The PC manufacturer HP has announced the release of a new 11-inch tablet that can function as a laptop via its keyboard accessory and also features a flipping webcam. It will be available for customers from December 11 and starts from $499.  This came after the brand unveiled the  Envy 34-inch All-In-One Desktop PC.

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet is the closest product that bears some semblance with the new HP tablet. Thus could be a direct competitor of the new HP tablet. The announcement by HP also indicated that the new tablet has a 13MP rear camera which can be moved either vertically or horizontally and can be flipped 180 degrees to operate as a webcam.

The manufacturer is claiming that the new tablet features a rear-facing camera that can be flipped around the short edge of the tablet’s display to function as a webcam. This is the first time a tablet will support such a feature. This is in addition to offering the highest resolution for such a front-facing camera when it is used as a webcam.

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The new HP 11-inch tablet can be operated with its keyboard accessory both in portrait and landscape mode. This provides greater versatility for the webcam. The tablet is also compatible with HP’s Tilt Pen which further enhances the functionality of the tablet. The keyboard and Tilt Pen accessories offer advanced features to the device. There is also a USB-C port for connecting more accessories and charging the tablet. The power button also acts as a fingerprint reader.

The new HP 11-inch tablet is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N600 processor, it runs on Windows 11 S mode. The tablet offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. While the tablet itself will be sold at $499, the additional keyboard accessory could cost up to $100, thus bringing the projected price of the new tablet to $599. As we get closer to the launch date, more details about the product will be revealed.

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