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Envy x2 brings HP into tablet-ultrabook era: Hands on

The 11.6-inch Envy x2 runs on Intel's new Clover Trail processor and offers a sleek take on the current hybrid craze.

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The is HP's premium notebook range and now it includes a convertible tablet model called the x2.

The Envy x2 device, unveiled at IFA on Thursday, has an 11.6-inch screen that can be detached and used as a tablet and runs Windows 8 on Intel's new Clover Trail processor.

HP is being tight-lipped on the precise specifications, and has not yet given release , other than to say it will be out in time for the holiday season.

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As far as the tablet component goes, from the front it looks pretty much like any slate. The screen is high-quality, though, with a brightness of 400 nits.

HP will also provide an optional stylus for writing on the screen.

In order to stand out from the crowd a little, HP is bundling proprietary features such as its HP Connected Photo for streaming photos across multiple devices.

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From the back, the tablet is clearly part of the Envy line, not only thanks to the large HP logo, but also due to its brushed metal finish.

Like other , the x2 also includes Beats Audio technology.

The device's rear camera has an eight-megapixel resolution, while the front-facing video calling camera is simply referred to as an HD webcam.

Other hardware features include NFC support and an unspecified capacity SSD.

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This shot of the Envy x2's ports gives an idea of how thin it is.

The tablet and keyboard have a combined weight of 1.41kg. On its own, the tablet weighs 680g.

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