Summary: HP Envy x2-c000ng Convertible is the first device with a Core M-5Y10 processor and the CPU fares on well according to the performance of the device in the office and the internet field applications. The fanless design is good since there is no noise produced by the device.
Summary: HP Envy x2-j001ng Convertible has a solid result over the entire test period. Its look is elegant due to the metal casing. Input can be done in a number of ways with typing being easy and fast.
Conclusion: No, it's not cheap but it's one heck of a portable Windows 8 transformer style tablet. The materials and build quality are the best we've seen so far in an Intel Atom Windows 8 ultraportable, and when docked it's the only transformer that looks and feels like a laptop rather than a tablet with a...
Pros: Works well both as a tablet and a laptop. Lovely materials and quality construction, good keyboard, sharp IPS display, long battery life and silent.
Cons: The Intel Atom CPU isn't very fast and this is best used a second portable machine.
Conclusion: Current technology just doesn’t allow for a powerful Windows PC at an affordable price in a slim chassis. What separates today’s best and worst hybrid PCs is the way they manage their inevitable flaws and compensate for them in other areas. The Envy x2 is the best balancing act we’ve seen thus far.
Conclusion: As much as we like the Envy x2's screen, battery life, and premium aesthetics, the power user in us has a hard time considering spending ultrabook-like money on a device that performs more like a netbook.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Stylish form and finish, No internal fan, High-resolution cameras
Cons: Only 2GB of RAM and cramped SSD, Weak performance compared to comparably priced ultrabooks, No USB 3.0 ports
Excerpt: The more Windows 8 devices I review, the more refined my idea of a perfect Windows PC becomes. A convertible device (a tablet and dock) makes the most sense for me, but I need full-blown Windows 8, not Windows RT and its lack of app support.
Pros: Good-looking design, Feels at home as both a tablet and laptop, Good keyboard and trackpad
Cons: Atom chip isn't up to any intensive tasks, Display is weak for a tablet, A few small features missing, like USB 3.0 and backlit keys
Conclusion: The HP Envy x2 looks good and offers a neat and effective solution to the laptop-or-tablet conundrum. But its underpowered processor can be frustrating and the price is definitely on the high side for what you get.
Pros: Combination tablet and laptop, robust locking mechanism, good looks, good battery life
Excerpt: The HP Envy x2 tablet is referred to as a hybrid PC because of the fact that it can be easily converted from a tablet to a notebook in just a few seconds. It has “x2” in its name because according to HP, it’s two products rolled up into one. That’s not crazy talk.
Summary: We love the X2's design, but it's rather expensive given the modest performance on offer. Even so, it can still handle most basic computing tasks perfectly well, and its ingenious convertible design and impressive battery life mean that it will continue to earn its keep long after most laptops have...