HP’s new 11-inch tablet has a flipping webcam

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HP has announced a new 11-inch tablet that appears to be a more or less direct competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Go, with a couple of interesting tricks. For starters, its 13-megapixel rear facing camera can flip around the short edge of the display to work as a webcam, which HP claims is a first for a tablet, and also makes it the highest resolution front-facing camera to boot.

It’s also able to work with its keyboard accessory in either portrait or landscape modes: Handy, since in landscape mode its webcam is on the wrong edge of its 2160 x 1440 IPS display. As well as the keyboard, the tablet also works with HP’s Tilt Pen, and there’s a USB-C port for plugging in more accessories as well as charging, alongside a microSD card slot and a fingerprint reader built into its power button.

Internally, the tablet is available with an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of NVMe storage. Its modest specs mean that it’s running Windows 11’s lightweight S mode.

HP plans to eventually sell the tablet both with and without the keyboard when it goes on sale in December. It’ll start at $499 alone, or $599 with the keyboard.