Although we haven't seen anything official from HP, the company's Split x2 is now up for sale at Best Buy (opens in new tab). It's a 13.3 inch Windows 8 hybrid, meaning it can be used as a laptop or as a tablet thanks to a detachable keyboard dock. It also sports a third-generation Intel Core i3-3229Y "Ivy Bridge" processor clocked at 1.4 GHz – so far it's unknown when the Core i5 version revealed months ago will go retail.
According to the product listing, the Split x2 has an LED-lit touch-enabled screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Backing the display is 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM (expandable to 8 GB), a 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and a built-in 2MP HP TrueVision Full HD webcam. Other features include Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity (no Ethernet), HP Connected Music and Beats Audio.
The Split x2's keyboard dock sports an HP ClickPad for "precise multi-finger and gesture navigation". It also supposedly has an option for an HDD for even more storage, but does include an SD card slot for expanded storage. Also on the dock is one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI port.
The overall weight of HP's Split x2 is 4.9 pounds whereas the tablet itself is a mere 2.3 pounds without the added keyboard. In a closed clamshell form factor, the hybrid measures just 0.9 inches thick whereas the tablet portion measures 0.4 inches thin. Both are powered by a 3-cell lithium-ion polymer battery, one in each component.
"The HP Split x2 is a versatile, two-in-one detachable PC that combines power and portability with the Windows 8 operating system and powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processor family," the company said back in May (opens in new tab). "Consumers can now enjoy a high-performance ultraportable notebook suited for virtually any intensive task, and that doubles as a 13-inch tablet to give unparalleled entertainment capability for playing games, videos and more."
The Intel Core i3 version of HP's Split x2 Windows 8 hybrid can now be purchased from Best Buy (with free shipping) now for $749.99 USD. (opens in new tab)