HP EliteBook x360

27 April 2017

4 min read

PC Mag declared it the “best convertible hybrid laptop” at CES 2017 and it’s had rave reviews elsewhere. What’s so great about the EliteBook x360?

HP EliteBook x360 (Desktop)

Find out about HP EliteBook x360

The EliteBook x360 is the hybrid laptop you’ve been waiting for. A high spec machine - equipped with the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, including the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and up to 16GB of RAM - that’s perfectly suited to work, play and anything in between.

Hard-nosed tech reviewers have praised its boundary pushing combination of beautiful design, enterprise performance, military grade endurance and innovative, integrated security features.

“That design is the first thing you notice” CNET

It looks stunning drawing favourable comparisons to Apple computers. The chassis is diamond cut, brushed aluminium in a unibody configuration, with an HD Gorilla Glass screen.

The EliteBook x360 isn’t just beautiful, it’s also secure. You’ve got features like HP Sure Start, which resets the BIOS if it detects a threat. And Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) uses facial, iris and fingerprint logins to ensure that you and only you can unlock the machine. Plus, there’s the deceptively simple but incredibly useful HP Sure View privacy screen – it obscures the display from the sides, so no one around you can see what you’re working on.

By combining the best of business functionality with a stunning consumer friendly aesthetic, the EliteBook x360 could be the perfect antidote to the threat of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). While some see it as a way to save on tech, an increasing number of businesses are quite rightly worried about the security risks of consumer devices in a professional environment. The x360 could be the perfect option for CYOD (Choose your own device).

Unfortunately, consumer devices often don’t offer adequate levels of security – either on board or manually configured. As if this isn’t bad enough, when combined with the average users’ lack of security knowledge, the odds of a data breach occurring rise sharply.

As the Forbes review put it, “the better the tools that IT provides… the less likely their employees will bring their own devices and create more security challenges.”

Securing network endpoint devices, whether owned or BYOD, is an ongoing challenge. Putting up a firewall feels like enough of a safety measure, however this isn’t enough to protect company data.

At HP, we advise our clients that they must know every endpoint within the infrastructure and ensure that each endpoint has multiple layers of protection to guard against increasingly sophisticated attacks.

“It’ll appeal to anyone who values privacy, or wants a system that can work from almost anywhere”. Digital Trends

Safety comes first at HP. The HP EliteBook x360 is military-grade tested and offers security tech that’s second to none.

But there’s more. It’s also joy to use. The keyboard, touchpad and optional stylus were designed to impress people who’ll use it to work all day, and relax with it in the evening. TrustedReviews.com say, “It feels great, with a shell made from brushed aluminium. It feels strong and will probably stand the rigours of years being shoved into your backpack or laptop bag.”

Which it certainly will. Military grade testing means we’ve dropped it onto wood, steel and concrete, exposed it to high temperatures and shaken it to within an inch of its silicon life. Withstanding years of being thrown around in a backpack isn’t doing the EliteBook x360’s robustness justice.

It’s not the thinnest laptop on the market. But it is thin. Ultra-thin. And the little extra weight just means there’s more to love. As CNET put it, “At 14.9mm thick and weighing 2.84 pounds this isn’t the thinnest or lightest laptop around… But in that added bulk is room for both traditional USB-A and newer USB-C ports, plus an HDMI output – all features rapidly falling away from consumer laptops.”

And you know what else is in that “added bulk”? A bigger battery. One that’ll keep you going for 16 hours and charges to 50% in just 30 minutes. Who doesn’t want more battery life?

Despite packing in so much top class kit, it’s still been designed with mobility in mind. Insert your 3G/4G SIM for internet access when there’s no Wi-Fi. Make conference calls from any location with clear amplification technology and HP Noise to cut out the background. Pump your motivational music when working on the road with the Bang & Olufsen speakers.

“As convertible laptops go, this business-personal crossover has everything we could want” Pocket-lint

The HP EliteBook x360 is an anywhere, anytime, any use device. It’s for creating, sharing, collaborating, presenting or simply entertaining yourself. The reviewers love it, and so will you. For professional, personal and whenever the two collide.

The HP EliteBook x360 with Intel® Core™ i7 processor has unmatched security. Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.

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Sources:

- www.cnet.com
- www.trustedreviews.com
- www.laptopmag.com
- www.forbes.com
- www.digitaltrends.com
- www.pcmag.com