The hood of the Pavilion x360 is slathered in a warm gold paint, and stamped at the center is a reflective HP logo. The edges of the hood and the deck curve outward and then inward as they meet each other, creating an hourglass design that surrounds the Pavilion x360. There’s also a Pavilion logo on the hinge of the laptop.
Opening the Pavilion x360 reveals a slightly more silver tone on the deck, a carved out section for the keyboard at the center, and a vent grill for the Bang & Olufsen speakers just above it. There’s also a fingerprint reader to the right of the touchpad. Thankfully, the bezels on the display are relatively slim.
Folding the Pavilion x360 into tent and then tablet mode reveals that the bottom and top parts don’t exactly line up. But the bottom is at least magnetic, so it stayed in one position nicely.
At 3.6 pounds and 12.7 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches, the Pavilion x360 is a bit of a chunker compared to the competition. The Acer Spin 3 comes in at 3.6 pounds and 13.2 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches, while the Huawei MateBook D weighs in at 3.4 pounds and 12.7 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches. The 13-inch alternative, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA, checks in at 2.7 pounds and 11.9 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches.
There are a decent number of ports on the Pavilion x360, including one USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack, the power button and a security-lock slot, all on the left side.
Meanwhile, the right side features the power jack, an HDMI port, one USB 3.0 port, one USB Type-C port and an SD card slot.
The Pavilion x360’s 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 display is a little on the dull side. And while the screen is relatively bright, its glossy texture makes it a little frustrating to look at.