HP revealed the Pro x2 410 tablet / notebook hybrid at CES in Las Vegas today showing further commitment to the maturing segment of hybrid laptops. This version is targeted at their business users who can be a tough sell as corporate IT departments hesitate to commit to such a new format.
Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 and sporting an 11.6-inch screen with multi-touch capability and a 1366 x 768 resolution. The hybrid device is available with Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and an SSD for storage in 64, 128, and 256GB sizes. All the internals reside behind the screen so all functionality can be maintained when separated from the base keyboard. The lack of a cooling fan reduces overall weight, however in tablet terms, it is still fairly chunky with the top half weighing 1.8 pounds and measuring 2.5mm thick. The total weight is 3.43 lbs. and RAM can be maxed out at 8GB.
According to HP, the device is currently available starting at $900.
Other specs include front and back webcams and stereo speakers featuring Beats Audio. Details on battery size and configuration were not available. The HP Pro x2 410 looks like a solid offering in the expanding world of hybrid designs, but the question remains if workplace IT admin will be willing to sign-off on the req.