The good: Intel Atom processor uses very little power
T. Snyder, Amazon
31 July 2014
Summary: The good: Intel Atom processor uses very little power, which was the main reason I bought this computer (to run Windows 7-based weather program on my boat). The bad: Intel Atom processor makes this machine neither Windows in mainstream sense nor of course Apple iOS. It is buggy and prone to freezing up and crashing (SDBUS INTERNAL ERROR, over and over again). Have difficulty playing back videos longer than one hour.
Summary: since I bought this laptop, I have been having issues non stop. 2 months into purchase battery went bad, so I send it to HP who supposedly replaced it. Then another 2 months later same issue had to send it in again. The laptop from the beginning showed error messages and had poor performance. When I had to send it in the 2nd time I asked them to replace laptop, they said we don't do that we only can repair.
Summary: After less than a month, boot up issues that apparently many people have has caused me to change my mind about this laptop. There appears to be a hardware issue that HP has not fixed. I have tried many things and will probably wind up returning it and purchasing a different product altogether. It's a shame, because below are some of the plus points; The Envy X2 is a nicely designed laptop\tablet with Windows 8, as opposed to Windows RT.
Summary: I've had it for a little more than a year and regret having purchased it. I find that even when powered off the battery can discharge to the point of having a zero charge, loosing time and date functions. HP took it back to repair but problem still exists. Periodically I now get a message that one of the batteries ( the one in base) needs to be replaced. A big disappointment from HP.
Summary: I bought this in July of 2013, a year ago. I love that is light and smaller in size. The battery life holds up well. I mostly use it as a computer, not a tablet. I have taken pictures and videos with it. Both are decent. I recommend this for it is user friendly and durable.
Summary: The HP Envy X2 is an overpriced, under powered, poorly built piece of junk. Video performance is absolutely miserable; good luck streaming video from Amazon with this thing. The power connector is terribly designed and broke within a few days. Eventually, I had to buy a replacement and since it has a proprietary connector, it cost $60 to replace. The wireless antenna is a joke.