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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP Touchscreen SPLIT X2 to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that HP has developed this Touchscreen SPLIT X2.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13.3 inches size. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i5-3339Y. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 628 Gb provided. This Touchscreen SPLIT X2 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13.3 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 2.5 kilogram.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Touchscreen SPLIT X2. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i5-3339Y is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Touchscreen SPLIT X2. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.5 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With a 13.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i5-3339Y that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this Touchscreen SPLIT X2. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 628 Gb. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 13.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it Touchscreen SPLIT X2 has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
HP clearly provides with this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 a very good choice for the trip.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2- the right model for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this Touchscreen SPLIT X2, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Core i5-3339Y. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. It offers a total available storage space of 1 628 Gb, the best available. It’s one of the best on the market right now. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
The autonomy of this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is of 4 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point HP could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this Touchscreen SPLIT X2, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2 for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Touchscreen SPLIT X2, HP has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 628 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Touchscreen SPLIT X2 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 13.3 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 13.3 inches, thin and rather light (2.5 Kg), make this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisTouchscreen SPLIT X2 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.5 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
HP chose the matt tile option for thisTouchscreen SPLIT X2 that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 628 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the Touchscreen SPLIT X2, the right choice ?
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks