HP Pavilion x360 vs Lenovo Ideapad c340 (2020)

HP Pavilion x360 vs Lenovo Ideapad c340 (2020)

HP Pavilion x360 vs Lenovo Ideapad c340 (2020)

We reviewed and compared the Lenovo Ideapad c340 versus HP Pavilion x360 in terms of Design, Display Quality, Performance, Battery Life, and more.

Below you can see the comparison list and results of the two laptops. And also you will find an in-depth review of each laptop.

Winner

Runner up

Model

Lenovo Ideapad c340

HP Pavilion x360

Test Result

4.5/5
4/5

Manufacturer

Lenovo

HP

RAM

8 GB

4 GB

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

Intel Core i3-10110U

Graphics Card

Intel UHD Graphics 620

Intel UHD Graphics 620

Storage Capacity

 512 GB SSD

1 TB + 256 GB SSD

Battery Time

4/5
4.5/5

Value for Money

4.5/5
4/5

Weight

1.65 Kg

1.59 Kg

Pros

  • Good Performance

  • 8 GB RAM

  • Fast SSD Storage

  • Beautiful display with inking Pen

  • Great battery time

  • HDD + SSD Storage is Good Choice

Cons

Battery Life could be better

Smaller RAM Size

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Winner : Lenovo Ideapad c340

Lenovo Ideapad c340
Pros
  • Sleek and stylish
  • Speedy operations with SSD
  • Beautiful display
  • Good battery time
  • Pre-installed MS Office
Cons
  • Sound is a little bit noisy at higher volume

Lenovo Ideapad c340 is small, light and very portable. The built-in hardware gives you enough power to perform all everyday tasks.

The lightweight of the laptop gives you the freedom to carry it anywhere and very fast SSD gives speedy workmanship.

The Ideapad c340 is a very good combination of power and presence. It leaves a very good overall impression on the test.

Let’s dig into deep and check all the technical details and review of Lenovo Ideapad c340.

Lenovo Ideapad c340 Design

Lenovo Ideapad c340

The Ideapad c340 design looks similar to old fashioned design. The display bezels look a bit old fashioned, as they are relatively wide for today’s new designs.

This design gives plenty of space for webcam placement. So, Lenovo place webcam in the upper frame. You can cover the camera with Lenovo TrueBlock Privacy shutter easily here so that nobody watching you.

The case is made up mostly of aluminum and only the backside is made up of plastic.

The Keyboard design is very neat and compact so that it won’t be damaged while using a laptop in tablet stand-up mode.

The keyboard comes without a Numpad and gives you three-level backlight. The keys offer easy and quiet typing experience.

The Ideapad c340 offers a large and spacious touchpad because of compact keyboard design. This touchpad is quick and responsive.

There is also two substitute key on the bottom of the Touchpad. The fingerprint reader is located on the right side below the keyboard.

Port Selections

The laptop comes with a two-sided port design.  On the left side, you’ll find the 3.5 mm jack, the USB-C port, the HDMI port, and the power input socket.

On the right side behind the power button, you find the card reader and the two USB-A connectors. The IdeaPad doesn’t have a LAN port. If you want to have one, you’ll have to get a docking station.

Lenovo Ideapad c340 Display quality

Lenovo Ideapad c340

The display shows some weakness here. It is a 14-inch 3-sided narrow bezel touchscreen IPS display with Full HD resolution.

The touch quality and responsiveness are quick and precise. However, if you use the Ideapad c340 in standard notebook mode, don’t press too hard on the screen. You will notice display wobbles otherwise.

The Ideapad c340 can’t offer a high score in terms of color coverage. With 66% sRGB, 47% NTSC and 49% AdobeRGB.

The rates are good for office working and watching movies. However, the score in test results placed it to the lower end of the office notebook database.

The Ideapad c340 also shows some weakness in the brightness aspect as well. The display gives an average of 182 cd/m2 luminous intensity.

This is sufficient for indoor use but not for outdoor use where direct light falls into it. The contrast is fine with 980:1. It is not outstanding, but more than useful for the purpose of the convertible.

Although, Lenovo offers a good display but not enough to do any heavy video/photo editing.

Also Read: Best Laptop for Graphic design and Video Editing

Performance of Ideapad c340

Lenovo Ideapad c340

The hardware inside the laptop clearly identifies it as a office notebook and not a gaming laptop.

The bootup time is pretty fast and applications are loaded quickly and run smoothly. Multitasking is also fast and smooth.

