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Last Updated on March 29, 2020
The HP Pavilion x2 is a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop that will exceed your expectations in some ways and deceive you in others.. The tablet end is much heavier and thicker than the keyboard part. The Pavilion is susceptible to tipping backwards due to its unbalanced frame when you hold the tablet on your lap.
The system is however a lot safer on a desk because the 10-inch hybrid rears up on the rounded back. With the development of the Pavillion x2, all the weight of the components and screen is better distributed when increasing the center of gravity of the HP convertible. This is a clever design that supports the keyboard with a slight ergonomic angle and absorbs the force of your fingers to hit the keys similar to the keyboard on Surface Pro 4. The keyboard is a little small, but with these miniature notebooks, this is the usual trade-off. Although the keyboard almost stretches over the entire width of the laptop and offers a reasonable 1.3 mm distance, each key’s surface is reduced considerably. Some users that don’t have fine hands end up sprinkling with each keystroke in typos and extra characters.
Likewise, the pad is surprisingly large, taking up all the space left underneath the keyboard, but it is not pleasant to use. If you like to push the mouse, the plastic touchpad does more than work, but it does a terrible job of capturing multi-touch commands. Double-finger scrolling feels particularly flimsy, so webpages shift strangely as I move my finger over the paper. Because it is such a small device, Pavilion x2 has powerful speakers on the side of the 10.1 “tablet. The tweeters, tuned by Bang & Olufsen, can easily project a track through a room and produce complete sound without any uncommon distortions.
Display and Audio
Sadly, with a resolution limited to 1,280x 800, the display is somewhat less spectacular so Netflix streams and other high resolution content are somewhat fluffy. Nevertheless, this system just costs 300 bones again and the HP display panel chosen for this machine has good color and big viewing corners. The Pavilion x2, despite being such a small unit, features powerful speakers on the sides of the 10.1-inch screen of the laptop.
However, this device is inexpensive and the HP display panel chosen for this machine has good color and wide viewing angles. In addition, the screen is firmly attached to the keyboard base with strong magnets. The link is so powerful that you can shake this machine with the screen sticking down without worrying that this device will collapse and crash. The HP Pavilion x2 is not your gaming machine and is neither sufficiently powerful to edit images. Nonetheless, it is excellent to be a nice little web browse companion for accessing streaming media–although the sub-HD screen does not give it the highest quality.
Performance and battery life
The Pavilion x2 uses an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor that includes Intel HD graphics and 2 GB of memory. This is enough for simple daily computational tasks as evidenced by the system’s average PCMark 8 work conventional test score of 1478 points. This is ahead of the Mix 2 (1.392) inch Lenovo, but behind the 4 GB memory Asus T100HA (1.698).
The Pavilion X2 could not run the Adobe Photoshop CS6 test due to its 2 GB system memory. The HP Pavilion x2 is a good option for you to look for a low-cost, detachable hybrid tablet, especially if you want to use it unplugged most of the day. It’s better overall and has better balance when held on your lap than we tested other detachable-hybrid tablets. Nevertheless, thanks to its extra port and bigger system memory, the Asus Transformer Book T100HA continues to be the editor’s pick for budget detachable-hybrid tablets.
The longer battery life from this 10-inch hybrid laptop is even more impressive. Because there is so little space, a lot of technology is available on Pavilion x2. You’ll want to quickly remove McAfee Central, Candy Crush, WildTangent Games, TripAdvisor, as well as an HP suite of cloud-based apps from your long list of bundled devices. Apart from the HP Support Assistant and digital manual, you want to uninstall everything else to squeeze every megabyte from this system.
Should you buy the HP Pavilion x2 Detachable 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet?
This inexpensive2-in-1 isn’t great, but it’s a good package for the size. With its punchy speakers, the HP Pavilion x2 alone is stronger than the Acer Switch 10 E and the Asus Transformer Book TP200SA. Its efficiency is among the best that we saw in the2-in-1 budget laptop.
Sadly, the device’s laptop end has its share of ergonomic issues. But there aren’t many better ways to spend such a small amount of money on a Windows 10 machine if you can grit your teeth and deal with the downside.