Subject: Mobile | April 16, 2018 - 03:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: hp envy x2, qualcomm, snapdragon 835
The first laptop to hit the market running Windows and powered by a Snapdragon 835 is a bit of a strange duck. When you see an ARM powered device you expect a low price tag so you are in for a bit of a shock; $1000 is the going price for the HP Envy x2. The price comes from the extras, the body is constructed entirely of metal, the screen is Gorilla Glass and audio is provided by Bang & Olufsen. When TechSpot benchmarked the device the issues with this price point became very obvious, as it performs as you would expect and lags significantly behind laptops with more traditional CPUs. The battery life is quite good but during video playback the Dell XPS 13 lasts longer than the Envy x2 so not even the lower power draw helps this notebook.
It is an interesting product but priced at twice what you would expect; all the details are here for your perusal.
"Today we're looking closely at the first Snapdragon 835 device running Windows: the HP Envy x2. Having used it for a few weeks, there's a lot of things HP did well to make this a hardware experience to rival the Microsoft Surface."
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