I like tablets with keyboard docks as made popular by the Transformer line of Android tablets by Asus. When HP entered the hybrid fray with the Envy x2, I was quick to check it out at a local retailer. I really liked it, but the $750 price tag put me off and the Envy x2 was off my wish list.
That changed tonight, when a Twitter friend (@MobileHG) pointed out that Office Depot has a promotion for the HP Envy x2 for just $599. That got my attention, as I believe the x2 is certainly worth that price.
I was about to pull the trigger when another Twitter friend (@jeffkibuule) pointed me to another promotion that is even better. Staples is also offering the Envy x2 for $599 and also has another promotion for Windows tablets that can be stacked on top of this one. It takes another $75 off, so the HP Envy x2 is only $525 for another few days.
That was enough to push me over the edge, so an HP Envy x2 will be here in a few days. The promotion includes free three-day shipping, so the deal couldn't be better.
I'll review the Envy x2 when it gets here, but these are the specs that have me excited:
OS: Windows 8
CPU: Intel Atom 1.8 GHz
Ports: 2x USB 2.0; HDMI
Audio: Beats Audio
Cameras: 1080p webcam (front); 8MP (rear)
Connectivity: wi-fi; Bluetooth
Battery life: 7+ hours tablet; 12+ hours with keyboard dock (has second battery)
Display: 11.6 inches, 1366x768
Weight: 1.5 lbs tablet, 3 lbs with keyboard dock.