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HP Split x2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of HP Split x2. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the connectivity and design are overall positive. The price and durability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are less positive about the image quality and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Split x2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Split x2 Convertible

 

Two times the fun. The pricey but well-received Envy x2 has promp

Ivy Bridge and Haswell ULV CPU options with HD 4000/4400 graphics; Well-built with above-average rigidity; Primary mSATA SSD and optional secondary drive via docking station; Primary and secondary batteries for longer runtimes; RAM, mSATA and secondary...

Low brightness and low contrast; Difficult to use under sunlight; Not designed for outdoor use; Budget TN panel discourages portrait mode; Wobbly hinges; No higher resolution options; Back panels can be difficult to remove; not friendly for end-user...

Dual battery packs and dual storage drives are uncommon for tablet convertibles. RAM, mSATA and half-mini PCI-e upgrades can give the tablet longer legs.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Split 13 x2

 

HP's 13-inch laptop/tablet hybrid is a strong concept, but the execution could be better.

Tablet portion is fairly light at 1.06kg ; Hybrid storage system is smart and useful ; Performs well in lightweight web and productivity tasks

Screen resolution could be a bit higher ; Limited battery life for the weight and dual-battery setup ; Struggles with fancy flash games and graphical tasks ; Tablet and dock are heavy together at 2.2kg

It’s a great concept and while the execution leaves something to be desired – particularly in weight and battery life – HP’s Split 13 x2 proves itself a useful piece of technology nonetheless. Great as a mobile presentation tool, or as a hybrid...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP Split 13 x2

 

HP's 13-inch laptop/tablet hybrid is a strong concept, but the execution could be better.

Tablet portion is fairly light at 1.06kg ; Hybrid storage system is smart and useful ; Performs well in lightweight web and productivity tasks

Screen resolution could be a bit higher ; Limited battery life for the weight and dual-battery setup ; Struggles with fancy flash games and graphical tasks ; Tablet and dock are heavy together at 2.2kg

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

HP Split x2 review

 

There's an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It's all Microsoft's fault, really, given...

Decent keyboard and trackpad, ample battery life, screen viewing angles are good, sturdy build quality, fair price to power balance, SSD is swift, dual headphone jack

Massive as a tablet, top-heavy as a laptop, not comfortable for lap use, heavy in either configuration, screen should be higher resolution, fiddly tablet reconnection process, 13.3-inch tablet makes little sense, last-gen Intel

The HP Split x2 hasn’t split our verdict on where this product sits. Literally: it should sit on a desk. And that defies what the product is supposed to be about. For all its efforts at being a two-in-one device - well, physically at least, it succeeds...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Split X2 review

 

This good value detachable tablet hybrid has great battery life and powerful laptop components, but its screen's poor contrast holds it back

The HP Split X2 is a great improvement on the detachable Windows 8 hybrid formula, and it’s a good choice if you want a tablet that you can use as a laptop. If you'd rather have a laptop you can carry around, you can save a lot of money by buying the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

HP Split 13 x2

 

Laptop/tablet ‘convertible' or ‘hybrid' devices are nothing new. ASUS pioneered the concept with its Android-based Transformer Pad, but HP has also had experience in the form factor over the last couple of years. The Split 13 x2 is the company's latest...

Tablet portion is fairly light at 1.06kg ; Hybrid storage system is smart and useful ; Performs well in lightweight web and productivity tasks

Screen resolution could be a bit higher ; Limited battery life for the weight and dual-battery setup ; Struggles with fancy flash games and graphical tasks ; Tablet and dock are heavy together at 2.2kg

It’s a great concept and while the execution leaves something to be desired – particularly in weight and battery life – HP’s Split 13 x2 proves itself a useful piece of technology nonetheless. Great as a mobile presentation tool, or as a hybrid...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Gizmodo (gizmodo.com.au)

HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Peter Coffey, School Teacher

 

Peter Coffey is a primary school teacher in a rural Victorian town, switching to the classroom after 20 years as an IT/telecommunications specialist. He's also one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition . Steve has had his new Windows 8...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

HP Split x2

 

The HP Split x2 is a lightweight two-in-one detachable PC and has a removable screen that can turn the laptop into a tablet. It runs on Windows 8 operating system and is powered by Intel Core i3/i5 (3rd generation) processor. Split x2 has a 2-megapixel...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: richard (reevoo.com)

HP Split x2

 

on paper, a brilliant design idea with good battery life. superb build quality and excellent value for money.

in reality, far too heavy, the balance is totally wrong as in laptop mode , it is weighted to the rear and falls back. performance is not too good for a core i3 1.4 gig and in reality, in tablet mode, 13 inches is only really practical for niche rolls,...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: richard (reevoo.com)

HP Split X2

 

on paper, a brilliant design idea with good battery life. superb build quality and excellent value for money

in reality, far too heavy, the balance is totally wrong as in laptop mode , it is weighted to the rear and falls back. performance is not too good for a core i3 1.4 gig and in reality, in tablet mode, 13 inches is only really practical for niche rolls,...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:33
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):850
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4200

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Beats Audio

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4020Y
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4020Y
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Stepping:D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:76609
Processor code:SR1DC
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height:0.445
Weight:4.85
Width:13.4