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HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE laptop review: Robust convertible for schools

Sascha Mölck (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 09/02/2019

Expensive. The robust ProBook convertible offers a fast SSD, silent operation and good battery life. The touchscreen can be used with the fingers as well as with a stylus. With a price of about 900 Euros (~$989), the device isn't among the cheap models.

The HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE is an 11.6-inch convertible that's primarily aimed at educational institutions. The device is powered by a Core m3-8100Y processor. Devices such as the Dell Latitude 3189, the Dell Chromebook 11 3181 and the Acer TravelMate Spin B1 are among the competitors. These have been designed to be used mainly by educational institutions as well. However, the TravelMate is the only one that is still available out of the three competitors. Our database doesn't include more up-to-date models.

HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Core: 300-900 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, Dual-channel, 25.20.100.6519
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866, dual-channel, soldered RAM, no memory slots
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, native pen support, AU Optronics AUO405C, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G, 256 GB 
, 199 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audiocontroller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: micro SD, Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 300 x 205.9 ( = 0.78 x 11.81 x 8.11 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 ce
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.44 kg ( = 50.79 oz / 3.17 pounds), Power Supply: 283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case and connectivity - Robustly built

The case of the ProBook x360 is made mostly of black plastic. The narrow sides of the device are covered by light gray rubber strips designed to protect the convertible from impacts. There are unevenly distributed white dots on the top of the base unit, which are probably there to simulate paint splatters. In this way, the additional dirty spots that may appear in day-to-day school life are no longer noticeable. There is nothing to criticize in terms of workmanship. The device doesn't show any special lack of stability either.

The computer doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. In order to reach the inside the top of the base unit needs to be removed. The first step is to loosen all the screws on the bottom of the device. Subsequently, the device can be placed back on its feet. Then the top cover of the base unit has to be removed with the help of a flat spatula. Attention: The top cover is connected to the motherboard through several flat ribbon cables. We avoided opening the case since the top cover is attached very firmly, and there is a risk of causing damage.

The ProBook comes with three USB ports (2x Type-A, 1x Type-C). They all support the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The laptop can be supplied with power over the USB Type-C port. In addition, there's an HDMI output and a Gigabit Ethernet port.

The built-in microSD card reader belongs to the faster representatives of its kind. A maximum transfer rate of 85.9 MB/s is reached when copying large blocks of data. Transferring 250 jpg files (each of about 5 MB) is completed with a speed of 75.5 MB/s. We test memory card readers with a reference card (the 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC).

The Wi-Fi module in the x360 11 G4 uses a chip from Intel (Wireless AC 9260). Alongside the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi standards, it also supports the fast ac standard. The transfer speeds that we measured under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are good.

Size comparison

303.8 mm / 12 inch 207.9 mm / 8.19 inch 20.75 mm / 0.817 inch 1.4 kg3.15 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 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 205.9 mm / 8.11 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs291 mm / 11.5 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs

Ports configuration

Left side: lock cable slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio, power button, volume rocker
Left side: lock cable slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio, power button, volume rocker
Right side: memory card reader (micro SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-C, 1x Type-A), HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector
Right side: memory card reader (micro SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Type-C, 1x Type-A), HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
75.5 MB/s ∼100%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
64 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Dell Latitude 3189
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
61.7 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=127)
61.3 MB/s ∼81% -19%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.8 MB/s ∼33% -67%
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
20.12 MB/s ∼27% -73%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.9 MB/s ∼100%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.2 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Dell Latitude 3189
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.5 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=124)
76.4 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
657 MBit/s ∼100% +10%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
600 (min: 445, max: 675) MBit/s ∼91%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
559 MBit/s ∼85% -7%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
453 MBit/s ∼69% -24%
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% +16%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
578 (min: 538, max: 619) MBit/s ∼86%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
548 MBit/s ∼82% -5%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
439 MBit/s ∼65% -24%
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HP ProBook x360 11 G4 Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø600 (445-675)
HP ProBook x360 11 G4 Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø578 (538-619)

Input devices - Optional stylus

The HP convertible has a chiclet keyboard without backlighting on board. The roughened keys have a short travel and a clear pressure point. We like the firm resistance provided by the keys. The keyboard gives way a bit when typing. But this did not prove to be bothersome. Overall, HP delivers a good keyboard here, which is also suitable for those who type a lot. However, we do miss the backlighting. This should be a given at the price point of the HP computer.

