HP recently launched the Pro x2 612, a detachable two in- one notebook for business users. The notebook is HP’s first detachable PC built for business users. For users looking for a more mobile keyboard, HP also provides a Travel Keyboard option. The Travel Keyboard is backlit, features a USB 3.0 port, an audio jack, and kickstand functionality. HP aims to compete directly with the newly unveiled Microsoft Surface 3.
One other benefit compared to other 2 in 1 devices is that there is a proper HP docking station option available.
The device features a 12.5-inch diagonal display, Intel Core i3/i5 processors including a vPro option, Smart Card Reader, and an optional fingerprint reader. The Pro x2 612 comes with a built-in Wacom digitizer stylus. The stylus sits in a slot on the tablet itself, on the lower edge.
Compared to Microsoft’s recently released Surface Pro 3 that lacks a number of key features, the X2 612 includes a smartcard reader, Ethernet port, fingerprint reader, and 4G/LTE support.
The HP Pro x2 612, which will become available in September, features a 12.5 inch display and 14 hours of battery life, it runs on Windows 8.1 OS (also Windows 7 compatible) and comes with the option of Intel Core i3 or i5 processors.
In addition the Pro x2 612 comes with a powered keyboard that, when used in conjunction with the tablet, provides 14 hours of battery life. Pricing has yet to be determined.
Windows 8.1 Pro 64
Windows 8.1 64
Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro 64)
Intel® Core™ i5-4302Y with Intel HD Graphics 4200 (1.6 GHz, up to 2.3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel® Core™ i5-4202Y with Intel HD Graphics 4200 (1.6 GHz, up to 2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel® Core™ i3-4012Y with Intel HD Graphics 4200 (1.5 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel® Pentium® 3561Y with Intel HD Graphics (1.2 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel® Celeron® 2961Y with Intel HD Graphics (1.1 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores) 4
Dimensions (W x D x H)
31.7 x 23.95 x 2.33 cm (clamshell); 30.7 x 20.95 x 1.28 cm (tablet)
Starting at 0.92 kg (tablet); Starting at 0.98 kg (power keyboard); Starting at 0.71 kg (travel keyboard)
(Lowest weight configuration. Weight will vary by configuration)
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM 5
(On-board memory (4 GB or 8 GB module)
64 GB up to 256 GB M.2 SSD 6
180 GB up to 256 GB M.2 SE SSD 6
12.5″ diagonal HD UWVA eDP 1.2 LED-backlit touch screen (1366 x 768)
12.5″ diagonal FHD UWVA eDP 1.3 LED-backlit touch screen (1920 x 1080) 9
Intel HD Graphics 4200 (Intel Core configurations)
Intel HD Graphics (Intel Celeron or Pentium configurations)
1 USB 3.0 (tablet)
1 docking connector to base (tablet)
1 headphone/microphone combo (tablet)
1 4.5 mm multi-pin AC port (tablet)
1 DisplayPort 1.2 (power keyboard)
1 USB 3.0 (power keyboard)
1 USB 3.0 charging (power keyboard)
1 docking connector to tablet (power keyboard)
1 side docking connector (power keyboard)
1 headphone/microphone combo (power keyboard)
1 4.5 mm multi-pin AC port (power keyboard)
1 RJ-45 (power keyboard)
1 VGA (power keyboard)