At the ongoing Computex 2014 tech show, PC maker HP unveiled a number of its products. But the best one out of the lot is the HP Pro x2 612 which is a hybrid tablet/PC. While the other products consist of EliteBook 700 series of notebooks which include 11 PCs.
The HP Pro x2 612 features a 12.5 inch display and 14 hours of battery life. The tablet-notebook hybrid comes with Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, and can include Intel vPro technology for added security. The device can be purchased with an HD or full HD screen. Pricing has yet to be determined but the availability is said to be sometime in September this year.
What is cool about the latest Pro x2 612 is that it comes with a keyboard which can power the tablet. To be precise, when both are combined it gives the tablet close to 14 hours of battery life. Also adding to the advantage of the customers, HP has said that the tablet (HP Pro Tablet 612) can be bought individually as well. The tablet features 8 hours of battery life, which is not a bad deal.
In terms of configuration, under the hood, the Pro x2 612 and Tablet 612 both run on Windows 8.1 OS and also provide support for Windows 7. Another amazing part is that it comes with a digitizer pen as well. Both models feature 3G or 4G LTE options, a USB 3.0 port, a micro SD card reader, and a micro SIM card reader. HP will provide flexibility for customers who want Celeron or Pentium processors. Additionally the device is also loaded with HP BIOS, HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, a Smart Card Reader, TPM and an optional fingerprint reader. You will also get a dual HD webcams.
Talking about the power keyboard, it features a backlit, spill resistant build and comes with a touch pad. The keyboard comes with a VGA cord, a RJ45 network cord, one display port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a connector for the HP ultra-slim dock. The keyboard also includes a full-size SD card reader.
Other HP product unveiled at the Computex 2014 is the HP Elite 700 series which is powered by either the AMD A-Series Pro APUs with HSA technology or the 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors.
The HP EliteBook 700 series powered by AMD includes:
- The HP EliteBook 725, which features a 12.5-inch diagonal HD or FHD optional touchscreen display with an optional 4G LTE module for mobile professionals and global series offering.
- The HP EliteBook 745 features a 14.0-inch diagonal HD, HD+ or FHD display, including a touch-enabled option.
- The HP EliteBook 755 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD, FHD or FHD display, including a touch-enabled option, as well as great integrated graphics performance with AMD Radeon Graphics.
The HP EliteBook 700 series with Intel includes:
- The HP EliteBook 720 comes with a powerful battery life for travelers and the choice of HD, HD Premium or HD Premium touch display.
- The HP EliteBook 740 Ultrabook features HD, HD+, HD+ touch or FHD screen.
- The HP EliteBook 750 includes Ultrabook models and features a thin and light HD, FHD or FHD touch 15-inch diagonal screen with high system performance.
HP also unveiled the Elite 700 series desktop PCs with AMD which includes:
- The HP EliteOne 700 All-in-One (AiO), featuring a 23-inch diagonal IPS Full HD display with AMD PRO A-Series APUs with AMD Radeon graphics and the opportunity to increase productivity by up to 35 percent with support for up to three external displays.
- The HP EliteDesk 700, offered in three different configurations, gives customers a range of footprint options to fit well in any environment. The Desktop Mini, which is smaller than some desk phones, has a clean, easily serviceable design and integrated wireless antenna. It's also available in Microtower and the Small Form Factor configurations.