HP expands its range of hybrid 2-in-1 x2 Pavilion with a new model: his name is Pavilion 12 and x2 is a larger version and more powerful (especially for some optional solutions) of his predecessors, especially the Pavilion x2 10 that clinched the consumer public in recent months.
HP Pavilion 12 x2 will be available in multiple SKUs with different processors, RAM and storage in various denominations. If the entry-level version will be configured with an Intel Atom Z8500-x5 (Cherry Trail), 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the top-of-range model includes an Intel Core M3 (Skylake) with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The American company, however, has announced that there will also be intermediate versions with (up to) 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD space. In short, the new Pavilion x2 seems to settle a bit ‘all. Especially in the price.
HP Pavilion 12 x2 will be available in EMEA from February to the starting price of 699 Euros (according to rumors the Core SKU M3 / 4GB / 128GB should cost 100-150 euro more). All models will be supplied, however, detachable keyboard dock that unlike other companies, you can buy separately. The dock is equipped with a magnetic hinge, which allows you to flip the tablet in multiple modes (tent, stand, notebook) but does not add any interface to the kit. Ultimately it offers a full-size keyboard, rather comfortable and thin (only 1.5 mm), a large touchpad (54 x 98 mm) and a more functional productivity.
The rest of the specifications provides a nice display IPS 12.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) supporting even a digital pen optional Bang & Olufsen speakers front, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI, audio jack and port USB Type-C to charge and power the tablet. According to allegations made by HP, Pavilion x2 12 should operate for about 8 hours with its battery of 33 Wh, which increases the weight of the device up to 760 grams (8.4 mm thick) or 1:47 kg (15.3 mm) keyboard attached. We would point out that the frame is metal.