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HP Pavilion 12 x2: Wacom AES digitizer and Atom x7 confirmed by HP

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

Hewlett-Packard releases the HP Pavilion 12 x2 (12-b000 series) Maintenance and Service Guide, that unveils in details the technical specifications of this new hybrid Tablet PC: under the chassis there are a Wacom Active ES digitizer and an Intel Atom x7 option.

During CES 2016, Hewlett-Packard unveiled the Pavilion 12 x2, an enlarged and more powerful version of the Pavilion 10 x2 (10-n*00 series). Few days before the global availability, the Maintenance and Service Guide has been released, unveiling some (very) interesting features.

First of all, the new Pavilion 12 x2 uses a Wacom Active Electro-Static (AES) digitizer. The Guide shows that the new 12-inch hybrid is compatible with the HP Active Stylus Pen (spare part number 834590-001): it is the same spare part number of the HP x2 Active Pen offered with the 8-inch HP ENVY 8 Note 5000 Tablet PC, that uses Wacom AES technology. The presence of Wacom digitizer, with a 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, is a huge improvement for this device, since it is far superior to 256-levels-sensible Synaptics digitizer used in Pavilion 10 x2 (10-n*00 series) or 2015-launched x360 convertibles.

HP Pavilion 12 x2 with Wacom AES Stylus

An unexpected good news arrives also from a processor point of view: during the CES, HP unveiled a Intel Atom x5-Z8500 version of the tablet, and a more powerful Intel Core m3-6Y30 edition. According to the Maintenance and Service Guide, a Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor sided by 4 GB of RAM will be available – it is the same CPU used into the Microsoft Surface 3.

The HP Pavilion 12 x2 (12-b000 series) is expected to be available worldwide next month. The Wacom AES stylus will be included into the box.

Article by Tablet PC Street
Source | HP Pavilion 12 x2 Maintenance and Service Guide


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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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