I have bought the M3-6Y30 / 4GB RAM / 256 GB SSD version for 440,99 € in France (Summer Sale @ Rue du Commerce) two weeks ago. It was supposed to be a "destockage" unit but it had actually never been opened and HP registered it as new. It came with the stylus, and I also have the Bamboo Smart (which works a tad better than the HP one hover-wise, but is heavier and not so comfortable to hold for me). I am not an artist but do take lots of notes, especially on PDFs, on my devices. It is replacing my SP1 which has been a very faithful companion but will now migrate rooms and will be used by my daughter. I also own a VN8 for my on-the-go work, but the SP1 was my main device. I needed a replacement for the SP1, but did not want to invest too much as everyone in our household (2 adults, 2 teens) needs a new/replacement device for September and this back to school season turned out to be quite an expensive one. So far so good, I am really impressed with the Pavilion x2 12. Obviously I love the display, the pen is really not as bad as I expected, far from it actually, I would say on par with my Wacom EMR SP1 Pen. After letting all HP and Microsoft updates (apart from the anniversary one, which is downloading right now) install, I have managed 7 hours of use with about 40% of web and email use, 35% of note taking (One Note and Drawboard) and 25% of video streaming. I love the versatility of it, the hinge seems very solid, the keyboard is a real one and so much better than the surface pro KB cover. Of course, I hate the fact that, as has already been said often here, no charger other than the original one is available. But I am coming from the SP block one, with all its troubles, so I can live with the HP charger. For 440,99 €, it really is a great deal.