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 and its display is frankly sub-par. We like the formula, but we just wish it would be more refined - maybe next time?
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...
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. We put it through the paces to see just how well it performs and to see if it can master being a jack of all trades.
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 tablet. As a laptop, it's a fairly standard Windows 8 machine that's armed with a large touchscreen and a nippy quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, with an option to upgrade it t...
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 display. The screen is also glossy, meaning you can forget about using it outside. Performance is distinctly average - all your usual apps will run fine, but they won't astound yo...
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
Conclusion: Серьезных недостатков у HP Split x2 13 нет , но раздражающих мелочей полно . Начнем с того, что на самом планшете нет ничего, кроме слота microSD. Припомним не слишком яркую подсветку экрана, отсутствие подсветки клавиатуры и 3G или же LTE-модема - определенно, лучшим в своем классе Split x2 13 не назовешь. А вот одним из лучших - запросто.
Excerpt: Dünyaların arasında. Yeni HP Split x2, dönüştürülebilir bir model olmasından ötürü tablet ve notebook arasında seçim yapmak zorunda bırakmıyor. IPS ekranın dışında çok iyi batarya kullanımına da sahip cihazı inceliyoruz.
Courte critique du Convertible HP Split x2 13-m210eg
21 September 2014
Excerpt: Entre deux mondes. Le nouveau HP Split x2 vous évite à choisir entre une tablette et un ordinateur portable : un convertible ! Ce concept combine tout simplement les deux univers. Au-delà de l'écran IPS, le HP Split X2 attire l'attention par sa très bonne autonomie et par ses périphériques d'entrée.