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HP Elite x2 1012 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of HP Elite x2 1012 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the price and durability are mixed.

performance, design, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

HP Elite x2 G1 (1012)

 

A serious business-oriented tablet with a good selection of features, the HP Elite x2 G1 (1012) has a lot going for it—just not its balance of price and performance.

Excellent display. Long battery life.

Relatively expensive. Soft speakers. No on-board stylus storage.

Conclusion Finding the sweet spot between price and features is one of the biggest challenges of tablet shopping, and the recent proliferation of affordable Windows slates and convertibles has made the process even more difficult. For all the sharp...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

HP Elite x2 G1 (1012)

 

A serious business-oriented tablet with a good selection of features, the HP Elite x2 G1 (1012) has a lot going for it—just not its balance of price and performance.

Excellent display. Long battery life.

Relatively expensive. Soft speakers. No on-board stylus storage.

Conclusion Finding the sweet spot between price and features is one of the biggest challenges of tablet shopping, and the recent proliferation of affordable Windows slates and convertibles has made the process even more difficult. For all the sharp...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet with Travel Keyboard

 

The HP Elite x2 is different. Starting at the same $899 as a Surface Pro 4 (£708 in the UK or AU$1661 in Australia), HP's 12-inch tablet includes the keyboard cover that Microsoft's slate lacks. And a fingerprint sensor. And a non-proprietary USB-C...

The updated HP Elite x2 has a slim, sturdy design, a more comfortable keyboard than Microsoft's Surface Pro and it includes that keyboard in the base price. With a fingerprint reader, replaceable components and docking options, it's suitable for both...

The Elite's touchpad is easily confused, sometimes unresponsive, and the battery won't quite last a full day.

HP's Elite x2 is a must-look for any buyer considering a Microsoft Surface-like computer, and the quality bundled keyboard means it effectively costs less, too.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 review: Intel's Core m gets the job done in this sturdy convertible

 

HP designed its 12-inch Elite x2 convertible tablet with notebook-class ruggedness in mind, and it largely succeeds. But while it offers seriously solid competition for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, a few features fall short of the bar.

Durable chassis withstands two-foot drop onto concrete ; Tough Gorilla Glass 4 display ; Designed for repair and upgrading

Keyboard separates from tablet surprisingly easily ; A little heavy compared to the competition ; String attachment for pen is awkward

HP’s Elite x2 competes well with the new crop of convertible tablets, which provide a compelling argument that they represent the next iteration of mobile productivity—smartphones aside, that is. We mixed in a small number of notebooks as well, just to...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Review

 

Business Elite. With the Elite x2 1012 G1, HP takes on Microsoft's Surface Pro 4. The convertible offers a keyboard dock, an active stylus and an LTE modem. At almost 1500 Euros (~$1690), the complete package doesn't come cheap, however.

IPS display ; silent ; M.2 SSD ; keyboard dock ; ActivePen ; very good battery life ; LTE modem ; 3-year warranty

expensive ; chassis could be more sturdy

Just like the competing manufacturers, HP outfits the Elite x2 with Core-m CPUs from Intel's current Skylake-generation of processors. The performance is more than adequate for most usage scenarios. Even extended loads don't cause a performance drop....

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

HP Elite x2 G1 (1012) Review and Ratings

 

A business-minded Surface Pro competitor, the Elite x2 G1 is a snazzy-looking, surprisingly snappy Core M 2-in-1. It's only held back by the pricing in its higher-than-basic configurations.

A rare 2-in-1 that works well as a tablet ; Long battery life ; Excellent backlit keyboard, IPS screen ; WiGig docking support

Expensive, given the component loadout ; No slot for stylus ; Weak speakers ; No dedicated video-out

The HP Elite x2 G1 proved itself a high-quality tablet with practical aspirations, especially for business, but its price point left us a bit cold.

May, 2016

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet PC overview

 

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Intel M5-6Y54 30,4cm 12Zoll FHD Touch UMA 8GB 256GB/SSD FPR WLAN BT W10PRO64 1J. Gar. (DE)

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet overview

 

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Intel M5-6Y54 30,4cm 12Zoll FHD Touch UMA 4GB 128GB/SSD FPR WLAN BT W10PRO64 1J. Gar. (DE)

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (techradar.com)

HP Elite x2 1012 G1

 

Impressive usability that comes at a price

Comfortable and function-rich keyboard ; Responsive trackpad ; Clear screen

So-so hinge ; Short battery life ; Awkward stylus attachments

Though better for business than the Surface Pro, the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 also suffers from poor battery life.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Hands on: HP Elite x2 1012 review

 

A stunning 2-in-1

Lightweight ; Thin ; Attractive price

Core M-only ; Full HD-only

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufsen Sound / HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 40
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40
Battery life (max):10 / 10.15 / 10.25 / 10.3
Battery performance:2800
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.7
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Front camera signal format:1080p
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5 / 8
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Cover: No
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Island-style keyboard:Y
Market positioning:Business
Product color:Black / Black,Silver / Silver
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 3:2
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12 / 12.3 / 12.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1280 / 2560 x 1440
Display surface:Gloss / Matt
Display Technology:IPS / UWVA / WVA
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / WFHD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45
Energy Star certified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1740
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Trackpad

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G:N
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA,DC-HSPA+,EVDO,HSPA+ / CDMA,EVDO / CDMA,EVDO,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna Type:2x2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Intel® HD Graphics
WAP: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 480000
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 196850.4
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufsen Sound / HD
Graphics:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1740
Maximum memory card size:200
On-board graphics adapter:Y
Operating system version:64
Processor socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No
Backlight: No
Brand compatibility:HP
Compatibility:Elite x2 1012 G1
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Magnetometer:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Password protection:Y
Position location:N
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Phone Features

Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45
Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI3 / Opi
Chipset:Intel BayTrail-T SoC
Configurable TDP-down:3.5 / 3.8
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Motherboard chipset:Intel BayTrail-T SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E3-1505MV5 / m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1 / 3.7
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel Core m3 / Intel Core m5 / Intel® Core™ M / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20
Processor series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1440 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / R0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Unite installed:N
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / 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):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Unite™:N / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN / SR2FN
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Поддержка Intel Unite:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Power on / Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system version:64
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Maximum memory card size:200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.41 / 8.43 / 8.66
Depth (tablet mode):8.43
Height:0.315 / 0.317 / 0.528 / 0.53 / 0.65 / 34
Height (tablet mode):0.317
Weight:15.9 / 2.67 / 2.8 / 28.9 / 29.6
Weight (tablet mode):28.9
Width:11.8
Width (tablet mode):11.8