HP Announces HP Pro x2 612 To Compete With Surface Pro 3, Its First Commercial Detachable PC

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Ar COMPUTEX, HP today announced HP Pro x2 612, a detachable two-in-one notebook PC for business users. The HP Pro x2 612 is HP’s first commercial detachable PC, designed for enterprise users. It will compete against Surface Pro 3 in the enterprise. It has a 12.5-inch diagonal display, Intel Core i3/i5 processors including a vPro option, HP BIOS, HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, Smart Card Reader, HP TPM and an optional fingerprint reader.

Businesses can either buy HP Pro Tablet 612 as a standalone tablet  or buy a full-size HP Pro x2 612 Power Keyboard with embedded battery to use it as a laptop. The keyboard also features VGA, RJ-45, DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports and side docking connector for optional HP UltraSlim dock. As far as battery life is concerned, the device can provide eight hours and 15 minutes of battery life for the tablet and up to 14 hours and 15 minutes of battery life with tablet and keyboard combined.

HP will also sell a soft, ultra mobile backlit keyboard, with USB 3.0 port, combo audio jack and a power connector. Since this device supports stylus, you can buy an optional battery-free Wacom pen with built-in holder, which will allow users to use 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and palm rejection technology.

All the HP Pro x2 612 models are packed with business-ready features like a large full high-definition (FHD) screen, Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE modem, and dual high-definition (HD) webcams make sharing and editing content easy.

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  • Drewidian

    For most businesses its not a Surface Pro 3 comparable since there is no desktop dock option, Core i7 CPU, or ability to drive more than one external 1080P or greater monitor. Its a laptop/tablet replacement device, but most businesses willing to get the Surface Pro 3 or even the Dell Venue Pro 11 will be looking for a singular device with the ability to be a desktop, laptop, and tablet to justify the expense. Power users would still need a desktop if this was their company’s mobility choice.

    • jaylyric

      I also see no mention of a stylus..

      • Drewidian

        True… The Venue Pro 11 and Surface 3 both support a Stylus and the HP does not. Good point.

        • Hunffi

          That’s stupid, because the Pro x2 612 has Wacom technology built-in with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Not that creapy technology used by Dell, which doesn’t work.

          And by the way, the x2 has a docking connector for the HP UltraSlim dock – same as the HP Elitebook Folio!

          • Drewidian

            Thanks for the correction. I am unfamiliar with most of HP’s products and could only go by what I read here, which should be a little more clear about the dock. It makes it sound like the ports are part of the Laptop dock and not an optional desktop dock. Do you know if the Display port on the dock supports more than one monitor? I’d like to know in case we intend to evaluate it.

  • robertwade

    That. Is. UGLY. HP has completely lost it. A competitor to the Surface Pro 3? That is laughable. I wouldn’t buy this device with YOUR money, much less mine.

    • Bugbog

      The question is..are HP calling it a Surface Pro 3 competitor, or are bloggers calling it that? Because all I see is the same ole 2-in-1 that they have been peddling for the last 2 years.

  • bhss

    Why are ALL HP devices incredibly awful looking? The only thing that really let’s down a good 90% of their hardware

  • Bugbog

    Do some of these OEM’s even perform any focus research into the silly names they are giving their devices? At least , in the old days, Microsoft’s clunky names were functional. These names have no relevancy whatsoever!

    The HP X2 612 2-in-1?

    Really!?

  • Ruufus

    Clunky