% +18%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
559 MBit/s ∼85%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
344 MBit/s ∼52% -38%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
671 MBit/s ∼100%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
548 MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
338 MBit/s ∼50% -50%

Input Devices

Keyboard of the HP ProBook x360 11 G1
Keyboard of the HP ProBook x360 11 G1
Touchpad of the HP ProBook x360 11 G1
Touchpad of the HP ProBook x360 11 G1

To fulfill the requirements of the MIL-STD-810G standard, the chiclet keyboard of the HP ProBook X360 11 is splash proof. The single keys are sized at 16 x 16 mm (~0.63 x 0.63 in) and are set slightly recessed into the top of the base, so that their tops are flush with the palm rest. Due to space limitations, there is no number pad, which is standard for devices of this size. Working on the keyboard creates no annoying noises, and the short stroke is accompanied by a clearly noticeably pressure point, which is hard to dose though. The keyboard does not offer a backlight.

With 9.5 x 5.5 cm (~3.7 x 2.2 in), the multi-touch clickpad offers sufficient space to operate the mouse pointer. It could not have been much bigger, since the available space is used very well. The input surface matches the gray color of the base. Inputs are recognized and implemented beautifully over the whole surface include the edge areas. In addition, inputs in the lower area are only accompanied by a slight click. 

The 11.6-inch touchscreen serves as an additional input device and can be either operated with the finger or with the optional active pen. To do justice to the high requirements of the MIL-STD-810G standard, the touch display is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Very good: no clouding
Very good: no clouding

The 11.6-inch TN touch display offers a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. There is only an indication of an optional non-reflective display in the data sheet. In terms of resolution, there are no other options for the HP ProBook X360 11. Our test unit achieved an average display brightness of 166 cd/m² in our measurements. This result is the worst in our comparison field, and it already leads us to suspect that the outdoor usage will clearly suffer from this. Even though the black value of 0.29 cd/m² is not too high, in combination with the low brightness we come to a contrast ratio of only 600:1. However at 90%, the brightness distribution is very even and on a good level. Furthermore, we like the completely black display which shows no clouding. We did not detect any PWM for the display brightness regulation.

166
cd/m²
169
cd/m²
172
cd/m²
165
cd/m²
174
cd/m²
167
cd/m²
162
cd/m²
161
cd/m²
157
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN1139
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 174 cd/m² Average: 165.9 cd/m² Minimum: 12.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 174 cd/m²
Contrast: 600:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.38 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 12.75 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
63% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 40% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.49
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Chi Mei CMN1139, , 1366x768, 11.6
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
AU Optronics B116XAN04.3, , 1366x768, 11.6
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
CMN1137, , 1920x1080, 11.6
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
AU Optronics, , 1366x768, 11.6
HP x360 310 G1
Samsung SEC3953, , 1366x768, 11.6
Dell Latitude 3189
AU Optronics AUO235C B116XAT, , 1366x768, 11.6
Response Times
1%
33%
30%
-4%
-11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (22, 18)
39 (18, 21)
2%
23 (13, 10)
42%
18.8 (6.8, 12)
53%
43 (20, 23)
-8%
40 (18.8, 21.2)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (19, 6)
25 (13, 12)
-0%
19 (11, 8)
24%
23.2 (10, 13.2)
7%
25 (7, 18)
-0%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
-22%
PWM Frequency
50 (70)
396 (90)
Screen
48%
25%
32%
-26%
61%
Brightness middle
174
253
45%
300
72%
194
11%
199
14%
291
67%
Brightness
166
245
48%
284
71%
186
12%
186
12%
284
71%
Brightness Distribution
90
65
-28%
82
-9%
86
-4%
76
-16%
92
2%
Black Level *
0.29
0.17
41%
0.33
-14%
0.22
24%
0.8
-176%
0.16
45%
Contrast
600
1488
148%
909
52%
882
47%
249
-58%
1819
203%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.38
3.17
72%
7.87
31%
3.06
73%
11.92
-5%
3.4
70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.59
8.13
58%
17.75
9%
8.81
55%
20.52
-5%
9.6
51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.75
2
84%
8.45
34%
1.42
89%
12.92
-1%
1.8
86%
Gamma
2.49 88%
2.43 91%
2.42 91%
2.34 94%
2.04 108%
2.14 103%
CCT
15367 42%
6850 95%
6856 95%
6432 101%
13589 48%
6544 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40
42
5%
41
3%
42.98
7%
36
-10%
42.8
7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
66
5%
64
2%
67.56
7%
56
-11%
67
6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
25% / 40%
29% / 26%
31% / 32%
-15% / -22%
25% / 49%

