The HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron got the same redesigned treatment just like the Envy and Specter line of notebooks. This model has 11.2 inch touch screen which features an Intel Celeron N3050, 4 gigabytes of RAM and a 500 gigabyte drive. One can also custom configure these models with more RAM and storage. Keep in mind there’s also a high-end version that features the Intel Core M and 128 gigabyte SSD drive.
The HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron features an all-new design that kind of mimics the HP Spectre X360. This new design is very slick and stylish and it looks stunning. The weight comes in at 3.21 pounds and thichness of 0.89 inches. You have three color choices to choose from either minty green, red or natural silver.
The interior has a dark grey plastic finish and the palm rest that looks great and you’re also getting a dark grey keyboard and a buttonless trackpad. These are new nice designs and the build quality has also taken a step in the right direction, For example there’s very little keyboard flex and the hinge feels pretty durable compared to other 2 + 1 laptops on the market. Overall the build quality just feels solid. HP really stepped up their game on notebooks for 2015.
For the ports, on the left side of the HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron is a power button, Kensington lock, USB 2, sd card, air vent, volume down and up button and the hard disk status indicator. A nice feature of this SD card reader is it’s almost flush mounted when you insert an SD card. On the right side it got a headset microphone jack combo, home button for your tablet mode, 2 USB 3.0, full size HDMI, gigabit ethernet port, power status indicator and the AC charging port.
HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron got many modes you can perform. The first is the laptop mode followed by the stand mode. This mode is useful for touch based games or just laying down on bed watching a movie. Another mode is the tent mode. This mode is being useful for working on presentations or even working on a recipe in the kitchen and last but not least is the tablet mode. This mode is pretty comfortable with the exception of the weight especially at 3.21 pounds. However in terms of handling it, it felt pretty good.
The HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron features an 11.6 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 texts and images are fairly sharp. This resolution is acceptable for an 11.6 inch laptop. For the display performance, it’s a little less than average. The color gamut report from a Spider 4 Pro report a 64% of srgb and 48% of Adobe RGB out-of-the-box.
Its calibration is also a bit off and more of a cold blue tent once calibrated. However it is much more soothing to the eye. Side-to-side viewing angles are adequate. However when tilting the display, the viewing angles are very poor. This is just one of those panels that you have to tilt just right to get a good picture. Another knock on this panel is the glossy display which is like a mirror and one has to just avoid bright lighting. Windows touchscreen performance is quick and responsive. Scrolling and multi-touch gestures are so smooth, you can almost call it butter keyboard.
Performance is surprisingly very good. The key travel and tactile feedback feels great and the new synaptics trackpad is pretty solid tracking and multi-touch gestures are responsive for the most part. There is a little bit of lag here and there especially when using two finger scrolling compared to the HP stream 11.
HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron is powered by an intel celeron N3050 with the base clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz with turbo up to 2.1 6 gigahertz. Basic productivity apps run fine without any hiccups. However if you try to push the CPU with some 1080p video editing and high-end 3D software and you’ll see the CPU start to come to a crawl. For most users that just need a laptop for basic computing tasks and light duty 3D software, then the base model will be fine.
HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron features a 2 cell 32 watt hour battery pack. Battery life is pretty good for laptop of this size giving around 4 to 5 hours out of a full charge with screen brightness set at around 50% and that’s with basic productivity apps like web browsing, word processing and makes video streaming services like YouTube and Netflix. The base 500 gigabyte Drive offers nice performance for most users. It has 99 megabytes a second for the read speed and 101 megabytes a second for the write speeds.
This laptop features two bottom facing speakers that are designed by Bang & Olufsen. They are loud and the sound quality is actually pretty good. The power efficient intel celeron N3050 offers enough juice to get your basic productivity apps run and you can even run some light duty games like Minecraft once you install. Optical trackpad and Bang & Olufsen speakers offer a great multimedia experience. Combine that with the four multiple modes and the sleek and stylish new design, this notebook just gets even better.
Key Features for the HP Pavilion 11 X360 Celeron
11.2 Inch Touch Display
Intel Celeron 2.1 GHz Processor
Intel HD Graphics
500 GB Hybrid Hard Disk
4 GB RAM DDR3
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