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HP Envy x2 (Intel)

HP Envy x2 (Intel)

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The HP Envy x2 (Intel) is a beautiful, capable detachable with one noteworthy drawback. It lets you keep working wherever you go, thanks to the Intel XMM 7360 radio, and you can use all the apps you'd like. Though it loses to Snapdragon PCs on battery life, the Intel-powered Envy x2 should still get you through a workday (and then some). Too bad its keyboard folio is too flimsy and finicky to use on your lap -- you’ll definitely need a sturdy surface to get work done.

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Pros
  • LTE connectivity
  • Beautiful build
Cons
  • Awful keyboard folio
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
50
Windows Central
If the Envy x2 with Intel existed in isolation the design would be easier to forgive - after all, the PC part is great. But because HP did such an excellent job with the Envy x2 with ARM it makes a direct comparison between the two inevitable and when you do that the latter clearly has the better design (even if some may think it has a worse processor). If you can live with the keyboard and folio design the HP Envy x2 with Intel is a fine 2-in-1, but we think it may be difficult for many users to enjoy.
 
50
Digital Trends
HP swapped Intel for ARM in its Envy x2 for improved performance, but the keyboard cover holds it back.
 
50
Laptop Magazine
The HP Envy x2's gorgeous display and long battery life are undone by a flawed keyboard cover and underwhelming performance.
 
80
HotHardware
This HP hybrid 2-in-1 is a solid example of the compromises a manufacturer must make when creating a system that must work as both an affordable laptop and a highly portable tablet. It's imperfect, but it's an attractive, well-built mainstream machine, and its ability to transform into a useful, usable tablet running a full-blown OS adds to its luster.
 
40
TechRadar
Although the HP Envy x2 has some good points, like a thin and light design and spectacular battery life, it’s let down by a price tag that is far too high for the performance on offer. A real shame.
 
80
T3
Boy does this 2-in-1 have style and versatility. I love the look of the thing and it feels great in the hand, too. Top audio credentials, 4G LTE connectivity, and a simply awesome battery life add a sweet level of boon on top. I'm still not convinced by Windows 10 S, though, and the system's power to price ratio remains out of kilter when compared to other similarly priced systems.

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