* ... smaller is better

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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 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. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9354 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Grayscales
Grayscales
Color accuracy
Color accuracy
Saturation
Saturation
sRGB coverage: 63%
sRGB coverage: 63%
AdobeRGB coverage: 40%
AdobeRGB coverage: 40%

The very low contrast ratio (600:1) results in a slight gray veil, which also makes the colors appear slightly pale. The measured Delta-E 2000 values are very high in the delivery state. At 12.75 and 11.38, the deviations compared to the sRGB color space lie clearly above the target value of 3. Due to the TN panel there is also a slight blue tint, which can be somewhat reduced via calibration. The corresponding ICC profile is available for download. You can find the link right above the comparison chart. The color space coverage is not very good, but cannot be called extremely bad either. With 63% sRGB and 40 % AdobeRGB, the HP ProBook X360 11 is not suitable for image processing.

During outdoor usage, our earlier suspicion proves to be true. The brightness of the display is simply too low and insufficient. In addition, the reflective surface also creates a limitation which becomes clearly apparent during outdoor use.

The HP ProBook X360 11 in sunlight
The HP ProBook X360 11 in sunlight
The HP ProBook X360 11 in the shade
The HP ProBook X360 11 in the shade

It quickly becomes apparent that the HP ProBook X360 11 is a device with a TN display when we look at the viewing angles. Only the three test images in the center are half-way decent. The remaining pictures show strong color deviations.

Viewing angles in the HP ProBook x360 11 G1
Viewing angles in the HP ProBook x360 11 G1

Performance

Our test unit is equipped with an Intel Pentium N4200. The Intel HD Graphics 505 integrated graphics handles the display output. The 4 GB of DDR3 RAM as well as the 256 GB SSD are sufficient for the intended use. As an alternative CPU the slightly slower Intel Celeron N3050 is listed in the manufacturer's hardware specifications. The working memory can also be expanded up to 8 GB, but the 256 GB SSD storage is the maximum listed by HP.

CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
DPC latencies
DPC latencies

Processor

A quad-core CPU with a basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz serves as the processor. The Intel Pentium N4200 is specified with a TDP of 6 Watt, and depending on the load, the small SoC can run at up to 2.5 GHz. In the comparison with the similarly equipped devices which are based on the same CPU, the HP ProBook X360 11 does not stand out. The small, frugal processor masters the main intended uses, such as office work and surfing the Internet very well. 

You can find further benchmarks for the Intel Pentium N4200 here.

We test the performance of the processor under consistent load with the Cinebench-R15 constant loop. After the power target has been reached, we detect a clear performance drop already in the second run. After that, the performance of the small SoC remains very stable at 147 points. With that, the performance drops by about 13% as soon as the power target is reached.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel Core m3-6Y30
71 Points ∼33% +34%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
50 Points ∼23% -6%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
42 Points ∼19% -21%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
35 Points ∼16% -34%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼4% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
167 Points ∼4% -4%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
156 Points ∼4% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel Core m3-6Y30
97 Points ∼2% -44%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
65 Points ∼1% -63%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel Core m3-6Y30
98 Points ∼28% +12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
91.527 Points ∼26% +4%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
87.703 Points ∼25%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
84.572 Points ∼24% -4%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel Celeron N3050
43.305 Points ∼12% -51%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel Core m3-6Y30
16804 Points ∼32% +29%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
13290 Points ∼25% +2%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
13036 Points ∼25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
3112.6 ms * ∼5% -5%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
2965.6 ms * ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel Core m3-6Y30
1649.3 ms * ∼3% +44%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3286
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4844
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1668
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
3109 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
7699 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2409 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
12.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.64 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
174 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
53 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
17.88 fps
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System Performance

