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HP Elitebook Revolve Brings Business to Ultrabook Convertibles

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The HP Elitebook Revolve is an Ultrabook Convertible with an 11.6-inch touch display that twists from notebook to tablet mode to allow users to do more with a single device.

The EliteBook Revolve works similar to the ThinkPad Twist, joining it as one of the few Business Ultrabook Convertibles on the market.

The HP Elitebook Revolve is a business Ultrabook Convertible.

The HP Elitebook Revolve uses a magnesium alloy frame and a Gorilla Glass display and is MILSPEC 810G rated for durability so it should be able to survive the demands of business workers and road warriors.

The video below shows off the Elitebook Revolve and the hinge mechanism that allows it to switch from Tablet to PC and back.

This is a new take on the HP 2730p tablet PC which many business and early tablet users remember fondly. The Elitebook Revolve delivers a similar form factor with a modern design and modern internals like the latest Intel Core i processors, which will be available around March 2013.

With the business user in mind, the Elitebook Revolve features support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro, so users can use legacy apps or a pen with the new version of Windows 8. The notebook also features USB 3.0, DisplayPort and NFC connectivity. Business users will love the option for embedded 4G LTE.

HP Elitebook Revolve tablet mode

The HP Elitebook Revolve in tablet mode.

HP will offer an Elitebook Revolve dock that can add additional ports to the Ultrabook Convertible, and should make it easier to use in an office with a larger monitor while maintaining the grab-and-go convenience of an 11.6-inch notebook.

HP includes a 720P HD webcam on the front of the device, SRS Pro Audio and an INtel Smart Start 256GB SSD drive for speedy boots and application launching.

The HP Elitebook Revolve will arrive for business and enterprise customers in 2013, no firm pricing or release date is available.

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

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