After the success with its Envy X2, HP has announced 2 of its new products the Split x2 which is a Windows 8 hybrid and the SlateBook x2 Android tablet. HP launched Envy X2, its Windows 8 Hybrid PC powered by Intel’s mobile “Clover Trail” processor and it did well in the market and now HP is all set to introduce Split X2 which is another Windows hybrid PC running Windows 8 but this time HP is going big by using Intel’s laptop processor in it.
Split X2 is powered by Intel’s Core i3 and i5 Ivy Bridge processors depending on your choice. This is the first time HP is using the laptop processors in its hybrid product, earlier Acer did it with Iconia W700.
Split X2 features a 13.3 inches display with resolution of 1,366 by 768. HP could have gone with a full HD display but this resolution will be enough to take full advantage of Windows 8.
It comes with a full set of ports for expansion, including a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, Widi and microSD and full SD cards expansion slots. HP is kind enough to offer both 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD options for storage while the keyboard dock carries second battery for outstanding battery time and that will surely help Split X2 to perform better than Windows Surface tablets carrying just one battery.
The tablet along with the dock weighs at 4 pounds which is much better than other hybrid machines. It also comes with Beat Audio and is priced at $800.