There weren’t many laptop related devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Could it be that laptops are on the list of soon to be extinct species? We surely hope not. It seems that HP Pavilion x360 doesn’t want that either. The new 11.6 inch laptop presented is actually a hybrid between a clamshell laptop and a tablet that can switch modes with the 360 degree hinge. You might know this hinge mechanism from the popular Lenovo Yoga line of laptops or Dell Yoga laptops. Basically this 360 degree hinge lets you use the device as a normal laptop and also as a tablet, by bending the lit backward.
Unlike the Yoga’s premium price (starting at around 1000$), HP Pavilion x360 has a more affordable price (399$). The HP runs on Intel Celeron instead of the Core I series CPUs.
HP said that the new laptop is looking to be an accessible, affordable device for those who want to both work and play, making it easier for them with the switchable mode.
HP PAVILION X360 – A MORE AFFORDABLE YOGA STYLE LAPTOP
The new laptop weighs approximately 3 pounds with a 21.9 mm thickness. It comes with the same HP Beats Audio system, a 500GB hybrid hard and 8GB of RAM. It also features an 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3 USB ports and Bluetooth.
At the same conference HP also made public that a second model of Pavilion x360 is in the making, but this one will have a less powerful Intel Celeron processor and apparently it will cost less. The bad news is that HP said they don’t think the new model will be released in the U.S. We really hope they’re just saying that as a marketing strategy because we like this little laptop.
The HP Pavilion x360 is available in red and silver and it’s due to be out this February.