HP has introduced its third-generation Elite x2 2-in-1 hybrid PCs for enterprise and authorities shoppers. The brand new Elite x2 1013 techniques acquired sooner quad-core processors together with a bigger show whereas retaining approximate weight and dimensions when in comparison with previous-gen convertibles launched a yr in the past.

When HP launched its first-gen Elite x2 2-in-1 two years in the past, the corporate revealed its “energy of a pocket book, flexibility of a pill” design philosophy and has been following it since then. The primary-gen Elite x2 was powered by a Skylake-Y ULV SoC and outfitted with as 12.1-inch show. In contrast, HP’s third-gen Elite x2 1013 2-in-1 hybrid computer systems are primarily based on Intel’s eightth Era Core processors with two or 4 cores and are outfitted with a bigger 13-inch LCD with a 3000&occasions;2000 decision and a 450 bits brightness or a 1920&occasions;1280 decision with a 700 nits brightness in addition to HP’s Certain View privateness display screen. On the subject of reminiscence and storage, the system options 16 GB of LPDDR3-2133 reminiscence, and a 128 GB – 512 GB SSD (SED or FIPS 140-2 encrypted for fashions aimed toward authorities businesses). Basically, HP’s newest Elite x2 2-in-1s provide efficiency of 13-inch high-performance laptops, however in a contemporary form-factor.

On the subject of wi-fi connectivity, the HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is provided with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module, and a 4G/LTE modem with GPS. Not like the previous-gen mannequin, the brand new Elite x2 doesn’t assist WiGig, so the brand new hybrid just isn’t suitable with wi-fi docks developed for earlier PCs. As for wired I/O, the Elite x2 1013 G3 comes with two Thunderbolt Three ports and one USB Three.1 Gen 1 Kind-C connector, eliminating a USB Kind-A header and an SD card reader featured on the previous-gen Elite x2 machine. Apparently, HP believes that two TB3 ports are sufficient for docking and connecting to essential gadgets (e.g., an exterior graphics subsystem).

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Shifting on to different options of the HP Elite x2 1013 G3. Since this can be a hybrid PC, it’s outfitted with all of the sensors present in fashionable tablets, together with an accelerometer, a gyro, an ambient gentle sensor, a magnetometer, a proximity sensor, and a Corridor sensor. Clearly, the system additionally has a triple-microphone array, stereo audio system co-developed with Bang & Olufsen, a 5 MP front-facing webcam with IR sensors for Home windows Howdy, and an eight MP back-facing digicam on the rear.

Now, time to speak about portability and battery lifetime of the Elite x2 1013 G3. The pill itself weighs 820 grams and is 7.9 mm thick, in step with the previous-generation product (actually, it’s ~1 mm thinner). When outfitted with a keyboard the burden will increase to 1.17 kilograms, whereas the thickness rises to 1.33 cm (decrease than the previous-gen Elite x2). On account of area constraints, HP may solely squeeze a 50 Wh battery into the brand new hybrid PC and this battery pack permits 10.5 hours of labor on one cost.

HP’s Elite x2 1013 G3 2-in-1 convertible computer systems will hit the market this June with costs beginning at $1,499, which is significantly increased than $1,099, the beginning worth of the Elite x2 1012 G2.

Specs of the HP Elite x2
 HP Elite x2
1012 G2
HP Elite x2
1013 G3
1920&occasions;1280 with SureView
Brightness450 cd/m²450 cd/m²
700 cd/m²
CPUCore i7-7600U (2C/4T, four MB,  2.eight/Three.9 GHz)
Core i5-7300U (2C/4T, Three MB, 2.6/Three.5 GHz)
Core i5-7200U (2C/4T, Three MB, 2.5/Three.1 GHz)
Core i3-7100U (2C/4T, Three MB, 2.four GHz)
Core i7-8650U (4C/8T, 8MB, 1.9/four.2 GHz)
Core i7-8550U (4C/8T, eight MB, 1.eight/four GHz)
Core i5-8350U (4C/8T, 6 MB, 1.7/Three.6 GHz)
Core i5-8250U (4C/8T, 6 MB, 1.6/Three.four GHz)
Core i3-8130U (2C/4T, four MB, 2.2/Three.four GHz)
GraphicsHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)
Storage128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
256 GB – 512 GB M.2 SATA TLC SSD
360 GB M.2 PCle Three.zero x4 TLC SSD
256 GB – 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
256 GB – 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
256 GB – 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
256 GB – 512 GB PCIe M.2 SED SSD
512 GB M.2 SATA FIPS 140-2 SSD
128 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Wi-fi: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, GPS and WiGig choicesIntel Twin Band Wi-fi-AC 8265 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT four.2
HP hs3210 WW HSPA+ Cell Broadband
HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Cell Broadband
Intel Tri Band Wi-fi-AC 18265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) and Bluetooth four.2 WiGig Combo
HP lt4120 LTE/EV-DO/HSPA+ Cell Broadband
HP lt4226 LTE/HSPA+ Qualcomm Gobi 4G Module
HP lt4225 LTE/EV-DO Qualcomm Gobi 4G Module
u-blox EVA-M8M M.2 GPS module eight,9,10,11
Intel Twin Band Wi-fi-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth four.2 non-vPro

Intel Twin Band Wi-fi-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth four.2 vPro;

HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ with GPS Cell Broadband Module

HP lt4220
LTE/HSPA+ with GPS Cell Broadband Module

USBThree.11 &occasions; TB Three2 &occasions; TB Three
Three.zero1 &occasions; Kind-A1 &occasions; Kind-C (with charging)
Thunderbolt1 &occasions; TB Three (for charging, knowledge, DP 1.2 shows)1 &occasions; TB Three (for knowledge, DP 1.2 shows)
Card ReaderMicroSD
CamerasEntrance5 MP front-facing digicam + IR digicam for face authentication5 MP front-facing digicam + IR digicam for face authentication
Againeight MP rear-facing digicam with flash LEDeight MP rear-facing digicam
Fingerprint SensorSureSure
Different I/OMicrophone, stereo audio system, audio jackMicrophone, stereo audio system, audio jack
Different SensorsPillAccelerometer, magnetometer, gyro, ambient gentle sensor, proximity (SAR for WWAN)Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyro, ambient gentle sensor, proximity (SAR for WWAN)
KeyboardCorridor impact, twin
Corridor impact, twin
Accelerometers (?)
Battery47 Wh50 Wh
Thickness91 mm (pill)
146 mm (with keyboard)
79 mm (pill)
133 mm (with keyboard)
Weight800 grams (pill)
1.15 kg (with journey keyboard)
1.33 kg (with superior keyboard)
820 grams (pill)
1.17 kg (with keyboard)
Launch ValueBeginning at $1099Beginning at $1499


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