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The HP Elite x2 1011 G1 is the one of the latest offerings from Hewlett-Packard unveiled on Tuesday. This ‘business class’ Windows 8 device is termed as a cross between tablet and an ultrabook according to HP. The 11.6 inch Windows 8 convertible can run as a tablet and when attached to the optional keyboard it works as an ultrabook! Just what a busy executive would like to carry and use any-time, anywhere.
The Elite x2 will be available with either 1,366×768 or 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution IPS display which will give an excellent wide angle viewing capability. As a tablet, the hybrid offers a microSD card slot, 5MP rear facing camera, 2MP front facing camera and 33Whr battery. To use it as an ultrabook, HP is offering travel or, power keyboard which has also got USB3.0 ports, Display port, Fingerprint Scanner, card reader and a built-in 21Whr battery. Using the Power keyboard will add 1.7 pounds to the tablet’s 1.9 pound; whereas, the travel keyboard will add 1.2 pounds.
Under the magnesium-alloy bezel lies the Intel Core M processor, which can be Intel Core M-5YC10c, Core M-5Y51, or Core M-5Y71 processor. Supported by up to 8GB of RAM, Elite x2 1011 G1 have a internal storage of up to 512GB and an option to choose the operating system from either of the following: Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro. The tablet cum ultrabook also support optional Wacom stylus for easier writing and drawing.
Considering the purpose of the Elite x2, HP included TPM (trusted platform module) security chip, HP Client Security software and Intel vPro technology. The device have also undergone military grade testing, MIL-STD 810G, proving the level of robustness for those who plans to use it rough.
The Elite x2 1011 G1 will be available to all in the late January with a price tag starting from $899.
Other than the Elite x2 1011 G1, HP has also unveiled Pro Slate 8, Pro Slate 12, ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare and Rugged Tablets, and the Pro Slate 10 EE & Pro Tablet 10 EE.