HP intros the Elite x2 1013 G3: a Surface Pro clone for business with thin bezels
HP has introduced refreshed premium business devices and one of them is the Elite x2 1013 G3. The Elite 1013 G3 is a significant upgrade over last year's Elite x2 1012 G2 and offers a 13-inch display in almost the same size as the 1012 G2's 12-inch chassis.
Specs wise, the 1013 G3 has much more power under the hood compared to the 1012 G2 thanks to CPU options from the Intel Core i3-8130U to the Core i7-8650U. While the available CPU options means that the tablet can cater to most business needs, it also means that there is no fanless design. The side bezels have been drastically trimmed but not too thin that you cannot hold the tablet with your thumbs.
Up to 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage can be configured. The Elite x2 1013 G3 comes in two display options — 1920 x 1280 and 3000 x 2000. The tablet also offers a decent enough port selection for its size with a Thunderbolt 3, 2 USB Type-C, and a combo headphone jack. There's the usual suite of HP features such as B&O-tuned speakers, HP's collaboration tools, and HP Sure View for screen privacy. The tablet has an 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and an IR camera for Windows Hello. HP offers optional 4G LTE connectivity as well.
The tablet comes bundled with HP's Active Pen that charges via an USB Type-C port.
The Elite x2 1013 G3 will retail from June this year starting from US$1,499.