I usually don’t review hardware products but I felt a need to review HP’s Pavilion 11t-n000 x360.
My father-in-law wanted a Microsoft Surface but still wanted a keyboard and the functionality of a laptop. He also wanted to avoid the expense of a Microsoft Surface and wanted something with a small profile, light weight, lots of storage and plenty of ram for traveling. He found the HP Pavilion 11 x360 that has the following features:
Quad core Pentium 2.17 Ghz
Windows 8.1 64bit
4 GB DDR3
500 GB HD
less than 1″ profile
Screen 11.6″ (Touchscreen)
Gyros built in
1 -USB 3.0
2 -USB 2.0
5 hour battery life (45 watt AC adapter)
SD Mediacard Reader
12.12 x 8.46 x 0.86 in
1 year warranty
I expected the laptop (netbook?) to be slow. I was surprised at how responsive it was with 4GB of RAM. It is by no means a powerful gaming computer but is a match for home, business or school users. The pc is upgradeable to 8GB and a hybrid hard drive which would make a difference in performance. Is this necessary for the typical user? Probably not.
Once you setup a Microsoft account, Windows 8.1 has the Microsoft store (which now has over 400,000 apps ) and OneDrive to backup and sync pictures, files and more.
With the HP Pavilion 11, you can fold the keyboard to have a tablet or you can flip the keyboard down and use the pc in ‘tent’ mode so it supports the tablet functionality. Folding the keyboard under the touchscreen gives you a tablet. The touchscreen is very responsive to the slightest touch.
At $399, I don’t know why you would buy a laptop or a tablet.
Microsoft Windows has a great update feature built in. You may not know it but Microsoft also releases HotFixes and other items that are needed for security, networking, features and other functionality.
How do you find Hotfixes and other items that may need to be downloaded? You can use a third party utility such as WHDownloader. (Download here)
WHDownloader is easy to use and brings in both Microsoft Office Products and the latest Windows OS.
How can you tie your cloud storage services together? It’s actually easy if you use MultCloud. MultCloud ties together all of the most popular cloud storage services so you can upload files to multiple sites through a single sign-on.
Completely FREE app for home and commercial use.
Single login for multiple cloud accounts.
Add unlimited accounts such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, etc
Signing up is easy and free. Once you sign in, you can connect your cloud services and use the power of MultCloud to Upload or Download files from a central dashboard.
I discovered GE Geek through Rick at What’s On My PC. GE Geek is a resource like no other. The time and dedication to linking and uploading the thousands of resources at GE Geek is commendable.
The best feature by far is GE Geek’s Toolkit that contains 1.7 gigabytes of tools that every IT pro needs.
“A complete collection of over 300 Portable Freeware Tech Related
programs, all accessible from one Menu Launcher Utility. There’s
even a program to update all the essential programs automatically,
all contained on a USB/Flash drive for travel.” ~GE Geek
Here’s a short list of the categories -
Apps to Install
Repair Tools 1
Repair Tools 2
Windows Services Defaults
Windows 7 Tools
Windows 7 Troubleshooting
Windows 7 / 8 Shortcuts
Here’s a Snapshot of his Site. You have to visit the site to get an understanding of how this has to be one of the best sites on the web for IT Professionals. Link
Given the amount my readers enjoy these posts and these free resources, I am sharing another post this year with over 130 more FREE eBooks, Step-By-Steps, Resource Guides, etc., for your enjoyment. Plus I’m also including links to the free eBooks I shared in the past so you have all of them here in one single post, making this my single largest collection EVER (Almost 300 total)! Please enjoy these FREE eBooks and resources, and be sure to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, peers, and others who you think would benefit from and enjoy them. After all, wouldn’t it be fun if we could surpass the 1,000,000 download mark within just one week again? ~Eric Ligman, Microsoft