HP Reveals Top of Line Elite X2 Convertible


HP has declared the update to Elite x2 convertible with new 1012 model and 2 in 1 comes with the bigger display and the improvements to the internal specs. The additional plus is the better repair ability.

It is designed as the Surface Tablet, which is competitor and the Elite X2 is the Windows 10 convertible by the default.

Display and Internals

It has the larger display of 12.3 inch panel with the even better WQXGA+ (2736 x 1824) resolution with up to 450 units of brightness and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has 165 degree kickstand on back and Harman Kardon-built stereo speakers on the front side. It would give the benefit against the convertibles, which others lacked with good speaker system. The clients can also get Core i3 Kaby Lake processor with integrated HD Graphics 620. It is also coupled to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB PCIe-based SSD. They can also get up to Core i7 Kaby Lake with same graphics option.

Connectivity Options and Battery

The clients will find the USB-C 3.1 Thunderbolt port with standard USB 3.0 port with microSD card slot, SIM card slot and the headphone jack. It is the duo of 5 MP with IR face recognition and 8 MP camera with an LED flash on the front and back sides respectively.

The handset is added with Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi ac and LTE. The clients can also find the fingerprint scanner on back, which is an old design choice and the convertible is used in ‘laptop’ and ‘tablet’ both. The audiojack will provide the support to the existing headsets and the Elite X2 can last up to 1o hours on the single charge.

It is added with bundle of keyboard and pen with every sold unit and the clients can have the option to upgrade the keyboard with NFC and Smart card support. The keyboard options are included with backlighting, which is small but has the convenient feature.


The entry level model of Elite X2 1012 is provided at $1099 and it is also added with Core i3, 128 GB SSD and 4 GB RAM. It is slightly higher than $849 Surface Pro 4 and HP is bundling keyboard and pen, which can justify the cost.


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