Although it asks for a little more money in return, the trend of hybrid or convertible models is still one of the best options to consider in the current market for laptops. For example, HP has an entire line in its catalog dedicated to them and today is the time to analyze one of the most outstanding mid-range alternatives: HP Pavilion x360 14-ek0020ns .
HP x360 14-ek0020ns is a mid-range laptop that stands out for offering a complete rotation of its screen through an excellent 360º hinge, while its touch screen facilitates use similar to that of a tablet. Inside, an Intel Core i5 processor is complemented by 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage to meet traditional user needs.
Features of the HP Pavilion x360 14-ek0020ns
|HP PAVILION X360 14-EK0020NS / HP X360 14-EK0020NS / HP 14-EK0020NS|
|Dimensions||32.2 x 21 x 1.99cm|
|display technology||IPS, 60Hz, 45% NTSC, 250nits|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|CPUs||Intel Core i5-1235U (up to 4.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB L3 cache, 10 cores, 12 threads)|
|GPU||intel iris xe|
|Ability||512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|memory card device||Yes|
|Brand and model||HP True Vision 5 MP with shutter, temporary noise reduction, and integrated dual-array digital microphones|
|Wifi||Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211|
|connection ports||1 x USB Type-C with 10 Gbps signaling rate (USB with Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
2 x USB Type-A with 5 Gbps signaling rate
1 x 3.5 audio / microphone combo hmm
|video connectors||1 x HDMI 1.4b|
|Drums||lithium-ion, 3 cells, 43 Wh|
More freedom than a classic computer
Undoubtedly, the most interesting thing about this device is found in the chosen design, because despite the fact that its aesthetics remain at conventional levels with an aluminum alloy structure and silver gray color for both sides of the device , having it between hands understand that it is a lighter and more compact computer than the average.
Basically the official dimensions of the HP 14-ek0020ns remain at 32.2 x 21 x 1.99 cm, its thickness being the most outstanding point when taking into account that it can adopt a tablet format by completely folding its keyboard behind the screen. Likewise, its total weight is 1.51 kilograms and manages to be below the average of 14-inch laptops but without becoming the lightest equipment that the manufacturer has ever seen.
In this way, the computer can rotate the keyboard and its screen at any angle in a 360º range through a special hinge that has been designed to withstand thousands of movements without damage. On the other hand, it is indicated that the front panel occupies 87.36% of the available surface.
Bearing in mind that the asking price for the HP Pavilion x360 14-ek0020ns is below the thousand euro line, it is worth highlighting a good choice of main hardware that starts with a 14-inch IPS panel with resolution native 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 Hz with support for touch controls, 250 nits brightness levels, and 45% coverage of the NTSC color standard.
Internally, an Intel Core i5-1235U processor (speed up to 4.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12MB L3 cache, 10 cores, 12 threads) is paired with integrated Intel Iris X graphics, 8GB RAM DDR4 at 3200 MHz and 512 GB internal storage in PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD format.
Compared to other models of the brand, HP Pavilion X360 14-dy1010ns offers similar performance but with the advantage of doubling the amount of available RAM. Of course, its processor is also an Intel Core i5 but belonging to the 11th generation.
Finally, there is no lack of a factory-installed Windows 11 operating system and an integrated battery made up of three cells with a capacity of 43 Wh that gives enough energy for around eight hours of mixed use as well as compatibility for fast charging technology that recovers approximately 50 % in 30 minutes.
Connectivity, camera and final details of the HP 14-ek0020ns
The review cannot be concluded without noting that the HP x360 14-ek0020ns arrives with a full-size keyboard with support for backlight technology when used in dark environments, while it is followed by an HP Imagepad panel with multi-touch gesture support and inclusion of motion sensors such as accelerometer and gyroscope.
For connectivity, there’s an Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless combo (supporting Gigabit data speed), while its ports include a microSD media card reader, a USB-C input with a signal speed of 10 Gbps (USB with Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), two other USB-A ports with signal speed of 5 Gbps and HDMI 1.4 video output .
Among the most interesting details of this model is a 5-megapixel HP True Vision webcam with shutter, temporary noise reduction and integrated dual-array digital microphones, while a pair of dual speakers by B&O take care of the sound. There is also an integrated fingerprint sensor to increase user privacy.
- Convertible design thanks to a 360º hinge
- Full HD display with touch capability
- Updated and correct hardware for the mid-range
- Good connectivity options
- Continuing and uninspired general aesthetic