HP Envy x2 11t-g000
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy x2 11t-g000
Windows 8 is the beginning of a dream in which tablets and computers seamlessly merge. Whether that dream has a happy ending or not remains to be seen, but the HP Envy x2 is one of the products that give me a lot of hope that this is all heading in the right direction. HP's combination 11-inch laptop and detachable full Windows 8 tablet isn't a wholly unique idea, but it's one of the best-designed iterations of the "hybrid" detachable concept in the Windows 8 launch generation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 60% mobility: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper
HP's Envy x2 convertible walks a fine line between tablet and laptop. Like so many convergence devices before it, the HP Envy x2 sets out to deliver a good experience as both a tablet and a laptop, and it compromises slightly on each. On the tablet front, the hardware and design deliver, but as yet, there just aren't that many great touch-centric Windows 8 apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Reg Hardware
The single most important caveat with the HP ENVY x2 is that its specification is extremely lean: as tested, the device achieves only average benchmark performance and is fitted with just 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (with up to 24GB of this being partitioned for system recovery). From a pure Ultrabook perspective, this seems very limited indeed. But viewed as a tablet computer - powered with a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor and boosted by a high-quality detachable keyboard with trackpad and connectivity ports, not to mention double battery packs... oh, and it runs Windows 8 - the ENVY x2 is extraordinary.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2013
Source: Trusted Reviews
The HP Envy x2 is a beautifully built Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop. As long as you don’t stress its Atom processor it’s generally a pleasure to use and sounds great. Unfortunately similarly specced rivals offer better wireless and physical connectivity, bundled Wacom styli, and longer battery life, all for £100 less. In other words, unless you really want the x2’s premium looks, its full-size SD card slot or its decent speakers, there’s little to envy here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
The HP Envy X2 provides Windows 8 touchscreen fun from a sleek and stylish body. Its ability to act as both stand-alone tablet and laptop is undeniably handy. But it's let down by extremely disappointing performance and a low-resolution screen that are in no way justified by the high price tag. Regardless of what type of Windows 8 machine you're looking for, your money can be better spent elsewhere.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Student Buying Guide
If you want both a tablet and laptop, the HP ENVY x2 is a compelling offering. It has a premium look and build quality, the dock and latch mechanism are awesome. It’s just so easy to put the tablet portion into the keyboard dock, and once there it really does look and feel like a pure laptop, the screen is held in tight and there’s zero wobble. You get the full Windows 8 experience, allowing you to install any typical Windows desktop program and run multiple programs at once, this is not a watered down Windows RT or similar mobile OS you’re getting. The battery life including the dock is simply incredible, at 11 hours and 30 minutes under strenuous usage we’d be willing to bet you can fly from North America to Asia on one charge and not run out of battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2013
Though the ENVY x2 isn't perfect on every front, it's still a solid offering at $849 and does provide both a true laptop and tablet experience in one package. While we would have liked to have seen better performance, it's just not possible to cram a powerful Core i5 inside a slate tablet device, so you have to understand you can't have it all. Compromises have to be made to achieve this highly versatile form factor of a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop, and HP has struck a nice balance and done a good job with the design and engineering and so the ENVY x2 warrants a recommendation to anyone looking for a hybrid notebook convertible.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The HP Envy x2 is a stylish Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop that goes for a more premium aesthetic than its rivals and offers perks like Beats-enhanced sound. Unfortunately, it also comes with a premium price. It’s certainly well-built and attractive, and is generally a pleasure to use. However, it doesn’t offer a bundled Wacom stylus and also falls behind rivals in the connectivity stakes, so we’ll have to see if it can justify the extra it demands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2012
Source: PC Actual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75%
The HP Envy x2, the PC giant’s beautifully built Windows 8 hybrid laptop is leading the 2013's trend to detachable screens, which can also be used as tablets on the go. This laptop uses Windows 8 32-bit to give user the full windows experience rather than the hobbled Windows RT that was found in other tablet.
Key advantages of HP's Envy x2 are its ability to run any x86 PC program without problem, the very attractive design and light weight of only 700g. Thanks to the IPS screen and very good battery life, the HP Envy x2 is perfect for daily use such as web browsing, email, or light apps. Thanks to a fast SSD and Intel’s new Clover Trail architecture, even HD video playback and non 3D-gaming apps run without lag.
The Atom chip’s meager performance is the deal-breaker for many people who are looking for a primary mobile device, as the HP envy x2 can’t run demanding apps. At a premium price tag of almost 900 Euro, there are many alternative options out there from mid-range laptop to tablet with Intel’s low voltage core-i5 processor, which can get the job done. However, if you are dead-set on a detachable screen type laptop and money is not a big concern, this might be the right choice for you.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650: Integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2800) without dedicated memory. Most likely based on a PowerVR design similar to the GMA 500 but with higher clock rates.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z2760: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.8 GHz (only Turbo?), a PowerVR SGX 545 based GPU clocked at 533 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2-800 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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