HP EliteBook Revolve
5/30/2013 By: Kevin Hogan
www.hp.com • Time Spent Reviewing this Product: Three weeks • Retail Price: $1,450
HP extends its business tablet portfolio with its
next-generation convertible tablet, the HP
EliteBook Revolve, a touch-enabled notebook
that pivots to let users share their work and
folds to go mobile as a tablet.
Quality and Effectiveness: The Revolve is
a sturdy, sleek device that handled the rough treatment of
many young hands over the course of the review. The LED-backlit
display is bright and crisp.
Ease of Use: All of the power switches and control modules were
intuitive to find and easy to use. The swivel function from notebook
to tablet and vice versa took some getting used to for the students.
Powering on and off was a cinch. Navigating Windows 8, however, was
a different story!
Creative Use of Technology: The younger students gravitated
towards using the Revolve in its tablet mode. The touchscreen was
responsive even with multiple fingers touching at the same time. Older
students liked the ability to transform the device back to a notebook to
perform more serious writing tasks.
Suitability for Use in a School Environment: The Revolve would
be a great device for a classroom if you can afford it. It would most
likely be overkill in a 1:1 environment for primary school, although
it could be a good teacher device that occasionally gets handed to
students in groups, for example.
• Sturdy swivel from tablet to
notebook and back
• Crisp, clear display
• Lightweight, considering its
OVERALL RATING: This is a high performing,
that is best suited for teachers
and secondary-school students. If
a school is married to a Windows
environment, the Revolve should