HP makes a move with the ENVY x2
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HP’s new ENVY x2 is expected in U.S. stores in December and offers what could be a valuable alternative to the above tablets. While not offering top specs all around it offers a value added package for those who feel they need both a tablet and a proper notebook, but don’t want to hassle with two devices. The display slides in and out from the keyboard with magnetic connectors and is secured by a latch. Marketed as a hybrid, notebook and tablet, the ENVY x2 is taking up where the Asus Transformer Infinity TF700T (10.1-inch display, Android OS) left off. Running Windows 8 the ENVY x2 is hoping to beat the odds.
The feature list reads like a tablet; 1.5 pounds, HD touch display, 1.80GHz dual-core Intel® Atom™ Z2760 processor, 1x1 802.11 a/b/g/n/ WLAN multi-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and NFC connectivity, a 1080p HD front-facing HP TrueVision webcam and an 8.0 MP rear facing camera. Wait, it reads like a notebook; the ENVY x2 has a bright 11.6-inch, 1366x768 pixel LED display, up to 64GB of SSD hard drive storage, Beats Audio™ dual speakers, USB ports, full size SD card slot, HDMI port, and for some - the deciding factor - a full-size island-style keyboard complete with a good sized multi-touch enabled trackpad. Together it is 3.1 pounds but, when on the home stretch, the tablet/display can be removed giving maximum mobility and comfort.