Today HP introduced its new 13-inch HP Split X2 hybrid laptop line. The Split X2 joins the Windows 8-equipped Envy X2 line and Android-equipped SlateBook X2 line to give the users three choices in hybrid detachable devices.
The Split X2 is a 13.3-inch Windows 8 tablet PC with a detachable keyboard base unit. The Split X2 can function either as a clamshell-style notebook or as a slate tablet, since the system's processor, main storage, and primary battery reside behind the screen.
Split X2 is powered by an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, giving you more processing power than the Intel Atom-powered Envy X2. It comes in a darker silver finish that HP calls "Modern Silver." and just under an inch thick with the keyboard base, and weighs in at a pound heavier than the X2 with a total system weight of 4.12 pounds.
The Split X2 has a 128GB SSD built into the screen, with an optional 500GB spinning hard drive in the keyboard base. Also comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1080p HD webcam with a multi-touch screen. This allows the user to use the system as a traditional laptop or as a slate tablet. The keyboard base also gives the user extra battery life and I/O ports like USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and HDMI.
Split X2 starts at $799 and will be available in August.