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