HP Split x2
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Split x2
Two times the fun. The pricey but well-received Envy x2 has prompted HP to expand the x2 lineup for more budget-conscious buyers beginning with the Split x2. This newer model promises a larger display size and faster processor than the Envy x2. So, what's the catch?
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
It's great to see a relatively affordable Windows 8 convertible with Intel Core CPUs, full size keyboards and fast SSD drives. The HP Split x2 brings novel and useful designs to a broader range of customers, and they've made a solid product. Obviously, even the $850 4th gen Core i5 model won't compete with high end Ultrabooks that have full HD displays and faster U series CPUs, but those cost $1,000 to $1,300 for Core i5 models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
The HP Split x2 hasn’t split our verdict on where this product sits. Literally: it should sit on a desk. And that defies what the product is supposed to be about. For all its efforts at being a two-in-one device - well, physically at least, it succeeds in being that - it fails to deliver a truly portable tablet device; it’s just too large and heavy and, therefore, confused as to what it's meant to be. It’s bigger than the Envy x2 too and we’re not really sure why. So there we have it. As a laptop there’s some good here - hence the score being fair, it’d be lower if there wasn’t some success in its at-home laptop highs - but as a tablet-laptop device the Split x2 makes even the Surface Pro 2 look like a beanpole.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3229Y: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU introduced in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.4 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 850 MHz). The TDP is rated at 13 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
75.25%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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