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HP x2 210 G1 Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 07/12/2016

Long-lasting. This 10.1-inch HP convertible is available for around 400 Euros (~$445). The manufacturer provides an Intel Cherry Trail processor and long battery life. A Type-C USB interface is also included.

For the original German review, see here.

The HP x2 210 G1 is a 10.1-inch Windows convertible. We have previously tested its sister model Pavilion x2 10, which has the same build and uses a Bay Trail CPU. Our test model uses an Atom processor of the Cherry Trail generation. The competition for our test model includes the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY, the Acer Aspire Switch 10V and the Toshiba Satellite Click 10.

As the HP x2 210 G1 and the Pavilion x2 10 have the same build, we will not repeat the details of the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. This information can be found in the review of the Pavilion x2 10.

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HP x2 210 G1
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Core: 200-500 MHz, Single-Channel, 10.18.15.4263
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Single-Channel, soldered memory
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 149 PPI, capacitive, AU Optronics, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, , 43 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Hall-Effect, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.84 x 264 x 182 ( = 0.78 x 10.39 x 7.17 in)
Battery
33 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 136 g ( = 4.8 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
449 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The test model has not changed much from the Pavilion x2 10. HP uses a silver-grey case for the x2 210. On the inside, the laptop runs a Cherry Trail processor. The case trades the Type-A USB 2.0 port of the sister model in favor of a USB 3.0 port. Both models have a Type-C USB port which works with the USB 2.0 standard. It also serves as the connector for the power adapter.

Size Comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 180 mm / 7.09 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs264 mm / 10.4 inch 182 mm / 7.17 inch 19.84 mm / 0.781 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs258.8 mm / 10.2 inch 178 mm / 7.01 inch 21.55 mm / 0.848 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs257 mm / 10.1 inch 172 mm / 6.77 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 1.2 kg2.59 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
maximum SDCardreader Maximum Transfer Rate
average SDCardreader Average Transfer Rate
1280x800 Lightsmark - 1280x800
1280x800 Lightsmark - 1280x800
1280x720 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720
1280x768 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768
1366x768 3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768
1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 High
1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 Med
1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 Low
1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 High
1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 Med
1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 Low
Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
80 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
71 MBit/s ∼100%

Display

HP has given the x2 210 G1 a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. It offers a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The brightness (294.6 cd/m²) and the contrast (1490:1) are good. We would have liked to see higher brightness as this device is designed for use in various scenarios, including outdoor use, and thus should be bright enough for the user to read the screen comfortably. Unfortunately, with brightness levels of below 60%, the device suffers from PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) flickers at a frequency of 50 Hertz, which can cause headaches for users with eye problems.

300
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 313 cd/m² Average: 294.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 256 cd/m²
Contrast: 1490:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.79 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.78 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
63% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 41% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
HP x2 210 G1
IPS, 1280x800
HP Pavilion x2 10-n013dx
IPS, 1280x800
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
IPS, 1280x800
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
IPS, 1920x1200
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
IPS, 1920x1200
Microsoft Surface 3
IPS, 1920x1280
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
IPS, 1920x1200
Response Times
1%
11%
395%
13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (21, 22)
30 (20, 10)
30%
37 (12, 25)
14%
92 (42, 50, hills)
-114%
30 (14, 16)
30%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (10, 15)
32 (16, 16)
-28%
23 (7, 16)
8%
114 (85, 29, hills)
-356%
26 (7, 19)
-4%
PWM Frequency
50 (60)
50 (50)
0%
877 (75)
1654%
Screen
-7%
-8%
11%
-8%
21%
3%
Brightness middle
313
316.1
1%
234
-25%
451
44%
308
-2%
399
27%
365
17%
Brightness
295
294
0%
227
-23%
440
49%
288
-2%
380
29%
348
18%
Brightness Distribution
84
85
1%
93
11%
85
1%
87
4%
90
7%
91
8%
Black Level *
0.21
0.327
-56%
0.19
10%
0.48
-129%
0.43
-105%
0.49
-133%
0.24
-14%
Contrast
1490
967
-35%
1232
-17%
940
-37%
716
-52%
814
-45%
1521
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.79
6.18
9%
8.65
-27%
3.03
55%
4.68
31%
1.66
76%
8.31
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.11
14.35
-2%
6.45
54%
3.24
77%
16.47
-17%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.78
5.51
19%
9.86
-45%
1.74
74%
3.4
50%
2.75
59%
3.39
50%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.01 109%
2.87 77%
2.37 93%
2.72 81%
2.22 99%
1.96 112%
CCT
6708 97%
6510 100%
9884 66%
6568 99%
6803 96%
6358 102%
6451 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
40
-2%
49
20%
43
5%
40
-2%
64.4
57%
38
-7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
64
2%
77
22%
59
-6%
64
2%
98.8
57%
60
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -7%
-4% / -6%
11% / 11%
194% / 92%
21% / 21%
8% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Out of the box, the display has a DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 6.79, which is far greater than the ideal range of DeltaE less than 3. The display does not have a blue tinge.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grey Levels
CalMAN - Grey Levels
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Color Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 15 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. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 22 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. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

