HP Pro x2 612 announced - the first HP Business tablet with Wacom technology

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  1. ile

    ile Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Ok, thread is unwatched, stupid hp ...
     
  2. SAM 2013

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    I can confirm the Staples i3 version DOES
    have the Wacom pen/digitizer.

    I got the 1980 hi-resolution screen.
    It comes with the Auto-brightness turned on and was dull looking.
    Once I turned it off, the screen was very good and bright.

    BUT, "Holy Bezels Batman" (as the kids say)

    Looks like they could fit a 13" or 13.5" screen in there.
    It seems really long compared to the Surface 3.
    But is only an inch longer, it seems like more.

    O/A:
    8 1/8" x 12 1/2"

    Lit screen area:
    6 1/4" x 11"

    The Surface screen area is 1/2" wider, but 1" shorter.

    There is no keyboard/base.
    You have to order it separately from HP.

    So far my i3 version seems as fast as my Surface
    for loading and setting up programs.

    I'll check back in once I have our programs all loaded and setup.
    We do not run anything real processor intensive, so may not be
    a good example for how fast it is. I ll just compare to Surface 3.

    As far as plasticy, yeah it is plastic, but it does feel pretty solid.
    The thickness is wedged shaped, wider at the bottom and narrower at the top.
    It is definitely built for utilitarian rather than the cool, sleek look of the
    Surface 3

    The very best thing though is the Wacom digitizer !
    If only the Surface 3 had Wacom.....
     
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  3. cookies4you

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    *Sniff*

    HP is back.
     
  4. SAM 2013

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    Here is a quick update to my first post about the x2 612:

    The speakers are weaker than the Surface 3.

    The Wacom pen is MUCH better than the NTrig.

    I bought the tablet portion from Staples on a special.
    They do not have the keyboard base though.
    Amazon has the complete units from about $1,000.
    I am just using an old Fujitsu bluetooth keyboard
    for now. until the HP keyboard power bases become available.

    One thing I found very useful is lblb's Toolbar Creator
    and I am able to use the tablet portion for most quick tasks,
    in his/her program you can program the keyboard shortcuts you use the most.

    The screen is narrow and tall.
    My Suface 3 feels more premium,
    the HP seems more utilitarian but solid.
    (and plasticy, as indicated by Daniel H. above

    It would be nice to be able to order the keyboard base section
    for a complete computer. Anyone from HP on here?
     
  5. kneehowguys

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    Could you try the hp pro x2 612 without the keyboard just tablet with these:
    1. USB 3.0 docking (eg pluggable, belkin etc)
    2. A portable USB monitor like the Asus one

    There's no HDMI or display port on the tablet portion correct?

    Also how is the camera? I heard that there are 8 MP versions. Think you could record a lecture if you sat in the front of the room in class?
     
  6. SAM 2013

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    Sorry, I do not have a Belkin dock nor a USB monitor,
    I am not much help.

    The tablet does have 1 USB, 1 microSD, and something w/ an arrow.
    No HDMI that I have found.

    The keyboard base is supposed to have 2 more USB, an ethernet connection, and
    I believe a HDMI(?)

    When I get time today, Ill snap a couple of photos with it for you.
    Have not tried the mircophone.

    Photo samples.
    Outside and inside:
     
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  7. kneehowguys

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    http://h71016.www7.hp.com/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=&ProductLineId=577&FamilyId=3825&LowBaseId=45229&LowPrice=$799.00&familyviewgroup=4063&viewtype=Matrix&jumpid=in_r11662_psg_CTO/NBx2612/pagelink/atlas/heasmith

    So evidently there is an 8 MP option.

    But it is quite expensive

    Does the thinkpad helix 2 also have this hidden 8 MP option somewhere? I still have no idea how someone found the above 8 MP HP Pro x2 link

    I'd really like to record lectures when sitting in the front row and the problem with a smartphone doing it is
    1. Have to hold it
    2. Or have to set up a tripod w' adjustable angle
    3. It has to be able to stand on a very small desk

    Is there a cheaper way to get an 8 MP camera that is angle adjustable and stands up on its own for this purpose? I know asus has a phone that can dock into a laptop but I think that doesn't have much angle adjustment and also to buy the laptop and phone would be alot + no wacom

    Is there any advantage I would actually notice for my use case for the 2200$ vs 2500$ HP pro x2 612? How do we know that 8 MP camera is not a typo?
     
  8. surfaceproartist

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    I just ordered the lowest end configuration from Staples and should begin testing next week with a review to follow as soon as I can get it done. I'm really enjoying sketching with the lower-end Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2 and I am interested to see the difference in build quality between it and the HP.
     
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    Just received i3 HP Pro X2 612 G1 (I'll never get over that ridiculous name) that ordered from Staples. No pen in the box, but it works with my Wacom Bamboo Feel Stylus Carbon. It's a nice sized screen. Quiet, but not silent. Curved, rubberized back makes it easy to hold. Much thicker than I'd imagined. Lots of Windows updates to install. What else is new?
     
  10. kneehowguys

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    How's the camera? Do you think it could record you in front of a whiteboard 10 or 20 feet away?

    A laptop with a clampshell stays put unlike a smartphone and can have its angle adjusted in ways a phone on a desk can't.
     

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