The back to school shopping season is one of the most lucrative for computer makers and it’s a bit like Christmas where deals start coming out well before back to school is on anyone’s mind. HP is already tossing some of its back to school machines onto the market for the 2015-2016 school year, while the current school year isn’t even over. HP has offered up some updated Pavilion x360 2-in-1 notebooks.
These notebooks are the convertible sort that can have the screens flipped back to turn into tablets. The entire line is getting new processors with Intel Braswell, Core M, and Core i3 parts to choose from. All of the machines have touchscreen for controlling with a finger. The convertible screens get a new hinge design for smooth movement.
Two screen resolutions will be available to choose from including a screen with 1366 x 768 and one with 1920 x 1080 resolution. X360 models also get a Bang & Olufsen audio system and will be offered in silver, red, purple, and green colors.
The smallest of the family is am 11.6-inch unit with no fan and a 32Whr battery using Celeron, Pentium, or Core M-5Y10C processors. A 13.3-inch model will be offered with a Core i5 Broadwell processor and a 48Whr battery with up to 16GB of RAM. Both will be offered with SSD or HDD storage options and each has a pair of USB 3.0 ports. Pricing will vary with configuration, but will start somewhere around $410 for the 11.6-inch version and $530 for the 13.3-inch unit.