Tablet/laptop convertibles are expected to really hit it off this year, as more and more people are opting to purchase versatile devices, capable of being used in diverse environments.
With this idea in mind, HP has just introduced a new hybrid model called the Pro x2 410, basically a tablet that can be used in concert with a detachable keyboard.
The product has an 11.6-inch screen and will offer up to 12 hours of life juice, via the keyboard dock, reports Liliputing. But there’s a tweak, buyers won’t be able to purchase the stand-alone slate, because the product has been specifically designed to be used with a keyboard.
HP is marketing the device as a “converged device” suited to provide the same performance in tablet mode as well as in notebook mode.
As you might have guessed (based on the name), the new hybrid is targeted towards the professional crowd and HP will be showing the device at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Along with it, the company will have the Split x2 model on display, which is aimed at the average consumer.
The 11.6-inch product boasts a slightly larger screen than what you’ll usually see on the market (7 to 10-inch offerings) and has 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Under the hood, users will have the opportunity to choose between Intel’s lower-power Core Y-series processor (i3 or i5) from the Haswell family.
The Pro x2 410 is very light so it can be easily carried around at its 907 g / 1.9 pounds, but if you add the dock you’ll be getting yourself a 1.7 kg / 3.8 pounds notebook. The keyboard part has a battery pack, USB and HDMI ports embedded into it.
HP will offer 256GB of storage with the convertible and while the notebook might seem a little bulky, remember it offers 12 hours of battery life, which is impressive for a notebook. The device has 2MP cameras on the back and in front and runs Windows 8.1 out of the box.
The Pro X2 410 has already been made available with prices ranging around the $899 / €662 margin.