Thursday, October 25, 2012

HP prices Envy x2, its alternative to Microsoft Surface, iPad | Microsoft - CNET News

The Wintel independent hardware vendor ecosystem strikes back?  I won't be surprised if hybrid tablets from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others significantly surpass Surface sales.
"Hewlett-Packard has priced its Envy x2 laptop-tablet hybrid at $849.99 -- a small tablet-laptop hybrid that runs the full version of Windows 8.
That price may be high for consumers, but HP is pushing it as a high-quality, high-end "hybrid PC" that effectively straddles both the laptop and tablet paradigms.
It comes with many of the ports found on a PC -- USB, HDMI, SD card slot -- a top-notch IPS display, a full-size keyboard with a large trackpad (what HP calls an Imagepad) for Windows 8 gestures, and a touch display that detaches to become a standalone 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet."
HP prices Envy x2, its alternative to Microsoft Surface, iPad | Microsoft - CNET News
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