The HP Pavilion x360 versus the HP Slate 21 Pro

The HP Pavilion x360

HP is known around the world for its ability to create high-end user-friendly devices that are durable and well-priced. With changing trends in the tech market, it looks like HP wants in on next generation ultrabooks, tablets and convertible laptops. Do not mistake the brand for a lagger. The Pavilion x360 is a Lenovo Yoga-like convertible laptop targeted at the middle class. The affordable laptop series is packed with a number of top-end features too.

However, it does not end at this one model. The Slate 21 Pro is priced at almost the same amount as the x360, making it difficult to choose between the two. Find out the similarities and differences, or check the models out at the nearest computer rentals to find out which of the two you would pick.

HP Pavilion x360 review

The Pavilion x360 seems to have been inspired by the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. The convertible laptop takes the best of the Yoga’s design, but is a little less sleek in style. The device weighs about 3 pounds, and is nearly 22 mm thick. It uses Beats Audio Technology to make it attractive to young buyers. Also, it has a rather reassuring price tag of $400. The x360 understandably has lower specifications when compared to more expensive Windows hybrids.

The 8 GB RAM and Intel Celeron processor makes the hybrid fairly user-friendly. While it may not be the most powerful system available in its category, it performs sufficiently well for the average user. Although the x360’s keypad is accessible even while it is in tablet mode, the keys get locked, allowing you to place the device on any surface, and use it as you wish.

Slate 21 Pro quick review

This design is unique, in the sense that you can use the device as a tablet, and as a regular LCD monitor. The 21.5-inch all-in-one Android device switches easily into a monitor which has an HDMI port. Also priced at around $400, the Slate 21 Pro comes fully equipped with a 1920x1080 display, 16 GB storage, 2 GB or RAM, and an impressive Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. You get an attachable keyboard and mouse as part of the package as well. The device has Ethernet, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity options, giving you the freedom to carry it around as an Android all-in-one tablet whenever you are on-the-go.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014