The second generation of the Elite x2 from the top American manufacturer does not give up the use ofThunderbolt 3
Many computers on the market strive to bite into the impressive and enduring success of Microsoft's Surface Pro family devices, but only some of them seem to succeed in the task, and much of it depends on the ability to offer access and features not found in The Source. The new Elite x2 from HP Which now comes back in its second version seems to be an example of one of those products that is capable of offering what is lacking to many users on other models, though cheap it will not be.
The company's new 10 windows tablet offers almost the same structure as the Surface Pro, with a component טאבלט Made of aluminum that includes a built-in stand and is able to function independently, with a dedicated touch pen - and also with a number of keyboards that will be connected to it in a magnetic interface. 12.3-inch display panel with a resolution of 2,736 × 1,824 pixels and cladding Gorilla Glass 4 is a significant improvement from the first generation of the Elite x2 that settled for a 1080p screen - and there are a few other significant upgrades no less below it.
While the Elite X2 last year was satisfied with the chip Core Ultra-economical Skylake generation m3, the G2 model is advanced for welcome support for the Kaby Lake generation U models, which include not only tens of percent improved working frequencies but also a dual HD Graphics 620 core thanks to 24 processing clusters - You will find in it theCore i3-7100U in the base versions, and the-Core i5-7200U andCore i7-7500U in later versions, combined with no less than 16 GB of built-in LPDDR3 memory at all levels and models, compared to only the 4 GB that are the basis for in-house competitors Microsoft Office.
In storage, consumers will be able to choose drives SSD With volumes between 128 GB and one terabyte, all based on the M.2 interface but with differences based on models that support NVMe and those that are satisfied with the capabilities of the AHCI standard - and the Elite x2 will also include stereo speakers, Built-in fingerprint scanner, front camera with infrared sensor to support facial recognition, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto focus, respectable 47 watt-hour battery, one USB Type-C connection supports technology Thunderbolt 3 (which we have been sorely lacking in the Surface Pro for generations) used for both charging, video signaling and data transfer, one USB 3.0 connection, microSD card reader - and optional support for both advanced WiGig communication and data-based connectivity Mobile phones In the fourth generation.
The new Elite x2 boasts a fairly low weight of 800 grams (for the tablet component only) and a thickness of 9.1 millimeters, which will naturally swell by a few tens of percent with the addition of one of the two keyboards offered alongside the device - it is not the lightest and thinnest we have seen to date. But it is definitely not bad at all if you take into account the hardware waiting inside. And what about price? HP Will offer its new creation at a price tag of 1,100 USD, which is 300 more than the base cost of the XNUMX,Surface The new Pro, although the addition of the stylus included in the price, the more powerful processor and the quadruple amount of dynamic memory may and should even tip the balance for the benefit of the Elite, at least for consumers who see the value added in these material characteristics.
There is certainly a significant improvement from our point of view, but will this be enough to challenge theSurface The real pro? It is likely that we will know if and when another version of the Elite x2 will be published, and according to the characteristics it will include.