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CES 2016 | HP unveils 12-inch Pavilion x2 consumer detachable

HP unveils 12-inch Pavilion x2 consumer detachable
HP unveils 12-inch Pavilion x2 consumer detachable
The detachable will sport Intel Atom Cherry Trail, 8 hour battery life, and a 3:2 FHD touchscreen for $499.

HP is revealing a slew of new notebooks this year at CES 2016. On the more affordable side and away from the new business-centric EliteBooks and high-end Spectre models is the consumer-centric Pavilion x2 detachable. The unit utilizes magnetic hinges to connect to its keyboard base and features an all-metal chassis for improved rigidity and aesthetics.

Core specifications for the first x2 12-b010nr SKU includes:

  • Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • 12-inch 3:2 WUXGA+ IPS WLED display
  • 1080p resolution
  • Integrated 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 64 GB eMMC
  • Stereo Bang & Olufsen speakers
  • 33 Wh Li-Polymer battery
  • 3.24 pounds (total); 1.6 pounds (tablet)
  • 11.81 x 8.66 x 0.75 inches (total)

The hardware will also have a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1. port, USB 2.0, Micro-HDMI, and 3.5 mm audio jack. The tablet itself will be just 0.4 mm thicker than the existing Spectre x2.

From our short time with the pre-production model, we found the hardware to be very well-built for a Pavilion unit. Like nearly all detachables with magnetic hinges, however, angles are limited, a bit top-heavy, and more susceptible to rocking. The base includes no extra features such as backlight lighting, additional ports, Bluetooth, or secondary battery modules.

The 12-inch Pavilion x2 will be available starting February 7th for just under $500. The model can be seen as the bigger brother to the current smaller 10.1-inch Pavilion x2.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-01- 1 (Update: 2016-01- 5)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.