The new HP 11″ Tablet is a $500 Windows tablet designed for the world we’re currently living in. And by that, I mean it has a versatile camera designed for making video calls. The tablet’s single 13MP rotates at up to a 235 degree angle.
When placed on the back of the tablet, you can use the camera to snap photos or shoot videos. Flip it 180 degrees and you it becomes a front-facing camera for video calls. And flip it to a 235 degree angle and you can show participants in the call whatever is on your desk. And that’s just one of the things that makes the HP 11″ Tablet stand out.
Like most tablets, it’s also designed for use in portrait or landscape mode, but HP’s tablet also has a kickstand that allows you to stand it up in either mode. There are also pogo pins along two sides, allowing you to connect a keyboard in either mode.
The HP 11″ Tablet has a widescreen (or tallscreen) 2.1K display, and HP notes that it gives you plenty of real estate for using Windows 11 snapping to position two or more apps on the screen at the same time. There’s also support for pen input for writing or drawing using the HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen, which is sold separately.
While the tablet is designed for use a standalone computer, the it also supports HP Duet software, which allows you to use the tablet as a second screen for another PC.
HP’s new tablet features an 11 inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel IPS LCD display with support for 100% sRGB color gamut, up to 400 nits of brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch resistance.
Under the hood, it’s powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Jasper Lake processor, which is a 6-watt, quad-core/quad-thread processor designed for low-cost devices rather than high-performance computers. But it should deliver around 30% better performance than previous-gen chips based on Intel Gemini Lake Refresh architecture.
Other specs include 4GB of LPDDR4x-2133 memory, 128GB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage, and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
The tablet has a 5Gbps USB Type-C port with support for video output and charging, plus a microSD card and pogo pins for use with the detachable keyboard.
The HP 11 inch tablet has a 32.2 Wh battery and comes with a 30 watt USB-C charger that the company says will give you a 50% charge in about 45 minutes.
HP’s tablet measures 9.9″ x 7″ x 0.3″ and the keyboard is 9.” x 7.1″ x 0.2″. The tablet and keyboard combined weigh about 2 pounds, while the tablet alone is 1.45 pounds.
Interestingly the kickstand is a detachable magnetic accessory that adds another 0.2 inches and about half a pound tp the dimensions and weight.
First announced in September, 2021, the HP 11″ Tablet is now available from best Buy for $500 and up. The starting price gets you just the tablet, while you can also pay an extra $100 for a bundle that includes the HP 11″ tablet and a detachable keyboard.
Neither version comes with a pen, but HP says the tablet supports its HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen, which is a Microsoft Pen Protocol stylus, which suggests that you should be able to use third-party pens that support MPP as well.
This article was originally published September 21, 2021 and last updated January 25, 2022.
Not windows, chrome OS
It used to the case that Intels ‘Atom’ products had terrible linux support.
Has this changed with the modern Jasper Lake products?
I really fancy this with opensuse Tumbleweed installed…
A 3:2 Windows tablet with an acceptable design is nice. Only 4 GB RAM might cripple it though. With 658g it is a bit heavy. My questions are: when available in Germany, German price, degree of display reflectance, deactivation of auto-brightness, fanless, battery duration, battery replacement?
I never understood why tablets have a camera, and now it also rotates
Please DO NOT buy HP tablets. I bought one a few years ago and NEVER got a Single update. I just had to toss in into the garbage and my family, company and I will never buy a HP tablet again.
This is a Windows tablet. So, updates come from Microsoft, not the manufacturer.
Thank you for updating the link for bestbuy, I think bestbuy try to hide it so it is very hard to find it on their website. And I hope the higher 8gb will come to USA. The UK hp store has 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. With keyboard and pen. https://www.hp.com/gb-en/shop/product.aspx?id=5R7Q6EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB
They lost me when I read that its 4GB of RAM.
The only think I like is the screen aspect ratio, I am tired of 16:9
Would be better with LTE , android (dualboot) and Pen included.
It was more interesting if it came with an 8cx Qualcomm, with LTE and GPS and 8GB of RAM.
It could be a great product but..
You can pick up the HP Elite x2 1013 G3 with a core i5 8350 and 16GB’s of memory for 400 on ebay right now.
It comes with the keyboard…
Nice features, but not enough to justify a $100 higher price than the Surface Go 2.
Any word if there will be a version with an 8GB of RAM? This is finally a Surface Go that competes well with the entry-level iPad. This is actually more interesting to me that the boring Surface Go 3. At $600 in 2021, though, it SHOULD have 8GB of RAM ESPECIALLY with a QHD-class display (1440P) with all those pixels to drive. They really dropped the ball on that.
From the QHD-class display to the faster processor than the Go 2 and likely Go 3, everything else about this is so nice EXCEPT for that 4GB of RAM. That is the tragic deal breaker here and not something we should be seeing in 2021. If they are serious about taking on the Surface Go and the entry-level iPad, they will have an 8GB RAM model (possibly for $50 more if they have to appease greedy executives), though, and that would make this perfect!
This is exactly what I was thinking too as I was reading through this. Even a push to 6GB would make a huge difference.
Otherwise looks pretty good. Wonder what Linux compatibility will be like.
I’ll take one without the gimmicky camera.
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