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HP unveils ENVY x2, Snapdragon 835-powered detachable

Just like ASUS with their NovaGo, HP unveiled their own laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, the ENVY x2. It also comes equipped with the Gigabit Qualcomm X16 LTE modem that the NovaGo has, continuing the always-on, always-connected feature set.

The ENVY x2 boasts up to 20 hours of battery life, up to 700 hours of standby time, and a 90-minute charge time from 0% to 90% thanks to HP fast charging technology. As for LTE connectivity, this one doesn’t have an eSIM, but instead goes the Nano SIM route.

Thanks to the Snapdragon 835 being able to run fanless, HP was able to forego a cooling system altogether, making the ENVY x2 only 698.53g and 6.9mm thick. This of course takes into account that it is a detachable, and these numbers probably represent the laptop, keyboard detached.


The main body is made of CNC machined aluminum, while the keyboard and cover/stand are wrapped in a faux leather material. The stand can be adjusted to varying degrees of tilt, the keyboard is back-lit, and the unit comes with a digital stylus. Essentially, it channels the style of the Surface Pro.

Spec wise, the laptop’s display is a  12.3-inch Full HD WUXGA+ touchscreen panel covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and aside from the Snapdragon 835, you’re getting 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of flash storage. Just like a lot of other HP devices, audio on the ENVY x2 will be handled by Band & Olufsen branded and tuned speakers.

HP ENVY x2 known specs:
12.3-inch Full HD WUXGA+ touch display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile processor
Adreno 540 710MHz graphics
Up to 256GB flash storage
Gigabit Qualcomm X16 modem
Nano SIM card slot
USB Type-C
microSD card slot
Combo audio port
Bang & Olufsen speakers
Windows 10 S

No pricing information has been disclosed yet, but HP announced that the ENVY x2 will go on sale in Spring 2018.

Source: Slash Gear, HP

Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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