As the world’s thinnest convertible notebook, the EliteBook x360 builds off of the aesthetics of the popular HP Spectre x360 consumer notebook with industrial design that users say they want.
We know mobile workers put value on thin and light. The EliteBook x360 is sleek and modern, weighs in at a mere 2.81 lbs. (1.28 kg) and is only 14.95 mm thick, about the width of an AA battery. It takes design cues from HP’s lineup of premium laptops, break-the-mold devices tech reviewers have called “a breath of fresh air.”
The EliteBook x360 has multiple modes, which enable seamless transition from work to leisure, such as its laptop mode for emails and word processing, tablet mode for taking notes, tent mode for a video conference call or media mode for watching streaming videos.
We’ve set the EliteBook x360 apart from its consumer cousin with a set of unique features designed for on-the-go workers. For one, it’s tough. Designed to pass a dozen different U.S. Military Standard reliability tests for withstanding vibration, shock, drop and extreme environmental conditions, road warriors don’t have to worry about how it’ll fair in a backpack or an overhead bin.
Anyone who works remotely knows how important battery life can be. The EliteBook x360 boasts a new HP commercial record with an impressive battery life of up to 16.5 hours, or about the time it takes to fly from San Francisco to Delhi. And for the workers who dash from meeting to meeting all day, the new Fast Charge feature lets users power up to 50 percent in as little as 30 minutes. For anyone with only a short break between meetings or in transit, that quick charge can make a big difference in productivity.
The EliteBook x360 has another leg up in the modern workplace: It’s designed from the inside out for collaboration.
By some estimates, the average worker spends about 40 percent of work time on conference calls. That’s a lot of time spent juggling headsets, external USB-connected speakers or microphones or a host of additional gear that enables others to actually hear what you are saying when using Skype or another conferencing application.
That’s where HP drew inspiration from its award- winning EliteBook Folio business notebook introduced in last year’s CES. HP added similar collaboration capabilities to the new EliteBook x360 so that the certified Skype for Business device works even more seamlessly with integrated conferencing hotkeys to easily screen share, mute/unmute, answer and end calls, directly from the keyboard. And the microphone and speakers on the PC is tuned not only for music, but for the spoken word.
Even more, this Elitebook is designed for inking with HP’s active pen to enable handwritten comments and sketches to elevate productivity and remote co-creation further.