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

HP Pavilion x360 13t Battery Life And Acoustics

In the following benchmarks we employ two very different battery life tests--Battery Eater Pro and a custom 1080p HD video loop test--to prove out battery life with our test group of machines and the HP Pavilion x360 13t. In all tests, Windows 10 Quiet Hours have been enabled and displays are calibrated with lux meters on pure white screens to as close to 115 lux as possible. For the average notebook this is somewhere between a 45 - 60% brightness setting.

Since notebook displays significantly affect power consumption and battery life, it's important to ensure a level playing field with respect to brightness of the display for battery testing. However, since many notebook displays vary in brightness at each respective brightness setting in Windows, this calibration with the meter is also critical to ensure all displays are set to as near identical brightness as possible before testing.

Battery Life Testing
Heavy-Duty Workload And Light-Duty Battery Life Performance Tests

Battery Eater Pro provides a heavy load on the laptop and generally runs through its batter life much faster than our custom video loop test. Our video benchmark helps you get a sense of how long the laptop will handle ordinary tasks while on battery power; Batter Eater Pro presents a worst-case scenario.

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The Pavilion x360 13t held its own in both battery tests.  As we mentioned earlier, our video test is the lighter of the two benchmarks; the x360 13t lasted only 4:17 (hours:minutes) in that one, which placed it just below the middle of the pack. That's plenty of time to watch a full movie (or two) while you’re on a flight, though. The laptop also delivered a solid 2:38 (hours:minutes) in Battery Eater Pro.

Acoustics: The Pavilion x360 13t is very quiet. The laptop’s fan noise is barely audible, even when the system is under heavy load.

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