While HP is a PC and printer juggernaut, it’s pretty shy when it comes to tablets. That’s why it made the news today, debuting the HP 11″ Tablet, a $500 machine designed for the hybrid work environment. Its standout feature is the rotating 13 megapixel camera on board.
The rotating camera is versatile and designed to make video calls. It’s a singular 13 MP shooter that rotates at up to 235 degrees. When it’s rotated towards the back, you can use the camera to take pics and videos. Rotate it to 180 degrees and then you get a front camera for video calls. If you flip it to 235 degrees, in order to show the call participants in the call whatever you have on the desk.
You can use the slate in both portrait and landscape mode, but HP’s tablet also comes with a kickstand, that allows it to stand up in either mode. It also has pogo pins along the sides, in order to connect a keyboard in both orientations. HP 11″ Tablet uses a 2.1K display, which supports pen input for writing or drawing using the HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen, sold separately.
The 11 inch screen is an IPS LCD, with a 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, with 100% sRGB color gamut and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Inside we find an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Jasper Lake processor, a 5 watt quad core quad thread CPU for lower cost devices. There’s also 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD and Wi-Fi 6, plus Bluetooth 5.0.
An USB-C port is also here, plus a microSD card slot and a 32.2 Wh battery with a 30W charger. The product is available now at Best Buy for $500 and up.