Mobile World Congress 2017 — HP has taken the Surface Pro design, modified it for business users, and created the HP Pro X2 612 G2 tablet running Windows 10.
The new device offers the right combination of mobility, durability, and security. It’s a 12-inch tablet featuring a 1920×1080-pixel screen resolution, it runs Intel’s 7th Gen processors up to a Core i7 with Intel’s Graphics 615, up to 8GB of memory, and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.
HP claims up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, and it can quickly charge up to 50 percent in 30 minutes. Unlike its predecessor, the new HP Pro X2 trims the weight by 25 percent, and adds a kickstand that can fold back up to 165-degree angle.
Perhaps the biggest feature of the HP Pro X2 is that it’s upgradable. You can quickly pop the back panel open and replace a number of components.
HP Pro X2 612 G2 tech specs
|HP Pro X2 612 G2|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7Y75 with Intel Graphics 615 (1.3 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 4MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-7Y54 with Intel Graphics 615 (1.2 GHz, up to 3.2 GHz, 4MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-7Y57 with Intel Graphics 615 (1.2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 4MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core M3-7Y30 with Intel Graphics 615 (1 GHz, up to 2.6 GHz, 4MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Pentium 4410Y with Intel Graphics 615 (1.5 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM|
|Storage||128GB M.2 SATA SSD
256GB M.2 SATA TLC SSD
256GB up to 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe TLC SED SSD
256GB up to 512 GB M.2 PCle Gen 3x4 TLC SSD
512GB M.2 SATA FIPS 140-2 TLC SSD
512GB M.2 SATA FIPS 140-2 TLC SSD
|Display||12" diagonal FHD BrightView WUXGA+ UWVA eDP ultra-slim LED-backlit touch screen (1920 x1280), direct bonded, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
30.48 cm (12") diagonal FHD BrightView WUXGA+ UWVA eDP ultra-slim LED-backlit touch screen (1920 x1280), direct bonded, Corning Gorilla
|Graphics||Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Networking||Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo (vPro™ and non-vPro™); HP hs3210 WW HSPA+
Mobile Broadband; HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband; HP lt4120 LTE/EV-DO/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Mobile Broadband 5,6,7
(Support for Miracast (Windows 10))
|Communication||HP Module with NXP NFC Controller NPC100 I2C NCI|
|Slots||1 microSD; 1 smart card reader
(Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC)
|Ports||1 USB 3.1 Type-C (docking, charging and data transfer); 1 USB 3.0; 1 microSD; 1 SIM; 1 headphone/microphone combo|
|Sensors||Accelerometer Magnetometer, Gyro (Combo chip) (tablet); Proximity (SAR for WWAN) (tablet); Ambient light sensor|
|Camera||5 MP FHD 1080p front-facing webcam with LED indicator; 8 MP FHD 1080p rear-facing webcam with flash LED 8|
|Power||45 W USB Type-C AC adapter; 65 W USB Type-C AC adapter
4-cell, long life 41 Wh Li-ion
Battery is internal and not replaceable by customer. Serviceable by warranty.
|Dimensions||11.81 x 8.42 x 0.36 in (tablet); 11.81 x 8.65 x 0.57 (tablet with travel keyboard)
30 x 21.38 x 0.91 cm (tablet); 30 x 21.93 x 1.46 cm (tablet with travel keyboard)
|Weight||1.87 lb (tablet); 2.65 lb (tablet with travel keyboard)
0.85 kg (tablet); 1.2 kg (tablet with travel keyboard)
It also sports a full-sized keyboard with a precision trackpad that connects magnetically, just like the Surface Type Cover. The keyboard even features collaboration buttons, including a “Present” button to quickly connect to a secondary screen.
HP’s Pro X2 also comes with a Wacom Active Pen that you can use with Windows Ink to draw or take notes, and you can store it in the pen loop included with the keyboard.
The HP Pro X2 612 G2 with keyboard is available now, and pricing starts at $979 for the Core m3 processor and 4GB of memory, while the Core i5 with 8GB of memory starts at $1399.
HP has even an optional ruggedized case with its own kickstand that makes it a great device to tough environments.