HP Envy x2 13 Core M Hybrid Can Be Yours For $800

More Intel Core M goodness. The HP Envy x2 13 tablet laptop hybrid has just gone on sale, and the new convertible makes use of the newest Broadwell architecture.

It is your usual 2-in-1 affair, though.

Offering a tablet with a capacious 13-inch of screen real estate to go with a detachable keyboard dock that instantly turns it into a laptop. And thanks to the fifth-generation Intel Broadwell Core M processor, it also offers long battery life in a fanless design.

Which is notable, as not all Core M machines are fanless — the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, for instance, houses a tiny fan inside in order to sustain the speedier Turbo mode of the new processors.

Getting back to the HP machine, you can buy a variant with an Intel Core M-5Y10 chip that is clocked at a dandy 800MHz, but can boost up the proceedings to 2GHz. However, this cheaper variant only gets you a simple HD display running at 1366 x 768 pixels.

To go with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for some neat operations.

If you want to go beyond the base model, then there is a little bit more power for you on offer. The Intel Core M-5Y70 runs at 1.1GHz, and is quite capable of bumping things up to 2.6GHz when needed.

You also get full HD resolution on this one, 1920 x 1080 pixels, and the 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD means the device will chug along fine.

In the connectivity department we have HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 33Wh battery. The backlit keyboard accessory also comes with an external battery, which extends the lifecycle of the device by a fair bit.

HP has also thrown in a kickstand on the back of the tablet, so that the Envy x2 13 can function as an AIO (all-in-one) device, if you so desire.

The Windows 8.1 machine ships this holiday season, starting at $800, and is available for preorder now.

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