Update: It sold for $499. The ‘waitlist’ is, after seconds, already full. let us know if you snapped one up. Stay tuned for the next offer!
If you’ve been looking at a 2-in-1 with Haswell and thinking hmmm, $1000 is a bit too much, then this offer could be for you. Coming up at Amazon is a deal on the HP Pavilion X2 13 with Y-series Haswell CPU. This is also available with a low-end AMD or Baytrail CPU but for Ultrabook-style performance and efficiency, this Haswell version is going to be way better.
This model is not listed for sale at HP.com yet so I had to dive deep into hp.com to get to the bottom of what this product really is.
The current price for 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Intel i3-4020Y 1.5 GHz is $765 but the deal kicks off in about 11hrs (at time of posting.) [Our affiliate link] If it goes on offer for $699 I wouldn’t be surprised. B&H also have it for $749 so keep an eye on other sites before you hit the order button.
Update: It’s selling for $499 but already there’s a waiting list… [Our affiliate link]
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB SSD
- Intel Core i3-4020Y CPU (Same as Sony )
- Slate: 2.36lb
- MicroSD on slate, full SD on keyboard base
- 1xUSB3.0 1x USB2.0 on base
- No battery in base, 33Wh in slate.
- Intel HD4200 graphics
- Screen: IPS 1366×768
- Wireless: 1×1 (single channel) b/g/n (up to 150mbps 2.4Ghz/5Ghz we suspect), No WiDi (assumed)
- Keyboard backlight: Unknown
Note some versions have a 500GB hard drive in the base so there’s some scope for an HDD upgrade. There’s a suggestion that some models have a battery in the base unit. That’s unknown for this model though.
Clearly this is a low-cost 2-in-1 and much heavier, less powerful and with shorter battery life than the MSbut it could be your only desktop, tablet and laptop. If your usage fits within some of the obvious limitations. (heavy tablet, not a high-end CPU.) you’ll save yourself a big handful of money over the
Given the knowledge we have on the platform thus far we’d estimate a 9-hour video playback experience or 5hr WiFi-on web working experience.
Liliputing had some hands-on recently. but I can’t find any detailed reviews yet.
Alternatives: Yoga 13, ASUS Transformer Book T300. The latter offers a full Core i5 and FullHD resolution but is currently $959 at Amazon.
We’ll keep you posted on deals over the next week. (And we’ll try and include other countries too!!!)