Purchasers on a strict budget for a contemporary laptop have another fascinating preference to choose from. The brand new Pavilion x360 14 is a mid-range laptop with premium components and a flexible case. Bringing to its users a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, upgraded display selections from the past model, and an adequately lightweight chassis, the Pavilion x360 14 is making its case as one of the best laptops under $500 or with different configuration options under $1,000 around. So if you don’t need the potential or portability granted by HP’s own Spectre x360 (one of the best 2-in-1 laptops today in the market) or more expensive options like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop, then this Pavilion x360 14 would be the right choice.
HP PAVILION 14M-DW0023DX SPECIFICATIONS:
|Intel 10th Generation Core i7 10510U @ 1.8Ghz|
M.2 NVMe 256GB SSD
No. of USB 3.0 Type A Ports
No. of HDMI Outputs
|8GB DDR4 RAM @3200Mhz.|
|Intel UHD Graphics (Integrated)|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit|
|BATTERY||3-Cells lithium-ion battery|
1920 X 1080 FHD.
|MANUFACTURER WARRANTY||1 Years|
|SIZE||8.7 in x 12.8 in x 0.7 in ; D x W x H|
HP PAVILION 14M-DW0023DX REVIEW
The Pavilion x360 14 is a rationally lightweight and slim laptop available in metal and plastic preferences. On the lower config, the silver model has a smoothed pattern on the deck and a monochrome lid.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
The size of the laptop is 12.8 inches wide, 8.7 inches in-depth, and 0.7 inches in height. And the weight of the laptop is 3.55 pounds.
There are two HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1 configuration. The base config comes with a 14-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel screen with a maximum brightness of 220 nits. I will suggest users upgrading to the 1080p option with 250 nits of brightness, which is better. Both models are touch screen displays because the Pavilion x360, as the name implies, is a 2-in-1 system. Thin bezels surround the 14-inch touch screen system, which offers full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The IPS technology brings wider viewing angles and decent contrast. Fine details are pleasantly sharp, and the brightness is adequate. Still, the display gives off a hazy economy-model vibe nevertheless. It’s better than the worst screen out there in the market, but it’s average rather than outstanding.
The keyboard deck on the expensive gold version is made for more excellent durability and a more superior look and feel. The keyboard is backlit and has the full keyboard layout with Numpad; the Escape button and Delete button are smaller than usual, but others are sized and separated attractively. The feel on typing is kind of snappy and shallow, having proper tactile feedback and a quiet clicking sound.
Audio from the Band and Olufsen speakers isn’t as loud as I expected, and it is also not bad or feels cheap. It has reasonable bass levels. The B&O Audio software offers different preset for your sound needs, which is better to get the best out of the speakers.
The base configuration is armed with the Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 128GB SATA M.2 SSD. The Ice Lake processor type, joined with a proper amount of RAM, should provide an adequate amount of performance for basic tasks, like web surfing and video streaming. To handle a bit more heavy-duty, then go for the top model, which comes with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
It comes with 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The drive is not as fast as most SSD’s on some premium laptops, But I would place this on the medium scale because it’s quite decent for the price.
Port selection on the Pavilion x360 14 is substantial. You’ll get one USB Type-C input, two USB Type-A inputs, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and headphone/mic jack.
it’s dual-channeled slots with 8 DDR4-3200Mhz SDRAM, which can be expandible to 16GB.
HP ranks the Pavilion x360 14’s battery life at 13 hours. That’d be an outstanding outcome if it holds up to what they say it is.
I am a bit worried about the display options (250 nits isn’t very bright). Still, the Core i3/Core i5 CPUs should deliver excellent performance, and 13 hours of rated battery life has our attention. The Pavilion x360 14 is also thinner and lighter than many other mid-range laptops, especially 2-in-1 devices. Overall this can be placed above the average category, but the battery performance is a real deal-breaker.