MWC 2014: HP intros Pavilion x360 convertible laptop starting at $399

Summary:The hybrid notebook sports a 360-degree hinge to allow users to fold the display into tablet mode.

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HP looks like it's been taking a few "Yoga" lessons based on its latest laptop release. The company is showing off the Pavilion x360 convertible at MWC 2014, complete with a 360-degree hinge that resembles the one Lenovo uses on its Yoga devices.

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Having such a hinge allows for a full range of viewing angles for the 11.6-inch screen (as the above photo shows), including a "tent" mode or, with the display completely folded down, a tablet mode with the attached keyboard underneath and disabled.

Where the Pavilion x360 primarily differs from the Yoga is in the price. The HP convertible will start at $399, whereas the Lenovo Yoga 2 starts at $549 (and other Yoga models are even pricier). You appear to get similar specs: Both use an Intel Bay Trail CPU and have a display resolution of 1,366x768. The Pavilion x360 offers up to 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage (in the form of a hybrid hard drive).

The Pavilion x360 will be available starting Wednesday, February 26. In the meantime, our sister site CNET has some hands-on video and photos of the device. For $400, you get a Windows laptop and tablet for less than the latest iPad, which could be a pretty good deal. Do you agree? Let us know in the Talkback section below.

Topics: Tablets, Hewlett-Packard, Laptops, Mobility, MWC

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