The HP Pro X2 612 (pictured) and a seven-inch tablet from Toshiba were both unveiled by Microsoft’s vice president of OEM partners Nick Parker in Taiwan. HP’s hybrid tablet/laptop was the first to be shown off. According to Parker, the HP Pro X2 612 was “designed from the ground up for business”. Indeed, it seems to be gunning for exactly the same ground as Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 3, which was unveiled last month.
It is powered by a choice of Intel Core i3 and i5 chips, comes with a Wacom digitiser and full HD cameras on the front and the back of the device. If you turn up in work with it, your IT guy will probably love you too, as it comes with full enterprise level security. One of the really interesting things about the new X2 is that it has two batteries; one in the tablet and the other in the detachable keyboard.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen this sort of thing, but with a combined 14 hour battery life, it’s something we’d like to see more of in the future. Microsoft’s Parker also unveiled a new seven-inch tablet from Toshiba. Interestingly, while he hyped up the tablet, he didn’t go into detail. Ee don’t know what specs it has or even the price – though Parker did promise that it would be competitive with other seven-inch tablets.