HP EliteBook Revolve tablet coming early next year
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HP's EliteBook lineup of laptops is aimed squarely at the business end of the market, but the company has something a little different planned for next year. The company's new EliteBook Revolve takes after the growing market of hybrid notebooks, and combines an Ivy Bridge notebook with a touchscreen tablet.
Coming in at 11.6" and 1.36kg, the Revolve features a swivel hinge that allows it to alternate between a laptop and tablet. The 1366x768 pixel display is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass, and is powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs. Other goodies include a 256GB SSD, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 4GB of RAM and an estimated 10 hours of battery life. HP also caters to the ever travelling businessman by providing broadband options such as LTE and HSPA+ along with the usual Bluetooth and NFC.
While HP will be offering the option to preload the Revolve with Windows 7, the hybrid laptop is exactly what Microsoft had in mind for Windows 8 and its Metro theme. No price has currently been set for the Revolve, but it will available worldwide starting March 2013.