New HP Pavilion x360 Is a Lenovo Yoga Hybrid Look-Alike with Lower Price

HP says the device is targeted at young professionals on the go

If you’re a fan of what can be called the Lenovo iconic Yoga design, you should take a look into the HP camp, as the PC manufacturer has just unveiled a product that offers the possibility of rotating the screen 360 degrees.

The device is called the Pavilion x360 and is an 11-inch tablet/laptop hybrid which can be used in four different modes (including “stand mode” when the keyboard is folded and “tent mode” when the machine is propped upside down).

What’s interesting is that the keyboard automatically turns off when flipping the screen back to go into tablet mode.

Now, let’s take a look in the specifications department. The Pavilion x 360 weighs just 3.08 pounds and its display is an HD SVA one with 10-point capacitive multi-touch. An Intel Pentium-series Bay Trail processor lies under the hood, powering everything. The HP TrueVision HD webcam, USB and full-sized HDMI are also mentioned.

In the resolution department, the convertible doesn't impress much, as it’s equipped with only 1366 x 768 resolution. We’re not told how much the battery is supposed to last, but a company official present at MWC 2014 said the product should be good to go for at least four hours.

So you might be wondering what’s the difference between HP’s baby and the Lenovo one? Well, right off the bat you’ll notice the fiery red paint job (there’s also a silver version available) the new HP boasts, but that’s not all.

HP has managed to lower the price of an 11-inch convertible machine to just $400 / €291. For comparison’s sake, remember the Lenovo mid-range Flex hybrid price range starts somewhere at $549 / €400 and up.

Of course, the specs are not comparable with what Lenovo has to offer, but if you want to give a shot at the 360-degree hinge design, the HP Pavilion x360 might be a good place to start.

Expect the HP Pavilion x360 to ship out as soon as this week, starting February 26.


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