HP quietly launches 11.6 inch Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC with Pentium N3510 CPU

The HP Pavilion x2 11t is a Windows tablet with an 11.6 inch display and a detachable keyboard dock that transforms the tablet into a notebook. Without much fanfare, HP started selling the Pavilion x2 11t in late November 2013 for about $600 and up.

While there are plenty of 2-in-1 tablet/notebook hybrids on the market these days, this model manages to stand out thanks to its processor: The HP Pavilion x2 11t is one of the first computers to ship with an Intel Pentium N3510 processor.

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Intel’s Pentium N3510 chip is based on the same Silvermont architecture as Intel Atom Bay Trail chips like the processors found in the Asus Transformer Pad T100 and Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets.

Like those tablets, the HP Pavilion x2 11t has a low-power, moderate-performance chip. But the Pentium N3510 should be noticeably faster than those Atom chips. It’s a 22nm processor with a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 7.5 watts and SDP (Scenario Design Power) of 4.5 watts.

In other words, the processor should consume about 4.5W during average use. That’s compared with 2W for an Intel Atom Z3740 or Atom Z3770 Bay Trail processor. The Pentium chip also supports up to 8GB of RAM, while the Atom chips top out at 4GB. It’s one of the most powerful Silvermont/Bay Trail chips designed for notebooks or tablets (there are higher-powered Bay Trail-D chips, but they’re designed for desktops).

All told, that means that while HP’s new 11.6 inch tablet isn’t exactly a speed demon, it should be faster than a Transformer Book T100, while offering similarly long battery life — HP says the tablet should get up to 8 hours, 45 minutes of run time (although it’s not clear if that’s with or without the keyboard base station connected — the keyboard has its own battery).

Other specs for the HP Pavilion x2 11t include 4GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, 4 speakers, and a headset jack.

It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and the tablet measures 0.46 inches thick and weighs 1.7 pounds. Add the keyboard base and the whole laptop weighs about 3.3 pounds and measures 0.9 inches thick.

  • Michael Thompson

    Real or rebrand?

  • StephD

    Expensive for what it is

    • Kyle

      how is it expensive for what it is? The T100 is noted for it’s awesome price at $400 with its batteryless keyboard, Z3740, 2gb ram, 64gb flash. For just over $100 more you can get a keyboard with a battery, 128gb real ssd, 4gb ram, Fast atom processor. Considering the 64gb Venue 11 pro without a keyboard is $500 also, (higher res screen though) This is really a pretty good deal. My only worry would really be the battery life.

      • Sam Curcio

        No battery in the keyboard. I know–I had one. Five hours, tops.

      • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

        Interesting. The HP website says this:

        “Run errands, travel, and go about your day for longer. You can do more with one battery in the tablet and another battery in the keyboard dock.”

      • Sam Curcio

        Yes, this is interesting, because the one I purchased from Amazon had only one battery. The same model at Best Buy says 5 hours.
        I am wondering if the HP description is a typo, or another version is being released.
        Amazon = 11-h010nr
        Best Buy = 11-h013dx

      • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

        I’m going to see if I can get an answer from HP — but this time of year, it might take a while to get a response. Wish me luck!

      • Sam Curcio

        I just finished reading some remarks by other owners and it seems the Baytrail and battery are disappointments in this model. One reviewer stated that his HP Envy is faster than the X2.
        In any case, good luck getting through to HP.

      • Kyle

        It’s odd but I guess I’m not surprised they would release a cheaper version without an extra battery, really sneaky of them though as all the original coverage just showed it with the extra battery.

      • Sam Curcio

        If HP would stick with one version instead of creating a separate system for different markets, then it wouldn’t be so confusing. I have learned from past experience to check the model number and comparing it to the same model at Walmart, Best Buy, and other locations, to see what the differences are. You would be surprised as to how many variations HP makes.

  • Sam Curcio

    There are quite a few variations of the x2 line.

  • Amaran

    Looking forward to some small bezeled 10″ notebooks running on Bay Tail M chips. Can’t wait for 64-bit UEFI support so I can install Linux.

  • cybernevets
    • sri_tech

      Great price for specs. BestBuy is selling high end model (128gb SSD) for $530.

    • Sam Curcio

      Could be even lower. The only thing it has going for it is the removable display.

      • Bobby Salvin

        But the removable display is the point–it is a convertible tablet, not a notebook.

      • Sam Curcio

        I will continue to follow it. If HP releases a newer version, then maybe l will look into it again.

  • jwin

    1366 x 768 resolution just does not cut it anymore. 1920×1080+ or no sale.

  • stdr

    This could have been a great product. Nice specs, a lot better than those crappy Bay Trail tablets that support only 2 GB of RAM and are significantly slower. But no Full-HD is a deal breaker.

  • daniel duncan

    does it do x64? i thought bay trail didnt

    • Labmouse

      Bay Trail hardware does, Microsoft drivers don’t ;)