HP Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM 2-in-1 (15.6″, Intel i3-8130U, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB Optane, Silver) – Walmart Black Friday $499
The HP Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM is a mid-range convertible 2-in-1 laptop PC. As the centerpiece of the device, the 15-CR0037WM features a 15.6-inch touch-screen mounted on a pair of 360-degree hinges. The display sports sharp Full HD resolution, IPS wide viewing angle technology, and support for an active digitizer pen input besides finger touch. HP has included a compatible HP Digital Pen in the package of the Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM.
Inside, the 15-CR0037WM features the 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor with Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 1-Terabyte hard drive supplemented by 16GB of Intel Optane memory for data storage speed boost. The Core i3-8130U dual-core chip offers great processing power for the average PC user. A faster processor like the Core i5 or i7 can be beneficial only if you regularly do demanding computing tasks such as media production. In day-to-day computing activities, the difference between the i3 and its faster i5 and i7 siblings is negligible. We only wish the HP 15-CR0037WM had more RAM, since 4GB isn’t suitable for heavier multitasking scenarios. It’s fine only for a couple of browser tabs and apps running simultaneously. 8GB is a standard nowadays. Also, hard drive storage is much slower than newer solid state drive storage. Thankfully, HP has included 16GB of Intel Optane memory that boosts speed of the HDD. But still, it lags behind SSDs.
HP says the battery of the HP Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM provides a battery life of up to 10 hours and 30 minutes with mixed laptop usage.
This 2-in-1 PC will be on sale at Walmart this Black Friday, with a discounted price of $499. That’s an excellent price for a 2-in-1 laptop with great screen specs, active pen support, and decent everyday performance.
Specifications of the HP Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM
Here are the specs of the HP Pavilion x360 15-CR0037WM with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i3-8130U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)|
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||4GB RAM
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
|Data Storage||1000GB (1TB) HDD + 16GB Optane
This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Active digitizer pen
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
|Ethernet Network Port||No
This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB 3.1
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Battery||48 Whr capacity|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty length.
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Emmanuel Ekwueme –
I have HP Pavilion x360 – 15-cr0037wm with 4 GB ram size. I would like to know if the RAM is expandable. Can i expand it to 12GB Ram or 16GB Ram. if yes what make of ram would you recommend