The first Windows PC of HP which is powered by an ARM-based processor is available at the moment for preorder for $999.99. According to the reports reaching us from our sources, the plan is to ship them by the 9th of March and it is one of the first “always connected PCs” that HP, Asus, and Lenovo have teamed up with Qualcomm to release by next year or thereabout.
The HP Envy X2 is a 2-in-1 tablet with a 12.3-inch touchscreen which has an edge-to-edge 1920 x 1280 pixel display. It is shaped as though it is the HP Spectre X2 which was released last year. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it features 4GB RAM and 128GB of universal flash storage. It also has a Qualcomm Andreno 540 GPU, Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac built into it. The Envy X2 has a nano SIM card reader allows access to LTE data, and also carries a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a microSD slot, as well as a headphone jack. To design its stereo speakers HP worked in partnership with Bang and Olufsen.
It has a camera in the rear of 13 megapixels and a front selfie camera of 5 megapixels. The HP Envy X2 also has a three-microphone array and a keyboard that is backlit and detachable. The tablet runs Windows 10 S out of the box, but in the case that one wants to upgrade to the full Windows 10 experience he can do so as the update is free.
The measurements of the Envy X2 as well as its battery life seem as if they are designed for travelling. It is 11.5 x 8.3 x 0.27 inches and it weighs in at a portable 1.54 pounds. HP claims that the device is able to last about 19 hours long while playing full HD videos.
While the price seems high, it is reasonable if the battery life and connectivity claims by HP are found to be true. The Envy also comes with a stylus in the box.