Summary: Two times the fun. The pricey but well-received Envy x2 has prompted HP to expand the x2 lineup for more budget-conscious buyers beginning with the Split x2. This newer model promises a larger display size and faster processor than the Envy x2. So, what's the catch?
Pros: Ivy Bridge and Haswell ULV CPU options with HD 4000/4400 graphics, Well-built with above-average rigidity, Primary mSATA SSD and optional secondary drive via docking station, Primary and secondary batteries for longer runtimes, RAM, mSATA and secondary drive can all be removed and replaced, Large display, The Split x2 is a fun convertible to use for general browsing and multimedia. The large screen size makes it easier for navigation while others will appreciate the u...
Cons: Low brightness and low contrast, Difficult to use under sunlight; Not designed for outdoor use, Budget TN panel discourages portrait mode, Wobbly hinges, No higher resolution options, Back panels can be difficult to remove; not friendly for end-user accessibility, heavy for a 13.3-inch convertible, Non-removable batteries, Tablet itself has limited ports; No USB, Screen and base are fingerprint magnets, No rear camera, Outdoor use is heavily discouraged. Higher bright...
Conclusion: The HP Split x2 hasn’t split our verdict on where this product sits. Literally: it should sit on a desk. And that defies what the product is supposed to be about. For all its efforts at being a two-in-one device - well, physically at least, it succeeds in being that - it fails to deliver a truly portable tablet device; it’s just too large and heavy and, therefore, confused as to what it's meant to be. It’s bigger than the Envy x2 too and we’re not really sure why.
Pros: Decent keyboard and trackpad, ample battery life, screen viewing angles are good, sturdy build quality, fair price to power balance, SSD is swift, dual headphone jack
Cons: Massive as a tablet, top-heavy as a laptop, not comfortable for lap use, heavy in either configuration, screen should be higher resolution, fiddly tablet reconnection process, 13.3-inch tablet makes little sense, last-gen Intel
HP’s 13-inch laptop/tablet hybrid is a strong concept, but the execution could be better.
Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 2013
Summary: It’s a great concept and while the execution leaves something to be desired – particularly in weight and battery life – HP’s Split 13 x2 proves itself a useful piece of technology nonetheless. Great as a mobile presentation tool, or as a hybrid PC/tablet for use around the home.
Pros: Tablet portion is fairly light at 1.06kg, Hybrid storage system is smart and useful, Performs well in lightweight web and productivity tasks
Cons: Screen resolution could be a bit higher, Limited battery life for the weight and dual-battery setup, Struggles with fancy flash games and graphical tasks, Tablet and dock are heavy together at 2.2kg
HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Jana Michaels, Design Professional
8 October 2013
Excerpt: Jana Michaels is a Victorian process improvement officer with a design background. She’s also one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition . Jana has her new Windows 8 detachable notebook for over a week now and this is her road test experience… This is why I was interested in the HP Split x2.
HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Peter Coffey, School Teacher
3 October 2013
Excerpt: Peter Coffey is a primary school teacher in a rural Victorian town, switching to the classroom after 20 years as an IT/telecommunications specialist. He’s also one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition . Steve has had his new Windows 8 detachable notebook for a week now and this is his road test experience… Being in the classroom, I’m seeing the rapid adoption of touch technologies; students use iPads and iPods to create videos, play educational games...
HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Steve Moylan, Tradie And Enthusiast Photographer
1 October 2013
Excerpt: Steve Moylan is a roof tiler by trade and also a pretty serious photographer: mainly landscapes, but he also does portrait shoots for family and friends. Steve is one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition . He’s had his new Windows 8 detachable notebook for a week now and this is his road test experience… So I was quite excited to try the HP Split x2 because it’s that same concept I was originally after.
HP Split X2 사용후기. 13.3인치 태블릿과 노트북 모두를 갖고 싶다면?_HP Split X2 성능
20 February 2014
Excerpt: HP Split X2 사용후기. 13.3인치 태블릿과 노트북 모두를 갖고 싶다면?_HP Split X2 성능 HP Split X2 사용후기 그 두번째 이야기입니다. 앞서 HP Split X2 디자인에 대해 이야기를 해봤는데요. 이번 시간에는 하드웨어 성능에 대해 집중적으로 이야기를 해볼까 합니다. 그럴려면 우선 HP Split X2 스펙에 대해 알아야겠죠?
HP Split X2 사용후기. 13.3인치 태블릿과 노트북 모두를 갖고 싶다면?_HP Split X2 디자인
18 February 2014
Excerpt: HP Split X2 사용후기. 13.3인치 태블릿과 노트북 모두를 갖고 싶다면?_HP Split X2 디자인 HP Split X2를 사용해볼 기회가 생겼습니다. 제가 삼성 슬레이트PC를 사용하고 있는 상황에서 태블릿이 주는 장점도 분명 있지만 그 대치선상에 불편함도 분명 존재한다라는 것을 끊임없이 체감하고 있습니다. 휴대성은 좋지만 반대로 문서작업, 사진작업 등 생산성 기반의 활용도로 슬레이트PC를 사용할 경우 키보드와 마우스는 필수가 됩니다. 결국 슬레이트PC를 사용하면서 별도 블루투스 키보드와 마우스를 항상 챙기고 다녔습니다.