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CES 2014: HP intros new detachable hybrid tablet

At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, HP introduced a large selection of laptops and desktops aimed at business users. The announcements ranged the gamut from budget devices all the way up to the highest performance all-in-one desktop workstation.

One of the most interesting announcements is the HP Pro x2 410, which is an affordable detachable hybrid tablet that's a part-time laptop and a part-time slate tablet.

The HP Pro x2 410 is built around an 11.6in 1,366 x 768-resolution touch screen. It's ultrabook-powered, with an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 4GB of system memory, and a 64-256GB SSD for storage. Like other HP x2 products, the HP Pro x2 410 has a detachable keyboard dock, which adds functionality. In this case, the keyboard dock adds an additional 21WHr battery, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and HDMI to the slate tablet portion of the system. Together, the system weighs about 1.5kg, but the slate tablet alone is less than 0.9kg. The HP Pro x2 410 is available now.

The HP 350 G1 is a low-priced, SMB-oriented laptop with some of the features that you'd expect in an enterprise-class laptop. There's the optional fingerprint reader and standard spill-resistant keyboard, as well as ports like Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, and an optional built-in DVD drive. The HP 350 G1 is built around the fourth-generation Intel Core processors, from Celeron up to Core i7. It can be equipped with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics or AMD HD8670M discrete graphics, and a 15.6in 1,366 x 768-resolution display. The only downside is that the 2.2kg notebook, available now, doesn't have a touch screen.

The HP ProOne 400 all-in-one G1 desktop PC is available in two models: The 21.5in version has a five-point optical touch screen with a full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The 19.5in version has an anti-glare 1,600 x 900 resolution screen without touch. Both can be equipped with fourth-generation Intel Core processors from Pentium up to Core i7, up to 16GB of memory, and hard drive storage up to 1TB. The 21.5in model has options for up to 1TB SSHD, 2TB HDD, or a 256 or 512GB self-encryting drive option. Both systems can be equipped with an optical drive including Blu-ray. Both can also be preconfigured with Windows 7 or 8.1.

The HP 205 is an affordable SMB-oriented all-in-one desktop PC built around an 18.5in 1,366 x 768-resolution display. The HP 205 is meant to be a basic Windows 8.1 PC, powered by an AMD dual-core E1-2500 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 2TB hard drive, and integrated AMD Radeon HD 8240 graphics.

Another affordable choice is one of the more intriguing ones: The HP Slate 21 Pro is HP's foray into Android on a business desktop. The HP Slate 21 Pro is built into a 21.5in full HD IPS touch screen, and features an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor running Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The system comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of SSD storage, a wired keyboard and mouse, and 50GB of Box Cloud storage.

The HP Slate 21 Pro is meant to be connected, with pre-installed Citrix support, including Citrix XenMobile and Citrix Receiver for Windows app server support. The HP Slate 21 Pro has IT-friendly security management, and other features like Kingsoft Office Suite. The HP Slate 21 Pro has a HDMI-in port, so you can use it as a monitor for visiting workers. The HP Slate 21 Pro even features USB upstream for touch support, so you can use the system as a touch-enabled monitor for a Windows desktop or laptop.

Last, but certainly not least, HP has updated its all-in-one workstation with the introduction of the HP Z1 G2. The HP Z1 G2 builds upon the previous HP Z1 with availability of a 10-point touch screen and Thunderbolt 2 ports (both as options). The HP Z1 G2 continues on as a 27in all-in-one with tool-less internal expansion access, which makes it easier to service than sealed all-in-one systems. The HP Z1 G2 can be equipped with Intel processors from Core i3 up to quad-core Xeon E3 processors. Integrated Intel HD graphics or various levels of Nvidia Quadro (K610M-K3100M) discrete graphics are available. The HP Z1 G2 can also accommodate various internal optical drives, up to a Blu-ray writer. The HP Z1 G2 is expected in Late January.