HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 (dy0061TU) Review – Maybe we will think carefully when someone recommends a laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor at a price of $ 700. Because usually, laptops with these specifications may be found at a lower price. But for this laptop, namely the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 (dy0061TU), it looks like we have to see a more complete review before judging.
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 is a convertible laptop with a slim body, which is intended for basic daily activities, both for work and study activities for students.
Although it carries a Core i3 processor, the specifications of the processor look different from the Core i3 11th Gen that we usually encounter. You could say the processor for this laptop is very unique!
Curious about its capabilities, and what is offered on this convertible laptop? Check out the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 review below.
HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 Design
In form factor, the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 is certainly a Convertible laptop with four usage modes. Among them are Laptop Mode, Reverse Mode, Tent Mode and Tablet Mode. This laptop has also adopted the shape and curve of the latest generation Pavilion Laptop body which inherits the Premium design from the Envy series.
There are several differences compared to its predecessor. The speaker position is moved from the top side of the keyboard to the bottom side of the laptop. This design makes the keyboard position closer to the hinge components which automatically makes the Palmrest and Touchpad area wider.
The overall design looks clean and minimalist but still looks elegant thanks to the HP logo with a Chrome-finish background on the back of the screen. There is also the Pavilion logo that decorates the hinges.
The materials used are aluminum and recycled plastic so that they are environmentally friendly. The color for the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 that we are reviewing is Warm Gold, in addition to the other available colors, namely Natural Silver. The dimensions are 32.2 cm long, 20.9 cm wide, and 2.06 cm thick. The thickness is quite reasonable for a Convertible Laptop.
In terms of weight, the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 laptop weighs 1.13 kg, plus a charger adapter of 170 grams. So that the total load carried by the user is only 1.3 Kg. It’s quite light, especially for a convertible laptop, with a weight that is still under 1.5 kg.
Turning to the display, the HP Pavilion x360 has a 14-inch touchscreen display, with an IPS panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and has a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Its color coverage is 45% NTSC with a brightness level of 250 nits.
Glossy screen surface with Edge-to-edge glass, i.e. the entire surface is covered with glass, including the screen frame. The surface of the screen does reflect a little shadow but it makes the colors on the laptop screen look brighter.
In addition to that, the bezel carries a Micro-edge Display design, namely with the thinnest right-left screen frames, approximately 7 mm. While the bottom frame has been made thinner than its predecessor. The top frame is still a bit thick because there is a 720p 30fps camera.
For touchscreen operations, an HP Rechargeable MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen is provided in the sales package which will facilitate activities such as taking notes or drawing. Stylus Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol 2.0, features Palm Rejection and uses a rechargeable battery.
The stylus is equipped with a USB Type-C connector for recharging the battery, which is claimed to have a lifespan of up to 30 days. There is a light indicator at the top end of the Stylus that shows the charging and battery status. The stylus can be carried with a laptop by attaching it to the side of the body
For the audio, there are 2 Stereo Speakers located at the bottom right and left of the laptop. There is B&O Audio software for changing audio presets. The sound quality was quite jarring. Not the loudest, but definitely quite full.
As for Connectors, there are:
- 1x HDMI 2.0
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gbps)
- Supports display output using the DisplayPort 1.4 . protocol
- Support USB Power Delivery
- Supports the HP Sleep and Charge feature – charges other devices when the laptop is in Sleep
- 1x Audio Jack Combo 3.5mm
- 1x Micro SD Card Reader
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
- 1x DC-IN
The keyboard uses a Chiclet design with a typical HP Pavilion layout. The right side has the pgup/page down home/end navigation buttons and the up and down arrow keys are half the size of the other buttons.
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 power button is integrated with the keyboard layout, but users don’t have to worry about being pressured, because it’s not in the top right corner. The top right corner remains the delete button. Even if depressed, do not immediately turn off the laptop forcibly. There is a white backlit with 2 brightness levels that can be adjusted using the F4 key.
The touchpad now comes with a much larger size than the previous generation pavilion x360. Tracking and moving the cursor is much more convenient. For its position Located slightly wider to the right of the space-bar, and there is no right and left click. The touchpad supports Windows Precision Driver.
For security features, there is a fingerprint sensor that supports the Windows Hello feature. Users can of course login to Windows without typing a password and PIN. The fingerprint position is located under the arrow keys on the keyboard.
HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 Specification
At the beginning we mentioned above, that this device has very unique specifications. For the Intel Core i3 processor used is different from the usual one. Usually, Core i3 processors only have 2-Core/4-Threads, but the 11th Gen Intel Core i3 Processors here use a 4-Core/8-Thread configuration.
The number of Cores and Threads like this should be on a Core i7 or Core i5. In addition, the processor has a TDP Range of 12-28W with a Base Frequency of 2 GHz and a Max Turbo Frequency of 3.7 GHz, as well as 8 MB Intel Smart Cache.
This processor also brings IGP Intel UHD Graphics for image processing. Although the name is Intel UHD Graphics, it still uses a GPU architecture such as IGP Intel Iris Xe Graphics. Because this IGP comes with a G4 configuration, it has 48 Execution Units (EU).
On the memory side, this device uses 8 GB DDR4-3200, and is Dual Channel. The RAM installed in the two SO-DIMM slots is 4GB each.
Of course, users can upgrade if needed, but we ourselves have not received information on the support for the maximum capacity of RAM on this laptop. But theoretically, Intel Core i3 1125G4 supports RAM capacity up to 64 GB.
As for the storage, it uses a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. But unfortunately Cannot add a second Storage either M.2 or SATA. But the capacity offered itself is quite large, and users can use external storage if needed.
