HP HAS TAKEN the wraps off of the EliteBook x360, a high-end Windows 10 convertible that has Microsoft's Surface Book set in its sights.
Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, the HP EliteBook x360 (above) is, according to the firm, the "world's thinnest business convertible" at 14.9mm-thick.
It's touted as featuring the longest battery life of any convertible yet too, with HP promising up to 16 hours and 30 minutes use from a single charge. The EliteBook x360 comes with Fast Charging support built-in too, with will equip it with 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. Apparently.
At its forefront, the Windows 10-powered EliteBook packs a 13.3in touchscreen display, available with either a Full HD or Ultra HD 4K resolution, with the added functionality of being able to handle two external 4K displays.
Seemingly not bored of the term "world's first", HP also boasts that the EliteBook x360 is the first convertible to come with an integrated privacy screen, which means you can protect the display from prying eyes by tapping the FN and F2 keys.
This focus on security continues throughout, with the HP EliteBook x360 offering both a built-in fingerprint sensor and support for Microsoft's Windows Hello facial recognition authentication. There's also a bunch of HP security tools bundled in, including HP Secure Erase, HP Device Access manager and HP Sure Start Gen3, the "world's only" self-healing BIOS now with run-time memory (SMM) protection.
The HP EliteBook x360 also packs an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD. As for ports, you find one USB-C and two USB 3.0 connections, a microSD card reader, full-sized HDMI and a headphone jack.
The HP EliteBook x360 will be available in late-January from €1,099.
HP has also this week showcased a new and improved version of the Spectre x360 15, which comes with a 'micro-edge' 4K resolution display, powered by the Intel's 7th-gen Core processors, Nvidia GeForce 950MX graphics. HP is also touting a battery life of 12 hours and 45 minutes and integrated Windows Hello support.
This will also be available in Europe from January with a starting price of €1,599.
Backlight borkage gives display a 'stage light' affect
And you thought Blighty's age verification plans were bad
It likes to move it, move it
But how much does it cost?