HP ENVY x2: Combo Power

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SummaryIt’s time to leave your old laptop at home. With Hewlett-Packard Envy x2, customers can have it all—a laptop and a tablet in one! In today’s world where people have more than one device for their many needs, HP’s new convertible will help reduce the need for several devices.

allowing the device to run the full 32-bit Windows 8. It is backed by 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB on board memory.

The device is powered by an 1.8 GHz processor, with the detachable 11.6-inch screen sporting a pixel resolution of 1366 x 768. This means one can see everything in bright, vivid colour on the device’s diagonal high definition display. Ultra-wide viewing angles help you see clearly no matter how you hold it. It sports an in-plane switching (IPS) panel, which aids viewing the display at different viewing angles and is visible even in sunlight.

That’s not all. Slide a latch and the anti-glare LED IPS display can be easily detached from the keyboard. Thus the x2 can operate as an independent Windows 8 tablet. Unlike competing products, the x2 combines magnets and a mechanical latch to keep the tablet from falling out of its dock. The tablet itself measures about 8.5 mm thick and weighs 690 grams, while the dock weighs 1.39 kg.

There’s an optional stylus too. This means you can enjoy the freedom to work your way. Write, draw, and navigate in more detail without leaving fingerprints or smudges. With Beats Audio and dual speakers, the x2 is designed for rich audio available on a laptop. A full-size keyboard with a trackpad dubbed the ‘Imagepad’ is included, as is ports for USB, HDMI and SD card slots. For connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi. One can even connect a data card through a USB port. Overall, I was impressed with the build and performance of the device.

My takeaways: The new HP Envy x2 gives you the power of two devices in one. A Windows 8 notebook with a bright, vivid HD touch display. And a tablet that slides off for those times when you want to carry even less.

SPeCS

* Display: 11.6 inch LED Backlit Widescreen

* Resolution: 1366 x 768 HD, 720 pixel

* Processor: Intel Atom Z2760 processor (1.80 GHz)

* Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8

* 64 GB Solid State Drive

* Memory: 2 GB LPDDR2

* Hard Disk: 64 GB eMMC NAND Flash

* Camera: Front-facing HP TrueVision webcam / 8.0 MP rear facing camera

* Connectivity: Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, integrated Bluetooth 4.0

Estimated street price: Rs.62,307

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