The multitouch-capable ClickPad is about 9.4 x 5.5 cm large. This leaves enough room for the use of gesture controls. The smooth surface makes gliding easy for the fingers. It also reacts to inputs in the corners. The pad has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

The touchscreen supports 10 touch points and reacts quickly to inputs. It didn't cause us any issues. The screen can be used with the fingers as well as with the separately available HP Active Pen (1FH00AA; about 50 (~$55) to 55 Euros (~$60)).

HP Active Pen
HP Active Pen

Display - IPS but dim

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The 11.6-inch display in the ProBook runs at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Displays with higher resolutions aren't available. While the contrast (1407:1) is good, more could be offered in terms of brightness (210.7 cd/m²). This is particularly demanded by the convertible's price point. In principle, we find values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good. Positive: The display doesn't show any PWM flickering.

208
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO405C
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 227 cd/m² Average: 210.7 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 211 cd/m²
Contrast: 1407:1 (Black: 0.15 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.32 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.39 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
65% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 42% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.38
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
IPS, 1366x768, 11.6
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
TN LED, 1366x768, 11.6
Dell Latitude 3189
IPS, 1366x768, 11.6
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 11.6
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
IPS, 1366x768, 11.6
Response Times
2%
-9%
-4%
-22%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (19, 21)
40 (22, 18)
-0%
40 (18.8, 21.2)
-0%
38 (17.6, 20.4)
5%
52.8 (39.2, 13.6)
-32%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (15, 11)
25 (19, 6)
4%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
-17%
29.2 (16.4, 12.8)
-12%
28.8 (16.4, 12.4)
-11%
PWM Frequency
1000 (20)
Screen
-80%
20%
14%
-6%
Brightness middle
211
174
-18%
291
38%
324
54%
213
1%
Brightness
211
166
-21%
284
35%
290
37%
218
3%
Brightness Distribution
88
90
2%
92
5%
80
-9%
94
7%
Black Level *
0.15
0.29
-93%
0.16
-7%
0.23
-53%
0.21
-40%
Contrast
1407
600
-57%
1819
29%
1409
0%
1014
-28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.32
11.38
-163%
3.4
21%
3.7
14%
3.52
19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.44
19.59
-6%
9.6
48%
7.4
60%
18.36
-0%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.39
12.75
-433%
1.8
25%
4
-67%
2.6
-9%
Gamma
2.38 92%
2.49 88%
2.14 103%
2.13 103%
2.283 96%
CCT
6815 95%
15367 42%
6544 99%
6971 93%
6861 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
42
40
-5%
42.8
2%
63.7
52%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
65
63
-3%
67
3%
97.3
50%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-39% / -66%
6% / 15%
5% / 11%
-14% / -9%

* ... 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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 11 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. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 21 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 (39.8 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 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Out of the box, the display shows a quite decent color reproduction. With a Delta E color deviation of 4.32, the target (Delta E smaller than 3) is missed though. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. The display isn't able to reproduce the AdobeRGB and sRGB color-spaces. The coverage ratios are 42% (AdobeRGB) and 65% (sRGB), respectively.

Through the color profile that we have provided, the display's color reproduction can be improved. It is important to make sure that the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as in our review device is built in. Otherwise, the color reproduction can become worse instead of better. It is common for laptops of the same model series to use displays from different manufacturers.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

HP has equipped the convertible with an IPS panel that has stable viewing angles. Therefore the display is readable from every position. However, this is barely possible outdoors. The low display brightness and the glossy display surface prevent this.

The ProBook outdoors
The ProBook outdoors

Performance - Enough for office and Internet

With the ProBook x360 11 G4 EE, Hewlett Packard has an 11.6-inch convertible in its range that has been designed primarily to be used in educational institutions. It provides enough computing power for simple office and Internet applications. Our review device can be purchased for about 900 Euros (~$989).

Processor

The ProBook has a Core m3-8100Y dual-core processor on board that is based on Intel's Amber Lake architecture. Amber Lake is technically barely any different from its predecessors (Skylake and Kaby Lake). So the performance per MHz is the same. However, the optimized manufacturing allows for higher clock speeds. The Core m3 runs at a base speed of 1.1 GHz. Turbo enables an increase to 2.7 GHz (two cores) and 3.4 GHz (one core), respectively.

The CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmark are processed at 2.7 GHz for a short time. The clock speed then sinks to 1.8 to 2 GHz (multithread) and 2.2 to 2.3 GHz (single-thread) respectively. On battery power, the speeds lie at 1.6 to 1.7 GHz (multithread) and 1.6 to 2.3 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We test whether Turbo is used consistently when plugged in by running Cinebench's R15 multithread test continuously in a loop for a minimum of 30 minutes. The results drop by about 20% between the first and third runs and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used, but it only works at relatively low speeds.

