Hewlett-Packard announced at CES 2016 the new HP Pavilion 12 x2 (12-b000 series) hybrid Tablet PC, with Atom (Cherry Trail) or Core m3 (Skylake-Y) processors and pen support.
Hewlett-Packard officially announced the HP Pavilion 12 x2, the 12-inch 2-in-1 that has been unveiled two weeks ago by FNAC. It is an expanded, quality-improved version of the Pavilion 10 x2 (10-n*00 series) which has proven a bestseller in last months.
With a design similar to the 10-inch model (but there is some difference in the ports location), the new Pavilion 12 x2 offers now an aluminum chassis, front-facing B&O Play stereo speakers and a good connectivity: on the tablet there is a USB Type-C port for data and charging (a 45W USB-C charger will be included in the box), a full-size USB, microHDMI out and a microSD Card redear.
The full datasheet shows:
- Intel Atom x5-Z8700 or Core m3-6Y30
- Intel HD Graphics or HD515 Graphics
- 2, 4 or 8 GB RAM
- 64 GB or 128 GB eMMC
- 12-inch (1920×1200) IPS display
- Active digitizer
- USB 2.0; USB-C 3.1; microHDMI; audio combo
- microSD reader
- WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth
- B&O Play stereo speakers
- Front-facing HD camera
- Internal battery
- Weight: 1470 grams
- Dimensions: 300 x 220 x 19 mm
- Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
According to HP, there is pen support – but there is no confirmation about the digitizer (it is almost sure that it will be Synaptics). The new Pavilion 12 x2 will be available in the US starting February 7th for $499 (Atom, 2 GB, 64 GB) or $599 (Core m3 version); the Core m3 edition will be available in EMEA in late January, starting €699.
Article by Tablet PC Street