HP has unveiled hardware devices running Windows 10 as the firm becomes the latest vendor to show off new products.
The most notable new product is the Spectre X2 (pictured above), a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid that comes with a detachable keyboard. As a tablet the device weights 840g and is 9mm thick, and as a laptop is 1.22kg with a width of 13.15mm.
The device is powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor and features an SSD up to 256GB, which HP said means it can handle resource-intensive apps.
The device has a 10-hour battery life and two USB 3.0 Type-C connectors. HP will also supply a USB 3.0 Type-C to USB 3.0 Type-A adapter with the device.
The screen is a 12 Full HD display with a 1920x1280 resolution. The device also features a kickstand (shown below) so the screen can be set as far back as 150 degrees for drawing, taking notes or watching a film, HP said.
The Spectre x2 also comes with HP’s Active Pen stylus for writing, drawing and note-taking on the screen.
The HP Spectre X2 is expected to be available in the UK in October with a starting price of £849.
The second notable device from HP is the Envy 8 Note which, as the name suggests, is an 8in tablet that can be paired with a keyboard for improved note-taking and productivity (shown below). The keyboard is bigger than the screen, though, so it is perhaps not as portable as the Spectre X2.
The Envy 8 Note is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor with Intel HD Graphics, clocking from 1.44GHz up to 1.84GHz in turbo mode. It has just over six hours battery life in normal use.
The 8in screen has a 1080p Full HD 1920x1200 diagonal display and is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. The HP Envy 8 Note has a 4G module so it can be used online via a WiFi connection.
The device has a microSD card slot so the storage can be expanded. The Envy 8 Note will made available during October in the UK starting at £359.
The devices come during a busy time for new releases. Microsoft showed off new hardware this week, including the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book laptop, just a few weeks after Apple’s iPad Pro unveiling.
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