HP Envy x2

69
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Score
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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HP Envy x2 review: a tablet / laptop hybrid that fails to deliver the complete package

Summary

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

from $518.88+
Pros
  • Slick, lightweight design
  • Good battery life (in laptop mode)
  • Decent IPS display
Cons
  • Uncomfortable keyboard
  • Netbook-grade performance
HP Envy x2 review: a tablet / laptop hybrid that fails to deliver the complete package

Like every self-respecting company releasing new Windows 8 devices, HP has refreshed its existing laptops with touch-optimized features ready to handle the new OS' gestures. But also like any self-respecting PC maker, HP is outing a device with a more adventurous form factor. The Envy x2 stands out among other hybrids running the same 1.8GHz Atom processor for its more attractive design, IPS display and nice-to-have features like NFC and pen input. At $850 with the included keyboard dock, though, it's a hair more expensive than comparable products such as the Acer Iconia W510. So is the x2 a solid machine -- both as a laptop and as a standalone tablet? You know where to meet us if you want to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

69
 

Breakdown

Battery life
8.5
Portability (size / weight)
7.6
Design and form factor
7.2
Expandability
5.0
Speed and features
5.5
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Specs

Envy

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Envy

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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