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HP HAS shown off a duo of Windows 8.1 machines for business customers, offering a space-saving all-in-one desktop PC and a hybrid laptop with a 360-degree rotating screen.
Due to be sold from the next quarter, the HP Eliteone 800 all-in-one and HP Probook x360 310 are designed for Windows 8.1 and with flexibility in mind.
The Eliteone 800 is a PC sat inside a 21.5in flat screen, offering Intel fourth generation core processors and solid-state disk (SSD) or solid-state hybrid drive options to enable fast boot speeds at an affordable price, according to HP.
The screen needs a stand, optional, or wall mounting, unless you want it to flop around on your desk. Once in place smart system rotation sensors automatically adjust the display to either portrait or landscape, depending on mounting orientation.
The Eliteone 800 will be available in the UK from April, starting at £850 with HP Client Security included.
Meanwhile, the HP Probook x360 310 is a laptop with a 360-degree rotating 11.6in touchscreen, based on technology similar to that of HP's Pavilion x360 consumer laptop that the firm showed at MWC.
Like the Pavilion x360, the Probook x360 310's attached hinge means that the screen can be folded over to convert the device to tablet mode. It also enables users to display glorious presentations in stand or tent modes.
HP said that the Probook x360 310 is available in a variety of configurations, including Intel Celeron or Pentium processors, SSD or hybrid drive or up to 750GB hard disk. Pricing will depend on the options customers specify, according to the firm. µ