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HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD

HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD (Source: HP)
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD (Source: HP)
The convertible is essentially a ProBook x360 440 G5 but with 360-degree hinges and a 1080p touchscreen. Its 14-inch form factor and relatively inexpensive starting price will set it directly against the Lenovo ThinkPad 14 and Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series when it launches before the end of June.

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-06- 6 (Update: 2018-06- 4)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.