Tech lovers are really loving this year, and not just because of the wide variety of smartphones and tablets out there. When Microsoft unveiled its latest Windows 8, everyone talked about how we can expect newer form factors, and yes, indeed the laptop has undergone a makeover since then. They’re turning just as portable as tablets, but with more computing power. So today, we’re looking at the HP Envy X2 and pitting it against the Microsoft Surface Pro to help you decide which of these you should invest in.
HP Envy X2: This one’s a true laptop-tablet hybrid, all thanks to its detachable keyboard. Get rid of the keyboard and carry it around like a tablet, and put it back on and you’ve got yourself a laptop in front of you. The Envy X2 comes with a 11.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366X768 pixels and is powered by a dual-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM. It runs Windows 8 and has 64 GB SSD for storage. It’s also fitted with an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing one. Two USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI port and even a card reader make it as convenient as a regular laptop, but we do miss the optical drive. The Envy X2 weighs just over 3 pounds and comes with a price tag of $649.99.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Now this one’s more of a tablet than a hybrid in terms of form factor, but comes with a soft touch keyboard cover. It has a 10.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels and weighs just about 2 pounds. The Surface Pro is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM and even has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset. You get either 64 GB or 128 GB of storage space in the Surface Pro. There are two 720p cameras, a full-size USB 3.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, and even a microsSDXC card slot in this device.