HP EliteBook will come with a new variant as the manufacturer has officially announced and presented the x360 model, which should advantage most users.
Hewlett Packard or HP is a Palo Alto, California-based company. It is an information technology multinational. HP provides hardware and software components and products. It targets both consumers and small, medium, and large enterprises.
Back in 2008, the company introduced the HP EliteBook series. This is a premium class of products. It is classified as being above the perhaps better known ProBook series.
HP EliteBook products include mobile workstations and business-class notebooks. As of 2013, the former have their own brand. EliteBook workstation became part of the HP ZBook.
During CES 2017, HP announced a new EliteBook model. The new device will be titled x360. Some have already gone to quite praise it. Although quite expensive, it is a more accessible, user-friendly version of the usual HP EliteBook products.
As its name itself might suggest, x360 is somewhat similar to the Spectre x360. This latter was introduced by HP last year. The company even went to point out the fact that the initial laptop inspired this newest model.
Both laptops have a chassis, which is quite similar between models. They both also have a 2-in-1 hinge double-barrel design. However, the two have their fair share of differences.
The HP EliteBook x360 is a 13-inch notebook. It is 0.6-inches thick and weighs about 2.82 pounds. It has a standard 1080p display. However, it also offers an upgrade. Users can choose a 4K option.
The thin bezels placed at the sides of the display maintain a small footprint. Nonetheless, a larger bezel at the top hosts a webcam. This latter is placed in the usual spot.
It has a larger touchpad than most laptops. Still, it is well balanced and functions well. EliteBook x360 is a 2-in-1 model. As such, it can fold over and feature a tablet-like use.
As opposed to the Spectre x360, the current product will also come with an active pen. Another interesting feature will be the HP Sure View.
This option should come to ensure user privacy. Basically, it is a backlight technology. This latter emulates the privacy’s screen function. As such, a passerby won’t see the user’s work. The function can also be controlled. A keyboard button tap will activate or deactivate it.
HP EliteBook x360 will also have an additional privacy and security feature. More exactly, it will support Windows Hello. This latter ensures a fingerprint and facial recognition login access option.
The latest EliteBook will also support a 3G/4G LTE support as well. This can be used by introducing a SIM card. It will also come equipped with additional ports.
x360 will have the standard pair of Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C ports. It will also sport a USB Type-A. Still, it will have an additional HDMI output. A card reader has also been added.
The notebook will be powered by a Core i5 latest generation processor. It will have the same Intel graphics as Spectre x360. It will also come with an initial 8GB of RAM.
The HP EliteBook x360 will come with a price tag of about $1.250. This can increase in accordance to additionally selected hardware or software.
HP’ EliteBook x360 will have a classy aspect. It will feature a silver, quite elegant unibody look. Its uniform finish will be completed by a set of black keyboards. The model will also be renouncing the previous top-facing speakers.
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