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HP Discover 2014 | HP Envy x360 Convertible Hands-On

HP Envy x360 Convertible Hands-On
HP Envy x360 Convertible Hands-On
At the Discover 2014 event we were able to take a quick look at the new HP Envy x360, a 15.6" notebook featuring a 360° hinge that transforms the device into a tablet.

HP's newest notebook is the 2-in-1 Envy x360, featuring Core i3 to i7 Intel Haswell ULV processors and integrated Intel GPUs (like the HD 4400). Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 1TB of storage in the form of a traditional or hybrid HDD are included as well, though there are currently no plans for an SSD.  

The huge 15.6-inch touchscreen display comes with the option for full-HD (1920x1080) or HD (1366x768) resolutions, but it's sadly of the TN panel variety and offers limited viewing angles. Just like the Lenovo Yoga, the display can be tilted back up to 360°, allowing use in tent and tablet modes.

HP has also outfitted the x360 with a large ControlZone touchpad, offering dedicated side keys that allows quick access to Windows 8 features such as charms and currently running applications. The Envy also offers a full-size, backlit keyboard with a dedicated number pad, though the pre-production sample we saw had very little travel on the keys.

Using MobileMark, the battery is rated at up to 7 hours and HP is targeting a "Back to School" launch just like the new Pavilion notebooks. The Envy x360 will also be priced starting at $679 and we were able to spend a little time with the Core i3-4030U powered version in the video below.  

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Klaus Hinum, 2014-06-21 (Update: 2021-05-18)