Packard Bell has announced the new EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition offering a convertible design and a multi-touch screen with 180 degrees rotation that transforms the laptop into a tablet PC.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium, the tablet PC offers an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 screen resolution, full-size keyboard, 5-in-1 card reader, up to 4GB RAM, HDMI port, webcam, Wi-Fi, optional 3G and Bluetooth and weighs less than 1.6kg.

Powered by an ultra-low-voltage processor from Intel, other features include a multi-gesture touchpad, while the 6-cell battery offers 8-hours of power.

Available in cherry red or nightsky black, apparently the glossy cover is similar to "the iridescence of butterfly wings, reflecting refined charm and catching attention". The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition will be available from the end of Feb 2010 from £499.