HP Probook X360 G1 Review – A Cheap Laptop for Educational Purpose

HP Probook X360 G1 is a convertible system that specifically designed for educational institution which will be integrated its portability into their classes. Educational means for rough usage here and that is why they decide to put of robust design where it prevents the hardware or system are damaged. The notebook itself is powered by Intel Celeron N3350 and 4GB RAM for multi-tasking, and 128GB fast SSD for reliable way to save anything. The storage is truly a SSD, not EMMC, and even HDD. The only company who provides SSD at this price point is Lenovo with Ideapad 120S and now HP is doing the same thing and I appreciate their decision.

With that amount of hardware level, I think it’s say that this is a really low-end laptop that only works with light and medium tasks and not that dependable for higher usage. By seeing how popular it is in 2018 I think it should be great for me to check it further. That is what we are going to talk about it and find a conclusion how worth it’s for the price. To make it easier for you to conclude, let’s we jump into the article.

Big and Robust Design

I have to say that the G1 is probably a big machine. HP really puts of sturdy and robust design here as they said. The thing itself even has received the MIL STD 810G certificate tests which means the device already received some durability tests included of temperature and even drop test. The entire chassis is created from plastic and it looks tough as rough. The lid surface is covered with some kind of glossy finishing I guess and it’s to become as fingerprint magnet although I am able to clean it easily with tissue. The stability for the chassis is wonderful and even for moving the lid will require some amount of power to do it.

They really make the design and durability as the biggest selling point here. In term of connectivity, we soon find anything required here. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports and single USB type-C without any Thunderbolt support. The USB-C is only capable for transferring or moving the data and not for charging the battery. The rest of ports available here are HDMI, audio jack, micro SD slot, and proprietary port for charging the system. For handling the communication, it has common Bluetooth and wireless AC 7265 module.

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Screen Quality and Keyboard Performance

HP Probook X360 G1 2 The 11 inch display is featured of TN panel with 1366 x 768 resolution. Its quality is average and pretty much typical of this price point. On my test unit, the screen can produce of 166 cd/m in my measurement. The brightness is quite low here and means for outdoor usage you have to push the brightness setting almost into the maximum. As for the color accuracy, both of SRGB and AdobeRGB show of amount of 63 percent and 40 percent. The quality is average, so never ever expect huge thing from it. I do not think the result is bad for its price.

As for the keyboard, I think this is a solid machine for working moreover the keyboard is fully protected with splash proof protection. Each of the key features of 16 x 16 mm size and its placed slightly recessed due the size of chassis. There is no number pad or backlit support that is so common for the device at this size. Typing in long duration is comfortable although you might get more error rate here as the space between keys are too close. People with large hand will find it hard, but its soon enough feels comfortable as long as you manage to pass this problem.

Last price update: 2018-09-20 14:25:20

HP Probook X360 G1Main Specs
CPU Intel Dual Core Pentium N3350 1.1 GHZ
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size11.6-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage128GB SSD

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Wise Performance and Reliable Storage

The Intel Core N3350 processor is a brand new Celeron CPU which is the upgrade version from their old gen Celeron chipset. The CPU features of 1.1 GHz base clock and automatically boosted into 2.4 GHz during some occasional situations. This chipset has been fabricated with 14 nm fabrication and 30 percent more efficient than its previous version. As the companion for the chipset, they fit of 4GB RAM that is upgradable to 8GB if you want. This level performance should not give you any issue on doing lot of stuff included of browsing, streaming movies, finishing and editing paper, or listening to some music.

One thing worth mentioning here is the storage. I believe this is the fastest storage I have ever tested at this price. HP put of SanDisk 128GB SSD and thing this is a good choice to make. The storage manages to outsmart of HDD and EMMC as it offers of 317 MB 512k read speed and 369 MB per second 512k write speed. This result is making the loading time of each application done so fast. Moreover, the booting time is done less in one minute and making me harder to move from this SSD back to EMMC or HDD.

Last price update: 2018-09-20 14:25:20
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Final Thought

I am so surprised to find of SSD storage, splash proof keyboard, versatile uses, and great system performance at this price range. I never find this similar option on others competitors and I do not think the competitors will do the same thing here. I can easily say that HP does not have any competitor here and this is might a good chance for you to swap of your laptop with this product. The display is the only consideration you need to think about here. Well, just take your time on finding what you are looking for. I just hope the information provided is good enough for you. At last, be sure to check our other articles and leave some comments for further assistance regarding this article.

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