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HP unveils redesign of Pavilion x2 2-in-1 hybrid

By Katrina Canlas & Koh Wanzi - on 19 Jun 2015, 8:09am

HP unveils redesign of Pavilion x2 2-in-1 hybrid

The HP Pavilion x2 sports a detachable 10.1-inch touchscreen IPS display. (Image Source: HP)

HP today launched a redesign of the Pavilion x2, a compact, 10.1-inch 2-in-1 hybrid for the mobile warrior on a budget. Portability is really its strong suit as it is just 1.13kg light and 16.78mm thick with the keyboard attached.

The Pavilion x2 also features a detachable 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen display that connects to the keyboard via a magnetic hinge. This allows users to use the device as a tablet, notebook, or even propped up like a tent or stand.

The compact device is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor, which should deliver relatively good battery life on the go. The Atom Z3736F has a base frequency of 1.33GHz and boost frequency of 2.16GHz. In fact, HP is claiming up to just under 11 hours of battery life on its 2-cell 33WHr Li-ion battery, a figure that certainly sounds impressive.

And like many other 2-in-1 hybrids on the market today, HP has also been able to implement a fanless design on the Pavilion x2, effectively dispensing with whirring fans or any need for exhaust vents.

In addition, it comes with 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage. The Pavilion x2 will also ship with Windows 8.1, making it eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 come July 29.

Furthermore, the Pavilion x2 now boasts a USB Type-C connector, which means it’ll be compatible with upcoming accessories that feature the next-generation connector. There’s also a built-in SD card reader to easily load your photos to your device, a micro HDMI port, and a single USB 2.0 connector.

 The Pavilion x2 plays host to a single USB 2.0 port, one USB Type-C port, a micro HDMI output, and an SD card reader. (Image Source: HP)

It also seems like ultra-portable devices don't have to be synonymous with poor audio as the Pavilion x2 features dual speakers backed by B&O PLAy. We haven't had the opportunity to test it out for ourselves, but HP claims that this delivers a richer and more authentic audio experience.

The Pavilion x2 will be available in sunset red, blizzard white and turbo silver. It starts shipping on 21 July, with prices starting at US$299 for the 32GB model, and a one-year Microsoft Office 365 subscription thrown in.

Source: HP