HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD
Whereas the HP EliteBook series is the manufacturer's flagship family for business users, the ProBook series is the more affordable option for business users on tighter budgets. It's common for high-end features and designs to appear first on a pricier EliteBook before trickling down to ProBook designs.
The latest example is the upcoming ProBook x360 440 G1. The 14-inch convertible introduces 360-degree hinges to the ProBook 440 family for the first time even though the Spectre x360 and EliteBook x360 series have enjoyed this feature for years. When comparing between the ProBook x360 440 G1 and current ProBook 440 G5, HP has essentially tacked on 360-degree hinges to its ProBook 440 G5 to create the new ProBook x360 440 series. Dimensions, connectivity features, CPU SKUs, and design are quite similar between them.
On the security front, the new convertible integrates the HP BIOSphere Gen4 firmware to protect the BIOS against malicious attacks along with HP Client Security Manager, SpareKey, Sure Click, and Password Manager Windows software. Unfortunately, Sure View is notably absent which would have given owners the option to limit the viewing angles of the display with the touch of a key.
The ProBook x360 440 is launching this month for a starting price of $599 USD with an active stylus pen as optional. We recommend checking out the official specifications list below for an overview of what SKUs and processors to expect.