The launch of Windows 8 , Microsoft's new operating system seems to have sparked creativity from designers. And is that the new ecosystem is designed to work both on traditional computers and on touch devices. So the question is how to get the most out of the different features of Windows 8 .
At HP they have created this professional laptop with the ability to turn the screen and become a tablet. The invention is based on a central axis that can move in multiple directions. Thus, we can open the screen and use the computer as a lifelong laptop. Like other laptops we've seen, you can touch the screen and interact with the computer, but the most fun is to turn the monitor on itself, fold it back and get a tablet. It is a team of good power, with a professional purpose and with an added feature that increases its possibilities.
Below we thoroughly review all the features of the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Tablet
Design and display
The design is without a doubt the first thing that catches the attention of this team. At first glance it is a laptop, but when we turn the screen we have a computer that looks like a tablet. The screen size is halfway between a small laptop and a large tablet.
It has a diagonal of 11.6 inches, with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It's a good resolution for a 16: 9 screen like the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Tablet. It is not a very large monitor, but enough to work naturally as a computer. If the screen had a larger dimensions, it would be very strange to work with the equipment as a tablet.
It is 22 millimeters thick and weighs 1.4 kilos . It is undoubtedly much more than a normal tablet, but it is also true that they are quite low values for a laptop. With this weight, it is not too difficult to transport it anywhere, which fits well with the professional profile that HP wanted to give this team.
Another of the professional aspects of this equipment is the resistance of its materials. It has a magnesium alloy frame. It is so tough that it is even certified by the United States for military use. The screen has Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
Processor and memory
A professional team is, first and foremost, a powerful team. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Tablet has processors from the Intel Ivy Bridge range , the most advanced of the American brand. Depending on the configuration chosen, the processors can be either Intel Core i3 or i5. This is much more processing power than we find in a conventional tablet, and remains within the normal values of a high-end computer.
The RAM memory also moves in high values, between 4 and 8 GB. This allows the smooth operation of the processors and guarantees a lot of fluidity in the applications. It is a fact to take into account, and is that one of the aspects that most throws back professionals when it comes to acquiring tablets is the low power of their components, especially when they try to move especially heavy applications.
Internal storage is carried out in all models through solid SSD memories. These drives are much faster than a traditional hard drive, in addition to weighing less and using less power due to the absence of moving components. However, they are currently more expensive, and their storage capacity is less. In this case, depending on the model we choose, the internal storage of the equipment will range between 128 and 256 GB.
Operating system and applications
As we've already discussed, the operating system is what makes a computer like this make sense. And is that Windows 8 is designed to handle it with your hands. The interface and a good part of the new applications adapt to touch screens much better than previous Microsoft ecosystems .
But Americans have been making PC software for over 20 years, and they don't forget their "lifelong" user. That's why a computer like this is portable and tablet both in design and in use. The Windows 7 interface with its traditional desktop and icons can be restored at any time. In addition, any program that we used on our computer previously is perfectly compatible with Windows 8.
The most important thing in a computer like this is to connect to the Internet , and how could it be otherwise, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Tablet does it through WiFi , specifically with the 802.11a / b / g / n standards. In the chapter on wireless connections we also find Bluetooth and NFC. This technology allows the exchange of a high volume of data at high speed between two computers that are very close to each other.
As physical connections we find two USB ports and an HDMI. The latter is especially practical when connecting the equipment to a larger screen, such as a television, and thus view some content such as movies more comfortably. It also has an Ethernet port for wired Internet connection as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack (minijack).
At the top of the screen, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Tablet has a webcam that achieves HD resolution (720 pixels). This is designed to carry out video conferences with a fairly high image quality.
Autonomy, price and conclusions
HP states that the battery life of the computer is greater than eight hours of use (specifically eight hours and 15 minutes). However, it must be borne in mind that this data is always measured under ideal conditions. In addition, the actual battery life depends on a multitude of factors, such as the brightness of the screen or whether or not we use the WiFi connection.
It is a powerful and versatile device, designed for a professional user looking to take a complete solution anywhere. Prices, depending on the configuration, start from 950 euros . It's a high price for a tablet or laptop, but adequate for a computer that meets several different needs.
|Processor and RAM|| 3rd Generation Intel Core i3-i5 |
Between 4 and 8 GB of RAM (expandable up to 16 GB in the 15.6 ″ model).
NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics card
|screen||11.6-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels|
|HDD||Between 128 and 256 GB in solid memory SSD|
|Operating system||Windows 8|
|Controls and connections||3.5mm headphone output|
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi.
With cables: 2 x USB 3.0. HDMI, Ethernet
|Autonomy||8 hours and 15 minutes of theoretical autonomy.|
|Weight and measurements||2.2 centimeters thick|
|Price||From 950 euros|