The SSD comes from Samsung and is really fast. It achieves read rates of 3422 MB/s in the benchmark.

The value drops to 556 MB/s when writing. But this is a completely sufficient rate for everyday use.

The performance is limited by the in-built Integrated UHD 620 GPU. Although, it is good for the normal day-to-day tasks but not enough for graphic-intensive photo/video editing.

Software

The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system. You will also get the McAfee trial version inside here.

Lenovo Vantage, on the other hand, is a useful program that allows you to keep your system up to date with little effort.

Battery Life

Lenovo officially states that the battery life of Ideapad c340 is up to 8 hours. However, this value is theoretical and does not show real value.

It didn’t quite last five hours at full brightness with just under 200 cd/m². If you turn the brightness down, you’ll get more battery time of course.

Sound

Generally, Notebooks are not good in terms of loud sound and quality. But the Ideapad c340 better than Pavilion x360.

The sound quality is good and balanced. However, at higher volume sound and bass see some of the drops in quality.

You will not get real bass here at higher volume but the lows are here. If you turn up the volume to the maximum, the sound remains balanced.

The speaker is not super loud and does not fill a party with it. But for quiet and cozy movie nights sound is sufficient for you.

Noise & Temperature levels

In normal day-to-day work, you will rarely hear the sound from the Ideapad c340. Even the fans start-up you will notice very little noise.

The c340 remains quiet and silent in the load test. The temperature also stays in the green zone in the load test.

The cooling system is pretty efficient and maintained the average temperature level around 75 degrees.

This value is not critical and you don’t have to worry about this number in everyday life.

Upgradability

To Upgrade your Lenovo Ideapad c340 is simple and not the hard task. You just have to loosen ten screws on the bottom.

After that just lift the plate from the hinges. To release it from its anchoring, it is enough to slowly walk around the device with your fingernails or a plastic card and carefully pull the plate up.

Inside you have access to all important parts. The SSD is right in front of you. To change the RAM, you have to remove the silver cover in the middle.

One of the RAM’s two latches is occupied. 8 GB is soldered. A maximum of 16 GB RAM can be installed here.

You can also change the battery if you feel like it. Thankfully it is only screwed and not glued. So Lenovo does everything right here.

Conclusion

Lenovo Ideapad c340

The Lenovo does a pretty good job in this Lenovo Ideapad c340. It’s robust, light, high-quality workmanship and Lenovo do enough justice in both hardware and software part.

The only downside is a weak battery. Other than that C340 is powerful and portable than Pavilion x360 so that your productivity and work do not stop anywhere.


Runner up: HP Pavilion x360

HP Pavilion x360
Pros
  • Sleek and portable
  • Speedy operations
  • Great battery life
  • Beautiful display with inking Pen
  • Alexa inside
Cons
  • Smaller Size RAM
  • Not for gamers

HP Pavilion x360 is sleek, stylish, and handy. The built quality and hardware inside offers enough power to perform everyday task smoothly.

The HDD and SSD storage combination is mostly preferred by users nowadays. This combination will give you plenty of space and speedy operation during work as well.

The HP Pavilion x360 is a very good combination of power and presence. It leaves a very good overall impression on the test.

Let’s dig into deep and check all the technical details and review of HP Pavilion x360.

HP Pavilion x360 Design

The HP Pavilion x360 design has more latest fashioned than Ideapad c340. The display bezels are thinner and give more space to screen.

However, This design gives plenty of space for webcam placement. So, HP place webcam in the upper frame. You can cover the camera with slider easily here so that nobody watching you.

The Pavilion x360 has a more silver tone on the outside and deck side. There’s also a Pavilion logo on the hinge of the laptop.

The keyboard section of HP Pavilion x360 is at the center and has more spacious than Ideapad c340.

The keyboard comes without a Numpad but Backlight present here. The keys offer easy and quiet typing experience.

Above the Keyboard, you will find a vent grill for the Bang & Olufsen speakers. And below the keyboard a big Touchpad is present.

This Big size Touchpad comes with Windows precision. This will offer you a precise and smooth response every time. There is also a Fingerprint reader right of the Touchpad.

While folding the x360 in tablet mode reveals that the bottom and top parts don’t exactly line up. However, Magnetic bottom stayed laptop in one position nicely.

Port Selections

HP Pavilion x360

The laptop comes with a two-sided port design.  On the left side, you’ll find the power button, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), Audio Jack, and Kensington lock.

