HP is cheerily joining the tablet-laptop hybrid bandwagon with the Envy X2, which earns some extra style points due to its aluminum finish. It sports an 11.6-inch, 1366-by-768 display, an Intel Atom processor, a 64 GB solid state drive, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera and an “HD” camera up front. The keyboard and trackpad dock has two USB ports, a full-sized SD card slot and HDMI output. Other bells and whistles include Beats Audio and support for near-field communications. It’ll be out in time for the holidays, but no pricing yet.
Coming Soon: 15 Interesting Phones, Tablets and Hybrids
The summer tech drought is over and gadget makers have come out swinging with Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids, Android tablets and high-powered smartphones. Here's the most interesting new gear announced at the IFA 2012 show in Berlin.
HP Envy X2 (Windows 8)
- Asus Vivo Tabs (Windows 8 and RT)
- Dell XPS 10 (Windows RT)
- Dell XPS 12 Duo (Windows 8)
- HP Envy X2 (Windows 8)
- Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 (Windows 8)
- Samsung Tablets (Windows 8 and RT)
- Sony Xperia Tablet S (Android)
- Sony Vaio Duo 11 (Windows 8)
- Toshiba U925t (Windows 8)
- LG Optimus G (Android)
- Samsung Ativ S (Windows Phone 8)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (Android)