The new HP Pavilion x360 Convertible with touchscreen and Windows 10 have been launched as a Signature Edition during the sales around the end of Black Friday weekend and start of the Cyber Monday week, on sale for a price of $479 for a few days:
Computer brands really ought to be more original with the names of their computers sometimes, since it can be difficult for consumers to navigate in the jungle of new devices all the time, especially when a new computer has what appears to be the same name as its predecessor.
But this is the new HP Pavilion x360 Convertible, with the newest and recently launched 7th generation 2.5 GHz – 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor “Kaby Lake” and Intel HD 620 GPU, along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a whopping 1TB of HDD storage.
This is a 360 degree fully revolving laptop, so you can fold it entirely both ways, set it up in tent mode, and you can swipe, pinch, and touch the touchscreen as you would on a tablet, only on a large 15.6-inch screen with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display.
It has a 8-9 hour battery life, so let’s say 8 hours from the 48 Wh Li-ion battery, with fast charge support where 90% of the battery charges in 1 1/2 hours.
Internet connectivity is supported across all 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands, and Bluetooth 4.2 (HP tells me the Bluetooth 4.0 specified in Microsoft Store is erroneous). It has a regular RJ-45 LAN jack too of course, with complete 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN speed support.
Ports include two USB 3.1 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a HDMI port. Sensors includes accelerometer, gyroscope and eCompass on this Windows 10 convertible laptop.
It even has Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, and HP’s new Wide Vision TrueVision HD camera.
The new HP Pavilion x360 Convertible have a modern finish without trying too hard, so it looks very appealing. It may not be as radical as the sexy looking smaller HP Spectre, but as a convertible, it offers more in way of practicality. And that matters a lot in a laptop.
There are still two more Windows 10 Kaby Lake laptops on sale in the same price range for a little while more, but not as a convertible.
– Tom Bowen