Nowadays, many people prefer deformation books because it has a more varied form. Many professional work scenes must have it to complete such work as hand-drawn illustrations. However, the price of such notebooks in the market is relatively expensive. , Many users are discouraged. Recently, Hewlett-Packard released a new HP Star series notebook, this series of user positioning is mainly the younger generation. Hewlett-Packard Star Series x360 ultra-thin and thin variant of this series is one of the important members, in addition to its own In addition to its stylish appearance, the performance is also very strong, more in line with the aesthetics of young people. The most important thing is that this super-transformation book has an unmatched price/performance ratio.
First, product appearance and design style:
What is special about exterior design as a variant designed specifically for young people? First of all, its color matching is very much in line with the preferences of young people. Now the main colors of many notebooks are generally one color. Looks very monotonous and easy to produce aesthetic fatigue, HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation in order to change the status quo, bold use of color contrast design, divided into Youth Edition and Elite Edition. This evaluation is the elite version, it's A The surface adopts a static silver color, which gives the entire notebook a deep and elegant temperament. The color of the C surface is the moonlight silver color scheme. Although both the A surface and the C surface belong to the silver system, the moon surface silver on the C surface is used. Looks even more beautiful, youthful. The two colors are very complementary, showing the multi-faceted temperament of the Hewlett-Packard Star Series x360 ultra-lightweight and thin.
The appearance of the notebook outline line design may be many manufacturers easily overlooked details. HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation of this detail on the top under the foot of effort, it changed the notebook round contour line design, using a more modern and design sense Angular design. This design is more powerful, very in line with the vibrant characteristics of young people.
In addition, the shape of the HP Star series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation is also light and portable. Its bare metal weight is 1.59kg and the body thickness is 19.7mm. This shape is very valuable for the deformation. It can be said to be very valuable. Let it flip freely, and still maintain a portable body. Compared to other variants, the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation is more slender and smart, more versatile, more suitable for work and study.
The above is the thinness of our HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin variant, let's show you another core selling point. I believe everyone can guess from the name of this notebook - it is free to deform. Now traditional The maximum opening and closing angle of the notebook is generally 135°, and the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation has a maximum opening and closing angle of 360°, so it can be used for more work situations. This notebook has 4 working modes, respectively Yes: Notebook mode, tablet mode, tent mode, standing mode, so that the notebook is no longer a work posture, to meet the diverse needs of young people.
An excellent deformation, the careful design of the shaft is also very important. HP Star series x360 ultra-thin deformation using a plated synchronous double shaft design, the interior has a durable metal material, to ensure that the notebook can be opened tens of thousands of times Simultaneous parallel linkage double-axis design, moderate damping, easy to open and close and adjust. The chrome process makes the shaft very textured and more sturdy.
A surface is the most noteworthy place for notebooks. In addition to the elegant and quiet silver color, the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin and bulky A surface also uses a matte process to create a touch of texture. HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation adds a bit of the most expensive temperament.
The screen of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin and thin variant is still amazing. It is not only a full HD display with a 1920×1080 resolution, but it also adopts a more popular micro frame design. It not only enhances the entire notebook. Value, but also have a higher screen share, so as to obtain a wider visual effect. At the same time its screen is still a touch screen, easy for illustrators and other professionals to enjoy the creativity on top.
Hewlett-Packard Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation has a considerable number of remarkable places, the aforementioned moonlight silver color is undoubtedly a major highlight. In order to this notebook is more aesthetic, C surface uses a 3D integrated molding technology, The design can make the C surface have the overall harmonious beauty. The HP Star series x360 ultra-thin and light distortion book is also bold and innovative on the keyboard. It adopts a sunken bevel edge trimming design. This design can be effective in addition to a sense of fashion. To avoid dust deposits in the keyboard gap. This notebook's key process and feedback design is also very reasonable. In addition its touchpad is made using CNC diamond cutting process, not only beautiful and strong sense of operation.
In addition, the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin and lightweight variants have changed into a one-piece bar-shaped geometric design. The new diamond-shaped speaker grille is paired with the Danish Royal B&O stereo. The sound is fuller and more solid. The dual cameras are also designed. Became the innovation of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin and light variant. In addition to the camera on the border, the HP Star Series x360 Elite Edition can use the camera on the C-side camera when the machine is turned over. Comfortable experience.
Let's take a look at the expansion of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin profile. Although its body is very thin, it has a very rich interface. On the right side of the fuselage, it has a USB 3.0 interface, 1 HDMI interface, 1 Type-C interface, 1 SD card slot, in addition to the power interface, volume control switch, fingerprint module and other components; and the left side of the body, there is a USB 3.0 interface, A 3.5mm headphone jack, plus a power switch and device lock. Overall, the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation interface design can meet most usage scenarios.
Second, hardware configuration and performance:
● Configuration Overview
First of all, let's first look at the basic configuration of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin variant. This notebook is equipped with the 8th generation Intel® CoreTM i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA® Geforce® MX130 graphics card, and has 8GB of operating memory. Is a 256GB SSD. Overall, this configuration can make the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation of the outstanding task.
● CPU-Z test
According to the information detected by the CPU-Z software, the eighth-generation Intel® CoreTM i5-8250U processor operates at a frequency of 1.6 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads, and L3 cache. 6MB, 14nm production process and Kaby Lake architecture. This is the mainstream processor used in the thin and light, which allows the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation to work well while maintaining low power consumption.
The CPU-Z can also detect the performance of the processor. The 8th generation Intel® CoreTM i5-8250U processor has a multi-core processing capability score of 1967.5 points and a single-core processor score of 365 points. The level of this.
In addition, CPU-Z also detected the memory information of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin variant, it is equipped with 8GB of DDR4 memory, the memory frequency is 1196.8MHz. Compared to many current thin and light DDR3 memory, DDR4 The memory transfer speed is faster, the stability is further improved, and it is also more energy-efficient.
