The thin and light HP EliteBook Revolve has a few surprises
LAS VEGAS--HP's convertible business laptop-slash-tablet with a swivel screen hinge is set to debut this March, and it'll also pack Intel's newer more power-efficient Ivy Bridge Intel Core processors.
Announced back in December, the EliteBook Revolve is the classic laptop product you'll see this spring, seemingly bearing the fruits of Intel's latest processor updates: a thinner, more compact design with a weight just north of 3 pounds, the Revolve is a convertible ultrabook that's similar to the ThinkPad Twist in design, but has its own clean magnesium look with a soft-touch finish.
The Revolve is a business laptop, and that means docks and even ports on the back (like DisplayPort) that are more business-targeted. Still, this is the type of design that could appeal to anybody. HP promises the type of battery life you'd expect out of a larger ultrabook, thanks in part to Intel's processor refresh coming over the next few months.
As CNET noted back in early December, the touch-screen convertible has an 11.6-inch 1,366x768-pixel display, up to 256GB SSD storage, and up to 12GB of RAM. Price still hasn't been specified, and you can probably expect it won't be all that cheap...but along with Lenovo's sleeker ThinkPads, it seems like a good time to be shopping for a little business laptop.