The Core m3 delivers multithread performance that is somewhat on par with the Pentium N4200. Its successor - the Pentium Silver N5000 - delivers significantly more multithread performance than the Core m3, even with passive cooling. The Core m3 is only a step ahead when it comes to single-thread performance, which is more important for everyday use.

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HP ProBook x360 11 G4 Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel Core m3-8100Y: Ø164 (160.69-197)
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA Intel Pentium N4200, Intel Pentium N4200: Ø149 (147.22-173.21)
Dell Latitude 3189 Intel Pentium N4200, Intel Pentium N4200: Ø169 (161.27-173.36)
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE Intel Pentium N4200, Intel Pentium N4200: Ø134 (132.58-135.42)
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø232 (230.48-237.35)
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø285 (283.57-285.54)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3850
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6055
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6951
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
97 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
197 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
24.71 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
108 Points ∼50% +11%
Eve-Tech Eve V m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
105 Points ∼48% +8%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 179, n=297)
105 Points ∼48% +8%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
97 Points ∼44%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
97 Points ∼44% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
77 Points ∼35% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
77 Points ∼35% -21%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
76 Points ∼35% -22%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24% -45%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200
52 Points ∼24% -46%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
50 Points ∼23% -48%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 761, n=304)
295 Points ∼7% +50%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
284 Points ∼6% +44%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
258 Points ∼6% +31%
Eve-Tech Eve V m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
250 (min: 227.93, max: 249.83) Points ∼6% +27%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
237 Points ∼5% +20%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
233 Points ∼5% +18%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
197 Points ∼5%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
197 Points ∼5% 0%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼4% -12%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼4% -12%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200
135 Points ∼3% -31%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
4071 Points ∼38% +6%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
3850 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
3850 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (466 - 7508, n=241)
3368 Points ∼31% -13%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2305 Points ∼21% -40%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2303 Points ∼21% -40%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2284 Points ∼21% -41%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
1668 Points ∼15% -57%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
1633 Points ∼15% -58%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
8846 Points ∼14% +46%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
8195 Points ∼13% +35%
Average of class Convertible
  (706 - 24180, n=237)
7765 Points ∼12% +28%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6850 Points ∼10% +13%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6634 Points ∼10% +10%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
6055 Points ∼9%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
6055 Points ∼9% 0%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
5346 Points ∼8% -12%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200
4844 Points ∼7% -20%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 431, n=12)
317 Points ∼62% +37%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
232 Points ∼45%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
232 Points ∼45% 0%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
173 Points ∼34% -25%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Convertible
  (220 - 1504, n=12)
909 Points ∼13% +120%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
500 Points ∼7% +21%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
413 Points ∼6%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
413 Points ∼6% 0%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5868 Points ∼7% +8%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5775 Points ∼7% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5546 Points ∼7% +2%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
5446 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
5446 Points ∼7% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (954 - 14144, n=97)
5216 Points ∼6% -4%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
2702 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
2702 Points ∼55% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (561 - 4102, n=97)
2151 Points ∼44% -20%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1876 Points ∼38% -31%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1804 Points ∼37% -33%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1746 Points ∼36% -35%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Convertible
  (2296 - 16890, n=43)
9672 Points ∼17% +39%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
6934 Points ∼12%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
6934 Points ∼12% 0%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6202 Points ∼11% -11%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5856 Points ∼10% -16%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5705 Points ∼10% -18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y
4159 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
4159 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (880 - 5447, n=43)
3639 Points ∼57% -13%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2053 Points ∼32% -51%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2021 Points ∼32% -51%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1975 Points ∼31% -53%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
Intel Celeron N3060 (Version 69.0.3497.100)
4901.1 ms * ∼8% -186%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge)
3141.8 ms * ∼5% -83%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
3112.6 ms * ∼5% -81%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
2965.6 ms * ∼5% -73%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
2871.2 ms * ∼5% -67%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
2868.4 ms * ∼5% -67%
Average of class Convertible
  (809 - 9177, n=191)
2467 ms * ∼4% -44%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Edge 44)
1715 ms * ∼3%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
1715 ms * ∼3% -0%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 (Edge 40.15063.0.0)
1428 ms * ∼2% +17%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 (Edge 40.15063.0.0)
23605 Points ∼45% +16%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 42822, n=182)
21825 Points ∼42% +8%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Edge 44)
20267 Points ∼39%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
20267 Points ∼39% 0%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
14601 Points ∼28% -28%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
13290 Points ∼25% -34%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
13119 Points ∼25% -35%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
13036 Points ∼25% -36%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge)
11592 Points ∼22% -43%
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
Intel Celeron N3060 (Version 69.0.3497.100)
7341 Points ∼14% -64%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 (Edge 40.15063.0.0)
172.36 Points ∼49% +27%
Average of class Convertible
  (33.5 - 288, n=166)
168 Points ∼48% +24%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel Core m3-8100Y (Edge 44)
135.4 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y
 