HP has included an IPS panel in their convertible, which allows the reader to comfortably read the screen from all viewing angles. On the other hand, the device is less convenient to use outdoors: the panel is reflective and the brightness drops during battery use.

The HP x2 210 G1 outdoors (cloudy)
The HP x2 210 G1 outdoors (cloudy)

Performance

HP delivers a 10.1-inch convertible which is suitable for simple office and Internet use. Our test model is priced at 400 Euros (~$445) and various configurations of this model are available online. The possible options are expanded further by the Pavilion x2 10 series, which has a similar build.

Processor

The HP x2 210 G1 runs on an Intel Atom x5 Z8300 (Cherry Trail) quad-core CPU. The performance is enough for simple office and Internet use. The low TDP value (smaller than 4 W) allows the SoC to be passively cooled. The CPU runs at a base clock speed of 1.44 GHz. Turbo allows the speed to be boosted up to 1.84 GHz. In the Multithread tests, the CPU performed at 1.6 GHz and in the single thread tests the processor runs at speeds between 1.4 and 1.84 GHz. The CPU performs exactly the same when using battery.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
855
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2135
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1823
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
26 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
93 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
8.92 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
38 Points ∼17% +46%
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
35 Points ∼16% +35%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
27 Points ∼12% +4%
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
27 Points ∼12% +4%
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
26 Points ∼12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
134 Points ∼3% +44%
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
118 Points ∼3% +27%
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
96 Points ∼2% +3%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
94 Points ∼2% +1%
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
93 Points ∼2%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
55.009 Points ∼16% +25%
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44.024 Points ∼13%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39.9 Points ∼11% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
38.188 Points ∼11% -13%
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
33.52 Points ∼10% -24%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and we did not encounter any issues. PC Mark benchmarks confirm our assessment of the SoC performance. It is not possible to increase the overall performance.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1391 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1391 Points ∼23%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1094 Points ∼18% -21%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1294 Points ∼21% -7%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1677 Points ∼28% +21%
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1494 Points ∼25% +7%

Storage Device

The storage device is an eMMC module with a capacity of 64 GB. Owners will have around 43 GB available for use. The transfer rates of the storage device are quite normal for eMMC memory and the total storage space available can be increased with a MicroSD card.

