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The future of laptops is hybrid

Hewlett-Packard believes the future of laptops lies in “converged” devices like its new Pro X2 410, which is a tablet that comes bundled with a detachable keyboard.HP_Prox2_410 Hybrid

The hybrid device, announced on Monday, has a 295mm (11.6”) screen that can be used as a tablet and gives more than 12 hours battery life with a keyboard attachment. The product runs Windows 8.1 and buyers can choose from range of Intel low-power Core Y-series processors based on the Haswell architecture.

It will be priced under $900 (€661) and there will be no option to buy just the tablet, which was designed with the keyboard attachment in mind, said Aaron Slessinger, notebook category manager at HP.

HP will sell the product as a “converged device,” Slessinger said, adding that HP considers it a PC first and a tablet second.

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