HP is updating its 10 inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet. The next-gen HP Pavilion x2 will be available July 21st for $299 and up.

Like last year’s model, the new HP Pavilion x2 is basically a 10 inch tablet with a detachable keyboard. But this year HP has updated the design with a sturdier keyboard base for a more laptop-like experience, a wider trackpad, and Bang & Olufsen audio.

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HP showed off the new Pavilion x2 at Computex, but it’ll be available globally at the end of July.

The laptop has a hard keyboard that’s 93 percent the size of a normal HP laptop keyboard, and which has the same 1.5mm travel for the keys. It features a magnetic connector that lets you attach the tablet and keyboard without any latches. But HP says the connection is sturdy enough to let you hold the computer from the tablet section without worrying that the keyboard will fall off.

You can also position the tablet so it faces away for the keyboard if you want to use the system in stand mode. And HP says you can open the laptop to a 135 degree angle without worrying that the computer will tip over (which is a few degrees more than you can get out of an Acer Aspire Switch 10 or Asus Transformer Book T100).

The tablet alone weighs about 1.3 pounds, while the keyboard is 1.2 pounds. Used together, you have a 2.5 laptop that measures about two thirds of an inch thick (the tablet alone is 0.38 inches thick).

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It has a USB Type C connector which serves as both a charging port and a USB adapter, a full-sized USB port, a micro HDMI port, microSD card slot, and a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display.

A model with 32GB of storage sells for $299 and comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. HP will also offer a 64GB model. Both will feature 2GB of RAM.

The HP Pavilion x2 2015 will be available in red, white, and silver.

HP will ship the Pavilion x2 2015 with Windows 8.1 32-bit, but the computer’s been designed with Windows 10 in mind and qualifies for a free update to Windows 10 once the new operating system is released on July 29th.

Note that HP showed off a version of the Pavilion x2 with an Intel Cherry Trail processor at Computex, but the system will initially ship with a Bay Trail processor. There’s a chance the company could offer a model with a next-gen Atom processor in the coming months.

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11 replies on “HP Pavilion x2 (2015) 2-in-1 tablet coming July 21st for $299 and up”

  1. I like the idea,…,but could they make a super cool model that has a professional look and feel,..
    I have 500-700 usd to spend

  2. I’m not sure if I should be happy about the spread of USB-C or dread the day I won’t be able to use any of my current gadgets because of it…

    1. I’m confident there will be adapters. Of course that’s another thing to buy and carry around.

  3. Whoa, are those speakers pointed at the user? Crazy notion that. Do they think their users want unmuffled sound? Lenovo knows what I want on a device several times more expensive (helix 2): speakers pointed at the wall away from me or at the surface it’s sitting on. That way I can keep my mind busy by guessing what’s being said over them.

  4. Dear HP – your arrow key layout is dreadful. Please change it.

    Also, does that HP logo at the bottom of the tablet act as a Windows button?

  5. These 2 in 1 devices with windows 10 on them make all other operating systems look like they are miles behind and I include Chrome,IOS, OSX, Android, the lot. Say what you will this is the best integration of legacy windows with a good touch interface when you need it not to mention pen support for some models ( WACOM, Ntrig) it really does make the Ipad look like a toy! These devices are available from very low price points which makes it all the sweeter!

  6. You can get an ASUS X205 for just $200 or less (and there are specials for it a lot of times), which has similar specs but a larger screen — no, it’s not a tablet with keyboard, but frankly Windows tablets have failed to catch on, and it doesn’t look like this will change with Windows 10. (I have an HP Stream 7, and have been testing Windows 10 on it.) The general public just doesn’t seem to care much for Windows as an OS for tablets, and it shows in the lack of must-have Windows apps.

    1. The Asus Transformer book has been a best seller.

      And I buy what’s best, whatever the sales. The X205 looks great, but I don’t mind paying extra for something more. Sorry if you can’t afford that. You don’t get to speak for the “general public” – post your own opinions. Windows has millions of apps.

  7. 2GB RAM -> won’t buy

    sad thing, but at least not another device i need to watch out for, just to find out it won’t do what i want when it finally gets released.

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