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HP Unveils 360-Degree Convertible PC

Company Expands HP DataPass Service, Offering Free Broadband to More Customers

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/23/14 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Pavilion x360, an affordable touch convertible PC that transforms the computing experience with a 360-degree hinge that adapts to the way the next generation lives.

To help on-the-go customers connect to the internet without the need for Wi-Fi, HP also announced the expansion of its free HP DataPass(1) broadband service to 12 additional countries, including the United States.

"Customers have told us they want a single device that is designed to work and play the way they do, at an affordable price," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, Consumer PC and Solutions Group, HP. "The HP Pavilion x360 is perfect for today's busy lifestyles. Its 360-degree hinge allows multitaskers to easily transition from laptop to tent to tablet. It's the laptop that doesn't make you miss your tablet and the tablet that doesn't make you miss your laptop -- all at a price that is similar to an entry-level notebook."

Work and play from the couch to the classroom
Whether doing work at the desk, relaxing on the couch, or taking notes and sharing presentations in the classroom, the HP Pavilion x360 easily converts from notebook mode to stand or tent mode, or to tablet mode.

  • Notebook mode allows users easily answer email, take notes or write a paper.
  • Customers can relax on the couch and use the HP Pavilion x360 to watch movies or video chat in stand mode without having the keyboard get in the way.
  • In tent mode, customers can play games, browse photos and share their screen with friends in a more collaborative way.
  • By transitioning the device's 360-degree hinge all the way into tablet mode, customers can browse social networks or read books on the go.

The HP Pavilion x360 is available in two stylish colors that reflect customers' personal style -- Brilliant Red and Smoke Silver. The convertible offers a soft touch finish that resists fingerprints and features brushed aluminum on the keyboard deck.

Music lovers will enjoy the HP Pavilion x360's powerful entertainment performance powered by built-in Beats Audio™, dual speakers designed for great sound in any position and an optimized touch screen. Users also can access their music, stream songs on-demand and create playlists with HP Connected Music.

For young professionals on the go, or busy students, the HP Pavilion x360 is the ideal portable companion, with a weight of just 3.08 pounds.(2) It is equipped with an 11.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) SVA display with 10-point capacitive multitouch, Intel® Pentium® processor, and an HP TrueVision HD webcam.(3)

Beyond the bounds of Wi-Fi
HP DataPass simplifies how customers connect to the internet when Wi-Fi is not available by including two years of free mobile broadband service within select PCs and tablets.

Ready out of the box, HP DataPass allows customers to simply turn on, register and immediately connect to the internet with two years of free 3G+ or 4G mobile broadband service powered by Fogg Mobile.

Customers receive up to 250 MB per month at no cost and can purchase additional monthly data packages at low rates and without a contract.

Pricing and availability
The HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in the Brilliant Red color in the United States on Feb. 26 for a starting price of $399.99.

HP DataPass is currently available on select notebooks, Chromebooks and tablets in the UK, Sweden and Denmark; availability will expand to 12 additional countries, including the United States, this summer. HP DataPass is expected to be available on the HP Pavilion x360 in select regions starting this summer.

Additional information about the HP Pavilion x360 and HP DataPass is available at The Next Bench or online at www.hp.com/x360.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) HP DataPass service starts on date of hardware purchase and is subject to availability. HP DataPass entitles customer to 250MB data usage every month for two years. Additional monthly data usage packages are available for purchase. HP DataPass data packages are also available to purchase after the expiry of the two years of included monthly data. Data connection speeds can vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors. HP DataPass service does not support roaming and activation is only available in selected countries, please contact your retailer or the following link for HP DataPass availability. Use or activation of HP DataPass service is the user's agreement to Fogg Mobile AB's Terms and Conditions. Available on select HP PCs and Tablets SKUs in select countries only, check with local HP reseller for availability. Details for the U.S. will be available when launched.
(2) Actual weight will vary.
(3) High definition (HD) content is required to view high-definition images.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy and plans for future operations; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013, and that are otherwise described or updated from time to time in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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