135 Points ∼38% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
109.85 Points ∼31% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
106.71 Points ∼30% -21%
Medion Akoya E4253-30025387
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
105.07 Points ∼30% -22%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
87.703 Points ∼25% -35%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge)
85.593 Points ∼24% -37%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
84.572 Points ∼24% -38%
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
Intel Celeron N3060 (Version 69.0.3497.100)
40.362 Points ∼11% -70%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system runs decently and smoothly. We didn't experience any problems. The computing power of the processor in use is enough to meet the requirements for office and Internet applications. The results in the PCMark benchmarks are good. Positive: The soldered RAM runs in dual-channel mode.

PCMark 7 Score
4523 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2459 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2301 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4014 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4342, n=95)
2469 Points ∼21% +66%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
UHD Graphics 615, 8100Y, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
1490 Points ∼12%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
1490 Points ∼12% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
1021 Points ∼9% -31%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
908 Points ∼8% -39%
Productivity
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7077, n=97)
5249 Points ∼54% +9%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
UHD Graphics 615, 8100Y, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4817 Points ∼50%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
4817 Points ∼50% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2535 Points ∼26% -47%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
2006 Points ∼21% -58%
Essentials
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 9291, n=97)
6924 Points ∼63% +19%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
UHD Graphics 615, 8100Y, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5843 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
5843 Points ∼53% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
4115 Points ∼37% -30%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3926 Points ∼36% -33%
Score
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4347, n=98)
3159 Points ∼41% +27%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
UHD Graphics 615, 8100Y, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
2490 Points ∼32%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
2490 Points ∼32% 0%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
1577 Points ∼20% -37%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1380 Points ∼18% -45%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=274)
2788 Points ∼46% +13%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
UHD Graphics 615, 8100Y, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
2459 Points ∼40%
Average Intel Core m3-8100Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
2459 Points ∼40% 0%
Dell Latitude 3189
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Liteonit CV3-8D128
2273 Points ∼37% -8%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2140 Points ∼35% -13%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1989 Points ∼33% -19%

Storage

An NVMe SSD from Western Digital serves as system drive. This M.2 2280 model has a total capacity of 256 GB. Out of this, about 199 GB can be used out of the box. The remaining storage space is divided between the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates are good, but the SSD isn't among the top-of-the-line models of NVMe SSDs.

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Sequential Read: 1083 MB/s
Sequential Write: 687.9 MB/s
512K Read: 886.9 MB/s
512K Write: 488.8 MB/s
4K Read: 32.39 MB/s
4K Write: 107.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 282.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 305.4 MB/s
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Dell Latitude 3189
Liteonit CV3-8D128
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
 
