HP Announces Price For Tablet-Laptop Hybrid Envy x2

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
    And I thought the iPad mini was over priced .......
  • cknobman
    >$800 for Atom??? No thanks.
  • saintjimmy
    I'd rather have an AMD E2-1800 or even a C-50, with a $500 price tag, then maybe.
  • punahou1
    I'm confused - I thought HP got out of the tablet business...
  • hate machine
    Atom and 768 horizontal res at $850... nope, no thanks! Looks snazzy though.
  • aracheb
    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.
  • ethanolson
    You missed the most important part: the keyboard has an extra battery in it to get you awesome battery life.
  • kryzzay
    boasts a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.

    Wow that's impressive! FAIL.
  • 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.
  • assasin32
    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.