Traditional notebooks aren’t dead, but they’re not exactly doing well either. It’s not surprising, since the traditional notebook as we know it has been around since the 80’s. With the proliferation of tablets and other, more portable mobile devices, people are looking for better, more versatile computing solutions.
That’s why hybrid 2-in-1 notebooks and convertible sales are soaring, and HP is looking to take advantage of that via their Pavilion x360. Now this particular notebook isn’t exactly new – the line has been around since 2014, but now the company is offering the device at a price that’s very difficult to ignore.
Before we get into that, let’s take a look at what makes the x360 different from other notebooks. The biggest difference here is the hinge – the x360 has a screen that can rotate 360 degrees, which allows it to transform from a regular notebook to an oversized tablet, and anything in between. Want to watch a movie without the keyboard getting in the way? Fold it up into a triangle, and enjoy. Need to quickly show a colleague a photo and don’t want to spin your notebook around? Just lay the display flat on a table.
You have a choice between a light and handy 11.6-inch model that has a display resolution of 1366 x 768, or you can go for the bigger 13.3-inch model with a full HD, 1920 x 1080 resolution. There’s four variants of the 11.6-inch model, with the most affordable one retailing for just Php 20,990 and carrying an Intel Celeron N3060 processor. Step up to Php 22,990, you can get either the Intel Celeron N3060 with a HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass display, or the Intel Pentium N3710 with a WLED (1366×768) IPS/UWVA (OGS Touch with flush glass) display. The top of the line 11.6-inch model sports an Intel Pentium N3710 processor and a HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass display, and retails for Php 24,990.
The 13.3-inch variant sports a Intel Core i3-6100U processor and a 13.3-inch full HD UWVA/IPS display and retails for Php 29,990. All variants will have 500GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
HPs making the new Pavilion x360 lineup available in all their authorized resellers nationwide as well as through e-shopping portal, Lazada.