Compact 2-in-1 detachable PC [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Question: What is it?
Answer: A hybrid 13-inch tab/notebook with an I5 processor. Instead of buying a laptop and a tablet, this device combines the virtues of both in one compact package. The Central Processing Unit is located on the top half of the screen. The keyboard segment, on the other hand, contains, well, you guessed it, the keyboard, another battery to extend battery life, along with an optional hard disk drive.
Question: How does it work?
Answer: You slide a release button, and the top half of the device detaches, giving you a giant 13.3-inch tab that weighs nearly 1kg. The tablet is powered by Windows 8. Both parts have built-in batteries. The base unit extends the battery life of the unit when it is plugged in.
Question: What are the specifications?
Answer: There is a micro SD reader, headphone jack and power slot on the tablet itself, as well as on the base unit. In addition to this, the base unit has two USB ports, an HDMI port and an SD reader. The unit we tested had a 128GB solid state drive, 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM, WLAN and bluetooth connectivity, and a 1.5GHz i5-3339Y processor. There is a Beats audio system onboard as well. Battery life is stated to last up to 10 hours and 30 minutes, although it is not stated in which mode.
Question: What is it like to use it?
Answer: Measuring 339mm x 216mm x 11mm in a tablet form, it is a bit cumbersome to lug around. It is unlikely that the ladies will be able to fit the tablet into their handbags unless they have really big ones. However, in the laptop form measuring 339mm x 229mm x 23mm, it is considered to be slim. It weighs 2.25kg.
With this device, you get a fully functional and powerful notebook with the option of using it as a tablet whenever you feel like it.
Question: What is the build quality like?
Answer: This device has a sturdy build. A weak point on hybrid systems like this is the mounting point. The mounting mechanism on the HP Split X2 looks rugged though and the release switch is strong. The device is well-snapped together and the plastics are rigid.
Question: What is its biggest drawback?
Answer: The 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 resolution HD LED screen compares poorly with the iPad screen. It has low brightness and contrast levels.
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