HP provides us with a variety of interesting products to explore as we travel the length and breadth of the CES show, with the first Kaby Lake-G mobile we definitely got a chance to be impressed by the Envy x2 again - this time in an alternative version with an Intel Kaby Lake chip, and not With the Snapdragon chip in a version that was released a few weeks ago as one of the first products in the Windows on venture ARM The intriguing.
The new Envy x2 features an ultra-economical dual-core processor from the Y family, which has been adapted for an enlarged 6-watt thermal envelope that should improve its capabilities by about 20 percent compared to those of other average Y-chips, a 12.3-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,920 × 1,280 pixels and Gorilla Glass 4 and 4 GB or 8 GB of welded dynamic memory, 128 GB or 256 GB storage based on NVMe drive, system Windows 10 version Home, speakers Bang & Olufsen stereos have a 5-megapixel front camera, a 13-megapixel rear camera - as well as a combined keyboard cover that attaches magnetically and a touch pen that will be included in the product price.
The specifications are somewhat similar to the Envy x2 based on the Snapdragon 835, including a combination of Intel's XMM 7360 LTE modem for wireless connectivity almost anytime, anywhere and a silent passive cooling system - but the dimensions of the windows version are slightly increased, with a thickness of 7.9 millimeters compared to 6.9 millimeters in the versionARM (For the tablet component only) and weighs about 800 grams compared to 700 grams.
The performance of theCore Should be preferable, at least in a large part of the exam points, when full support for x86 applications is a bonus - but the battery life will be significantly better in theSnapdragon, With 20 working hours as opposed to 16 working hours in the XNUMX version,Kaby Lake, Which are also impressive for such a thin and easy product. There will also be support for quick recharge, up to 90 of total capacity within an hour and a half.
The updated Envy x2 model will go on sale this coming March, with the main disappearance being the current price. One of the main attractions of Qualcomm windows with Qualcomm chips should be lower price tags than anything that characterizes Intel Core-based products, and we currently have no data yet - will a few hundred dollars lower price, increased battery life and compact dimensions give -Windows on ARM The victory in this battle, despite the built-in programmatic limitations of the platform? Apparently, in a few months' time, with the arrival of official reviews, we can provide an answer.