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FRANKFURT: ENTERPRISE VENDOR HP has shown off an addition to its line of Windows 8 devices, the Elitebook Revolve, which can be used either as a laptop or as a tablet.
The 11.6in device was shown briefly on stage by HP at its Discover event by VP of design Stacy Wolff, as the firm continues to underline its commitment to providing enterprise hardware ranging from printers to tablets.
The Elitebook Revolve is designed so the screen can be swivelled around and then laid flat to turn it into a tablet. Wolff claimed the combination of the best of a laptop and tablet is increasingly in demand from employees.
As well as featuring an 11.6in HD Gorilla Glass touch-enabled display there's also an HD 720p camera, built-in NFC technology, SSD up to 256GB and either an Intel Core I3, I5 or I7 processor.
There's a slot for expanding the 4GB of internal memory too, as well as a SIM card slot for taking advantage of the UK's newly gained LTE speeds.
The tablet/laptop hybrid also comes with a number of business features, including enterprise IT tools such as Active Directory and a range of HP Client Management solutions. There is also HP Client Security on board.
The Elitebook Revolve will be available in the US from March 2013 with pricing set to be announced closer to the launch date. No UK or European pricing or launch data information was made available. µ
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