The new HP ENVY x2 notebook/tablet hybrid from DCC

Laptop? Tablet? How about both?

January 30, 2013

Mobility is the key to success in today’s world, but deciding whether to carry a notebook or a tablet these days can create a dilemma. Do you choose the power to create rich content on the go, or the convenience of multimedia and entertainment features? Luckily this challenge is easily solved thanks to the new HP ENVY x2 from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). With this innovative hybrid device you get the best of both worlds – the power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet in one stylish, lightweight device.

“We have seen convergence in many areas within the realm of IT and HP is taking this one step forward with the introduction of the HP ENVY x2. This powerful feature-packed notebook converts seamlessly into a full tablet, separating from the keyboard using a seamless magnetic latch,” says Francois van Wijk, HP PSG Business Unit Manager at DCC.

Featuring a sleek aluminium finish and an innovative hinge with magnets that smoothly guide the tablet into place, the HP ENVY x2 weighs just 1.4kg. When separated from the keyboard, the tablet weighs in at under 700g, delivering ultimate portability. A bright, vivid 11.6” HD touch display and the power of Windows 8 deliver the ultimate user experience in both modes, with individual batteries in the tablet and the keyboard ensuring you are always up and running on the go.

Ultra wide viewing angles and a bright, 400-nit In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel provide a superb visual experience indoors and outdoors, while an HD webcam on the front and an 8-megapixel camera on the back capture high-quality photos and video. The HP ENVY x2 also features Beats Audio for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a notebook. An optional stylus offers added creativity, giving you the freedom to write, draw and navigate with added accuracy.

“Sharing and staying connected is a breeze thanks to the new HP Connected Photo application. This tool seamlessly syncs photos across multiple devices and offers basic editing options and instant-sharing capabilities for social networks. Innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets users share content, including photos, contacts and URLs, with a simple tap on the touch screen. Added to this, HP Connected Music allows consumers to experience music downloads, streaming services and internet radio all in one convenient place,” van Wijk adds.

The HP ENVY x2 incorporates a 64GB solid-state drive (SSD) delivering robustness, improving reliability and ensuring lightning fast start up times. It features a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom processor with Intel Graphics Accelerator and 2GB RAM for superior performance in either tablet or notebook mode. The base of the device incorporates a full-size keyboard and multi-touch track pad for a familiar notebook experience, with touch screen capability enabled in both notebook and tablet mode. Integrated ports include HDMI, Audio/microphone, two USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot. The device integrates Wireless in multiband Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity.

“The HP ENVY x2 is the ultimate companion for the mobile warrior. You can switch seamlessly between modes, with all of the features and functionality of both devices, ensuring you are ready and prepared for any experience life brings. Whether you need to use serious office applications or simply check your email, browse the web, look at photos, update your calendar or anything in between, this device does it all and more. Everything you need is just a touch away. The HP ENVY x2 helps you make the most of your files and simplifies your life,” concludes van Wijk.

The HP ENVY x2 is available immediately from leading retailers at a recommended retail price of R10 999.00 including V.A.T.