Average of class Convertible
 
AS SSD
-19%
-54%
-81%
57%
-424%
Copy Game MB/s
413.08
145.72
-65%
68.82
-83%
132.4
-68%
656 (340 - 1337, n=9)
59%
327 (44 - 1237, n=168)
-21%
Copy Program MB/s
154.52
74.42
-52%
42.77
-72%
65.44
-58%
420 (114 - 775, n=9)
172%
183 (22.2 - 631, n=168)
18%
Copy ISO MB/s
762.82
244.45
-68%
107.77
-86%
155.69
-80%
994 (601 - 1727, n=9)
30%
497 (57.2 - 1947, n=168)
-35%
Score Total
1062
1755
65%
640
-40%
763
-28%
1823 (1062 - 2458, n=10)
72%
1225 (25 - 5215, n=253)
15%
Score Write
437
202
-54%
185
-58%
263
-40%
703 (437 - 1082, n=10)
61%
374 (4 - 1832, n=253)
-14%
Score Read
432
1033
139%
301
-30%
338
-22%
746 (432 - 913, n=10)
73%
571 (10 - 2545, n=253)
32%
Access Time Write *
0.049
0.144
-194%
0.092
-88%
0.276
-463%
0.0355 (0.025 - 0.049, n=10)
28%
2 (0.021 - 291, n=258)
-3982%
Access Time Read *
0.11
0.173
-57%
0.132
-20%
0.211
-92%
0.1021 (0.068 - 0.141, n=10)
7%
2.22 (0.029 - 433, n=254)
-1918%
4K-64 Write
301.47
112.38
-63%
103.92
-66%
215.69
-28%
499 (301 - 856, n=10)
66%
259 (0.044 - 1432, n=258)
-14%
4K-64 Read
258.77
972.67
276%
246.16
-5%
279.16
8%
577 (259 - 720, n=10)
123%
454 (0.096 - 2280, n=258)
75%
4K Write
70.96
46.5
-34%
42.53
-40%
23.13
-67%
108 (71 - 150, n=10)
52%
67.2 (0.2 - 175, n=258)
-5%
4K Read
31.7
11.91
-62%
11.26
-64%
9.93
-69%
36.7 (28.8 - 41.5, n=10)
16%
28.4 (0.39 - 66.3, n=258)
-10%
Seq Write
643.54
435.4
-32%
388.69
-40%
243.01
-62%
961 (644 - 1236, n=10)
49%
423 (18.5 - 2381, n=262)
-34%
Seq Read
1411.44
481.07
-66%
439.77
-69%
486.44
-66%
1331 (1059 - 1571, n=10)
-6%
842 (74.2 - 2888, n=261)
-40%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics card

Intel's UHD Graphics 615 GPU handles the graphics output. It supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 900 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for the GPU that's used here. The decoder that's integrated into the GPU can unload the processor when reproducing videos. Therefore the use of streaming services is not a problem.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
1208 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
36584 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3954 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
630 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
238 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
1257 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=324)
1247 Points ∼99% +12%
VAIO A12-92993
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core i7-8500Y
1185 Points ∼94% +7%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 615
  (1088 - 1257, n=4)
1160 Points ∼92% +4%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core m3-8100Y
1111 Points ∼88%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
804 Points ∼64% -28%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
725 Points ∼58% -35%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
473 Points ∼38% -57%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 1682, n=29)
455 Points ∼100% +117%
VAIO A12-92993
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core i7-8500Y
289 Points ∼64% +38%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 615
  (210 - 289, n=3)
242 Points ∼53% +15%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core m3-8100Y
210 Points ∼46%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
103 Points ∼23% -51%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
85 Points ∼19% -60%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 5965, n=233)
994 Points ∼100% +34%
VAIO A12-92993
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core i7-8500Y
964 Points ∼97% +30%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
819 Points ∼82% +10%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 615
  (733 - 964, n=4)
815 Points ∼82% +10%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core m3-8100Y
742 Points ∼75%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
606 Points ∼61% -18%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
482 Points ∼48% -35%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
VAIO A12-92993
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core i7-8500Y
7568 Points ∼100% +37%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 37388, n=286)
6660 Points ∼88% +20%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
6602 Points ∼87% +19%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 615
  (5543 - 7568, n=4)
6601 Points ∼87% +19%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Core m3-8100Y
5543 Points ∼73%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
4738 Points ∼63% -15%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
3598 Points ∼48% -35%

Gaming performance

The hardware in the ProBook x360 is able to run one or two of the games in our database smoothly. This applies in the first place to titles that only have low hardware requirements. But even with such games, users have to limit themselves to low resolutions and low quality settings. Games that are considerably more playable can be found in the Windows Store under the Casual Games category.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 31.118.115.8fps
Battlefield V (2018) 5.8fps
Apex Legends (2019) 8.8fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 19.2fps
The Division 2 (2019) 5fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 9.7fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 15.2fps
F1 2019 (2019) 12fps

Emissions and energy - Long-lasting and silent

Noise emissions

The ProBook doesn't have a fan or a mechanical drive and therefore operates silently.

Temperature

The HP laptop completes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour) on battery power and plugged-in in the same way. At the beginning of the test, the processor runs shortly at a speed of 1.4 GHz. The speed then drops to 400 MHz and remains at this level. The graphics unit reaches speeds between 350 and 450 MHz. The stress test represents an extreme scenario that does not come up in everyday use. With this test we verify that the system remains stable even under full load.

The device becomes quite hot to some extent. We register temperatures above 50 °C (~122 °F) at two measuring points during the stress test. The device shouldn't be placed on the lap then. The values are in the green area in everyday use.

