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If the HP Pavilion x360 looks familiar, it's because we've seen the 360-degree hinge trick before when Lenovo introduced its Yoga. HP's Pavilion x360 is also capable of swinging all the way around and transforming itself from a laptop into a tablet, but it carries a much lower starting price. The cost of entry is $400, significantly lower than the Lenovo Yoga 11s, which starts out at $1,100 on Lenovo's website.
HP didn't give away too many details about the Pavilion x360. We know it will have an 11.6-inch HD display with 10-point capacitive multi-touch support, an Intel Pentium processor of some sort, HD webcam, brushed aluminum keyboard deck, and Beats Audio. Beyond that, HP is keeping the specifics to itself.
"Customers have told us they want a single device that is designed to work and play the way they do, at an affordable price," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, Consumer PC and Solutions Group, HP. "The HP Pavilion x360 is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. Its 360-degree hinge allows multitaskers to easily transition from laptop to tent to tablet. It’s the laptop that doesn’t make you miss your tablet and the tablet that doesn’t make you miss your laptop—all at a price that is similar to an entry-level notebook."
HP says the Pavilion x360 will be available in "Brilliant Red" in the U.S. starting February 26, 2014.