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

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  1. Yao

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    HP Spectre X2 just came out! 2.7 lbs total weight of tablet / keyboard. HP is smart and kept Wacom technology!

    The Skylake Core M 6Y75 processor is fanless and better benchmark specs than the HP Pro X2 i5-4302y CPU! :)

    This is probably why HP is selling older models cheap now! The new Spectre X2 looks fantastic!

    I wonder if HP will do a business class version of the Spectre X2 to replace the Pro x2 612 :)
     
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    Which wacom tech is it, ES or EMR?
     
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    im going to guess NOT EMR....to keep the tablet thinner and lighter weight....
     
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    The HP site state it is a Wacom "ACTIVE PEN"
    Is there more than one type of active Wacom pen?
     
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    "Active" would apply to both EMR and AES (but only appears explicitly in the name of the latter).
     
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    So penabled is EMR
    and AES is battery powered pen
    similar to the NTrig?
     
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    I have received the dock portion for the x2 612 computer.
    The screen fits nicely;y into the keyboard.
    It is solid and easier to type on than the Surface Pro.
    But it is noticeably heavier and bulkier overall than
    the Surface Pro.

    It even has a "modern" VGA port, of which I thought was
    a Serial port at first. (I think they had business usage
    in mind. Ancient conference room equipment)

    The keyboard has a second battery in the base.
    I used it for over 4 hrs and it still showed 45%.
    Battery #1 ran down first.
    I'll repost when I get a total run time w/
    both batteries.

    The base seems to be better quality than the plasticy
    tablet portion. Thus, I think this computer was designed
    as a laptop first and a tablet second.

    Pt 2 next post
     
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    Update guys, I'm officially using the HP Pro X2 612 as my daily PC computing device.

    I want to share with you a few things; some good and some not so good.

    1. its heavy for a 12.5" laptop. compared to other PC solutions, but its acceptable. It weights more than the new Dell XPS 15 skylake.
    2. the WACOM works fantastic and amazing. I used to have the HP elitepad 1000 and that ATMEL stylus was HORRIBLE and ruined the whole experience...
    3. Battery life is strange, windows 10 cant give me an accurate battery life estimate, its all over the map, but im finding that tablet / keyboard together; around 7 hrs on Windows 10. Tablet by itself is around 5 - 5.5 hours which is acceptable; keyboard adds another 1.5-2 hrs of battery
    4. Windows 10 is amazing on this 12.5" screen with the 1920 x 1080 resolution
    5. keyboard is great. i can type very fast and pretty accurate. i dont mind the non-deep travel of the keys; its very comfortable...
    6. I like how the Tablet is RAISED up a bit when attached to powered keyboard; it really aligns your eyes to look at the screen; rather than like a surface pro where you have to tilt your head down.
    7. Charges up very fast...in about 1.5 hrs to full charge
    8. trackpad is very accurate
    9. Its definiely a great buy at these HUGE discounts now
     
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