HP 11 tablet will challenge the Surface Go when it launches this December for $499 USD
Microsoft launched the Surface Go in 2018 as a cheaper and smaller alternative to the premier Surface Pro series. By this Holiday season, HP will be doing the same with its upcoming HP 11 tablet designed to be the cheaper alternative to its premier Elite x2 series.
As its super-short name may suggest, the HP 11 tablet is an 11-inch detachable with a fairly high-end 2.1K (2160 x 1440) resolution touchscreen capable of reproducing all of sRGB. It will also be fairly bright at 400 nits which would make it comparable to the Surface Pro 7 in terms of maximum brightness.
Beyond the display, the tablet will also feature a rotatable 13 MP camera for webcam or picture-taking, a USB-C port with Power Delivery and DisplayPort support, and an optional keyboard with kickstand that can support the tablet in either portrait or landscape orientations.
The main thing stopping the HP 11 from being a higher-end product is the meager internal specifications as its Pentium Silver N6000 processor, 4 GB of soldered RAM, and 128 GB SSD pale in comparison to the 11th gen Core series available on the Elite x2. Thus, the HP 11 will be more suited for web browsing, emailing, word processing, presentations, and video playback rather than graphics editing and other intensive tasks.
The HP 11 launches this December for $499 while the keyboard will cost an additional $100.
- Intel Pentium Silver N6000 w/ UHD graphics
- 11.0-inch 2.1K (2160 x 1440) touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5, Low Blue Light, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 84.6 percent screen-to-body ratio
- 4 GB LPDDR4x-2133 MHz RAM
- 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
- USB-C (5 Gbps) w/ PD and DP
- Wi-Fi 6 Intel AX201
- MicroSD reader
- 13 MP rotatable camera
- 32.2 Wh battery, 30 W USB-C AC adapter
- 9.94 x 6.95 x 0.32 inches, 1.45 lbs (tablet)
- 9.94 x 7.09 x 0.18 inches, 0.54 lbs (keyboard)
- 9.92 x 6.95 x 0.16 inches, 0.53 lbs (kickstand)