CES 2014 | HP announces the Pro X2 410 detachable
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HP's CES offerings are mostly targeting business customers this year. Along with a number of all-in-ones, the computer giant announced a new detachable model – the HP Pro X2 410.
The new device features a relatively low resolution 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display, either an Intel Core i3 or i5 low voltage Y series processor, Intel 4200 HD graphics, 4 GB of RAM, 64 to 256 GB of internal storage, front- and back-facing 2 MP cameras, Beats Audio sound, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, and a keyboard dock that adds USB, HDMI, and Ethernet ports, as well as an extra battery.
The connectivity options, proper keyboard, and extended battery life (up to 12 hours when paired with the dock) mean the 410 is much better suited to business needs than HP's Split X2. It is intended to be a laptop first and a tablet second unlike many other recent convertibles which put the emphasis on tablet use (Surface Pro 2, VAIO Tap 11). Unfortunately the extra hardware comes with extra weight – the tablet portion alone weighs a hefty 1.8 pounds, while the keyboard dock adds another 2 pounds.
The HP Pro X2 410 is available now. Prices start at US$899.