HP Elite x2 1012 G2
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix High-quality fixed focus lens, Improved low light sensitivity
Reviews for the HP Elite x2 1012 G2
Source: iTech Post
As PCWorld reported, the HP Elite x2 1012 G2 with a starting price of $1,099 will come with the Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB M.2 SATA SSD. It will start shipping in July. With barely a couple of months to go before it hits the market, the HP Elite x2 is primed to fill the void left by the missing Surface Pro 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2017
Model: While most people were waiting in bated breath for a Surface Pro 4 successor which doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon HP has got them covered with the HP Elite x2 1012 G2. It is not surprising that HP has been eyeing for a chance to jump the Microsoft Surface and this might be it especially since just by running down the spec sheet is enough to make the nerdiest business user jump in joy. Starting with its chassis at just 13.4 mm its actually skinnier than Microsoft’s offering, additionally the chassis is primarily constructed out of aluminium, which should already be a given for most convertibles of this class. Next thing on the list would be its 12.3-inch display, which doesn’t actually sport the standard resolution of its last iteration and instead has a resolution of 2736x1824 which is most definitely bigger. Moreover, the IPS panel is reasonably sharp and does provide a pleasant viewing experience. Users should also note that the panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Another main thing to note here is compared to the Surface the Elite x2 is actually built to MIL-SPEC rugged standard although one would wonder why would you need a business tablet designed to a military standard.
Moving over to basic hardware the Elite x2 can be chosen with either an Intel Core i3, i5 or even an i7 processor although the default choice would be an Intel Core i5-7200U, 8 to 16 GB of RAM with 8 GB being the default and 128 to 512 GB of SSD storage with 256 GB being standard. While the Elite x2 is in the same league as the Surface, HP actually provides the keyboard and even a stylus as part of the package, which is good in anyone’s books considering the market price of these products and their importance. Although HP actually provides 2 different types of keyboards depending on the model. One being the Advanced Keyboard which has an inbuilt NFC and Smart Card reader and the other keyboard known as the Collaboration Keyboard which comes with dedicated key functions mainly catered to video conferencing. In terms of external ports, the Elite x2 offers a Thunderbolt 3 supported USB type C connector which enables the user to charge and use an external display at the same time. The entire tablet weighs in at around 800 grams which is pretty impressive for its specs but adding the advance keyboard will bring it up to around 1.1 kg. The HP Elite X2 1012 G2 is shipped with a 47 Wh battery to keep it lasting for up to 9 hours of work. The tablet is priced slightly below the SurfaceBook, which might make it a better choice.
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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