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CES 2021 | HP Elite x2 G8 combines Tiger Lake with tablet functionality and comes with an integrated Tile

HP Elite x2 G8 comes with an integrated Tile. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 comes with an integrated Tile. (Image Source: HP)
HP is introducing an upgraded Elite x2 G8 business tablet with up to Core i7 Tiger Lake options. The Elite x2 G8 offers both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity and integrates Tile to help locate the device when misplaced.

It has been some time since we've seen an upgrade to HP's Surface Pro clone, the Elite x2. Today, HP is announcing the Elite x2 G8 —  a Tiger Lake-powered tablet with a 13-inch display that starts at just 1.17 kg.

The Elite x2 G8 offers a choice of Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor options. Buyers can configure the Elite x2 G8 with 8 or 16 GB of RAM, which is understandably non-upgradeable considering the form factor. SSD choices range from 128 GB to 2 TB NVMe drives, and they can be had in both self-encrypting and Intel Optane options. 

HP offers three 13-inch touch display options with the Elite x2 G8 — 1,920 x 1,280 at 400 nits, 3,000 x 2,000 at 450 nits, and 1,920 x 1,280 at 1,000 nits with HP Sure View Gen 3 privacy. Buyers can also opt for the HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 for directly writing on the screen.

The Elite x2 G8 offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth connectivity along with optional LTE and GPS. The WLAN module also comes with an integrated Tile, which is essentially a Bluetooth tracker that enables locating the device when lost (as long as there's battery power). The Tile app can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, Google Play Store, and the Apple App Store.

HP said that the Elite x2 G8 is ready for a great audio experience thanks to HP Sound Calibration and AI-based noise suppression. Peripheral connectivity needs are taken care of by the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a nano-SIM slot. A 47 WHr battery keeps things humming and can be recharged to about 50% in 30 minutes.

The HP Elite x2 G8 will be made available in April. Pricing information will be revealed closer to availability.

HP Elite x2 G8 - Left. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Left. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Right. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Right. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Left volume rocker. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Left volume rocker. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Right ports. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Right ports. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Kickstand. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Kickstand. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Aerial keyboard. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Aerial keyboard. (Image Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Specifications. (Source: HP)
HP Elite x2 G8 - Specifications. (Source: HP)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-11 (Update: 2021-01-11)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor - 1286 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.