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On average HP 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings as do all notebook PCs manufactured by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Has a Front Camera
The HP Elite x2 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Elite x2 also have a front camera.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP Spectre x360 (£399.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Elite x2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elite x2.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
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L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Elite x2 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1.6MP.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Elite x2 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elite x2.
There are a number of alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus R554LA which has better reviews.
Fairly Big Cache Memory
2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Elite x2 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Elite x2.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The Elite x2 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elite x2. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 54 watt-hours, the HP Elite x2 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Elite x2 the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh.
With a width of only 298 millimeters, the HP Elite x2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The narrowest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the Elite x2 is 200mm wide and the widest is 390mm.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Elite x2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 800 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 0.8 gigahertz, the HP Elite x2 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.6GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP 1011 G1 (1.1GHz and higher rated).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Elite x2 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Elite x2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 11.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 7204.
If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (£280.00) (12.5").
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Elite x2 range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the HP Elite x2 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elite x2.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP Elite x2 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Elite x2.
The best display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Only Two Battery Cells
The HP Elite x2 is a two battery cell count laptop.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Elite x2 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. The HP Elite x2 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elite x2
Intel Core M Processor Family
The HP Elite x2 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Elite x2 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
At 1.7 kilograms, the HP Elite x2 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 13 (£661.98) (1.7kg).
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Intel Core M
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
5Y10, M-5Y10c, M-5Y10
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Intel HD Graphics 530
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DTS Studio Sound
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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