HP Elite x2

By D Ladden

7 October 2016

It’s a laptop. It’s a tablet. It’s…

“...the ultimate device for the mobile worker.”

That’s the verdict at Alphr.com when the reviewers got to grips with the Elite x2. HP’s latest premium 2-in-1. 

…will turn any business user’s head Techradar

The review goes on to explain that the Elite x2 with Intel® Core™ m7 Processor is beautifully designed and durable to survive being out and about in all locations. The aluminium rim is designed to last and the shock resistant Gorilla Glass protects the screen. It weighs just under 2 pounds, is only 13.45mm thick and is one of the most portable devices on the market. The robust matt finish aluminium gives it a silky finish and it has the power of an enterprise class laptop. So perfect for the busy professional.’

CNET concurs: ‘HP's Elite x2 is a must-look for any buyer considering a Microsoft Surface-like computer, and the quality bundled keyboard means it effectively costs less too.’

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As usual HP has pulled all the stops out to ensure this device will withstand the test of time – and the clumsiest of users. It has been mercilessly dropped 91cm onto wood and 51cm onto concrete. The kickstand is tested through 10k cycles. Just like all HP laptops, the level of testing is military grade.

The Elite x2 is powered by Intel ® Core™ m7 processors. So it’s ferociously fast. And security, starting with the fingerprint sensor, is also enterprise-class and can be scaled to fit all business needs.

Other features include the camera support for video conferencing – with optional WWAN, front and back facing cameras. While, for crystal clear conference calls, there’s HP Noise Reduction Software, with audio by Bang & Olufsen.  

What’s more, as Alphr.com points out, ‘the Elite x2’s ace up its sleeve is its repairability.’ Unscrew the rear panel to remove and replace the screen, the hard disk and the memory. ‘Something that’s impossible to do easily or quickly on a consumer device such as the Surface Pro 4… Not having to replace a device or send it back to the manufacturer every time a single component goes pop, could save thousands and thousands of pounds over the lifecycle of a product such as this.’

“HP has put the sexy back”

Further comparison with the Surface Pro 4 is more than favourable: ‘If anything, build quality favours the HP device… The result is typing ecstasy, with a key action that’s softly cushioned and yet has plenty of positive feedback.’

Positive feedback indeed. Why not take a peek at the Elite x2 for yourself?

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