HP Elite x2 1011 G1 tough slate-plus-keyboard

HP Elite x2 1011 G1 tough slate-plus-keyboard

HP Elite x2 1011 G1

HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review

The HP Elite x2 starts at $899 in the US and will be available in late January. The Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 are also coming in January, starting at $449 and $569 in the US, while the Pro Tablet 408 G1 is available now and starts at $299.

HP Elite x2 1011 G1

Just weeks after the annual Consumer Electronics Show, HP is already announcing a new lineup of PCs and tablets. This batch is targeted at business and enterprise customers, including the education and healthcare markets, but HP is also known for making business systems that have strong potential consumer appeal.

The flagship of these early 2015 products is the Elite x2 1011 G1, a Windows 8 tablet that takes a few cues from Microsoft’s Surface tablet line and other hybrids. HP calls it a cross between a tablet and an ultrabook, and it can run as either a standalone slate, or as something close to a clamshell laptop when adding an optional snap-on keyboard.

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The 11.6-inch screen is smaller than on the Surface, or on most ultrabooks (those are typically, but not always, 13-inch systems), and it will be available with either 1,366×768 or 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution. Both versions are IPS screens that typically offer excellent wide viewing angles.

Like many new PCs in 2015, the Elite x2 will run CPUs from Intel’s new Broadwell family, which is a codename used for both the fifth generation of Core i-series processors, as well as the new Core M line, which is designed for thin, light, premium-priced laptops, tablets and hybrids. While we’ve seen some very thin-and-light upcoming systems with the new fifth-gen Core i5, this system will only use the Core M. It hasn’t been as speedy in our initial tests, but seems fine for an 11-inch ultraportable hybrid.

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