HP Pavilion x360 10th Generation

A design that feels like it should cost more

The Pavilion x360 comes in silver, but aluminum it is not. You’ll need to jump to one of the laptop’s expensive cousins, such as the expensive Spectre x360 13 if you want to avoid plastic.

The lid gives a little under pressure, as does the keyboard deck. It’s nothing egregious, though, especially given that you’ll be spending less than half the money. That doesn’t mean the Pavilion is flimsy or cheap-feeling, though. It’s robust enough that you’ll be confident slinging it around.

The hinge, always important on a 360-degree convertible that can morph between clamshell, tent, media, and tablet modes, is stiff enough to keep the display steady but smooth enough when revolving.