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HP Elite x2 1012 G1

Specifications

HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (Elite x2 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 515, Core: 300-900 MHz, Dual-Channel, 20.19.15.4331
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866, Dual-Channel, soldered on
Display
12.1 inch 3:2, 1920x1280 pixel 191 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, LG Philips, IPS, Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
Liteon L8H-256V2G, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo-jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, HP lt4120 Qualcomm Snapdragon X5, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.05 x 300 x 213.5 ( = 0.32 x 11.81 x 8.41 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, Foxit PhantomPDF, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 36 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.205 kg ( = 42.51 oz / 2.66 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 76.29% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 78%, features: 79%, display: 79% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the HP Elite x2 1012 G1

86.5% HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Business Elite. With the Elite x2 1012 G1, HP takes on Microsoft's Surface Pro 4. The convertible offers a keyboard dock, an active stylus and an LTE modem. At almost 1500 Euros (~$1690), the complete package doesn't come cheap, however.
80% Review of the HP Elite x2, a Surface Pro competitor that holds its own
Source: Neowin English
HP has released a very nice product with the Elite x2. However, that doesn't mean this device is for everyone. If you don't intend to use it as a tablet, then you're probably better off buying a dedicated laptop and the Dell XPS 13 is still my favorite in that category. That's not a knock on the Elite x2 but rather on the category of product in general.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% HP Elite x2 1012 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The HP Elite X2 is a very good attempt at replacing a laptop. However, just like the Surface Pro 4, the Elite X2 isn't quite there yet. It performs well, and has a great keyboard. Plus, the fact that you can replace its internals is a big point in its favour. However, the poor battery life and sub-par touchpad are definite issues that need work. It's a device worth considering if you're in the market for a 2-in-1 and can afford to spend over Rs. 1 lakh.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% HP Elite x2 Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
HP's Elite x2 edges out Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 as our favorite 2-in-1 for work – but just barely. The systems are very similar, with excellent pen support, nice snap-on keyboards and relatively zippy real-world performance. The Elite x2 beats the Surface in three key areas, though, with superior security, including secure manageability; stronger durability credentials; and better connectivity thanks to its USB Type-C port.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Elite x2 G1 (1012)
Source: PC Mag English
The 1012's solid build, smart screen, included keyboard, and generally good showing on productivity chores might make it a decent business companion. But you don't need to glance far down or up the price spectrum to find our Editors' Choice recipients, the Miix 700 and the Surface Pro 4, as better options at their particular price points.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Elite x2 (2016)
Source: CNet English
HP's Elite x2 is a must-look for any buyer considering a Microsoft Surface-like computer, and the quality bundled keyboard means it effectively costs less, too. The HP Elite x2 is different. Starting at the same $899 as a Surface Pro 4 (£708 in the UK or AU$1661 in Australia), HP's 12-inch tablet includes the keyboard cover that Microsoft's slate lacks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Takes aim at the Surface Pro 4, just misses
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Elite x2 certainly makes an admirable attempt at beating the Surface Pro 4 at its own game, but this particular model is ever so slightly off-target. That’s not to say it misses the mark completely, though, as its generally stellar build quality and sturdy keyboard are both excellent. Likewise, its enterprise-friendly features will appeal to IT admins and employees alike, and its replaceable parts make it easier to fix if something goes wrong. However, if battery life and a top-notch display are top priorities, then the Surface Pro 4 is still the 2-in-1 hybrid to beat. Buy the Elite x2 1012 now from HP.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HP Elite x2 1012 G1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Elite x2 nearly achieves the 2-in-1 dream: usability in both tablet and notebook modes. The inputs are enterprise laptop quality for sure. Unfortunately, the battery is not. The Elite x2's cost also limits its market. The usability of the x2 may not be worth enough to justify its relatively high price tag to the Netflix and Candy Crush crowd. HP designed the Elite x2 for business and business is likely what they'll get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Intel's Core m gets the job done in this sturdy convertible
Source: PC World English
You could drop HP's Elite x2 convertible and it probably wouldn't blink, which is probably a good thing considering how easily it falls off your lap. That's the give-and-take of this durable, repairable convertible, a solid corporate performer with a few design drawbacks. Still, it's one of the better Surface clones we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Elite x2
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the Surface Pro 4 is the best Windows detachable for work and play, the Elite x2 is the best hybrid for business. We like the durable and easy-to-service design, port selection, and that the keyboard and active pen are included. Plus, the Elite x2 offers a wide range of security features that IT departments typically demand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Elite x2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
If you like the style of HP's Spectre x2 but need something more durable and more suitable for work, the Elite x2 is exactly the right choice -- it brings with it most of the Spectre's pleasing design aesthetics and combines them with a slew of business-friendly features. The tablet isn't just for business users, though, and would be just as suitable for power users who need security, durability, and want it in a beautiful, nearly artistic package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2016
80% Review: HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Source: Gadgetguy English
There are many things HP has managed to get right with the Elite x2, and they’re all respectable: it comes from a solid base of the Spectre x2, which we liked tremendously, and it has improved on that design with more durability in the hinge, a more usable array of ports even if only one has changed, and all of that serviceability. It’s clear: the HP Elite x2 is a tablet laptop hybrid made for business, and made for businesses that demand long term computers, not just ones that will work for the next few months.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
HP’s homage to the Surface Pro 4 gets it bang on
Source: PC Mag English
It may be a slightly shameless copy, but so far I rather like what I’ve seen of the HP Elite X2. It takes the Microsoft Surface recipe, refines it with an even better keyboard, and adds in some truly useful business features such as in-house repairability, improved security features and a Kensington lock slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Hands on: HP Elite x2 1012 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're interested in buying a 2-in-1 laptop, the HP Elite x2 1012 stands second-to-none. Although it doesn't have the highest-level configurations of a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, the Elite x2 1012 is an attractive and affordable hybrid capable of excelling.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015