64 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 134.1 MB/s
Sequential Write: 66.09 MB/s
512K Read: 112.9 MB/s
512K Write: 57.69 MB/s
4K Read: 15.79 MB/s
4K Write: 10.06 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 35.31 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 11.84 MB/s
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
HP Pavilion x2 10-n013dx
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
1%
2%
17%
-15%
-10%
-23%
Write 4k QD32
11.84
12.85
9%
12.06
2%
17.38
47%
14.46
22%
11.2
-5%
12.24
3%
Read 4k QD32
35.31
34.34
-3%
47.77
35%
33.39
-5%
20.93
-41%
27.94
-21%
28.2
-20%
Write 4k
10.06
10.69
6%
12.1
20%
13.85
38%
11.54
15%
9.52
-5%
8.278
-18%
Read 4k
15.79
15.2
-4%
14.73
-7%
17.26
9%
13.25
-16%
12.64
-20%
7.312
-54%
Write 512
57.69
67.21
17%
53.36
-8%
26.35
-54%
30.47
-47%
39.9
-31%
42.62
-26%
Read 512
112.9
107.5
-5%
109.3
-3%
149.9
33%
97.35
-14%
133.7
18%
78.33
-31%
Write Seq
66.09
64.11
-3%
56.23
-15%
94.91
44%
43.99
-33%
47.99
-27%
58.69
-11%
Read Seq
134.1
120.5
-10%
118.7
-11%
167
25%
128.6
-4%
149.3
11%
100.4
-25%

Graphics Card

The laptop has a Cherry Trail Intel HD Graphics IGP on-board. It supports DirectX 12 and operates at speeds of up to 500 MHz. The results of the 3D Mark benchmarks show that the IGP performs at a decent level. In comparison to the Bay Trail predecessors, the performance has increased significantly due to the improved architecture of the Cherry Trail IGPs.

3DMark 11 Performance
333 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
18452 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1059 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
562 Points ∼2% +69%
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8500, 128 GB eMMC Flash
464 Points ∼1% +39%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
384 Points ∼1% +15%
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
343 Points ∼1% +3%
HP x2 210 G1
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 64 GB eMMC Flash
333 Points ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
211 Points ∼1% -37%
HP Pavilion x2 10-n013dx
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3736F
210 Points ∼1% -37%

Gaming Performance

The hardware is strong enough to run casual games, such as the ones found in the Windows Store. Modern games, such as “Doom” or “Hitman”, will not run on the convertible. 

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 99.7 24.4 fps

Emissions & Energy

Temperatures

The x2 210 G1 in the stress test.
The x2 210 G1 in the stress test.

Whether on battery or plugged in, the convertible performed at the same levels during the stress test. For this test, Prime95 and FurMark run simultaneously for at least an hour. At the start of the test, the CPU and GPU operate at 1.4 GHz and 400 MHz respectively. As the test goes on, the speeds drop slowly. After about an hour, the speeds fall to 600 - 700 MHz (CPU) and 300 MHz (GPU). Thankfully, the device does not get too hot during the stress test: only two measurement points crossed the 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit) mark.

Max. Load
 26 °C
79 F
31 °C
88 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
 26.7 °C
80 F
32.6 °C
91 F
42.6 °C
109 F
 
 29.4 °C
85 F
34.4 °C
94 F
43.6 °C
110 F
 
Maximum: 43.6 °C = 110 F
Average: 33.7 °C = 93 F
39 °C
102 F
31.8 °C
89 F
27.6 °C
82 F
38.3 °C
101 F
32.4 °C
90 F
28.1 °C
83 F
39.4 °C
103 F
33.1 °C
92 F
27.4 °C
81 F
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.5 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.7 °C / 93 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 43.6 °C / 110 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 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(-) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 43.6 °C / 110.5 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-14.7 °C / -26.5 F).
Temperature Emissions Front (Load)
Temperature Emissions Front (Load)
Temperature Emissions Back (Load)
Temperature Emissions Back (Load)
Temperature Emissions Front (Idle)
Temperature Emissions Front (Idle)
Temperature Emissions Back (Idle)
Temperature Emissions Back (Idle)

Speakers

Pink Noise Characteristics.
Pink Noise Characteristics.

