69

A tablet/laptop hybrid that fails to deliver the complete package

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The HP Envy x2 is an attractive laptop/tablet hybrid, but its Atom processor doesn't offer great performance, and its keyboard disappoints.

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$624.99

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Critic reviews

6.5
13 reviews
  • Speed and features
    5.7
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Display
    7.1
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Expandability
    5.2
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6

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User reviews

9.2
5 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jan 14, 2013

The Atom chip's meager performance isn't encouraging for shoppers who want this to be their one and only computing device. We'd say your $850 is better spent elsewhere, but if you're dead-set on a device in this category, you could do a lot worse than HP's option.

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8.0
CNET Jan 25, 2013

The HP Envy x2’s capacity to be a full Windows 8 tablet or dock with a keyboard works as well as advertised, provided you’re willing to live with slower performance at a high price. You’re paying for style.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Dec 24, 2012

The HP Envy x2 offers long battery life and a responsive Windows 8 touch experience in a lightweight hybrid design, but you get netbook-like performance.

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7.0
PC World Apr 4, 2013

It's also eminently viable as a light-use laptop PC. All in all, a nice job, and yes, I was just a tad envious when I had to turn it back in.

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6.0
Wired Feb 19, 2013

Ultimately, I think the amazing design and exceptional usability of the x2 still make it a worthwhile device ... Whether anyone actually needs something like this — at a price of $850 — is another question.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 14, 2013

...the HP Envy x2 isn't a bad product by any means, it's just badly positioned on the price ladder. On the positive side the x2 combines a decent build with great battery life and a bright, wide-viewing-angle screen. Its future-thinking features such as NFC are also a bonus.

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6.0
NotebookReview Jan 2, 2013

Though the ENVY x2 isn't perfect on every front, it's still a solid offering at $849 and does provide both a true laptop and tablet experience in one package.

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5.0
CNET UK Jan 8, 2013

It's let down by extremely disappointing performance and a low-resolution screen that are in no way justified by the high price tag. Regardless of what type of Windows 8 machine you're looking for, your money can be better spent elsewhere.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jan 10, 2013

The HP Envy x2 is a beautifully built Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop. As long as you don’t stress its Atom processor it’s generally a pleasure to use and sounds great.

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6.0
Digital Versus Mar 29, 2013

With 14 hours of battery life and a quality screen, the Envy x2 had promise... But then we listened to the speakers and headphone output and tested the processors.

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6.0
T3 Jul 22, 2013

We're still waiting for a Windows 8 device that challenges the way we think about tech.

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7.0
Computer Shopper Jan 16, 2013

As much as we like the Envy x2's screen, battery life, and premium aesthetics, the power user in us has a hard time considering spending ultrabook-like money on a device that performs more like a netbook.

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9.0
oveto oveto

Doesn't play my GoPro 1080/50fps films, barely manages to muddle through the 1080/25fps ones, it's a letdown as I wanted to use this as my "travelPC/tablet" but I also want to be able to review my GoPro vids.

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10
rivaldoisgod rivaldoisgod

I love this device. i use it for business as i have to trave for work. super light. i do not do any gaming so thsi is the ideal device

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10
Thundarr Thundarr

I had succumb to the iPhone world but still holding out hope that Microsoft and Partners would come out with a viable Ultrabook alternative so that I could run all of my office software. This thing was well worth the wait. It handle multimedia, office suite and even 3D CAD image viewer n with...

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