“HP claims the ENVY X2 is capable of delivering up to 20 hours of video playback and 700 hours of standby time”
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that its hardware partners will be introducing Windows 10 machines powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Now, at the second annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2017 in Hawaii, HP has introduced its first Windows 10 convertible powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The 2-in-1 offering comes with a detachable keyboard, which allows you to be used as a tablet or a full-fledged Windows laptop. Thanks to the fanless design, the HP ENVY X2 is one of the slimmest convertibles with a 6.9mm frame. The notebook flaunts a premium design that’s constructed out of machined aluminium.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor on board the HP ENVY X2 is a power-efficient platform. HP claims that the ENVY X2 is capable of delivering up to 20 hours of local video playback – all on a WUXGA+ display running Windows. The convertible is touted to deliver up to 700 hours of standby time. The device also supports Fast Charge technology, which allows it to be fuelled from zero to 90 percent in just 90 minutes.
Coming to the other features, the HP ENVY X2 sports a compact 12.1-inch touch-enabled display bearing a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 pixels. The screen of the convertible also gets Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The notebook supports HP Digital Pen and Windows Ink features to let you draw on the screen and take notes on the go.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor on board has a clock speed of 2.21GHz, and is mated to 8GB of RAM. The convertible will be available in various storage variants up to 256GB. It is loaded with Qualcomm’s x16 LTE modem, and will come in LTE variants in some markets. The other key specs include a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front shooter, a USB Type-C port, a SIM card slot, a microSD card slot, a combo audio jack and dual HP speakers with Bang & Olufsen audio.
HP hasn’t yet revealed the pricing details of the ENVY X2 at the moment. However, the brand did mention that the convertible will go on sale in the spring of 2018.