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HP Spectre x2 is yet another Surface look-alike

Posted in Laptops, and Mobile/Tablet

HP new idea on how to make a multi-function hybrid and is putting them into practice with the 12-inch HP Spectre x2.


The Spectre x2 looks to optimize both business productivity and portable entertainment with a two-piece design¬†featuring a bright, 12-inch 1920 x 1080 display, detachable keyboard, 4 or 8GB of RAM, a range of SSDs and Intel’s 6th Gen Core M CPUs. However, unlike the Surface, the X2’s keyboard is included in its price, which starts at just $800.

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Another difference that sets the X2 apart is its three cameras. There’s a single 5-megapixel camera in front for selfies, a 8-MP shooter in back for general photography, and a rear-facing Intel Real Sense R200 3D camera with depth sensing tech. The X2 is among the first devices to feature the rear-facing RealSense, which allows you to make 3D scans of objects or people.

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Audio, meanwhile, comes courtesy of dual speakers on the tablet and two further speakers on the keyboard, all tuned by Bang & Olufsen.

A U-shaped kickstand – made of 3.5mm stainless steel – is on the back; HP says it opted for that, rather than the flat panel of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 design, so as to leave more space for a bigger battery.

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Ports include two USB-C, and there’ll be a USB-C to USB Type-A adapter included in the box. Optional will be a digital stylus for note-taking and drawing.


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