Max. Load
 35.6 °C
96 F
42.1 °C
108 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
36.4 °C
98 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 29.8 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 42.1 °C = 108 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
51.9 °C
125 F
51.1 °C
124 F
47.7 °C
118 F
44.8 °C
113 F
37.7 °C
100 F
39.5 °C
103 F
36.4 °C
98 F
34 °C
93 F
33.1 °C
92 F
Maximum: 51.9 °C = 125 F
Average: 41.8 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.8 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 23.7 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.3 °C / 96 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 42.1 °C / 108 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 51.9 °C / 125 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.7 °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 31.7 °C / 89.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-2.7 °C / -4.9 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the ProBook are placed in the front edge of the device's bottom side. They produce a slightly tinny sound that's largely lacking in bass. Headphones or external speakers should be used for a better sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.233.934.22533.731.333.73135.932.835.94031.729.931.75032.828.432.86329.82929.88026.225.626.210026.725.426.712526.124.426.116027.423.827.420033.822.733.825041.221.841.231558.720.458.740067.519.467.550069.819.169.863067.918.567.98007418.274100072.617.672.6125067.917.667.9160067.317.267.3200070.517.270.5250071.217.371.2315069.717.469.7400069.917.669.9500071.317.771.3630075.717.875.7800068.517.868.51000065.317.865.3125006817.7681600063.617.863.6SPL82.83082.8N57.11.457.1median 67.9median 17.8median 67.9Delta8.91.48.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook x360 11 G4
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ProBook x360 11 G4 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.67 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy consumption

The convertible's energy requirement oscillates within a normal range for the built-in hardware platform across the entire load range. We measure a maximum energy consumption of 5 watts in idle usage. This value increases to up to 16 watts during the stress test. The power adapter's output is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.37 / 0.48 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.4 / 4.2 / 5 Watt
Load midlight 13.2 / 16 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load caused by accessing websites. The "balanced" profile is activated, the energy-saving functions are turned off, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The ProBook 11 reaches a runtime of 10:41 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
10h 41min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1
N3060, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 42 Wh
772 min ∼29% +20%
HP ProBook x360 11 G4
8100Y, UHD Graphics 615, 48 Wh
641 min ∼24%
Dell Latitude 3189
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 42 Wh
607 min ∼23% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=248)
454 min ∼17% -29%
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Z3A47EA
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 41 Wh
381 min ∼14% -41%
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 118-RN-P6BE
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 48 Wh
347 min ∼13% -46%

Pros

+ IPS display
+ robust case
+ silent operation
+ NVMe SSD
+ good input devices (splash-proof keyboard)
+ good battery life
+ optional stylus
+ power delivery over USB Type-C possible

Cons

- low display brightness
- HD resolution (1366x768)
- glossy display surface
- limited CPU performance
- no keyboard backlighting
- high price tag
- only one year of warranty

Verdict

The HP ProBook X360 11 G4 EE (6UM53EA), provided by HP Germany.
The HP ProBook X360 11 G4 EE (6UM53EA), provided by HP Germany.

With the ProBook x360 11 G4 EE, Hewlett Packard has an 11.6-inch convertible in its range that has been designed primarily for educational institutions. The device has been planned with the appropriate robustness.

The high price tag of about 900 Euros (~$989) makes the ProBook rather uninteresting for private users.

The built-in Core m3 processor offers enough performance for simple office and Internet applications. However, it doesn't reach its full potential, especially in multithread operation, since Turbo can only be used in a very limited way. The passive cooling becomes noticeable here. Thanks to the latter, the ProBook operates silently.

An SSD makes for a fast operating system, and it's possible to swap the SSD. The case would need to be opened for this. The battery life is very good, and one battery charge allows the device to last a day at school or university. This is joined by a good keyboard, which is also suitable for those who do a lot of typing. However, we miss the keyboard backlighting.

The convertible comes with a glossy IPS touchscreen display that offers good contrast, stable viewing angles and decent color reproduction. The brightness is too low. The device's price level demands better in this case. The display (1366x768 pixels) doesn't provide a modern resolution either. But it's enough for the intended usage scope. The touchscreen can be used with the fingers as well as with the separately available HP Active Pen (1FH00AA; about 50 (~$55) to 55 Euros (~$60)).

HP ProBook x360 11 G4 - 09/09/2019 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
80 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
52 / 75 → 70%
Weight
70 / 20-75 → 90%
Battery
89%
Display
77%
Games Performance
22 / 78 → 28%
Application Performance
64 / 85 → 75%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 91 → 68%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
71%
83%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2019-09- 2 (Update: 2019-09- 9)