HP Envy X2 has a fresh look but not enough power
HP Envy X2 has a fresh look but not enough power
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HP Envy X2 has a fresh look but not enough power

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[MUSIC] Surf YouTube, write up an assignment in Google Docs, have your data stolen and used in a national election. [MUSIC] These activities are what people mostly use their laptops for, but they've also been doable on your phone for yonks. So a laptop kitted out with a smartphone processor should be fast enough, right? That's what HP is hoping for with the Envy X2. it's the latest in a new breed of Windows 10 laptops. The pitch is simple. If you put a phone processor in a laptop, It'll do everything most people need, but it'll last for over 20 hours. Plus, you have the option of cellular connectivity. There are some kinks to iron out, mainly speed. The processor inside is a snap dragon 835 The same CPU that powers Samsung Galaxy S8 from last year. I've never used the X2 for anything too intensive but I've noticed lag even when using Facebook or using Google Doc. The slow down wasn't super bad but it was enough to notice. That could be forgivable, but for the same price you can easily get a speedier laptop with an Intel I5 chip It's not just the HTP world, as we had similar issues with the Asus's Snapdragon-powered Nova Go. On the flip side, the MDX-2's battery life is excellent. It lasted around 12 hours in our battery testing. That doesn't make it the best in class, but it's certainly a top contender. Other than battery life, there's a lot to like with X2. It's a stylish machine, and it comes with HP's digital pen. It helps you take advantage of the short touch screen without smudging it up. The keyboard and touchpad attached via case are also surprisingly good. But ultimately, between sluggish performance, a lack of ports and Windows 10 being a weaker tablet operating system than Android or IOS, there are a few too many concessions here to justify the price. For the full written review, check back to cnet.com. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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