So the last few months haven't been the greatest and I needed a bit of cheering up.... and what better to do that than a new device that blows yer old one outta the water!!
Anyway, to cut to the chase, I got me a HP Envy x2 13" Touchscreen Laptop to fill in while I'm between addresses and can't set up my main PCs the way I'd like. Put bluntly, I don't have the room, and this little laptop-come tablet pretty much handles what I need to do for now.
More to the Point, I was pretty fed up [read pissed] with the POS Android tablet that I had. I mean, you can't honestly call Android an OS. What it really is is a widget-like engine that runs some piss-farty apps that pretty much do fech all for me... hence the investment in a Windows 8.1 tablet that doubles as a laptop.
And what a nice unit it is, too! I love the 13.6" screen - so much better than the 10" I suffered each time I turned that Android POS on - and it has great sound with the Beats speakers. I had considered a MS Surface Pro 3, but it was like 300 bucks more than the retail price of this unit and had no keyboard included, meaning another $150 to bring it up to par.... and then there's the 128gb SSD. Yup, it was pretty hard to go past, and being I got it for $200 less than the advertised price, and sold my Asus lappy for $150 as well, so it didn't create such a hole in the budget after all.
So, the specs for those who can't be bothered clicking on the link....
- Screen: 13.3-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920x1080) Touchscreen
- Processor: Intel® Core M 5Y10 (2.0GHz, 4M L2 Cache)
- RAM: 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 128GB MSATA SSD
- Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Connection: WiFi 802.11 (a, c) / BT / 2 x USB3.0 / HDMI / 3.5mm
- Dimensions: Slate: 355.4 (W) x 215.6 (D) x 13.9mm (H), 1.46 Kg
- Warranty: 12 month
- Extra: (Front-facing) HP TrueVision Full HD WVA webcam with integrated dual digital microphones
- Extra: Active Stylus.
So yeah, it has more storage and RAM than the Surface I looked at, an equally powerful CPU and a bigger screen. And it's quite zippy for what it is. While it falls well short of my main rig speed and power-wise, it leaves the old Asus well behind and choking on its dust.