HP’s Envy x2 detachable receives Intel variant
Announced last December, HP’s Envy x2 detachable PC was first seen powered by Snapdragon’s 835 mobile PC Platform. During CES 2018, the company released a new variant of the Always-Connected PC only this time it comes with an Intel Core processor and Windows 10 Home.
Not much has changed in terms of design and external features as this variant of the Envy x2 will still feature an adjustable folio case with a keyboard, up to 17 hours of battery life with 90-min fast charging, a fanless CNC machined aluminum body, Bang and Olufsen speakers, and a 12.3-inch Full HD WUXGA+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The only major changes are in the processor as it is now powered by Intel Y-series CPUs, Wifi module since it no longer uses Qualcomm’s Gigabit X16 modem, and OS, which is now Windows 10 Home instead of Windows 10 S The company is still touting the detachable as an Always-Connected device despite the change of internals.
HP ENVY x2 specs:
12.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) WUXGA+ touch display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
7th Generation Intel Y-series CPU
8GB LPDDR3 RAM
Up to 256GB flash storage
Intel XMM LTE modems
Nano SIM card slot (Optional)
2x USB Type-C ports
microSD card slot
Combo audio port
Bang & Olufsen speakers
Windows 10 Home
The HP Envy x2, both Qualcomm and Intel variants, will go on sale in Spring 2018. Pricing is yet to be announced.