Swiveling, revolving and spinning – and we are not talking about your favorite swivel chair here. We are talking about EliteBook Revolve, a business class laptop, from the stables of HP. HP hasn’t always been on the forefront of producing touchscreen notebooks, but after the CES 2013 event that notion seems to have changed.
HP, the PC manufacturing giant, had announced the release of a new Windows 8 powered convertible laptop or tablet (call it what you may!) designed to meet the growing demands of business class users.
Staying true to its name, the EliteBook Revolve comes with a central hinge that allows the laptop’s display to be revolved all the way around. You can turn the display 180 degrees to the opposite direction! Users can also lay the display flat on the ground and use it more like a tablet. There is an option for stylus for those interested in using this laptop in the tablet mode.
It is true that this part of the news is nothing great to write home about as these convertible laptop/tablets are not anyway different from previous convertibles that forayed into the market. But what makes this convertible laptop more interesting is its Operating System.
This laptop’s 11.6 inch matte-finish display is not too flashy or too stylish making it the perfect companion to tag along business class users. It comes with a 1,366 X 768 display resolution and a 400 nits brightness making the display look good and images appear bright and vibrant. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 (second generation).
There is an array of processors that buyers can choose from – Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. This laptop comes with 4 GB RAM and 256 GB solid state drive. With this memory, the laptop should be able to deliver good performance and speed.
It has a neatly finished magnesium chassis that has enough room to accommodate a DisplayPort, 2 3.0 USB ports, a microSD card slot, an Ethernet jack (full sized) and a micro-SIM slot. Apart from these amazing specifications, word is out that HP EliteBook Revolve may also bring along 4G LTE as well.
HP EliteBook Revolve weighs close to 3 pounds and is just about 0.86 inches thick. You might consider the weight and girth pretty hefty for a tablet, but when comparing it with its previous versions this looks just fine.
Apart from having a well designed smooth-to-touch finish, HP EliteBook Revolve laptop also has backlit keyboard, SIM card slot and great specs to boast of.
Surprisingly, HP is keen on offering Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8 Pro making sure that users can choose not to use Microsoft’s latest Operating system. But, since this is a touchscreen laptop, using Windows 7 Pro may seem like a bad idea as Windows 7 Pro is not optimized to work on touchscreen.
As expected the price tag of this convertible touchscreen business class laptop has not been revealed yet. But we can bet that the price is not going to be anywhere near ‘cheap’.
But keeping these incredible specs in mind and the revolving display in view, we can assume that regardless of the price, EliteBook Revolve will be worth every penny you pay.