HP today released the Pavilion x360, a $400 low-spec 11.6-inch hybrid laptop with a 360-degree hinge that turns the device into a tablet. The convertible PC weighs just 3.08 pounds, and comes with a soft touch finish that resists fingerprints and features brushed aluminum on the keyboard deck. Notable features include includes Wi-Fi, DataPass, HD SVA display with 10-point capacitive multitouch, Intel Pentium processor, and an HP TrueVision HD webcam.
HP DataPass allows customers to simply turn on, register and immediately connect to the internet with two years of free 3G+ or 4G mobile broadband service powered by Fogg Mobile. Customers receive up to 250 MB per month at no cost and can purchase additional monthly data packages at low rates and without a contract
“Customers have told us they want a single device that is designed to work and play the way they do, at an affordable price,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, Consumer PC and Solutions Group, HP. “The HP Pavilion x360 is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. Its 360-degree hinge allows multitaskers to easily transition from laptop to tent to tablet. It’s the laptop that doesn’t make you miss your tablet and the tablet that doesn’t make you miss your laptop—all at a price that is similar to an entry-level notebook.”
Music lovers will enjoy the HP Pavilion x360’s powerful entertainment performance powered by built-in Beats Audio, dual speakers designed for great sound in any position and an optimized touch screen. Users also can access their music, stream songs on-demand and create playlists with HP Connected Music.
Pricing and availability
The HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in the Brilliant Red color in the United States on February 26, 2014 for $399.99. A Smoke Silver color option will also be available.