HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure

During its Computex 2018 keynote speech, Microsoft highlighted security as one of the main themes, and the newly-announced HP ProBook x360 440 G1 was shown onstage as a prime example of a safe and secure, yet sexy machine. Pocket-lint was on hand to check it out.

The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 is a convertible laptop aimed mostly at business users. It is essentially an everyday, work laptop that doesn’t look like a paving slab, yet is ultra-secure and can defend itself against all kinds of attacks, even while being schlepped around.

Its main security feature comes from HP BIOSphere Gen 4 tech which, as the name suggests, protects the BIOS. It is commonly an area which is vulnerable to attack when unsecured.

In a white paper published in April, HP explained the dangers: “Physically-present attackers can quickly disassemble the system and establish a direct connection to the non-volatile storage device on the circuit board to inject malware. Or, malware can be introduced via unsecured…

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