HP unveils Split x2 Windows 8 tablet/ laptop hybrid.

HP Split x2HP has unveiled Split x2 Windows 8 tablet/ laptop hybrid, similar to the HP Envy x2 which is launched last year.

The Split x2 is an upgrade on the Envy x2 in many ways. It comes with an option of 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processors.

The 11.6-inch has become a 13.3-inch screen, while the resolution remains the same at 1366×768. HP Split x2 comes with up to 128GB SSD storage.

It also included are Beats Audio with dual-speakers, 8-megapixel rear shooter and a front camera with full-HD video recording capabilities, just like Envy x2. Connectivity options comprise Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but no NFC.

The Split x2 comes with a keyboard dock that comprises a MicroSD reader, Combo audio jack, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI port and SD card slot. The dock also includes 500GB of hard disk storage, which makes it perfect for storing your media.

Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, HP said that “Customers want to access and share content anywhere, anytime, on any internet connected device–and they expect those connections to be seamless.”

“The HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 are next-generation devices and the latest examples of our continued commitment to evolving the computing experience by providing the flexibility necessary for customers to be productive at home, at the office or on the go.”

Split x2 is likely to be available in US in August with a base price of $799.99. No word yet on India price and availability.

HP Split x2

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