HP ENVY X2 up on HP.com

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by dceggert, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Wye

    Wye Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The Dell Latitude 10 is at least a Wacom solution, not sure about the Lenovo.

    As for the other poster's opinion on whether HP would ship a bad experience, I guess you haven't owned many HP machines. The HP Slate500 would overheat sitting idle on the table and go to thermal shutdown. They've been laying off every bit of engineering talent for years and replacing it with cheap new college hires, between that and the pressure to reduce the costs the quality has been going down with every release.

    I still have an HP machine and I'd consider another, but as a pen user since the first tablet pc I have no doubt about my advice on the Atmel pen experience. You're better off avoiding it for at least another year.
     
  2. III.Jg27ADLER

    III.Jg27ADLER Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yes, that's what I said in this forum right from the beginning when the first demo video of Atmel was released. It looked like crap! Thanks for the insight!
     
  3. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The Envy X2 is now available on the HP site for $749, a $100 discount, with delivery on Jan 28. Still no stylus.

    Regards, Jim
     
  4. uzbeckin

    uzbeckin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I have tried the WACOM and the NTRIG and just got my atmel pen. Can't wait to get home to try it. I really like the look of this device but the pen is make or break it for me. I will post with the results.
     
  5. uzbeckin

    uzbeckin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ok... false alarm. My pen didn't come - it was my 64 gig micro sd which worked like a charm in the laptop. In any case -i'll keep you posted when the atmel pen arrives how well it fares.
     
  6. uzbeckin

    uzbeckin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ok... So I would love to post a review of the tablet with a pen but I'm at a loss. I've tried several Wacom pens, an N-trig pen, and now I just tried an Atmel pen. NOTHING WORKS for this tablet. Yes it just dropped $100 but come on... is this some proprietary pen? It sure looks atmel to me but I just used a pen from a motorola Xyboard (atmel) and NO GO. I'm starting to wonder if there are multiple models - some that support pens and some that don't. Maybe they have their marketing a bit skewed because when you go for support there are at least three model versions. When I called HP it was hard enough to explain to the guy that it didn't have a problem - but I was trying to find which pen worked with it. I was getting really frustrated when he put me on hold then hung up. With the recent price drop I thought this is a really nice looking pc. After some extensive use of windows 8 on this machine it is very capable but I still have three main problems.

    1) the tablet is heavier than the base - making it back heavy balancing the tablet portion
    2) the battery folding down with the screen is just plain lame. I'm sure it enhances the typing experience but it kills your legs
    3) mystery pen

    UPDATE: one battery replacement later and although the pen seems to work - still no help on a review. The pen for the Xyboard is relatively basic and may not be a good example. If the real pen works like this - maybe you should keep looking.

    This pen is no better than using my finger. For some reason I can click and drag but I don't think this pen has a clicker so it may not work as expected. I sure can't write with it yet and the "Pen and touch input" still only shows touch.

    Although we've solved the problem of what digitizer is there - I unfortunately have only raised more questions of this product as it seems like the pen is simply lame. (although in HP's defense this isn't the official Atmel pen for this device so it could be super awesome)
     
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  7. KiwiPete

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    Uzbeckin, just want to thank you for doing this investigation. It helps to validate the decision of many of us to keep our $$ in the bank for a few more weeks until the official pen is released.

    For me, the Envy is looking like the right choice since the Asus is out of stock (and US$250 more expensive) and the Ativ just seems like an inferior device (and is $100 more expensive). However I'm not going to shell out what is still a large amount of money until HP prove the quality of their digitizer.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    A quick update to the forum - the HP Envy X2 is now showing an optional 128 GB SSD available now for order at the HP Store for an extra $100. So, $750 for the 64 GB version and $850 for the 128 GB.
     
  9. MSGaldenzi

    MSGaldenzi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Is there a difference between the

    11t-g000 and the 11-g011nr ?

    Someone was trying to tell me that the g000 was a stripped down model that had no battery in the keyboard and no camera on the back?
     
  10. Amplificator

    Amplificator Pen Pal - Newbie

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    In Denmark we have 2 models as well, and it took quite a bit of time to actually find something on these. I even asked on the official HP forum and got no response.
    I then got in contact with a store that called up HP (HP doesn't even have support for private sales inb my country) and they said that the difference was that one of the models came with NFC and the other model came without it.
    Even the HP store didn't actually list any differences between the 2 models; both were stated as coming with NFC support.

    In Denmark we have 2 models; the g000eo comes with NFC and the g001eo comes without NFC.

    And the model with NFC is actually a tiny bit cheaper than the one without NFC :)

    Now, I obviously can't be sure that it is the same in your country, but at least this is some info to get you started if you want to research it a bit more.
     

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