The system performance of the HP ProBook X360 11 is good and sufficient for a good third place in our comparison here. The Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK took first place, being ahead by 20%. The device still leaves a good impression in the subjective evaluation of the system performance in everyday life. The system boots up and is ready for use quickly. Surfing on the Internet and switching between several tabs opened at the same time do not create any major obstacles for the HP ProBook X360 11. Using an SSD, which assures smooth operation, is very good.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2625 Points ∼43% +23%
Dell Latitude 3189
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Liteonit CV3-8D128
2273 Points ∼37% +6%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2140 Points ∼35%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2094 Points ∼34% -2%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1545 Points ∼25% -28%
HP x360 310 G1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1445 Points ∼24% -32%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2140 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2512 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2981 points
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Storage Solution

A SanDisk SSD with 256 GB capacity is the right choice for a storage solution of the device. After subtracting the recovery partition and the Windows installation, around 180 GB of storage capacity remain for the user. With the performance measured, the HP ProBook X360 11 also does not need to hide from the competition here. However this time, our test unit is beaten only by the Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK and achieves a secure second place.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
ATTO
ATTO
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
HP x360 310 G1
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Dell Latitude 3189
Liteonit CV3-8D128
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-93%
57%
-91%
-91%
-22%
Write 4k QD32
112.1
0.518
-100%
268.6
140%
1.003
-99%
0.033
-100%
111.7
0%
Read 4k QD32
123.8
0.998
-99%
324.2
162%
0.898
-99%
0.851
-99%
132.2
7%
Write 4k
58.09
0.263
-100%
73.61
27%
1.026
-98%
0.013
-100%
49.14
-15%
Read 4k
12.3
0.378
-97%
31.27
154%
0.407
-97%
0.439
-96%
8.864
-28%
Write 512
369.8
67.31
-82%
301.9
-18%
39.03
-89%
42.7
-88%
170.6
-54%
Read 512
317.1
22.62
-93%
385.7
22%
33.53
-89%
34.45
-89%
243.7
-23%
Write Seq
453.5
66.38
-85%
302.8
-33%
106.1
-77%
102.9
-77%
214.3
-53%
Read Seq
458.4
53.91
-88%
456.2
0%
106
-77%
99.47
-78%
408.4
-11%
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Sequential Read: 458.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 453.5 MB/s
512K Read: 317.1 MB/s
512K Write: 369.8 MB/s
4K Read: 12.3 MB/s
4K Write: 58.09 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 123.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 112.1 MB/s

Graphics Card

The Apollo-Lake generation was introduced in mid-2016 and is equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 505 as integrated graphics unit. This graphics core is mainly suited for low-end applications. Since it does not have its own video storage (VRAM), the main storage must be used. However, this is no different for the comparison devices. In the direct comparison, the performance of our test unit's Intel HD Graphics 505 is at the expected level. 

You can find further information and benchmarks for the Intel HD Graphics 505 here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Core m3-6Y30
863 Points ∼2% +19%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
804 Points ∼2% +11%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
725 Points ∼1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
616 Points ∼1% -15%
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
377 Points ∼1% -48%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Pentium N3540
221 Points ∼0% -70%
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 11 Performance
785 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
30419 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2819 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
432 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
187 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
97 points
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Gaming Performance

The performance of the Intel HD Graphics 505 is insufficient to display demanding 3D games smoothly. However, the HP ProBook X360 11 should be able to manage simple browser games.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 25.51412fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 17.113.58.3fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 5.64fps

Emissions and Power

Noise Emissions

The HP ProBook X360 11 is passively cooled, which also means that the device operation is completely silent. Even when accessing data, we could not hear any electronic noises. 

Temperature

3DMark 11 after the stress test
3DMark 11 after the stress test

Even though passive cooling often leads to high case temperatures, HP has the surface temperatures of the ProBook X360 11 very well under control. Under load, we measure a maximum of 39 °C (102 F°) in the center of the back area of the keyboard in our test device. The bottom hardly warms up, which does not hinder using it on your lap even under load.

For our load test, we use the two Prime and FurMark programs. We let them run simultaneously for at least one hour and measure the maximum temperature of the processor under load. It does not reach more than 80 °C (176 °F) even after constant load. With a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, it is still slightly above the basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz. Thus we can exclude that there is any throttling due to constant load.

With 655 points in the following 3DMark-11 test, the HP ProBook X360 11 achieved a slightly worse result compared to the cold start. However, in everyday life this is not noticeable at all.

Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: Furmark solo
Stress test: Furmark solo
Stress test: Furmark + Prime95
Stress test: Furmark + Prime95
Max. Load
 32.9 °C
91 F
39 °C
102 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
 29.9 °C
86 F
37 °C
99 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 27.6 °C
82 F
28.6 °C
83 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 33.1 °C = 92 F
30.6 °C
87 F
30.3 °C
87 F
29.7 °C
85 F
28.9 °C
84 F
29.9 °C
86 F
27.8 °C
82 F
28.5 °C
83 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.3 °C
81 F
Maximum: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Average: 29 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.2 °C = 95 F | Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.6 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 30.4 °C / 86.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-1.5 °C / -2.7 F).
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
HP x360 310 G1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Dell Latitude 3189
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Liteonit CV3-8D128
Heat
-28%
-14%
-34%
-7%
-19%
Maximum Upper Side *
39
45.2
-16%
36.8
6%
44.6
-14%
33.5
14%
43.3
-11%
Maximum Bottom *
30.6
50.4
-65%
42
-37%
53.1
-74%
38.7
-26%
54.9
-79%
Idle Upper Side *
29
35
-21%
32.1
-11%
35.2
-21%
30.8
-6%
27.5
5%
Idle Bottom *
30.6
33.3
-9%
34.4
-12%
38.6
-26%
33.3
-9%
27.9
9%

* ... smaller is better

Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The two small speakers are positioned at the bottom of the base in the area of the palm rest. This makes the sound very dependent on the surface the device stands on. A soft surface muffles the sound considerably, while a table top can reflect the sound optimally. In terms of the sound quality, voices can be understood clearly, but due to the kind of build, the highs are prevalent. The same goes for music or movies. We recommend the use of an external sound system for those who often use the device for playing multimedia content and do not want to forego sound quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.233.132.22533.432.933.43135.232.635.2403329.8335039.137.939.16328.231.128.28027.328.227.310026.524.526.512524.524.924.516025.824.425.820027.923.327.925035.322.235.331552.121.452.140056.120.456.15005619.25663052.318.752.380056.818.256.8100061.217.761.2125061.217.561.2160065.117.365.1200063.517.463.5250062.217.562.2315067.817.567.8400073.917.773.9500074.817.874.8630069.81869.8800069.618.269.61000071.218.271.21250065.418.365.41600068.418.468.4SPL80.930.380.9N431.443median 61.2median 18.2median 61.2Delta11.82.211.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency comparison (Checkboxes selectable!)