Connectivity using Intel WiFI AX201 module, with WiFi 6/WiFi AX standard supporting MU-MIMO and Gigabit Wi-Fi. And supports the latest version of Bluetooth connectivity, namely v5.2.
Performance Consistency – Cinebench R15 20x Loop
Burst Performance Score Intel Core i3-1125G4 is able to reach 764 points. This high score can be achieved thanks to the number of Cores and Threads which are twice as many as the previous Intel Core i3 processors.
Scores like that are usually only able to be achieved by Intel Core i7/Core i5 processors with 4-Core/8-Thread. The score seems to be stable in the range of 600-610 points. Sustain Performance similar to a 10th Gen Core i5.
Battery mode Performance Consistency
In battery mode, the processor is capable of bursting at the start up to a score of 686. Sustain performance is very good, in the range of 600-610 points – almost no difference when compared to the connected condition.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021
4K Render Test
- Source Video – 4K 60 fps | Duration 2 minutes 7 seconds
- Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (OpenCL)
- Result: 16 minutes 47 seconds
Full HD Render Test
- Source Video – 1080p 60 fps | Duration 2 minutes 7 seconds
- Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (OpenCL)
- Result: 9 minutes 11 seconds
3DMark Fire Strike – Graphic Score
Intel UHD Graphics 48 EU (Core i3-1125G4) – 2651 points
- CSGO – 1080p Low
- Dota 2 – 720p Fastest
- GTA V – 720p Low
- PES 2021 – 720p Low
Stable at 60 fps
- Resident Evil 3 Remake – 720p Low | Anti-Aliasing OFF
- Genshin Impact v1.5 – 720p Lowest
CrystalDiskMark – Storage
- Read – 2631 MB/s
- Write – 1416 MB/s
Not the fastest SSD we’ve tested but much faster than a SATA SSD.
This laptop has a 43Wh battery capacity. When testing the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 review, we set the screen to 50% Brightness and 25% Volume. The result is as follows.
- Video Playback 1080p – 11 hours
- Chrome Web Browsing – 9 hours 20 minutes
Then for charging, this laptop can be fully charged with the following duration:
- 30 minutes – 26%
- 60 minutes – 52%
- 90 minutes – 76%
- 120 minutes – 93%
- 150 minutes – 100%
Fairly good charging time (2.5 hours)
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 has an active cooling system, with 1 fan and 1 heatpipe. The flow of hot air is Intake from below, exhaust to the left side of the Laptop body.
Cinebench R15 – CPU
- During the first to fifth run
- The temperature spikes to 89 degrees Celsius at the start of each run
- Sustain at 80-83 degrees Celsius
When entering the sixth run onwards
- The temperature spikes at the start of each run, with the highest temperature being at 85 degrees Celsius
- Sustain in the range of 70-78 degrees Celsius
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021
CPU temperature sustains in the range of 64-68 degrees Celsius. Overall no problems with processor temperature even at highest load
Surface Temperature – FLIR ONE
Cinebench R15 – 20x Loop
- Palmrest temperature is below 33 degrees Celsius
- The left area of the keyboard is in the range of 33-38 degrees Celsius
- The hottest point is in the center of the keyboard, around the letters G and H reaching 43 degrees Celsius
- The right area of the keyboard is in the range of 32-38 degrees Celsius
Prices and Sales Packages
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 is priced at $699.99 (Based on HP Official Store). This price includes:
- Windows 10 Home
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
- HP Rechargeable MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen
- 2 year warranty with Accidental Damage Protection:
ADP Covers damage due to user negligence:
- Accidentally fall
- Water spill
- Electric short
- Exposure to hazardous liquids
- Natural disasters
- Stolen or lost
Claim PPE by bringing a laptop unit along with an ID card and purchase invoice to the nearest Service Center
- One time replacement of spare parts per year
- A total of two replacements
- The total cost of repairs does not exceed the cost of the laptop
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14-dy0061TU is an attractive choice for those who are looking for a multi-function computing device (Laptop + Tablet) complete with high performance and an OK price, especially considering it has Core i5 performance.
Dual Channel default RAM which can still be upgraded is the main attraction in the midst of many similar laptops with Onboard RAM. In short, it’s one of those laptops with solid specs and features, making it one of the most attractive for the price.
From the entire HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14-dy0061TU review test, we also take some conclusions as follows.
Things that need to be considered
The name of the “cheat” processor. The Core i3 here can’t be compared to the previous generation Core i3 at all. It’s really the same as the Core i5.
- The 4+4 configuration makes it quite good because it is directly dual channel.
- Having 2 SODIMM slots makes it have high flexibility for upgrading RAM
- You can upgrade to 12GB, by adding 1 8GB chip. But it turns out there is 1 piece of 4GB RAM idle.
- When upgrading RAM to a larger capacity such as to a capacity of 16 GB, users need to remove and replace all the built-in RAM chips. This makes the default RAM so idle unused. But maybe it’s for sale.
HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 Pros
- Convertible – Perfect for those looking for a multi-functional computing device
- Feel Laptop Premium even if not from the Envy or Specter series
- Core i3 Processor with 4-Core/8-Thread
Performance as fast as Core i5/Core i7
- Gaming performance is okay in light games
- Direct RAM Dual Channel and can still be upgraded
- The working temperature and surface temperature are quite low when the load is high
- IPS Touchscreen
Great for writing notes or drawing
- SSD with sufficient capacity
- WiFi 6 & Bluetooth V5.2
- Biometric security features
- Includes Office Home and Student 2019
- 2 years warranty + ADP