HP Envy x2 Alternatives Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
|Lenovo Miix 3 10, 10.1", 549gm|
The Lenovo MIIX 3-1030 is the model with the soft case / keyboard. There appears to be a different model which includes a hard keyboard as the Miix 2 10 did. Lenovo are pitching the Miix 3 10 at a slightly lower pricepoint to the previous Miix 2 10 but it still includes a Full HD display. There's no full-size USB port and no compass though. We expect pricing to drop a little below the $299/?299 RRP so watch out for offers.
|MSI S100, 10.1", 595gm|
This lightweight 2-in-1 offers good storage for the price but a low resolution screen. The MSI S100 has 6 hours battery life and a good selection of ports for the price and includes a 1-year Office 365 / 1TB One Drive license. Portable and capable of more than a standalone tablet out-of-the-box.
|Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2, 11.6", 794gm|
The 2nd-generation Lenovo Helix 2 is much lighter thanks to the Intel Core M CPU. The docking keyboard includes a 26Wh battery (total over 60Wh in under 1.4KG of convertible tablet is impressive) and includes a digitizer. The 11.6-inch screen comes in a useful Full HD resolution and the pricing isn't as high as you might expect for such a flexible 2-in-1.
|ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi, 10.1", 570gm|
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi is a dockable tablet based on Intel's Baytrail Atom Z3775 processor. It comes with a keyboard dock for a better writing experience. Built-in storage comes in two flavours, either 32 or 64 GB of eMMC, however you get one year of 1TB OneDrive Storage. The 30Wh battery has a proclaimed runtime of up to 10 hours. In terms of ports it offers a microUSB 3.0, a microUSB 2.0, MicroHDMI and a microSD card slot.
|Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series (7140), 10.8", 733gm|
The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 is a dockable tablet designed around Intels latest Core-M platform. It features a whole range of connection options such as WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an LTE option as well as Miracast and Intel WiDi support. As usual with Dell machines there are parts you can pick and choose from the store such as more RAM (8GB max) more SSD Storage (128 or 256GB options available) as well as the aforementioned LTE module. The 10.8" Full HD screen has a 10 point multi touch sensor as well as support for the optional Dell Active Stylus. Having an IPS display the device comes with a wide viewing angle. There is also an optional keyboard dock available.
|ASUS Transformer Book T300Fa, 12.5", 800gm|
The latest Core M processor, based on 5th-gen Core, enables a lightweight and yet relatively powerful Transformer Book. The T300Fa will sit between Atom-based and Core Haswell based products. Optional hard drive in the keyboard. Key feature: Fanless tablet with a total weight of 1600 grams.
|HP Pavilion X2 10, 10.1", 550gm|
The HP Pavilion X2 10 is a Windows 8.1 dockable tablet running on Intels energy efficient Atom Z3736F processor, allowing for a fanless design. 550g for the tablet and 870g combined with the keyboard isn't too bad at all. Unfortunately HP left out the 5GHz spectrum for the WiFi functionalities, so b/g/n is what you are limited to with the Pavilion X2 10. The detachable keyboard also features a multitouch touchpad for accurate navigation.
|ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi, 12.5", 720gm|
Impressive. The Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 was introduced at Computex 2014 and finally launched at CES 2015. The incredibly thin 7.6mm tablet design is just 16.5mm thick when snapped together with the keyboard. It's a fanless 2-in-1. Available from Feb 2015
|Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 2 11, 11.6", 798gm|
|Acer Aspire Switch 10, 10.1", 585gm|
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 offers 2-in-1 tablet/laptop Windows 8.1 at a very low price. The product competes with the ASUS Transformer Book T100 well and offers multiple 'modes' via the flexible magnetic hinge. Screen resolution is a relatively basic 1366x768 and there's no additional battery in the keyboard but as a consumer-focused dual-mode PC/Tablet the Aspire Switch 10 will offer good value in creation and consumption activities.
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