HP Envy x2, WOA, SD835 discussion thread

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    The Windows-on-ARM hybrids or "WOAH!" devices are here! Well, almost: available Spring of 2018.


    HP Envy x2

    Official product page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/envy-x2/overview.html

    Screen: 12.3" 1920×1280 (3:2)
    OS: Windows 10 S + free upgrade to Win 10 (limited time option?)
    CPU: Snapdragon 835, X16 LTE modem
    Keyboard cover
    Stylus! (tech?)

    up to 8GB RAM
    up to 256GB UFS (universal flash storage - speed?)

    Battery life: 20 hours :eek: (150 nits, FHD video playback)
    Connected (!) standby time 29 days

    Front camera (5MP)
    Rear camera (13MP)
    1x USB-C, 1x microSD, SIM card
    3.5mm headphone jack!

    Tablet thickness: 6.9mm
    Weight: 1.54 pounds (probably tablet only)

    Price... that's the million dollar question!

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    Some posts on the device:
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12119/microsoft-launches-windows-10-on-arm-always-connected-pcs
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...s-10-arm-pcs-20-hour-battery-life-gigabit-lte
    https://www.pcmag.com/review/357758/hp-envy-x2-snapdragon-835
    https://www.slashgear.com/hp-envy-x2-takes-on-surface-pro-with-snapdragon-835-05510813/
    https://liliputing.com/2017/12/hp-e...ragon-835-promises-20-hours-battery-life.html
    https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/05/hp-envy-x2-hands-on-snapdragon/
    https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/5/16737288/microsoft-windows-10-qualcomm-arm-laptops-launch
     
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  2. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    so AES....
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Looks like the kickstand is in the case, not on the shell of the tablet.:vbfrown:
     
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  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Just added a bunch of specs. Connected standby time of 29 days is outrageous. 1.54 lbs WITH keyboard for a 12.3" device is pretty darned light. If that's true (edit: probably not..) I wonder what the tablet portion weighs! 20h battery life was supposedly measured at 150nits brightness. That would cover some pretty decent binge watching.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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  7. Cuberdon75

    Cuberdon75 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Interesting. The kickstand is part of the cover, but it has a full metal hinge.
     
  8. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Actually I think its using the generic N-trig/MPP. Usually when they use AES....Wacom is specifically mentioned, this announcement just lists Windows ink Compatible Pen.

    Either way......somewhat curious how either a N-trig/MPP or AES pen would far on Windows on Arm. N-trig/MPP & Atom didn't yield the best pen performance....and I would image Windows on Arm from a performance standpoint would be closer to Atom then Core M.
     
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    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    One thing that would slightly concern me from the Ars Technica article is about drivers not being able to be emulated. Now, that of course makes total sense, but it's also not something I thought about before. Most specifically, printer support needs to be robust in order for this device to be workable for many people. Now, I do seem to remember Windows RT having pretty decent support there, but Windows 10 Mobile was especially terrible in that area.
     
  10. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Sneaky move, let the others set a price level and then undercut them by 10%.
     
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