HP’s X2 laptops: Convertible with no compromise
2 in 1 laptops have been one of the most successful developments in computing in recent years. Many have found the ability to switch between tablet and laptop a great bonus, especially with the touchscreen functionality of Windows 10. HP’s X2 2 in 1 computers have been designed to work perfectly as a tablet as well as a laptop without compromising the experience.
2 in 1 laptops have been one of the most successful developments in computing in recent years. Many have found the ability to switch between tablet and laptop a great bonus, especially with the touchscreen functionality of Windows 10.
Because they work so well as both tablets and laptops, they're really easy to take with you, no matter where you're going. This is something YouTuber Marcus Butler recently demonstrated as he headed towards infinity (and beyond) to unbox the X2 in zero gravity.
The design is really versatile for however you’re using it
The laptops in the X2 range have fully detachable keyboards, unlike some 2 in 1s such as the HP Pavilion x360 where the keyboard folds backwards against the screen. To go into tablet mode, simply unclip the keyboard and it’s ready to use. You can reattach the keyboard at any time, quickly and easily, via the magnetic hinge. The screen can be attached to the keyboard in a number of ways depending on how you want to use it.
This means the X2 is lighter and easier to handle in tablet mode and you still get the advantages of a folding screen, so you can position in stand mode, which is great for browsing the web, or tent mode for movies.
It’s very portable and has great battery life
Weighing in at just over a kilogram, the X2 laptop is no strain to carry about. It’s even lighter in tablet mode – about half a kilo. It’s also really slim – just under 17mm with the keyboard on and under 10mm without – so it’ll fit into even the tightest backpacks.
Battery life is estimated to around 10 hours when watching full HD video. That’s enough to keep most users going all day without needing to connect the charger, making the X2 ideal for use on the go.
It’s designed for work and play
The X2 has been optimised for both productivity and entertainment no matter what mode you’re using it in. This said, some modes are better suited to certain tasks. For example, stand mode and tent mode are great for watching movies and laptop mode is ideal for word processing.
The screen and speakers are excellent
HP have selected some very good components for the X2 series. To start with, the screen is HD and gives a best-in-class viewing angle of 135 degrees. This means the sweet spot for viewing your screen is wider, so you won’t have to tilt the screen about or jostle for position when watching a movie with a friend.
In addition, the built-in speakers are made by B&O Play and sound great. Whether you’re streaming your favourite movie or playing some top tunes, these really add to the experience.