Hewlett-Packard is diving deeper into the 2-in-1 market for devices that can double as laptops or tablets. Its latest hybrid Windows touchscreen convertible is aimed at businesses, and it’s actually a pretty powerful machine in a small package.
HP is unveiling the laptop-tablet hybrid at the 2014 International CES, the huge tech tradeshow in Las Vegas this week.
The HP Pro x2 410 runs Windows 8.1 and has a 11.6-inch high-definition touchscreen. You can detach the cover and use the screen as a Windows tablet. The idea is to give employees the capability to quickly access applications that meet the demands of both work and life.
The device has no fan, and the tablet part is just 2.5 millimeters thick. It uses Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, Beats Audio sound, a front-and-back webcam, and dual speakers. HP is selling it now in the U.S. for $900.
It is less than an inch thick and weighs 3.43 pounds. The tablet weighs just 1.8 pounds. The full device is just 22.3 millimeters thick.
The machine comes with options for 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB flash memory solid state drives. The base unit has Intel integrated graphics.
HP is also launching its inexpensive HP 350 G1 notebook computer with a 15.6-inch display. It has a durable, spill-resistant design and an optional fingerprint reader. It uses Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, or Intel Pentium and Celeron processors. It is available now in the U.S. for $400.