Summary: HP's Split 13 x2 is an interesting laptop hybrid, but it's one that's just too big and heavy to become your daily go-to computer. It's fine to use as a laptop for casual use in the home, but its performance is rather disappointing, and using it in tablet mode is almost laughable - it's just too big...
Summary: Between worlds. The new HP Split x2 does not require a choice between a tablet and a notebook since the convertible combines both types of devices. Besides an IPS display, the convertible attracts attention with very good battery runtimes as well as decent input devices.
Pros: High-contrast IPS panel, Very good battery runtimes, 2 hard drives (SSD + HDD), Decent input devices, Quiet operation, Gets hardly warm, The high-contrast IPS display and the very good battery runtimes.
Cons: Limited number of ports at the tablet, Heavy tablet (around 1000 grams), Some more ports on the tablet. A 3G/LTE modem would be a nice addition as well.
Conclusion: : The Split X 2x is just the right size for portability; slipping easily inside of a briefcase, backpack, or tote bag without taking up much room. For $Split X 2x you get a fully functional Windows-based notebook, along with a fully functional touch-screen tablet. That’s two great deals in one.
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...
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 convertibl...
Summary: The basics Meet the HP Split 13 x2, another Windows 8-powered convertible tablet/laptop hybrid that borrows the form factor of its smaller Envy x2 cousin, but blows it up to a whopping 13-inches and aims to take centre stage as your main laptop and entertainment offering.
Pros: Microsoft's leading the charge for tablets that pack in laptop skills with its Surface range, but HP's taking a different approach by going with full-on laptops that act like tablets. The HP Split 13 x2 provides you with a 13-inch laptop to play with that has a detachable screen that acts as a ta...
Cons: Things all go a bit south as soon as you pull out the tablet portion from the keyboard dock, as it's just too big to act as a slate. At 13.3-inches, you'd expect the Split to be packing a high-res screen too, but unfortunately, HP has skimped out and has only included a eye-watering 1366x768 disp...
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...
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… Discuss