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HP Announces Price For Tablet-Laptop Hybrid Envy x2

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High-end device will set consumers back $849.99.

HP has announced the price for its Surface rival, the Envy x2. A high-end tablet-laptop hybrid running Microsoft's just-released Windows 8 operating system, it's priced at $849.99, HP claims this high-end "hybrid PC" packs the "power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet."

The HP Envy x2 is powered by an Intel 1.8GHz Z2760 processor, while the 11.6-inch screen (which can be detached to become a standalone tablet) boasts a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. It's got a full-size keyboard with a large trackpad dubbed the 'Imagepad,' several ports (USB, HDMI and SD card slots), Beats Audio, HD Webcam, NFC technology and an 8-megapixel camera.

The HP Envy x2 is expected to arrive in the States a couple of weeks from now, on November 14, which should give Microsoft's Surface a headstart. Speaking at a Gartner conference, HP CEO Meg Whitman criticized Surface by saying it "doesn't function like a laptop" and "lacks a keyboard you can do real work on."

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    huggles12 , October 25, 2012 8:45 PM
    And I thought the iPad mini was over priced .......
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    cknobman , October 25, 2012 9:07 PM
    >$800 for Atom??? No thanks.
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    saintjimmy , October 25, 2012 9:41 PM
    I'd rather have an AMD E2-1800 or even a C-50, with a $500 price tag, then maybe.
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    punahou1 , October 25, 2012 9:55 PM
    I'm confused - I thought HP got out of the tablet business...
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    hate machine , October 25, 2012 9:55 PM
    Atom and 768 horizontal res at $850... nope, no thanks! Looks snazzy though.
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    aracheb , October 25, 2012 10:15 PM
    punahou1I'm confused - I thought HP got out of the tablet business...

    this is misstyped it is supposed to be a slate..
    the got out of the table business but not the slate business
    which is a table with real os. This only help them to keep saying that they don't make table, only slate.
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    ethanolson , October 25, 2012 11:33 PM
    You missed the most important part: the keyboard has an extra battery in it to get you awesome battery life.
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    kryzzay , October 26, 2012 1:16 AM
    boasts a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.

    Wow that's impressive! FAIL.
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2012 1:40 AM
    None of the announced Clovertrail powered laptops / slates are over 1366x786 res. The lower resolution and low power CPU is one of the ways to keep performance snappy and the battery life at unheard of levels for a slate. These aren't machines for playing Skyrim. They are great for portability, versatility, media consumption, and basic office productivity. Want more power? Try the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T. $1200.
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    assasin32 , October 26, 2012 6:56 AM
    Think they threw into too many gadgets which shot the price up. They should have kept a price tag at around $500 and ripped out the NFC, hd webcam, 8meg camera, beats audio, etc to bring the price down. As no matter how you look at it, it is still running a Atom CPU which isn't much and those neat little gadgets mean nothing majority of the time.

    Had they did that and delivered a striped down netbook/tablet at that price point than it would look good.
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2012 7:53 PM
    I love it. This is a full windows tablet that runs windows. The backlit display means I can use it outside in the direct sun, the keyboard adds an additional battery getting you close to 16 hours, and other goodies. I so need one of these in my line of work. This thing blows the ipad and android tablets out of the water with its ability to run windows legacy software. The atom is a plus for battery life and todays atoms are not like those of yester-year they are quick. I'm sold.