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HP's Tablet/Laptop Hybrid Envy x2 Launching in January

By - Source: CNET | B 13 comments

Device was originally due for November debut.

HP has announced that its tablet/laptop hybrid, the Envy x2, will now launch during January of 2013.

The computer manufacturer's Envy x2 hybrid "convertible" was originally scheduled to release on November 14, but will be available for consumers next month, it confirmed.

"Customers can expect to receive an Envy x2...in January, if they order today. Customers who ordered their units on Dec. 3 or prior are expected to receive their PC by Dec. 21 at the latest," a HP representative said. "HP expects additional units to ship in January."

The Envy x2 utilizes a new power-efficient dual-core "Clover Trail" Z2760 system-on-a-chip created by Intel, allowing the device to run the full 32-bit Windows 8.

Priced at $849.99, the HP Envy x2 is powered by an 1.8GHz processor, with the detachable 11.6-inch screen sporting a pixel resolution of 1,366 x 768. A full-size keyboard with a trackpad dubbed the 'Imagepad' is included, as is ports for USB, HDMI and SD card slots. Beats Audio, HD Webcam, NFC technology and an 8-megapixel camera rounds off the features.


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    mcd023 , December 19, 2012 11:59 PM
    Gah! Why won't anyone make a convertible with an i series cpu besides the surface pro!
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    GabZDK , December 20, 2012 12:23 AM
    mcd023Gah! Why won't anyone make a convertible with an i series cpu besides the surface pro!


    Cuase then everybody will say that there are Uberoverpriced, that who needs that much firepower and things along those lines

    The other side of convertibles (from laptop to tablet, not from tablet to laptop) DO have i series processors: XPS DUO 12, VAIO DUO 11, and so on, but they (vaio duo) go from $1200 to $1500.
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    joepaiii , December 20, 2012 12:35 AM
    I don't care about the intel cpu, I want a 1080p display with 10 hour battery life, instant on and days of standby time.

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    wemakeourfuture , December 20, 2012 1:03 AM
    - Resolution sucks
    - Base model is 2GB RAM (god awful)
    - almost 1 pound heavier than a same sized Macbook Air and greatly underpowered
    - design is horrible

    This is why HP is a company is decaying before our eyes the past 5 years.
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    xpeh , December 20, 2012 2:05 AM
    wemakeourfuture- Resolution sucks- Base model is 2GB RAM (god awful)- almost 1 pound heavier than a same sized Macbook Air and greatly underpowered- design is horribleThis is why HP is a company is decaying before our eyes the past 5 years.


    - Yes, the resolution does suck
    - 2GB of RAM isn't bad
    - It's a tablet/laptop hybrid. Something Apple probably wouldn't do in the near future
    - I think the design looks good
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    halcyon , December 20, 2012 3:55 AM
    2GB RAM? Keep it. 8GB minimum on anything running x86 code. ...and at least 1440x900. Why can't they get this correct?
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    kensingtron , December 20, 2012 5:04 AM
    mcd023Gah! Why won't anyone make a convertible with an i series cpu besides the surface pro!


    Samsung/Asus/Lenovo all have convertibles with i3/5/7's. Um yep...
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    Uberragen21 , December 20, 2012 11:09 AM
    halcyon2GB RAM? Keep it. 8GB minimum on anything running x86 code. ...and at least 1440x900. Why can't they get this correct?

    You do realize x86 code is 32 bit? The maximum memory supported by 32 bit coding is 4GB. I agree 2GB is a little small for Win 8, but you won't find this chip running x64 software anytime soon; it only supports 32 bit...
    http://ark.intel.com/products/70105/Intel-Atom-Processor-Z2760-1MB-Cache-1_80-GHz
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    wemakeourfuture , December 20, 2012 11:46 AM
    Uberragen21You do realize x86 code is 32 bit? The maximum memory supported by 32 bit coding is 4GB. I agree 2GB is a little small for Win 8, but you won't find this chip running x64 software anytime soon; it only supports 32 bit... http://ark.intel.com/products/7010 [...] e-1_80-GHz


    They need these to be 8GB, to produce a sub-par product and expect it to do well is exactly why HP is turning into a complete joke of a company.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , December 20, 2012 2:32 PM
    I'm hoping somebody will make one with the latest E series APU and 6 -8 gigs a RAM. These days anything with 2gigs of RAM is not worth it.
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    ChromeTusk , December 21, 2012 4:48 AM
    I hope you guys can benchmark this when it comes out. I'd like to see the differences between this "tablet/laptop hybrid" vs "convertible laptop".
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    victorintelr , December 30, 2012 12:59 AM
    wemakeourfuture- Resolution sucks- Base model is 2GB RAM (god awful)- almost 1 pound heavier than a same sized Macbook Air and greatly underpowered- design is horribleThis is why HP is a company is decaying before our eyes the past 5 years.

    we all understand your isheepness, however though you'll won't understand, this product is for a different type of audience than those that use a macbook pro. Yes, he amount of RAM sucks but, it has nothing to do with a mac, and we don't know how long will it take to apple to produce a similar computer (if they do) so, no comparison at all. however I think that the only slate that is worth buying is the surface pro: the resolution and processor is more worth te price than all of these overpriced slates/tablet PCs. HP is not decaying just for this reason.
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    victorintelr , December 30, 2012 1:11 AM
    wemakeourfuture- Resolution sucks- Base model is 2GB RAM (god awful)- almost 1 pound heavier than a same sized Macbook Air and greatly underpowered- design is horribleThis is why HP is a company is decaying before our eyes the past 5 years.

    We all understand your isheepness, however the market for these type of tablet PCs are different than the macbook pro. The only slate that is worth buying is the surface pro. 1080p resolution, i5 processor, wacom capabilities, 4GB is just enough. the pricetag? a little steep but is the same or worse for the macs. Will apple create a slate? we don't know. You remind me th guy of the IE hater ad