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.
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.