As the hybrid was a total hit in the market and a lot of customers are switching to hybrids instead of a tablet solution, the big companies that were not into this format started to get interested in joining this evolution of the modern computer/tablet. One of them is HP. They are going to join that market with their Envy x2 model which is a part of their Ultrabook Envy series.
This hybrid is in line with their Envy series, continuing their line trend of slick, thin, good looking Ultrabooks, with its thickness of just 8.5mm and its weight of 3.1 pounds for the whole hybrid, while the tablet by its self weighs 1.5 pounds and the keyboard dock 1.6 pounds.
The body of Envy x2 is made out aluminum making it look like a high quality build.
It is an 11 inch tablet that connects with its dock via magnets and additional mechanical lock, so it has a quite firm connection when it’s all together. The screen is IPS with a max resolution of 1.366×768 pixels, really good viewing angles, 400-nits backlight and good colors. The keyboard is a chiclet type with quite enough spacing between the keys even though the whole thing is small. It has a multitouch touchpad compatible with Win8.
The tablet on it has an 8MP camera on the back, microSD card, a volume rocker and a power button, the rest of the connectors can be found on the keyboard dock which includes: HDMI output, two USB ports, and a full size SD slot.
It is based on a Clover Trail Atom processor (the exact specs are not known). Also the type of battery is not known, but all the Clover Trail notebooks so far had great battery life so it is expected to push out 10 hours without the keyboard dock and with it the max battery life should be about 15 hours or more. It also has an NFC chip and Pen support also as in all the latest HP’s -Beats Audio is implemented. If the 64GB inside memory is not enough, you will have the opportunity to expand it with the two memory card slots.
This is a great move by HP in the hybrid market and it will be a sure hit when it hits the shelves.