HP doesn’t seem to want to go all in with Windows 8, since they haven’t been unveiling as many machines based on this OS as we would have expected. They did launch a bunch of laptops so far and now they’re trying to approach a more unusual format: the convertible tablet, in their own unique way, through the HP EliteBook Revolve device.
This is a business-focused model, one that fits in a long line of convertible slates made by the company. The Revolve uses a central hinged display, that’s able to do a 180 degree twist and then can close and turn the laptop into sort of a tablet. The advantage of the newcomer is that it’s actually pretty slim, at 3 pounds and 22 mm thick.
The laptop is based on a 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection and a matte finish. This screen offers 400 nits of brightness and other features include a magnesium chassis, your choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, 4 GB of RAM (with support for up to 12 GB) and up to a 256 GB SSD. There’s also USB 3.0 connectivity, a DisplayPort, a full size Ethernet jack and optional 4G LTE. Those who tested the device said that the hinge is not exactly top of the line, feeling a bit fragile. You should also know that this model is launcing in March next year.