Video: Hands-on with the HP Pavilion x360 at Mobile World Congress

HP showed off its new Pavilion x360 notebook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and PCWorld’s Melissa Riofrio got an opportunity to spend some hands-on time with the flexible hybrid.

The x360 features a hinge that allows its 11.6-inch display to rotate on a 360-degree axis. You can flip it into tent mode to watch movies, or fold its display flat against the back of its chassis and operate it as a large touchscreen tablet. The design is already drawing comparisons to the consumer and corporate laptops in Lenovo’s very popular Yoga product line.

HP Pavilion x360

HP's Pavilion x360 can operate like a conventional laptop, flip into tent mode, or transform into a touchscreen tablet. 

Both the Pavilion x360 and Lenovo’s Yoga 2 are outfitted with Intel Pentium N3520 (Bay Trail class) processors, 4GB of memory, and 500GB of storage. But HP is undercutting Lenovo significantly on pricing, offering the x360 at $400 compared to the $599 Lenovo expects to fetch for the Yoga 2 it announced at CES in January.

HP announced a second Pavilion x360 model that will have a lesser Intel Celeron processor and would presumably cost even less, but the company says it has no plans to sell that machine in the U.S.

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