HP has just revealed its new set of devices in the laptop/convertible segment. While some new additions like the Stylus can be seen, other modifications in the features have also been made. The devices are likely to be made available to stores in the US by end May/ early June and might reach Indian shores thereafter. Hereâ€™s a preview of what can be expected from these latest releases from HP.
The X360 Convertible Laptop
There are a few highlights of this laptop from HP. Firstly, it runs on Windows and the Windows Ink feature along with the HP Active pen gives you the freedom to write notes, do sums and draw images or do virtually anything with it.
The others, as suggested in the laptopâ€™s name is the 360Â° rotation possible with this device. You can use it to type as you would normally do with a laptop; you can fold it completely and use it as a tablet to write or draw as mentioned; make it into a tent-like stand to play or watch something without having to hold it in your hand or on the lap. This folding in both directions is made feasible through a metal chrome-plated hinge that stands out in terms of the laptopâ€™s appearance.
The HP Pavillion X360 is available in 3 display sizes; 11.6inch, 14inch and 15.6inch. As for the processor, the Convertible laptop will be shipped with a range of processors from Pentium to the Intel i3, i5 and i7 chipsets. There are touchscreen models available as well. The 11.6inch laptop comes only in one colour, Natural Silver whereas the 14inch will be made available in four different colours and the 15.6inch in two colours. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD storage. The USB ports can extend the storage to 1TB through external hard disks and Widows 10 Home 64 comes pre-loaded.
The FHD IR Camera facilitates Facial Recognition for logging in via the Windows Hello app. The laptop also offers high level of audio experience. The battery is expected to last up to 12 hours under normal usage conditions.
The HP Pavilion Notebook Series
HP has tried to do some revamping exercises with the Notebook series also, with the devices being available in sizes of 14inch, 15inch and 17inches. The specifications of these Notebooks donâ€™t vary much from the X360 laptops described above. The battery life may not be as much as 12 hours as in the X360, but a little less at around 10 hours.
In terms of the price, the market estimates that a typical 14inch X 360 or a 14inch Notebook may both be sold at around $715 in the US. The prices for Indian customers will be known only when HP decides to launch them in India.