One way to get consumers interested in Windows Tablets is by offering them as 2 in 1 PC Convertible devices. One such 2 in 1 is the new HP Pavilion 11t-h000 x2. Starting at a retail price of $599.99, the 11t X2 is an 11.6″ Windows 8 Tablet that includes a keyboard dock. It’s also one of the first tablet/laptop convertibles to feature the Intel Pentium N350 processor (more on this below). The 11t X2 is on sale now and can be purchased at HP.com, as well as many other fine retailers. If you are in the market for a hybrid PC, add the 11t X2 to your list of potential purchases.
HP Pavilion 11t-h000 x2 Specs
As I mentioned, the HP Pavilion 11t-h000 x2 is one of the first devices to utilize the Intel Pentium N350 processor. The 64 bit N350 processor is expected to give Windows Tablets and other devices a performance bump over Intel Atom based tablets, as well as provide better battery life than Intel core based processors. One of the drawbacks to the platform is that Windows Tablet owners typically have to choose between faster, expensive, power hungry tablets versus longer lasting but slower tablets. I’m hoping this new N350 processor will provide the best of both worlds.
Other 11t X2 specs include an 11.6 inch display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 4GB of ram, your choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth. The 11t X2 also features Beats Audio with 4 speakers, and HD Webcam, and dual microphones. The tablet itself weighs 1.73 lbs. The included keyboard dock brings the total weight to 3.28 lbs. According to HP, the 11t X2 will get 8 hours and 45 minutes of battery life.
Price and Release Date
The HP Pavilion 11t-h000 x2 is currently available for sale at hp.com. It has a starting price of $599.99. The release date for this hybrid device was some time in November 2013.
Considering that a new iPad costs $499, the HP Pavilion 11t-h000 x2 price of $599.99 is not bad at all. For the additional $100, you get a full fledged computer that is capable of running desktop caliber applications. However, whether or not the 11t X2 turns out to be a compelling device will depend largely on its battery life and performance. I haven’t seen any reviews of Intel Pentium N350 based tablets yet. Hopefully we’ll start to see some critics reviews and user reviews after the holidays.