///HP EliteBook x360 Review

HP EliteBook x360 Review

Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Good performance
  • Long battery life
  • USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 port and USB 3.0 ports
  • Variety of security options
  • 3-year standard warranty
  • Great keyboard
Cons
  • Dimmer-than-average display
  • Lacks on-board storage for Active Pen
  • A little expensive
  • Uncomfortable heat exhaust port

The HP EliteBook x360 was announced in Las Vegas during CES 2017. The convertible has a 13.3-inch display, running on 8GB of memory, has gained a seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor and uses a 256GB SSD disk for storing files. During CES 2017 in Las Vegas, HP was the ideal opportunity to announce a new EliteBook. At that time, the brand has presented the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2, a convertible for the first time in the beginning of 2017. The device is equipped with a 13.3-inch display. On this page, you will find all the information, features, specifications and prices of the HP EliteBook x360.

HP EliteBook x360 with Key Features

Security LoginInfrared camera and fingerprint scanner
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Display size/resolution13-inch 1920 x 1080 Touch display
Networking802.11ac Bluetooth 4.0
PC CPU2.8GHz Intel Core i7-6600U
PC Memory16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,133MHz
Graphics128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
Storage512GB SSD
Weight1.29 kg

HP EliteBook x360 vs HP Spectre x360


Compare Spectre x360 vs EliteBook x360

 

Operating system

Display

Networking

PC CPU

PC Memory

Graphics

Webcam

Audio

Storage

Ports

Power

Weight

Security Management

HP Spectre x360

$999.99

And up to $1530

Windows 10 Home

15.6" diagonal UHD

2x2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth®

Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor

16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM)

NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX Graphics

Front-facing HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphones

 

Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers

Up to 512 GB

1 Thunderbolt 3 (Data up to 40Gb/s, Power Delivery, Display Port 1.2, HP Sleep and Charge)

1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data up to 5Gb/s, Power Delivery, Display Port 1.2, HP Sleep and Charge)

1 USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1 (HP Sleep and Charge)

1 HDMI

1 Headphone-out/Microphone-in combo jack

 

90W AC adapter • 6-cell 79.2 WHr lithium-ion battery

 

4.42 lb

HP 3D DriveGuard

HP EliteBook x360

$1089

And up to $2499.99

Windows 10 Pro 64

13.3" diagonal FHD UWVA

HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband

Intel® Core™ i5 processor

16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM

Intel® HD Graphics 620

720p HD webcam, IR camera for face authentication with Windows Hello

 

Bang & Olufsen and HP Noise Cancellation let you clearly discuss your work

 

up to 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe TLC SSD

1 USB Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™; 

2 USB 3.1 (1 charging); 

1 HDMI 1.4; 

1 external micro SIM; 

1 AC power connector; 

1 headphone/microphone combo (base)

 

HP Long Life 3-cell, 57 Wh Li-ion - Up to 16 hours and 30 minutes

 

2.82 lb

Infrared camera and fingerprint scanner

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HP EliteBook x360 review on Specifications

Hp Elitebook x360 Review

HP announced its newest convertible in early 2017: the HP EliteBook x360, a device that features a 13.3-inch screen. The display uses a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In the convertible, we find a 57 Wh Lithium Polymer battery, which has to go around sixteen hours without charging it in the meantime. Underneath the hood of this HP, you get an SSD disk with 256GB of storage.

You also hit the seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor, the i5-7200U to be precise. Its clock speed is 2.5GHz. We also find 8GB of working memory. The latest HP EliteBook is also equipped with a 720p webcam.

With the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2, we can also count on the necessary connections. To begin with, we’ll find one USB Type-C port and two USB 3.0 ports.

There is also one HDMI 1.4 connector, an option to place a microSIM card, a microSD card reader and a headset jack. There is also Bang & Olufsen’s audio, there are two stereo speakers and two microphones. The keyboard is backlit.

Design

HP’s continue their unique design with the EliteBook x360, which is lately termed the latest business machine in the market. The aluminum and silver part of the system uses the company Logo that is at the back of the laptop.

By lifting it, will show the 13.3-inch, 1080p touchscreen; and the well-designed keyboard. Because of its 360 degrees hinge, the HP EliteBook x360 can be called a convertible. It ensures that you can fully decide how to use the device.

HP EliteBook x360 Design

Tablet mode, tent mode, theater mode and laptop mode: it’s all with the HP EliteBook x360. The convertible only comes in the color silver on the market, weighs 1.28 kilograms and has the following dimensions: 31.69 x 21.85 x 1.49 centimeters.

 HP EliteBook x360 USB 3.0 port

The sides of the laptop are built with several ports. The right side is a USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack, and a port to insert the card reader. On the left, a microSD card slot is built there, and another USB 3.0 port and the power jack.

Security, Privacy, and Durability

EliteBook x360 is Superb protection with security through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Along with that, the HP Sure View security mode makes everything private.

Security, Privacy, and Durability

HP WorkWise is office intelligence rolled into one smartphone app for security, real-time performance information, and simplified HP printer driver installation.

It has a lot of security options. You can make use of the fingerprint and the camera option.

Display

The EliteBook’s has a good color but the screen happens not to be too bright. The picture is perfect. The EliteBook has more than 100 sRGB color gamut, which happens to be more than the average of the 98%.

HP EliteBook x360 Display

With a brightness of 239 nits, the EliteBook isn’t as bright as other Hp laptops.

Keyboard, Touchpad, and Stylus

HP EliteBook x360 Keyboard, Touchpad, and Stylus

The keyboard in the Elitebook is just so amazing. The keyboard is not shallow. And is very responsive. Apart from the normal keyboard for the shortcut, there is also some special keyboard for business purposes. They also built in a key to answering skype call and other business calls. The 4.3 x 2.6-inch precision touchpad is just perfect.

Audio

HP EliteBook x360 Audio

HP tunes the speaker with a partnership with Olufsen. You will always find the sound up to standard when playing music on the system.  The Bang & Olufsen Audio app allows you to customize the audio.

Battery Life

The Elitebook battery is good and can last you for your business day. This battery can take up to 9 hours before it goes off, and recharge up to 50% battery life in just 30 minutes with an HP fast charging battery.

Webcam

HP EliteBook x360 Webcam

EliteBook’s 720p is built with a webcam that can snap a very sharp image that will wow you. The picture you get is very sharp, this is rare in the webcam for laptops. With that IR camera Integrated for face authentication with Windows Hello.

Software

The EliteBook has some software suite preinstalled, with a few HP apps and some bloatware and operating system of Windows 10. HP JumpStart allows you to easily register your laptop and download the free software. The Windows 10 bloat includes has Facebook, Candy Crush, Soda Saga and Twitter. Warranties for the EliteBook can be one or three years, but it’s largely determined by the configuration of the laptop you go for.

Price and availability

The EliteBook x360 was priced at $1,910 and with a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7600U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD and a 1080p display. The HP EliteBook x360 has been around since January 2017.

Final Thought

The HP EliteBook x360 has received the commendation from most users now to be a business laptop. The design is so excellent with a keyboard to type as you go, and battery life that can take you through the business day. If you want a brighter system, you can consider going for the HP spectra, but it does not have an SD space. But if you need a complete business laptop, Elitebook has all it takes to deliver all that to you.

Have you used the convertible? Then let us know your personal review or opinion. You can leave your comment in the box below.

Katie Quen

I have graduated in information technology and have worked for a long time working for computer trading companies, peripherals, digital products, and phones. With many years experience in this field. I am confident that I can fully evaluate information about the IT products and services available on the market and provide you with useful tips.

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