Sunday, September 2, 2012

HP Envy x2 is a Windows 8 tablet

HP Envy x2 is a Windows 8 tablet with a removable keyboard base, article/preview.

There are a couple of tech expos right now, and there's a whole host of combined tablet/laptops being announced. This one seems interesting. Seems it has a good balance of weight/power/features.  Though how attractive it will be exactly depends also on the price and how well the OS works, and how many good apps there will be for it. So far Windows 8 is an unproven product. But the hardware seems appealing to me, seems to be right up there, as good as such a thing can be made right now, except maybe the screen resolution (1366 x 768 pixel) is not high end, a far cry from the iPad 3. But not bad either.

If we get a couple of good products like this, it will be interesting to see if there's a good-sized market for such combo products, or if Apple is right that it's like combining a toaster and a refrigerator. I do know that quite a few people agonize over whether to travel with their tablet, their laptop, or both, so...

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