HP Pro x2 612 G2: a Windows hybrid designed to last longer
March 2, 2017 at 12:00
Although their devices have never reached the popularity of those of Microsoft, if there is a manufacturer that has always been committed to tablets Windows is HP, so it may not surprise us that it was precisely a new hybrid what they have decided to show us in Barcelona, ??more specifically, the latest version of their HP Pro X2, which comes with a special emphasis on security and in the resistance. We show you.
A new Windows tablet with 7th generation Intel Core processor
As regards the technical specifications, the new HP Pro x2 is at the level that can be expected of any Windows tablet of a certain level launched that is launched right now, which means that, of course, it already assembles the processors 7th generation Intel Core, giving us the option to choose from the entire range, reaching the Intel Core i7. There are more and more models that can boast the same, but it is still a plus against many.
The rest of its hardware is also at the level that one would expect, although it is true that in some sections it falls somewhat short of the stars of the sector. For example, it does have 8 GB of RAM, but the cap for ROM is "only" 512 MB (the minimum is 128 GB, than usual) and the screen of 12 inches stays in resolution Full HD. To complete, we have a USB Type-C port and a USB 3.0 port, and a camera 8 MP behind and another of 5 MP on the front
HP promises safety and endurance
It must be said that when presented by the emphasis of HP it was not at the level of its technical specifications, as much as in the security and the resistance, announcing that it had diverse functionality to make working with it as safe as possible and, above all, that it hopes that we will take advantage of our long-term investment, estimating that we will not need to renew it in 3-5 years, instead of the usual 2 years.
It is true that in tablets in general, the renewal cycles of more than 2 years are nothing extraordinary, but it is worth knowing that the company trusts its device so much, and they have left us some reasons for us to do so, since they have confirmed that it arrives with the resistance certificate MIL-STD-810, which means that it will withstand the blows and falls better than the average.
From $ 979
As usual in Windows professional tablets, the first prices left by manufacturers are those of the United States, and in this case it is $ 979. The normal thing is that they vary (unfortunately, upwards), when they arrive in our country, but at least we can get an idea of ??the range in which it will move.
What impressions does this tablet leave you? Do you think it is a powerful alternative to Surface Pro 4 or you would bet better for Samsung's Galaxy Book 12?