HP Pavilion x360: Affordable Windows 8, 10 Convertible Tablet [MWC 2014]

By: John Nedelcu
2 minute read

We’re reporting from Barcelona, where the Mobile World Congress is well underway and every major player in the tech world has come to show off their products. There are a lot of Windows-related devices here and one which caught our eye is the HP Pavilion x360 convertible tablet.
Continuing the long line of new WIndows 8 tablets which were launched recently, HP’s new Pavilion x360 cheap Windows 8 convertible tablet, which is a really affordable tablet but by no means low quality. Its design is similar to what Lenovo did with their Yoga series, having a full 360 degree hinge which allows owners to use it in four different configurations.

HP Pavilion x360 Specs

HP is marketing the Pavilion x360 at an affordable price, considering the size and specs of the device. Also, the device’s unconventional design is more than intriguing, given the fact that you can use it as a laptop, tablet, tent mode and stand mode. In terms of hardware, here’s a closer look under the hood of this Windows 8 convertible tablet:

  • 11 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768
  • Intel Pentium-series Bay Trail CPU
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Beats Audio
  • 2-cell battery

The fact that HP didn’t use an SSD is kind of a letdown, but to be honest, changes like this allow HP to keep the price down and make their product as affordable as possible. How affordable it actually is, depends on each person’s credit card, but for me, a convertible tablet with a 11-inch screen that goes for $400 is quite a bargain. Just to make a comparison, Lenovo’s Flex retails for around $549, so the fact that HP managed to knock off $150 make the Pavilion x360 a pretty sweet device.

For connectivity purposes, HP added 3 USB ports as well as a full HDMI port. The two cell battery isn’t that impressive if you ask me, but it can still keep it going for about four hours, which is somewhere in the sweet spot (not too bad, but not good either). In terms of availability, the tablet will ship starting this week (26th of February) at the price mentioned ($400), so if you are interested in a cheap Windows 8 tablet which comes with some nice features, don’t miss out on the HP Pavilion x360.

We will soon have a hands-on with the device and more pictures, so stay tuned.

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