HP’s convertible Elite X2 and newest tablets are constructed for robust work
HP is refreshing a slew of its excessive finish cellular units with upgrades that make them much more compelling for companies — and that is excellent news for shoppers, as nicely. We acquired our first take a look at the brand new Android-powered Professional Slate eight and Professional Slate 12 tablets in the present day, together with the revamped Elite X2 convertible. Naturally, they’re all a step up from HP’s present lineup with regards to hardware, however this yr the corporate additionally targeted on a number of small tweaks to distinguish them from different units aimed simply at shoppers. That would make them engaging choices for anybody in search of a pill that is a bit harder than your common Android slate.
The Elite X2, particularly, exhibits HP is considering a bit extra rigorously about design. It is the corporate’s most refined Home windows eight convertible but, packing in Intel’s new Core M chip, a eleven.6-inch display, and a keyboard base that angles the display good for touchscreen use with out tipping over. HP’s positioning the X2 as an entire desktop alternative — you’ll be able to even wirelessly dock it with different units in your desk utilizing WiGig dock. The corporate claims it is also “examined with army specs” in relation to sturdiness. The X2 will probably be obtainable later this month beginning at $899.
HP’s Professional Slate eight and Professional Slate 12 tablets aren’t as thrilling on the floor, however they provide an honest velocity bump from final yr with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-collection chips. HP factors out it is also one of many first units to make use of Gorilla Glass four, however that is a distinction that will not matter a lot purchase the top of the yr. Additionally they embrace the brand new HP Duet Pen, a stylus that depends on ultrasonics for figuring out its place on the display. It’s also possible to use it along with the the corporate’s Paper Folio product to digitize handwritten notes on paper. The Professional Slate eight and Professional Slate 12 can be found now for $449 and $569, respectively.
And when you’re on the lookout for a Home windows eight pill (certainly somebody is, proper?), there’s additionally the brand new “HP Professional,” an eight-inch slate powered by a contemporary Intel Atom chip. Which may not make it a lot of a powerhouse, however because it runs Home windows eight Professional, it may well truly function a full PC when you add in a couple of equipment. The HP Professional is obtainable now for $299.
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- Launched 2012-10-26