HP Elite X2 1012 G1 Review – The Business Class Hybrid Laptop

Buying a separated tablet and laptop at the same time is not something that good to do since we have to spend more money on afford each of them and plus you would get extra weight for bringing all of them and the accessories at the same time. This the main reason why Surface Pro is so popular when it’s launched few years back. Microsoft has successfully done on bringing of multimedia and work purpose into a single system. If you are planning to get type of this machine, then you might have to take a look into HP Elite X2.

The product has been released in the few years back and now the revision version is available in the 2017. Now it comes with more powerful power with Intel Core M7 which is great on both of performance and power consumption, bigger storage with 256 GB, and bigger RAM for running multiple tasks at the same time.

You will get all those specifications for the price that only under 700 dollars. That is a huge deal especially when there is much thing to pay for. If you still cannot make your mind, then I have a good review to tell to you. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.


The price is always a matter for the design, but it does not work for HP. Here, they make the design looks so classy and premium. The exterior has two different color tones where it fits nicely to the each other. The aluminum shell feels so strong and durable. For the extra protection, the company put of Gorilla glass that protects the screen and camera at the same time. I still recommended putting of the screen protector as you often touch the screen.

Like many other business machine, the fingerprint is there to find on the back of tablet. The fingerprint is easily reached although I prefer they put it in another location. The Gorilla glass, touch panel, and everything are already taking budgets here, I do not really know they can save the price. Do not worry for the design and build quality as it looks balance.

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Cover Type Keyboard Is Great

Elite X2 1012 2Like the title said, the keyboard is fully integrated to its cover. The plastic is gone and say welcome to the aluminum cover. The cover itself is solid and rugged. Holding it with your both hands are comfortable even for longer duration. The keyboards key are so busy thank s to its small size. However, navigating the system and editing your documents should be done easily without any problem.

The typing experience is much similar on what I got on Galaxy Book which is so amazing. My only complaint here is located on the touchpad which is too small to handle. I was not able to block all of my documents when I was trying to copy it. Using mouse is recommended or sticks with the touchscreen to block it. I still have not any complaint since the price really talks here.

Last price update: 2019-02-01 18:38:06

HP Elite X2 1012Main Specs
CPUIntel Core M7 6Y75 1.2 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size12-inch
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB SSD

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The Intel Core M7 6Y75 really did well their job on providing me enough power on handling many tasks. The performance is not a big issue and should be good enough for playing mini games and work at the same time. The lag is not noticeable since the 8 GB RAM is here. It lets you running multiple applications and even provided enough space and power for video rendering and doing small Photoshop.

The battery goes down quite faster here for some reasons. I could get hold of it for around 6 hours and 10 minutes on watching HD movies. I just hope it lasts longer, but this is the fact. The battery will last longer when touch it rarely or doing light activity. Just prepare to bring the charger as you would need it for couple times.

Last price update: 2019-02-01 18:38:06
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. The hybrid laptop seems to be recommended choice for Surface alternative. Now we find that device is too expensive with the specs and brand name. Here, just forget about it and take this one as your choice. It would be back on you, so feel free to take the decision. I just hope the information provided is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.

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