Convertibles are a great way to have the attributes of a tablet and a notebook in one system, but they’ve been too expensive for schools to afford. That is, until HP’s $400 Pavilion x360. It features an 11.6-inch touch-screen that has a 360-degree hinge so that it can be folded from a traditional notebook into a tent-like system, a presentation machine for small groups or a slate. The system has a soft touch finish that should stand up to daily abuse and will be available with either a Celeron or Pentium processor along with a hybrid 500GB hard drive. Look for it later this year.