New HP Pavilion 2-in-1 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Laptop Intel i5-8265U 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Bluetooth Windows 10 Review

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Today we'll be reviewing the New HP Pavilion 2-in-1 15.6" HD Touchscreen Laptop Intel i5-8265U 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Bluetooth Windows 10.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $$

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Pros:

  • Light Weight and durable as a laptop, but More Powerful than a tablet.
  • It is a light and powerful hybrid laptop that is able to seamlessly turn between a laptop and a tablet in just seconds.
  • What is more, the Pavilion 2-in-1 comes equipped with full-size HDMI output, allowing interaction with a big screen just like any laptop.
  • The newest HP Pavilion 2-in-1 is powered by the newest 8th Gen Intel Core I5-8265U Quad-Core processors.

Let's get one thing straight, this new HP Pavilion 2-in-1 15.6" HD Touchscreen Laptop is not a laptop. I mean, I know that, if you're looking at this you saw it on a laptop list somewhere. But essentially this is a tablet with a built-in keyboard that you can slide under the screen to use like a laptop.

I mean it's half a computer, so it is absolutely not a laptop. I've decided to include this just so you get a sense of how far the tablet world has come. And I don't mean in tablet computers like the iPad. I mean in laptop/computer hybrids.

When I first looked at the HP Pavilion 2-in-1 15.6" Laptop, I scoffed at it. I just couldn't take a tablet with a keyboard seriously. But, then I spent some time with it and came to the realization that, to me, it's a laptop.

But it poses some questions. If it is a laptop, what is it? Because it's not a laptop or portable PC, not really. It's a tablet with a keyboard. What do you call that? Sometimes I just call it "two in one."

The HP Pavilion 2-in-1 15.6" Laptop comes with an 8th gen Intel Core i5-8265U chip and 8GB of DDR4 memory. I'm not sure whether I'd call that 4 or 6 cores, but I'd imagine that number is probably incorrect. This is an Intel chip, and in my experience, they can come in at something like 4¢/cycle, so x4 is 5, so 6 is right.

The display is a fingerprint magnet. Seriously, it's horribly fingerprinted. If it comes with the laptop, you're gonna have to wipe it down at least once. There's no way around it. The display itself is an SVA micro-edge WLED-backlit type.

I haven't had any experience with those types of displays, so I've not got anything to say about it. The back of the display is a matte finish, so it's not super reflective and slightly less glossy than you might expect. It's not bad, though.

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