A new machine has just appeared at HP during this CES 2018. It is the Envy X2 , a 2-in-1 PC designed especially for mobility – whose name you may not be no stranger. And for good reason, HP has already used this name at least twice. The first time in the year 2013 for a modest PC with detachable screen, the second more recently, on the occasion of the presentation of Windows 10 machines equipped with Snapdragon 835.
The difficulty will therefore be to differentiate the two Envy X2s currently present on the same market. Fortunately, some points still make it possible to distinguish them by taking a quick glance …
Beyond the technical sheet which differs quite frankly from one bike to another, certain elements are sufficient to identify the version that interests us today, and which is for its part equipped with an Intel processor. The latter responds to the very precise name of Envy X2 “12g” – against “12th” for the version with a SoC made in Qualcomm. The other major difference is in the attachment of the keyboard part, but no need to go further in detail, let's move on to the technical sheet of the device.
Office automation and multimedia in the viewfinder
Oddly enough, we don't know which CPU in particular was selected for this second variant of the Envy X2. All we know is that this is an Intel Core chip Y, 7 th generation. The bets are therefore open to know which processor it is, even if it is already rumored that the Intel Core M3-7Y32 would be the famous mystery guest.
In terms of screen HP is in any case started on a 12.3-inch panel, with Full HD definition and a 3: 2 ratio; while on the memory side we will go up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage – depending on the amount that we are willing to invest, of course.
Note also that a 4G SIM card slot is also part of the game, as are two photo sensors (one 13 Mpx on the back and another 5 Mpx on the front). The hybrid would also benefit, according to HP, from a good autonomy that can grow up to 16 hours. If we can reasonably think that the manufacturer has inflated its estimate a bit on this side, the probable presence of a Core M3 could indeed have a positive impact on autonomy – the thermal envelope of this chip being very small .
No price has yet been communicated and the launch date remains vague. We simply know that the PC will land on the market in spring 2018.