Wanted to post an in-depth initial impression of the Zbook x2 and possibly get to a real review eventually. Tablet History I'll first start off with this is not my first tablet, I've had a ThinkPad X61 which I liked a lot, but thought about getting something smaller and more portable, so then I got a galaxy note 10.1 which worked well but felt burned that Samsung never updated it more and since I felt the same way with my epic 4g never bought another Samsung product. Tried a surface pro 2 with power keyboard for full Windows experience again but found it too small to work comfortably. Next for me was a Cintiq companion 2 which seemed ideal 3 USB ports, full and micro SD slots, able to connect as a Cintiq to other computers, but I could never get over the constantly revving fans and was disappointed with how the stand was implemented, tried a flipsteady case but the fan noise truly killed it. I then got a ThinkPad yoga 14 which has been nice but still prefer EMR over AES, I've kept it for school. I briefly had a Modbook, which was cool being able to use OS X on a tablet, but I found a lot of the software I had started to use was for Windows only, and for some reason I could never get Bootcamp to work on it, so ultimately got rid of it. I also got a Cintiq companion hybrid, great drawing experience, sucks that the software was never updated but I knew that going in, I was able to get 123D creature before it was taken down which was nice, but there's no real CAD software for that device, and I will admit it's pretty heavy for an android tablet. Next up was the Vaio Z Canvas which I have a love hate relationship with, love the size, power, noise level, stand, hardware buttons at the top, but hate how it felt like I had to jump through holes to get things to work the way I wanted and it feels like Vaio stopped caring about this product. A Cube Mix Plus was next, which I mostly used as a note taker, then I installed Ubuntu Studio and started using more as a Retropie machine, Also the keyboard really increased the weight, so despite its small size, the portability factor was hampered by the weight. Then I decided to try an iPad 10.5 as there seemed to be an influx in software that interested me: Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Shapr3D, and could still use OneNote and Medibang and I found the drawing experience to be quite awesome with a matte screen protector. I also tried replacing the ThinkPad with a Surface Pro 3, which I love the portability of but recently decided to get rid of due to the keyboard and just going to stick with the ThinkPad. I also got a first gen iPad 12.9 for cheap, because I wanted the bigger screen real-estate, been awesome, but a little big for a portable tablet, since I would still need my PC for certain things. That brings me to now, still not satisfied with the Z canvas I saw new tablets using EMR were announced. I was considering the Acer Switch 7, but seems to be missing in action still, and as I said earlier I'd prefer to stay away from Samsung products so didn’t really consider the galaxy book series or the notebook pro 9. When the Zbook X2 was initially released I found it too expensive and disappointed there wasn't a quad core option, but I've kept up with what people have been saying and when eBay came through with a decent deal I decided to go for it. Initial Impression To put it quickly I love this device. The keyboard feels nice to type on, I like that it can be attached at an angle, lay flat, or completely detach from the device and still work. The trackpad also feels nice and like that I am able to customize the way I want to scroll, which I know seems silly, but I had to use AutoHotKey to scroll the way I wanted on the Z Canvas. The screen has a nice matte finish which feels great to draw on. Speaking of which, it's always nice to have EMR and this is one of the most accurate implementations of it I've ever used. The speakers are passible, but nothing to brag about. There is some definite weight to the device, but I expected that. The kickstand is okay, it works, but I do prefer the kickstand of the Z Canvas and how it can be adjusted with one hand. There are a couple of negatives I found, one touch has to be disabled to draw, I've tried multiple ways, but no matter what, as soon as my hand touches the screen a line is drawn from the pen tip to my hand. There may be a way to fix that behavior, haven't looked too much into as I've just been disabling touch for now. Also while drawing I've noticed stray little dots, something I came across on AES and N-Trig/MPP but not something I encountered with EMR before. This might have to do with the curve settings, and I've messed with the pressure curve a bit to fix the behavior, but something I still have to be aware of. Despite those negatives, I still love this device. It is what I wish the Cintiq Companion 2 could have been and definitely glad I got it. I even like that it has a quadro card, because from what I've read, CAD programs will benefit from that series and SolidWorks says it is fully compatible, although if they would have put a 4GB model that would have been cool. Now I just need to get around to selling the devices I don't use anymore to offset the price of this thing lol. Comparing Pens I thought I would finish this post comparing the official HP X2 pen to the Modbook pen, and both of those to the Cintiq companion hybrid. For this comparison I used a drawing I had started in Medibang on the Cintiq. I then took it over to the HP Zbook X2 and used the official pen. I next tried the Modbook pen, where there was a offset, but not much. One thing I noticed was the official pen was a lot quieter on the screen compared to the Modbook pen, and I'll probably stop using the Modbook pen due to worries it will eventually scratch the screen. I've noticed there are two big scratches on my Cube Mix Plus screen which must be due to the Modbook pen or Lifebook pen. So much for using a two button pen since I don’t want to chance it. I also noticed that I had less random stray dots with the Modbook pen, which again makes me think I just need to calibrate the pressure curve more to the way I draw. With the Cintiq sketch I was just taking my time and trying to practice with the splatter brush, the other two I quickly did for comparisons sake but overall I’m satisfied with the pen experience on the Zbook X2 and the way it compares to the Cintiq Companion Hybrid. Looking forward to getting to delve into the Zbook X2 more. Also after noticing it to upload a picture to share, does anyone else with a ZBook X2 notice weird green artifacts showing up on pictures from Deviantart? I haven't noticed it anywhere else and it only shows up on the ZBook X2, but definetly makes me wonder what is going on.