The two speakers are placed on the sides of the screen. They produce decent sound, but we recommend the use of external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2050.445.343.741.150.42540.342.144.836.540.33137.738.141.435.737.74040.340.541.833.140.350424141.935.4426347.244.545.23547.28038.240.142.830.838.21003841.143.531.63812536.240.244.628.536.21603741.34628.23720039.442.44727.839.425039.645.550.125.639.631545.950.855.725.845.940049.754.659.523.849.750050.156.460.323.250.163056.461.766.622.756.48005762.366.821.957100060.165.669.621.360.11250606670.320.960160056.161.966.420.356.1200055.361.465.62055.3250053.159.263.219.553.131505258.361.919.85240004652.156.619.74650004752.957.419.747630049.355.459.619.549.3800047.353.257.319.447.31000045.351.355.419.245.31250038.14448.11938.11600035.541.245.919.135.5SPL66.872.676.83366.8N20.128.837.4220.1median 47.3median 53.2median 57.4median 20.9median 47.3Delta8.18.48.62.58.138.434.733.338.435.135.231.135.134.235.134.234.230.931.330.230.930.930.731.430.930.231.43230.23436.640.83442.949.152.242.952.655.858.652.652.957.560.652.9495458.14957.861.865.857.862.167.170.162.16268.271.36258.263.667.558.258.263.567.758.270.375.578.970.363.568.672.563.556.261.665.556.254.459.763.754.460.165.369.460.16065.469.26052.557.961.852.549.354.658.549.349.454.958.949.451.757.261.251.752.157.461.452.148.453.757.848.44550.454.54543.248.853.143.272.377.681.272.326.636.846.226.6median 52.9median 57.9median 61.8median 52.94.75.34.74.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP x2 210 G1Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV

Power Consumption

While idling, the convertible requires too much power: a maximum idle consumption of 9.3 W. During the stress test, the consumption rises to 12.8 W. The power adapter offers 16 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight / 4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.8 / 8.8 / 9.3 Watt
Load midlight 13.1 / 12.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In the practical WLAN test, we test the run time of the device while we load various websites. The power profile is set to "Balanced" and the power saving features are turned off. The brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The x2 210 G1 reaches a run time of 9:10 h - very good. The test model lasts 90 minutes longer than its Bay Trail sister model.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
9h 10min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
HP x2 210 G1
Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 33 Wh
550 min ∼122%
HP Pavilion x2 10-n013dx
Intel Atom Z3736F, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 33 Wh
460 min ∼102%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY
Intel Atom Z3735F, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 26 Wh
407 min ∼90%
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742
Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 29 Wh
382 min ∼85%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 46 Wh
662 min ∼147%
Microsoft Surface 3
Intel Atom x7-Z8700, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 28 Wh
437 min ∼97%
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
Intel Atom x5-Z8500, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 32 Wh
451 min ∼100%
WiFi
Microsoft Surface 3
Intel Atom x7-Z8700, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 28 Wh
425 min ∼100%

Pros

+ IPS screen
+ Silent
+ Long-lasting
+ Type-C USB

Cons

- One year warranty

Verdict

In review: HP x2 210 G1. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: HP x2 210 G1. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

HP delivers a 10.1-inch Windows convertible. The x2 210 G1 offers sufficient performance for internet and office use thanks to its Intel Atom SoC. The device operates silently and barely heats up. It offers a lot of storage space (64 GB) and the keyboard is decent. However, users will need a bit of time to get used to the size of the keys. Big hands will find this keyboard a little awkward to use. The IPS screen is bright, especially when the convertible is plugged in. During battery use, the brightness levels drop. The battery life is very good, but the manufacturer offers only 1 year of warranty.

The HP x2 210 G1 is a well-rounded Windows convertible.

The device costs about 400 Euros (~$445). Simple 11.6 netbooks are available for far less money and will be more useful as portable, typing devices. However, if you are interested in the HP convertible, you should also take a look at the Pavilion x2 10 series, which has the same build. The latter has models available for prices around 300 Euros (~$333). However, the buyer will have to live with around 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB eMMC storage space.

HP x2 210 G1 - 07/07/2016 v5.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
63 / 98 → 64%
Keyboard
73%
Pointing Device
69%
Connectivity
41 / 80 → 51%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 88%
Battery
92%
Display
80%
Games Performance
45 / 68 → 66%
Application Performance
40 / 87 → 46%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
66%
79%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-07-12 (Update: 2018-05-15)