HP has been including questionably useful software from CyberLink – specifically, PowerDVD and YouCam for media management – in its machines. The business has a few laptops that are Apple-like within their silver-colored presentation (the Pavilion x360 11 and the Envy 13t). The camera captures fairly bright and sharp if not stunning images, with average quality for Skype chats.
We dont mind having less an Ethernet port, since theres 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but itd be nice in order to plug within an HDMI monitor with out an USB-C adapter (HP sells one for $50). The Dells certainly are a fraction of a millimeter thinner still, however the HPs svelte screen borders make a noticeable design difference. We watched a number of natively stored and YouTube-streamed 4K video, and all looked impressively sharp, with only modest glare evident on the glossy screen. One agent incorrectly told us to uninstall Windows 10 to resolve an issue – a problem the business told us it really is addressing with better training. While HP has a number of the best-looking systems in the market, its lackluster products and poor tech support claim that the business is heading in the incorrect direction.