HP reveals Intel Bay Trail-powered X360 convertible laptop from $400, out Feb. 26

hp reveals intel bay trail powered x360 convertible laptop 399 feb 26

Though Lenovo’s Yoga 2 is a pretty affordable convertible notebook in its own right, it’s not the only low-cost multi-mode laptop on the block. 

HP announced the X360, a convertible laptop PC that sports a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used in one of four modes: laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. It’s similar to the Yoga 2, which we got to go hands-on with at CES 2014.

Weighing 3.08 pounds and measuring 0.86 (H) x 12.12 (W) x 8.46 (D) inches, the X360 should be pretty easy to carry around. Wearing an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display, the X360 is powered by one of two Intel Bay Trail processors, depending on which configuration you opt for: the Intel Pentium N2820 clocked at 2.13 GHz, or the Intel Pentium N3520 running at 2.17 GHz. RAM can be had in 4GB or 8GB amounts, while the hard drives available with the X360 range from 320GB, 5,400-rpm mechanical units, to a hybrid drive that combines a 500GB, 5,400-rpm disk with 8GB of flash storage.

Ports you’ll find on the X360 include a single USB 3.0 connection, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Ethernet, audio/mic, and a Kensington lock slot. Wireless connectivity comes in two flavors: 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. Music should sound better than it ordinarily would on such a notebook, considering that the X360 ships with Beats Audio built in.

The X360 will be released on February 26, will ship in Brilliant Red (pictured above), and will start at $400.

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