Foreign Reviews

75% Das Business-Surface?
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (L5H20EA)
Source: e-media - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
85% Edel-Convertible mit Stift
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70%
89% Edles Windows-Tablet für den gehobenen Kundenkreis
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 91% features: 78% display: 84% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 100%
81% HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (L5H20EA)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (L5H20EA)
Source: c't - Heft 08/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Recensione HP Elite x2
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: USB type-C; flexible keyboard and stylus pen. Negative: Average ergonomy; unsatisfactory autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2016
Обзор компьютера HP Elite x2 1012 G1: ноутбук или планшет?
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Very powerful; attractive and unusual exterior; high level of security and productive mobility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2016
HP Elite x2 1012 – элегантный бизнес-партнер
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish and presentable look; excellent color reproduction; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2016
78% Đánh giá HP Elite X2 1012 – Công việc song hành cùng di động
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
90% Test: Den totale luksus
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 30% performance: 100%
50% Test Af Hp Elite X2 1012 G1
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Test: HP’s konkurrent til Microsoft
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60%

Comment

Model: Designed to be the perfect business partner, the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with Core m5-6Y54 is a powerful 2-in-1 device. This setup is accompanied by a comfortable removable keyboard and touchpad. Besides this, a secondary input device comes in the form of a pen with natural writing feel. Security is certainly a priority with remote BIOS configuration and security for data. The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 is the IT department's dream machine to work with due to its remote configurability.

Its 12 inch FHD UWVA eDP ultra-slim panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Internal components comprise of an Intel Core m5-6Y54 clocked at 1.1 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU and a 128 GB M.2 SSD. Audio is provided by Bang & Olufsen with a dual stereo speaker setup. Other features are Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility, a 2 MP FHD webcam, a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and a docking port. The device sports a HP Long Life 4-cell battery rated at 40 Wh.

Model variant with 16GB RAM:
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 X2F03EA #ABD

Model variants with 512GB SSD:
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 X2F51EA #ABD
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 X2F49EA #ABD
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 X2F46EA #ABD
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 X2F03EA #ABD

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6Y54: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.1":

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.
1.205 kg:

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


76.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Medion Akoya P3401T 2in1
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.264 kg
Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.1 kg
HP Pavilion x2 12-b101ns
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.47 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-144
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1.51 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.2 kg
Lenovo Yoga 710-11-80TX001JCK
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.1 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK-80ML004RMX
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H20EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 0.84 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK-80ML0068PB
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1 kg
Huawei MateBook HZ-W19
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.2 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H11EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 1.205 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H19EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M0JS
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion x2 12-b030ng
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700-80QL00BUGE
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 0.78 kg
Lenovo Yoga 710-11-80TX000CUS
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.04 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G1-L5H17EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 0.84 kg
HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 0.848 kg
Lenovo Yoga 710-11-80TX000AUS
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1 kg
Dell Inspiron 11-3169
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.3 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK-80ML001XGE
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1 kg
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 1.167 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-121
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1.51 kg
Dell XPS 12 9250-9303
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 1.25 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-121
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1.6 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1.048 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 1 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-12- 9 (Update: 2015-12- 9)