Joining Samsung, Toshiba and other PC vendors who started announcing their Windows 8 devices this week, HP has recently unveiled its laptop-tablet hybrid called Envy x2, which takes advantage of the touch interface of Microsoft's latest Windows 8 OS version.
Revealing that the concept of the Envy x2 "hybrid PC" is fairly akin to that of the Android-based Asus Transformer devices, HP said that the model name `Envy x2' actually means "times 2" --- a label which largely represents the dual `tablet and laptop' capabilities of the device.
Enclosed in a brushed aluminum chassis for a smooth metallic finish, the HP Envy x2 features an 11.6-inch detachable screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The detachable screen allows the device to be used as a standalone tablet or docked with an accompanying full-sized touchpad keyboard.
Some of the other notable features of the Envy x2 include the next-generation `Clover Trial' Intel Atom processor; 2GB of RAM; NFC support; and a 64GB SSD onboard. Available with the option of a digitizer and stylus, the Envy x2 also has a microSD card slot on the tablet half of the device; while there is a full-size SD card slot on the keyboard dock.
While the price-tag of the Envy x2 "hybrid PC" is yet to be officially disclosed by HP, the device is expected to hit the markets on, or soon after, October 26 which is the official launch date of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS.