I hadn’t intended to write about Atom-based devices while at IDF this week but the HP Envy X2 caught my eye in a very good way and after a hands-on I came away thinking how far Atom has come and how this device represents something for those wanting the full flexibility of a modular PC and a focus on battery life.
As a complete package I’m estimating it weighs 1.2KG and although this is running an Atom CPU, there are a couple of features that make it interesting. The removable touch-screen(1366×768) windows 8 tablet weighs around only 700 gram. The docking station has a good keyboard, battery, USB, HDMI and audio out . Video hands-on below.
I don’t have the combined battery capacity to hand so can’t give you an opinion on battery life and there’s a question mark over SSD speed but we’ll get this into the database and update this post with the link to the specs for you.
What do you think? An option for mobile users or will Atom cause too many limitations? Would the Asus Transformer Book be better perhaps?