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HP Elite x2 1012 G1, a Surface-inspired business hybrid Tablet PC

Scritto da Giacomo Fumagalli. Pubblicato in News, News and Articles

Hewlett-Packard ha annunciato oggi il nuovo Tablet PC professionale HP Elite x2 1012 G1, a business-oriented, Surface-inspired hybrid Tablet PC with Intel Skylake-Y processors and a 12-inch screen with Wacom Active ES digitizer.

HP has a very long history of business-oriented hybrids and convertibles Tablet PCs: since 2002 the Californian manufacturer launched the Compaq tc1000 and tc1100, the HP tc4200 and tc4400, the HP EliteBook 2710p, 2730p, 2740p and 2760p, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G1, G2 and G3, the HP Pro x2 410, x2 610 and x2 1011. The 2015 is closing, and a new device has been launched.

Aesthetically similar – but completely different – to the HP Spectre 12 x2, the new HP Elite x2 1012 G1 is a premium Tablet PC with a fanless, aluminum hull (and a stainless steel kickstand with 150 degrees of adjustability) for the mobile professionals.

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

At just 8.1 mm thin (and 840 grams heavy) the new Elite x2 1012 G1 uses a 12-inch screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio (like the Surface Pro 3) with Full HD (1920×1280) resolution and Wacom AES (Active Electro Static) digitizer – a significant loss compared to the old HP Elite x2 1011 G1, that uses the better, battery-free Wacom EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) digitizer. Compared to the ultra-slim, internally stored stylus of the Elite x2 1011 G1, the battery-powered pen of the Elite x2 1012 G1 (the same offered with the HP Spectre 12 x2 and the HP ENVY 8 Note) includes a programmable Bluetooth-connected launch button to quickly open OneNote or a favorite Windows application.

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

Under the screen there is an Intel Core M processor – the Elite x2 1012 G1 is available with m3, m5 or m7 – 4 or 8 GB of LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM and solid-state disk up to 512 GB. Compared to the consumer-oriented Spectre 12 x2, the professional model has just one USB-C port (that is also used to charge the device) but there is also a full-size USB 3.0; the wireless connectivity is also improved with an Intel WiGig (for wireless dock) option.

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 is available with two optional, full-sized backlit keyboards. Both are layered in a stiff aluminum base; the HP Advanced Keyboard features a NFC sensor and a SmartCard reader, while the thinner HP Travel Keyboard offers a full productivity on the go adding only 395 grams.

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

The full datasheet shows:

  • Intel Core m7-6Y75, m5-6Y57, m5-6Y54 or m3-6Y30
  • Intel HD515 Graphics
  • 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM
  • Up to 512 GB M.2 SSD
  • 12-inch display (1920×1280), 3:2, glossy, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Wacom AES digitizer
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, dual microphone
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Optional WiGig and 4G/LTE WWAN
  • USB-A 3.0, USB-C with Thunderbolt support, audio combo
  • 2 MP front camera, 5 MP rear camera
  • TPM 2.0
  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • 4-cell, 40 Wh internal battery
  • Dimensions: 300 x 214 x 8 mm (tablet only)
  • Weight: 840 grams (tablet only)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

Because of its professional nature, the new HP Elite x2 1012 G1 can be easily opened for maintenance: battery, LCD/touch module, storage, system board, WLAN and WWAN modules can be easily taken apart and repaired or replaced by HP self-maintainers or service technicians.

The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 will be available in Europe in January at a starting price of €999 which includes the HP Active Pen with App Launch. The HP Travel Keyboard can be purchased separately for €159.

Article by Tablet PC Street
Via | Hewlett-Packard


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Giacomo Fumagalli

Giacomo Fumagalli

Italian psychologist from Milan, since 2007 Giacomo uses only Windows-based Tablet PCs (current devices: HP EliteBook 2760p, Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 Waterproof and HP Stream 7). Creator of the newsblog "il Tablet PC Italico", in 2010 he became the Content Manager of "Tablet PC Italia", and later the owner. He lives with psychology, Tablet PCs and many other things; he loves to cook, cats and curly girls.

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