HP Elitebook x360 is a perfect shot; holding your back when it comes to reliable business Notebooks. The specialized corporate Notebook bears a gorgeous exterior, multimode hinge feature, impressive battery life, exemplary security features, the latest processor and lot more. Yes, a bit more than you would expect from a business laptop. The 2-in-1 Elitebook inherits the convertible design of the company’s Spectre series as well as possesses business oriented additionals.
HP Elitebook x360: A Robust Build
HP hasn’t left even a nail-gap; dedicatedly providing a versatile design in the latest 2-in-1 Elitebook. The Elitebook x360 has an up-town metal chassis that flashes out pleasantly with an asteroid-silver finish. The premium Notebook is a convertible and has dual hinges that allows you to use the laptop in multiple modes. Whereas, when you reverse-fold it completely, the former doesn’t align peer-to-peer on the latter; projecting outwards slightly.
The convertible corporate Notebook has flashy edges and also bezels that surround the screen. The 2-in-1 Elitebook is very sleek and compact with just 14.9mm at its thickest point. The Laptop weighs 2.82 pounds which is light enough to carry away and also you can comfortably pull it out and work on-the-go. Usually, the business Notebooks has a tad boring look. But since the Elitebook sports a cool and sophisticated look, you may have a better feel while you pull it out in public or even when you give a first look before starting to work at home.
The 13.3-inch Laptop has FHD display; while the 4k resolution display is likely to arrive later. There is an IR camera above the display screen that supports Windows Hello facial recognition. This feature will allow you to unlock the Laptop within seconds. The 2-in-1 console also comes with Windows Hello fingerprint sensor on the right side of the keyboard. The Elitebook is okay for a rough and tough use for it has passed 12 MIL-SPEC shock and other climate and vibration tests.
The x360 corporate Notebook has some different array of ports. The ports include a smart card reader, an audio jack, two USB 3.0 connector space, Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI port, microSD card slot and a round power port. It is bit weird to see two USB 3.0 ports at the cost of one USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port. Well, in this new console you can also charge the Notebook with Thunderbolt port; generalizing the charging stuff. As most of the smartphones support USB-C charging, you can easily have the charger available, in case if you are not carrying yours. Notably, the x360 kit includes the old-traditional round charger only.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The x360 Notebook has a stellar keyboard and it is no different with any surprising changes. The keyboard has 1.3mm travel space between the keys and it is quite comfortable for the use. The button size and the travel space make it a standard keyboard that gives a good typing experience. It is no extraordinary. Additionally, there are mute/unmute, screen share and answer/end call buttons specially embedded for the Skype users to have ease with the business calls. HP always provides a smooth and precise touchpad and so is the continuity perceived in the x360 console also.
The significant specs
The Elitebook x360 runs on Intel’s superfast Core-i7-7600U processor and HD Graphics 620. The Operating System is the latest Windows 10 Pro supporting 64 bit. The touchscreen laptop has FHD screen with resolution 1920*1080. You then have high performance memory configuration i.e., 16 GB LPDDR4 primary memory unit and 512 GB SSD. The laptop possesses 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and optional NFC. The long lasting, robust battery has the power to last up to 14 hours on a single charge. The high performance sporting makes the Elitebook a complete business laptop inside.
HP is introducing a new SureView feature in the x360 Elitebook. The feature is optional and will be coming to the Elitebook x360 in the mid-April. SureView is a privacy screen that is focused on offering a perfect brightness only at 35 degree threshold. Hence, you will be able to see everything on your display, but the people around you would not be able to have a sneak-peak at your work. While in today’s modern-day work culture where you tend to work remotely, outside your office space; the feature is highly useful.
The Windows Hello IR face detection and fingerprint quick login service let you keep your professional data safe if it is crucial. Hence, you can now have four secure ways: Pin, IR face detecting camera, fingerprint sensor, and password to log in. Moreover, there is an HP Sure Start to protect your laptop against BIOS corruption and malware. You have a pre-boot utility security measure in the Sure Start if the system detects anything unfortunate. Also, a smart card reader slot on the left side of your laptop provides wide security.
The stylus is much in trend among the latest high-end Notebooks. HP also offers an Active Pen which is a solid stylus having two side buttons and one button at the top. The side buttons perform the left and right click functions. While you can customize the top button using Windows Ink.
HP Elitebook x360 Price
The HP Elitebook x360 price starts from US $1,249. The price would extend up to $1,899 with the optional add-ons.
The convertible is bit pricey, but you then have a specialized business oriented console. We would have been happier if the unique SureView feature would be a default offering by the company and not an additional cost booster.