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.
Hewlett-Packard has announced several upgrades to its Mini 210 line, Pavilion dm3 and Envy notebooks. The Mini 210, for instance, now is available in five colors, offers buyers the option for an Intel dual-core Atom processor and sports a keyboard that is 93% the size of those on traditional computers.
In a new eco-friendly initiative, Hewlett-Packard is packaging a version of its HP Pavilion DV6929 in special messenger bags made of recycled materials that provide more protection than traditional packaging. The effort is available only at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations.