PC giant HP has refreshed its laptop line-up with new Intel Core i7 microprocessors and more memory.
The Elite x2 1012 G2 business-focused detachable will improve on the Elite x2 that preceded it, swapping out the old Intel Core M microprocessor with the latest 7th-generation Intel Core i7s, while memory has been doubled up to 16GB RAM.
The battery life has been improved, too, and HP is claiming that it should last for 10 hours and 15 minutes between charges (at least when new).
The company's quick charging technology is included too, which HP says will give a 50 per cent charge with just half-an-hour on charge.
The detachable's 12.3in display is slightly bigger than the 12in screen found on the previous model, but HP claims the device is no bigger than before as it's managed to reduce the size of the bezel. The screen packs a 2,734x1,824 resolution, and lets off 450 nits of brightness.
It also supports the bundled Wacom pen, which features 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and a quick app launch on its end.
As before, the built-in kickstand means the HP Elite x2 can switch between three different modes: laptop mode, stand mode and tablet mode, the latter of which comes with reduced palm sensitivity for doodling on the display.
Elsewhere, the new HP Elite x2 packs a built-in IR camera for us with Microsoft's Windows Hello authentication, both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, WiGig and 4G LTE support and HP's noise cancelling tech, which has seen it become the first commercial detachable that passes Skype for Business certification.
The HP Elite x2 1020 G2 will be available in the UK from July with a starting price of £1,000.
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