Power Consumption

Power supply
Power supply
Power supply
Power supply

The low power consumption values show that there are exclusively energy efficient components inside the HP ProBook X360 11. Our test unit only consumes between 3.4 and 6.3 watts while idle. Only the Dell Latitude 3189, which is again slightly more frugal, can keep up here. We measure a top usage of only 16.2 watts. That is enough for a close second place behind the Dell Latitude 3189 in the overall competition. With a maximum output rating of 45 watts, the power supply has more than sufficient reserves.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.23 / 0.38 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 5.7 / 6.3 Watt
Load midlight 15.7 / 16.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
HP x360 310 G1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Dell Latitude 3189
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Liteonit CV3-8D128
Power Consumption
-39%
-11%
-25%
-78%
4%
Idle Minimum *
3.4
5.7
-68%
4.3
-26%
5.3
-56%
9.3
-174%
2.17
36%
Idle Average *
5.7
7.8
-37%
7.1
-25%
7.1
-25%
11.8
-107%
4.31
24%
Idle Maximum *
6.3
8.7
-38%
7.2
-14%
8.2
-30%
12.8
-103%
5.79
8%
Load Average *
15.7
21
-34%
14.6
7%
15.5
1%
16
-2%
15.8
-1%
Load Maximum *
16.2
19
-17%
15.7
3%
18.9
-17%
17
-5%
24.2
-49%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Since unfortunately, our test unit has a defective battery, we cannot make any reliable statements on the battery life at this point. As soon as HP provides us with a similar replacement device, there will be an update on this.

Update:

We’ve received a second identical unit and were able to measure battery life for the HP ProBook X360 11. As expected, the device’s high power consumption is reflected in its rather short battery life. When idle the convertible manages to last for 16:13 hours; under load, it ran out of power after only 3:17 hours. In our real-world Wi-Fi test the HP ProBook X360 11 lasted for 6:21 hours, which means fourth place within our test group.

HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 41 Wh
Dell Latitude 3189
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 42 Wh
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 42 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK
6Y30, HD Graphics 515, 40 Wh
HP Pavilion 11-k103ng x360
N3050, HD Graphics (Braswell), 32 Wh
HP x360 310 G1
N3540, HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 30 Wh
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
381
607
59%
365
-4%
417
9%
286
-25%
684
80%
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
16h 13min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
6h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 17min

Pros

+ robust case
+ good system performance
+ silent operation
+ 256 GB SSD storage
+ good input devices (splash-proof keyboard)
+ energy efficient
+ low heat development of the case under load
+ many connections including USB Type-C
+ touchscreen with active-pen support
+ versatile uses

Cons

- case surface susceptible to fingerprints
- TN panel only
- below average display (unstable viewing angles, display brightness too low, strong reflections, extremely high color deviations, small color space coverage)

Verdict

HP ProBook x360 11 G1, provided by HP Germany.
HP ProBook x360 11 G1, provided by HP Germany.

With the HP ProBook X360 11, the manufacturer mainly seeks to cover the education area. The convertible fulfills the MIL-STD-810G standard, making it  a very robust device that can handle one or the other bump without any problem. Thanks to the Intel Pentium N4200, the performance is sufficient. For 669 Euros (~$790), the buyer receives a well-equipped device, which can support creativity with its touch screen and optional active pen. The color design appears somewhat restrained, which is not necessarily a disadvantage, since it leads us to limit ourselves to what is essential.

With the HP ProBook X360 11, the manufacturer offers a good convertible for educational institutions, which can introduce students to the handling of the new media. In addition, it can loosen up the classes through its targeted use.

Besides the stability, the good input devices and system performance, as well as the silent operation convinced us. However, with the display the HP ProBook X360 11 loses some important rating points, since the display brightness that is too-low slightly mars the good overall impression. More serious is the use of a TN panel, which is not a disqualifier for a convertible, though. For an 11-inch device, the HP ProBook X360 11 offers decent connection features that are distributed well over both sides. Even a USB-3.1 Type-C port is included, which is not a given. 

For your information: Due to the missing battery test, rating is unfortunately not possible yet. To leave it out would distort the result, which led to our decision to perform the rating as soon as we have received a similar replacement device.

Update: we’ve added our final rating now that the battery life results are in.

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Sebastian Bade, 2017-08-18 (Update: 2017-10-12)