As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on HP Touchscreen SPLIT X2 to find out what it was worth.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.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.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
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. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Touchscreen SPLIT X2is a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 628 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the Touchscreen SPLIT X2 can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 most of the time connected to the power cable.
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 for 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. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the 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. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
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. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. 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 ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the Touchscreen SPLIT X2. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
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. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. The 13.3 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i5-3339Y is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
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. With a screen of 13.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
On the connector side, it Touchscreen SPLIT X2 has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
HP clearly provides with this Touchscreen SPLIT X2 a very good choice for the trip.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2 for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Touchscreen SPLIT X2meets this need perfectly. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-3339Y does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 628 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
With dual technology, with a standard hard disk and an SSD, you will be assured of good storage capacity. The storage size of 628 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. It’s one of the best on the market right now. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Touchscreen SPLIT X2, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 for video games?
If the question you are asking yourself is « Can I play games with this laptop? » then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this Touchscreen SPLIT X2, HP has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
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. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 628 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. 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.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.5 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Touchscreen SPLIT X2 the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. 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.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.5 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 628 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Touchscreen SPLIT X2 – in summary
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Touchscreen SPLIT X2 remains reasonable in terms of price.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks