Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new family of flexible laptop devices, starting with a notebook, the Pavilion x360, that can flip 360 degrees to transform into a tablet. The HP Split X2 tablet moves the hard drive from the keyboard base to the detachable tablet screen.
Intel has introduced a line of Chromebook laptops based on its Atom "Bay Trail" and i3 processors. Acer, Dell and Hewlett-Packard are making these new Chromebooks, according to Intel. ABI Research forecasts Chromebook shipments will increase from 2.1 million units last year to 11 million in 2019.
Google, according to a published report, might debut its own branded notebook computer with the Chrome operating system later this month. The report went on to say that computer makers Acer and Hewlett-Packard will be launching notebooks running the Chrome OS in December.
Lenovo officials announced that the company plans to release its first desktop and laptop computers from its new consumer business unit in early 2008. Lenovo continues to try and strengthen its presence with small-business consumers as it aims to compete against rivals Hewlett-Packard and Acer.