CNET First Look
HP offers a tough new slate-plus-keyboard hybrid in the Elite x2 1011 G1This Windows 8 tablet joins a handful of other new business-friendly tablets and accessories.
[MUSIC] Ho's got a new hybrid that's built for tough situations. I'm Dan Alkemin and this is the HP Elite x2. It starts off as an 11.6 Windows 8 tablet you can get it with a 1366 by 768 resolution or an upgraded 1920 by 1080 model and like a lot of other super thin systems that we're gonna see in 2015. It runs Intel's new Core M Processor as part of the new Broadwell family and while it's not quite as, fast or powerful as your standard Core I3 or Core I5, it's meant to run in systems that are very thin, very light and in this case, right many of them run fanlessly, which is great for keeping things quiet and cool. This is a lot more rugged than a lot of other hybrids because it's meant for commercial purposes. They test it to some [UNKNOWN] standards and it's got things like a TPM chip and Intel's V-Pro Technology. Smart card slot built into one of the keyboard bases. And these are all things that your IT department may require, even if you, as end user are, are generally not aware of them. The tablet can plug in to several accessories, including two different [INAUDIBLE] keyboards. One is a traditional sort of clam shell bigger tablet keyboard that has some decent ports and connections on it. The other one is a thinner, more surface like travel keyboard. There's even a, a [INAUDIBLE] wireless. The docking station. It looks like a little black cube that makes it easy to connect to your bigger desktop monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The X2 is going to start at $899 in the U.S. when it's available in late January. I'm Dan Eckman and that's the HP elite X2.