HP’s Pavilion x360 wants to be like Lenovo’s Yoga convertible, but affordable

HP has introduced a new convertible notebook, the Pavilion x360, at the MWC 2014 along with the HP ProPad 600 and the updated ElitePad 1000 Windows 8 tablets. The multi-model laptop is based on the latest Intel Bay Trail-M platform and it will go on sale in a couple of days’ time.

The HP Pavilion x360 has a 360-degree hinge that allows the display to be rotated all the way to the back, much like the Yoga Ultrabooks from Lenovo. While the latter series carries premium price tags, the company plans to launch its notebook as a ‘value-packed convertible PC’ having a sub-$400 starting price. The targeted audiences of the HP Pavilion x360 are professionals and students.

HP Pavilion x360

The HP Pavilion x360 runs on Windows 8 which can be upgraded to version 8.1 for free and it’s powered by a 2.17GHz Pentium N3520 SOC. You’ll have storage options of 320GB, 500GB and 750GB, while RAM provisions are either 4GB or 8GB. The laptop sports an 11.6-inch HD LED touchscreen and a TrueVision HD webcam. And for music lovers, there are dual speakers backed by Beats Audio.

The HP Pavilion x360 will hit stores in the US starting February 26 for $399.99 and above. The convertible will be available in a single shade of red. More information about the laptop can be found on the company’s The Next Bench blog.

Here are the key specifications of the HP Pavilion x360:

– Platform: Windows 8
– Display: 11.6-inch HD screen
– RAM: 4GB or 8GB
– Storage: up to 750GB HDD
– Connectivity: USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
– Dimensions: 0.86 x 12.12 x 8.46 inches
– Weight: 3.08 pounds