HP Pavilion x360 13-a000na 13.3-inch Convertible Notebook PC – (Intel Core i3 1.40GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1) Reviews

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  1. Victor says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    HP Pavillion x360 13.3 in convertible notebook: Great idea, but the unit needs a little more ooomph., 29 Aug 2014
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    Victor (Hull, England) –
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    This review is from: HP Pavilion x360 13-a000na 13.3-inch Convertible Notebook PC – (Intel Core i3 1.40GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1) (Personal Computers)
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    The HP Pavillion x360 13.3 in convertible notebook is a nifty idea. Opening the box you get a neat looking notebook computer. The gimmick is that the keyboard can fold right back under the screen to give you a tablet if that is your preferred modus operandi. So two styles of computer for the price of one. Not bad.

    Notebook mode: the touch screen element still works when the keyboard is active. I love this duality, it is so much easier to press an icon with your finger than all that tedious mouse work. The keyboard itself is compact yet effective, the keys have a good positive feel. The mouse is OK, a touch sensitive pad which depresses at the bottom left or right for left or right mouse clicks. The cursor responds pretty well and accurately. I find it a very comfortable board for typing with.

    Tablet mode: at 1.8 kg, it is a little heavy for one handed use. The keyboard and mouse deactivate once the hinge is pushed past 180o, so there is no chance of accidental key presses. The screen orientates itself depending on which way up you are holding it. Laid flat the unit lies on the keyboard, and I can see this getting scruffy very quickly.

    Usability: the computer comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. I find this a clunky and difficult to navigate system, though once I had turned off all the features that I didn’t want it is a little easier. The touchscreen is not the most sensitive, I am comparing this to the Kindle Fire, which seems to respond much faster than this. This is a frustrating problem when using it in tablet mode, as it can be some time between typing a letter and it appearing on the screen (no such problems typing from the physical keyboard) and when playing games it is a definite pain. Also, I think that this suffers from only having 4gb RAM amd 1.3 GHz processor, it is quite slow to switch between operations compared to it’s 8 Gb RAM and 1.7 GHz bigger sister the HP Pavillion 15 notebook.

    This has a Beats Audio system in it. I didn’t really notice any difference in sound between this and any other laptop when played through the native speakers, and when played through decent headphones it was very underwhelming with a lot of the expected bass missing. The programmes used to manage music and video (called Xbox player) are similarly underwhelming, again clunky and difficult to use and limited in their functionality. I downloaded VLC to the computer and use this as my default player instead, as it is way better.

    It sounds a bit whingy, but to be honest all in all this is a decent notebook and an OK tablet. I wouldn’t knock the sound if it hadn’t been promoted as having some special great sound. A more responsive screen and a bit more RAM would improve it no end. 4 stars.

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  2. B. Bello says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great idea but a bit too pricey, 30 Sep 2014
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    This review is from: HP Pavilion x360 13-a000na 13.3-inch Convertible Notebook PC – (Intel Core i3 1.40GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1) (Personal Computers)
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    I was really looking forward to using this notebook, non tablet. Out of the box I was impressed with the quality feel of the HP and in particular thought the hunge design was very well excuited, all in all a greet looking piece of kit that felt substantial.

    I have used it for almost a month, easy to set up and with an inexpensive standalone DVD drive took all the soft ware I wanted to use on this tablet/laptop. I was only really interested in using it as a bit more substantial unit ford word processing and spread sheet work where my iPad is weak. It did all I needed it to do and I really love the toutch screen in use, very tatical and faster for me than a mouse point set in a keyboard. All good. Until I tried it as a tablet. Still performed well but a bit heavy to hold and in an odd way it’s weight causes it to move around a bit in your hand unless you have a very good grip.

    But really a less expensive laptop would have done all I needed. For any media I would still go for my iPad. Still like the HP bt for the money I would find it hard to justify over a sub £300 Toshiba.

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  3. Alan Aldridge says:
    1 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    One Star, 22 Aug 2014
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    Too big, bulky, heavy!

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