HP Pavilion x360 13t Review: A Quality Mainstream Convertible Laptop

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HP Pavilion x360 13t ATTO Disk, SunSpider And Cinebench

To help you get a sense for whether or not the HP Pavilion x360 13t will provide the performance you’re looking for, we compare it to a range of laptops, including systems with similar hardware, in addition to both ultra-light and premium notebooks. We change very few settings before testing in an effort to ensure that the laptop performs at the same level for us that it will for readers who buy it. That said, many factors affect performance, so benchmark comparisons are a guide rather than a guarantee.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
Peak Sequential Storage Throughput

The ATTO Disk Benchmark gives us a look at the Pavilion x360 13t’s SSD performance. HP stocked our test system with a 128GB M.2 module.

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You can expect better performance from solid state storage than traditional hard drives. That said, we’ve seen better speeds from SSDs in other mobile systems we’ve tested recently.

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark
Javascript Processing Performance

Next up, we have some numbers from the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. According to the SunSpider website:

This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs. It is designed to compare different versions of the same browser, and different browsers to each other. Unlike many widely available JavaScript benchmarks, this test is real-world, balanced and statistically sound. 
We should note that this is more of a platform test, in that different browser versions, associated with different OS types can and do affect scores. However, among the Windows 10 powered machines here, all things are relatively equal.

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The HP Pavilion x360 13t landed right where we’d expected, just behind recent systems that sported Core i7 processors. Interestingly, it scored an 89, which is just a touch faster than a similarly configured system, the Lenovo Yoga 700.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering On The CPU and GPU

Cinebench is developed by Maxon, which is better known for its Cinema 4D software. We use both of   Cinebench’s tests. The CPU test uses thousands of objects to stress the processor, while the GPU test puts your system’s graphics chip to work with a short, animated 3D scene involving a car chase. The CPU test is measured in points, while the GPU test is measured by the framerate. In both tests, higher numbers are better.

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Here again, the Pavilion x360 13t handled itself well, this time keeping pace with its close cousin, the 15-inch HP Spectre x360 15t. That system featured an Intel Core i7-6500U processor and Intel HD Graphics 520.

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