HP presents the Elite X2 in Spain, its alternative to the Surface Pro 4
November 20, 2015 at 12:04
In recent months we have been able to attend the launch of a few tablets with Windows 10 as an operating system and clearly aimed at those looking for a device capable of replace a laptop, entering to directly compete the Surface Pro of Microsoft and, more specifically, with its brand new Surface Pro 4. The last to join this complicated race is the Elite X2, what HP just presented in Spain. We give you all the details.
HP's new bet on tablets for professionals
With regard to design, this new Elite X2 is similar to the Specter X2 that we met a few weeks ago, at least in regard to that twist that gave HP to the back support used by Surface, but keeping the fundamental characteristics of these: allowing different degrees of inclination. Another interesting detail is that the use of SDD technology allows it to arrive without a fan and without moving parts, which, among other things, makes it surprisingly silent.
As for the technical specifications, the screen is of 12 inches, with a 3: 2 aspect ratio (the same one used by the Surface, halfway between the reading-oriented and video-oriented format) and with resolution Full HD. Its processor, an always important point in this type of devices, is a Intel Core M vPro and, of course, and as we have already told you, the operating system is Windows 10.
As with all professional tablets, accessories They are especially important in this case: on the one hand, we have the HP Active Pen, which is included with the tablet itself, and which is based on Qualcomm's standard technology; on the other hand, we will have not one but two keyboards, the HP Advanced Keyboard and the HP Travel Keyboards, thinner and lighter, for those who want an easier transport option.
Available from January 7
The bad news is that we will have to wait a little while until we can put our hands on it, since it will not arrive until after Christmas, specifically from January 7th. The good news is that compared to the Specter X2, this model is much more affordable, with a price of 999 euros, which puts it in direct competition with the basic model of the Surface Pro 4, and to which we would have to add 159 euros if we want to complement it with a keyboard. If you want more information you can take a look at the HP website.