HP has announced two new Pavilion laptop models aimed at a younger audience on the move: the Pavilion Plus 14, HP's thinnest Pavilion model, and the Pavilion x360, a 2-in-1 with a rechargeable stylus.
These laptops feature 12th Gen Intel CPUs, up to 1TB of storage, a 5MP webcam, and an HDMI 2.1 port. It also has a 2.8K OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPU. That's not bad for an ultraportable laptop.
It comes in five colors, including Tranquil Pink, Warm Gold, Mineral Silver, and Natural Silver, and measures 14 inches.
Although the Pavilion Plus 14 is 16.5mm thin, it packs quite a bit of heat. The Plus can handle some heavy work with its Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPU, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 1 TB of PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.
While laptops are starting to see more DDR5 RAM and RTX 30 series GPUs, the Plus can still handle some heavy work with those specs.
The display sports a 14-inch 2.8K (2880x1800) OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It achieves a brightness of 500 nits, has 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and has a screen-to-body ratio of 87.21%.
An IPS panel with a resolution of 2240 x 1400 is also available. As we noted in previous HP Pavilion reviews, their displays can be dull. An OLED display could transform the experience.
A reflective HP logo is stamped on the lid, a similar keyboard layout, and a fingerprint reader is positioned similarly to previous models. The device weighs 3.09 pounds and measures 12.3 x 8.8 x 0.65*0.72 inches, but is thinner than ever.
Also included are two SuperSpeed USB-C ports that support Power Delivery for Charging, DisplayPort 1.4, and 10Gbps transfer. In addition, there are two SuperSpeed USB-A ports with 5Gbps transfer rates, a headphone jack, a microSD card reader, and an HDMI 2.1 port. The notebook also has WiFi (6E) built-in.
Furthermore, you'll also find a 5MP camera with integrated dual array digital microphones for video calls, a 51Wh lithium-ion polymer battery with up to 90W USB-C power adapter, and HP Palette. HP's latest product is that last one
An HP digital workspace that allows users to connect and use a second device to extend their workspace for creative editing, share images wirelessly from any phone to an HP device, and more.
In the meantime, the HP Pavilion x360 14 may be worth keeping an eye on if you are looking for a 2-in-1 laptop. It may not feature the same specifications as its Plus model sibling, but it offers more flexibility.
Pavilion x360 14 will be available in three color options, including Space Blue, Pale Rose Pink, and Natural Silver.
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