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HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1: laptop with a twist

The HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1 is a true hybrid laptop, even if you could also call it the business version of the consumer HP Envy X2, or a more practical take on the HP ElitePad. In a way it's also a smaller version of the 14-inch HP Elitebook 9470m. Anyway you look at it, this is an interesting product even if you're not a business user.

The 11.6 inches makes this a relatively small and compact notebook, but it weighs in at 1.375 kg which is kind of a lot for its screen size. The novely of this laptop is the screen that can be rotated and laid down flat on the keyboard, which turns it into a tablet. The screen can also be turned, which is helpful in a meeting when you want to show someone sitting opposite to you what's on the screen.

The 11.6-inch display uses IPS technology. Together with the ElitePad and a high-end workstation laptop it's one of the first business laptops from HP to employ a screen with this display technology. That entails great viewing angle and colors, especially when you compare it to the typical screens HP uses for its business laptops, such as the Elitebook 9470m which has very limited viewing angles. It's too bad that the Revolve only has HD resolution (1366x768), because it's quite low compared to some current tablets. The screen has 10 touch points, but you don't get a stylus which would have been quite practical for this product.

Despite the compact size, this is a fully-fledged laptop with plenty of connectors. HP put them all on the back: two USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit ethernet port, and a full-size DisplayPort. You can read the rest of HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1: laptop with a twist on