●Cinebench R15 benchmark test:
The Cinebench R15 is a professional software for testing processor performance by rendering a high-resolution image that gives the overall processor score and ranking. The multi-core processing power of the 8th generation Intel® CoreTM i5-8250U processor The score is 434cb, and the single-core processing ability score is 128cb, which has reached the mainstream level of the thin and light processor.
●Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark test:
Fritz Chess Benchmark is a software for testing the multi-core processing power of the processor. Its test standard is mainly to see how many steps the computer can take in one second. The final score of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation is 10404 steps, so The performance of the 8th generation Intel® CoreTM i5-8250U processor is quite powerful.
● GPU-Z test:
The HP Star Series x360 Ultra-Slim Deformation is equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130 discrete graphics. According to the GPU-Z detection, the MX130 graphics card has 2GB of memory capacity, 64bit memory bandwidth, memory type GDDR5, and operating frequency of 991. -1189HMz. Many thin and light notebooks are designed to save space and are not equipped with discrete graphics cards. This MX130 graphics card will undoubtedly bring the graphics capabilities of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin variant to a new level.
● 3DMark benchmark test:
3DMark is a software for testing computer graphics capabilities. It has multiple test modes for different models. During the testing of HP Star Series x360 ultra-lightweight and thin variants, we chose the Sky Diver mode, which is mainly targeted at the midrange. Laptops, HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation of the final score of 7513 points. And the same configuration is not equipped with a single significant notebook in this mode scored at 3400 points or so, so that the MX130 alone will be HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin The deformation of the graphics processing capacity has improved a lot.
In order to more fully demonstrate the graphic processing capabilities of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin and thin variant, we also tested it with the Fire Strike mode that is suitable for the game. The score of this notebook is 2202 points, which proves that it is outstanding again. Graphic processing capabilities.
● Hard disk read and write speed special test:
Excellent notebooks must have excellent hard drives to match. HP X360 series ultra-thin variants are equipped with a 256GB SSD, which achieves a good balance between capacity and performance. In addition, this hard drive uses NVMe. Interface protocol, data transmission speed and stability to further improve. In the CrystalDiskMark test, this hard disk continuous read speed of 1784MB / s, continuous write speed of 817.3MB / s, 4K random read speed of 38.94MB / s, 4K random write speed 107MB / s. Such results show that the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation of the performance is very good.
● PCMark 8 benchmark test:
What is the overall performance of the HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin variant? We used the PCMark 8 software to test the computer's storage, calculations, games, graphics, etc., which are often encountered in our daily life. , So there is a lot of reference value, HP Star Series x360 ultra-thin deformation of the score of 3544 points, indicating that it performs daily tasks is completely no problem, it is a full-featured notebook.
● Endurance test:
Endurance is also an important criterion for measuring notebook performance. We used the special test of endurance in PCMark 8. During the test, the whole machine was in a high-load working state, and the HP Star series x360 ultra-light deformation The final score of this book is 2h51min, which is equal to the endurance of most light and thin books.
●Special test for heat dissipation capacity:
We used the FurMark software to test the heat dissipation capability of the HP Star series x360 ultra-thin deformation. During the test, the graphics card of this notebook was at full load. After about 20 minutes, the temperature of the whole body reached one. Extreme. We took a heat map to reflect the temperature of various parts of the fuselage.
The maximum temperature of the C surface is 50.2 ° C, located at the border of the left side of the keyboard. The lowest temperature is 32.7 ° C, which is near the direction control key. The overall temperature of the C surface is between 35 ° C and 45 ° C. Overall temperature control Very good.
The maximum temperature of the D surface is 56.5 ° C, and the entire high temperature zone is concentrated on the upper side and the right side of the D surface, but the range is not very large. The lowest temperature is 34.6 ° C, on the left side of the D surface. Overall, the D surface temperature control It’s not bad.
Third, the actual application experience
● File decompression test:
In the basic office performance test, we chose the file decompression performance test, although the operation is simple, but it is very test the performance of the computer, so the reference value is also very large. We will compress a 4GB compressed package, the result HP Star series x360 ultra-light deformation is only about 30 seconds, very fast. It is conceivable, if you use it to decompress large games is also very fast.
● Game experience test:
So, can the HP Star series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation run some mainstream games? The answer is yes. We used the well-known "League of Legends" to test and adjust the picture quality to the highest.
Everyone knows that a general game with more than 60 frames can get a very smooth game screen, and the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin variants in the "League of Legends" process frame number is always more than 60 frames, the maximum number of frames is 65 frames. Performance is very good, so the HP Star Series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation runs some mainstream games is also a big deal.
Fourth, PConline evaluation room summary
● Product information and test results
HP Star Series x360 Ultra Lightweight Deformation
14-inch (1920×1080) micro-border display
Intel® CoreTM i7-8250U
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130
256GB NVMe SSD
Theoretical performance test
Continuous read speed: 1141MB/s, continuous write speed: 730MB/s
PCMark 8 benchmark
Fire Strike: 2202, Sky Diver: 7513
PCMark 8 Endurance Test (Battery Life)
● Evaluation summary:
The new HP Star series notebooks are designed for young people. The HP Star Series x360 Ultra-Light and Thin Deformation is one of them. It has a novel contrast design, a light body shape, contoured lines, and a strong configuration. The conditions are very much in line with the aesthetic habits of young people. Most importantly, it is also a super-deformation, with more work postures than other notebooks, to meet the needs of life, work, and learning. On the top, this super-deformation price is about 10,000 yuan, and the HP Star series x360 ultra-light and thin deformation has maintained a high cost performance, so that more people can have the opportunity to enjoy the convenience of the deformation.