This year Hewlett-Packard introduced a high-end Windows 8 based hybrid tablet/laptop named Split x2. It is the improved version of HP Envy x2 which launched last year. Envy x2 had a big success for HP. So they are continuing with the latest version Split x2. You can use it as a detachable tablet or as a laptop. It comes in a dark silver finish; HP calls it as “modern silver”. The tablet part is the brain of the system because the Windows 8 OS is installed in the tablet portion. Whether the keyboard is docked or not you can use it as a whole system. The MicroSD slot is present in the tablet as an external storage.
Instead of atom processor which is present in the older version (Envy x2) HP split X2 has 3rd generation Intel core i3 or i5 ( Intel’s Y-series Ivy bridge chips) processor option. Screen size is upgraded from 11.6 inches to 13.3 inches in Split x2. But the screen resolution is 1366 x 768 which is same for both the devices. This next generation product is developed to ease customer’s work. They can easily access their files from home, office and on the go. Split x2 arrived with 128 GB SSD storage. It also has up to 500 GB storage in keyboard docked which is ideal for storing media files. Like the Envy x2, Split x2 also comes up with the keyboard dock with a MicroSD reader, combo audio Jack, 1 USB 3.0 Port, 1 USB 2.0 Port, HDMI Port and SD card Slot.
The RAM capacity is 2 GB, which is unfortunately, same with the previous version but the customer can upgrade it up to 8 GB. Split x2 has the connectivity options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. There is no option for NFC which is present in Envy x2.
In front of the tablet 1080 p HD camera is present and on the backside 8 MP rear camera is mounted. When we attach the keyboard with the tablet we will get a huge keypad, and the extra battery which gives power for the long run time. This notebook measures 13.3 x 9 x 0.9 inches and 4 pounds in weight. It is a vast device so using as a tablet is more awkward. It’s better to use as a laptop. HP Split x2 has an optional HP care pack for damage protection. It gives the consumer an additional service facility, home service and replacement of the damaged hardware.
This product is available in US market from August 2013 and the price would be $800 but there not information about the availability and the price in India.