On the right side, you’ll get an AC Adapter socket, an HDMI port, Two USB Ports ( 1 X USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), and 1 X USB Type-C) and an SD card reader slot. However, The Type-C port does not support DisplayPort via USB-C nor PowerDelivery 3.0.

HP Pavilion x360 Display quality

HP Pavilion x360

The display look seems a little bit dull here. It is a 14-inch 3-sided narrow bezel touchscreen IPS display with Full HD resolution.

The touch quality and responsiveness are quick and precise. However, due to the bright screen, its glossy texture makes it a little frustrating to look at continuously.

The Pavilion x360 can’t offer a high score in terms of color coverage. With 58.4% sRGB, 43% NTSC and 37.3% AdobeRGB.

The rates are good for office working and watching movies. However, the score in test results placed it below the Pavilion x360.

The Pavilion x360 also shows some weaknesses as their competitor Ideapad c340 in the brightness aspect as well.

The display gives max. 283.3 cd/m2 luminous intensity. Generally, 300 cd/m2 is considered good by us.

This is sufficient for indoor use but not for outdoor use where direct light falls into it. The contrast is good at 1055:1. It is not outstanding, but more than useful for the purpose of the convertible.

Performance of the Pavilion x360

HP Pavilion x360

The hardware inside the laptop clearly identifies it as an office notebook and not a gaming laptop.

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The bootup time is pretty fast and applications are loaded quickly and run smoothly. Multitasking is also fast and smooth.

The notebook is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor. This dual-core processor has a base clock of 2.1 GHz that can boost up to 4.1 GHz.

However, The performance is limited by the in-built Integrated UHD 620 GPU. Although, it is good for the normal day-to-day tasks but not enough for graphic-intensive photo/video editing.

The laptop has enough power to do your office work flawlessly. But for gaming perspective, you have to look for other options.

Software

The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system with Lifetime validity. There is no Pre-installed antivirus software present here just like Ideapad c340.

It also comes with Pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019. You will also get the Alexa inside here.

Battery Life

HP officially states that the battery life of Pavilion x360 is up to 10 hours. However, this value is theoretical and does not show real value.

It didn’t quite last 6 hours at 200 nits brightness. If you turn the brightness down, you’ll get more battery time of course.

“Unfortunately, the Pavilion x360 doesn’t have stellar battery life.”

-Laptopmag

Sound

Generally, Notebooks are not good in terms of loud sound and quality. The sound quality is good and balanced. However, It does not have a loud sound.

You will not get real bass here at higher volume but the lows are here. If you turn up the volume to the maximum, the sound remains balanced.

The speaker is not super loud and does not fill a party with it. But for quiet and cozy movie nights sound is sufficient for you.

For better audio experience, Using an external speaker or headphones are recommended.

Also Read: Best Headphones Under 2000 in India (2020)

Noise & Temperature levels

In normal day-to-day work, you will rarely hear the sound from the Pavilion x360. Even the fans start-up you will notice very little noise.

The x360 remains quiet and silent in the stress test. The maximum sound level measured during stress around 35.2 dB(A).

The cooling system is pretty efficient and maintained the average temperature level around 35-40 degrees. There is no heating issue occur during the stress test.

Upgradability

To Upgrade the convertible x360 is nor an easy task neither a difficult one. However, there is no maintenance hatch so you have to open the bottom cover to get inside.

To remove the bottom cover you just loosen Four screws, Two of them hidden beneath the rubber pads. But you have to be very careful while removing this rubber pad otherwise you will tear it.

After that gently use your fingernails or a plastic card and carefully pull the cover. Inside you have access to all important parts. 

From here you can upgrade your Memory and storage. You can Upgrade RAM Memory max. Up to 16 GB here.

Conclusion

HP Pavilion x360 is a compact and stylish looking 2-in-1 with a 14-inch FHD screen. This included an Ice lake dual-core processor that offers sufficient power to perform your office and day-to-day tasks.

The Single channel 4 GB RAM is not sufficient for heavy multitasking. You have to upgrade to dual-channel your RAM memory so that you can use full potential out of this device.

The display quality is decent in indoor conditions but not great in the outdoor environment. So, it’s better to use it where direct radiation does not fall onto screen.

The cooling efficiency is great and does not show any sign of overheating at the max. load. The fans are also running quiet and do not produce noise.

Overall, HP Pavilion x360 is a good choice for those who carry their laptop/Notebook very often and travel a lot. For light office and home users and content creators, this HP convertible is a good option if you are an HP Fan.


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