HP's Split x2 has a $750 price point

Posted by Trent Nouveau

HP's Split x2 can best be described as a notebook with a 13.3 inch screen, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state disk (SSD).

The primary selling point? The screen can be detached from the keyboard and used like a tablet.

Key specs include a 1.4 GHz Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge processor, along with a 13.3 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port and an extra battery,

The tablet component of the x2 measures 0.4 inches thick and weighs about 2.3 pounds, although the keyboard base measures 0.9 inches thick, weighing in at 4.9 pounds.

"While there are plenty of devices with faster or more efficient CPUs and higher resolution displays, $750′s not a bad price for a device with those specs which can function as either a notebook or a tablet," writes Liliputing's Brad Linder.

"[Yes], HP does offer a smaller, cheaper Windows 8 notebook with a detachable tablet section. But the 11.6 inch HP Envy X2 has a less powerful Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor and at $650, it’s only $100 cheaper than the new HP Split x2."