updated 06:55 pm EST, Sun February 23, 2014
Low-cost convertible features 10-point touch, HP DataPass
HP today announced the HP Pavilion x360, a low-cost touch convertible PC with a 360-degree hinge -- allowing for a shift from laptop usability to tablet form. To help customers connect to the Internet without the need for Wi-Fi, HP also announced the expansion of its free HP DataPass broadband service to 12 additional countries, including the United States.
The entry-level model of the x360 has a 1366x768 IPS touchscreen, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive. The processor is an unspecified Intel Bay Trail model. Three USB ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a full-size HDMI output provide connectivity. The HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in the "Brilliant Red" color in the United States on February 26 for a starting price of $400.
HP DataPass is currently available on select notebooks, Chromebooks and tablets in the UK, Sweden and Denmark; availability will expand to 12 additional countries, including the United States, over the course of this summer.