With all the new tablets hitting the market these days, Hewlett-Packard is taking a crack at it too. The HP Envy x2 is said to be the alternative to the iPad and blows the Microsoft Surface out of the water. Here are the top 10 facts you need to know about HP's version of a tablet.
1. The Envy x2 is Two Devices in One
The HP Envy x2 is unique because it is two devices in one. What does that mean? Well, it's a full size laptop with a full size keyboard as well as a tablet. The screen simply detaches from the base and instantly transforms between forms. This is similar to the Microsoft Surface tablet where it comes with a keyboard, but the difference here is that the keyboard is solid and fully functional.
2. It Will Run on Windows 8
3. It Comes With Two Batteries
A separate battery is built into both the top and bottom portions of the Envy x2. In other words, there is a battery in the keyboard and in the screen. The tablet uses up the battery life in the keyboard first, leaving it will a full charge for disconnecting the screen at any time.
4. The Envy x2 Will Have an 11.6-Inch HD Display
5. It Comes With an Optional Stylus
The tablet comes with a stylus that makes it easy to write, draw or navigate on the screen without leaving smudgy fingerprints.
6. The Keyboard is Equipped With an Imagepad
Instead of a "trackpad," HP has what they call an "imagepad." They're basically the same thing, except it supports Windows 8 gestures.
7. Aluminum Finish Gives it a Sleek Look
8. The x2 Comes with Beats Audio and Dual Speakers
Prepare to blast your music because the HP Envy x2 comes with Beats Audio and Dual speakers for rich audio that can actually be heard without your ear being right next to the speakers.
9. The Envy x2 Will be Priced at $849.99
Yes, $849.99 is a bit pricey for a tablet, but HP is setting the bar high for this one. Remember, it's not just a tablet but a full laptop as well. No other device out there on the market will be able to compare to the HP Envy x2.
10. The HP Tablet Will be Available November 14