HP Pro x2 aims to take on Microsoft’s Surface devices

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If HP’s latest Windows 10 2-in-1 device looks familiar to you, that’s because it heavily borrows from Microsoft’s Surface playbook. At this year’s Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, HP has introduced the Pro x2 612 G2, a premium tablet sporting a 12-inch Full HD display for enterprise customers.

According to Windows Blog, the HP Pro x2 combines “individuality and productivity with industrial design in a sleek device.” With the device, you can draw and mark up webpages on Edge using Windows Ink.


The Pro x2 includes a “Collaboration Keyboard” with backlit keys and magnetic connections as well as a removable back cover and a removable SSD. Inside, the 2-in-1 packs the 7th-gen Intel Core i7, i5, M, and Pentium processors. You can tilt the integrated kickstand up to 165 degrees. The device also ships with the HP Active Wacom Pen to help you perform precise input in drawings and presentations.

HP Pro x2 can stay awake for up to 11 hours with its non-removable battery, which can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes. It also features USB-C and USB-A ports, 5-megapixel front-facing and 8-megapixel rear cameras, a slot for a microSD card, and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

Other features of the Pro x2 include:

  • The Pro x2 can also be configured with a choice of the latest 7th generation Intel processors, providing reliable performance to meet a variety of mobile end user’s needs.
  • For drawing and taking notes, the HP Active Wacom Pen with App Launch combined with the extended 165-degree kickstand make it easy to use Windows Ink to draw, annotate, and create presentations or documents.
  • With both USB-C and USB-A connections, you can quickly charge your device, connect to external monitors or transfer data quickly.
  • The Pro x2 offers up to 11 hours of battery life and can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
  • Built-in smart card reader and anoptional fingerprint reader that allows you to login quickly and securely with Windows Hello.
  • Superior in-field serviceability enabling end users to do minor repairs on the SSD, kickstand and A/C adapter, and IT on WLAN/WWAN, storage, system board, battery or the LCD/touch module, the chassis and some other components.

You can purchase the HP Pro x2 612 G2 starting at $979 via HP’s website.

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