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HP Elite x2 1012 G1 review

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Thomas Brazier
May 27, 2016 03:01
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The chiclet-style keys are large the letter keys in particular and well-spaced for easy finger-finding.

That's really saying something when the type cover only measures two-thirds of a centimeter thick.

All this keyboard focus does have an unfortunate downside: the trackpad suffers from Oliver Twist syndrome.

It's squat nature is particularly noticeable during vertical scrolling.

Spec sheet

Here is the HP Elite x2 1012 G1's configuration sent to techradar for review:

CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y54 dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515

RAM: 8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM

Screen: 12-inch, 1,920 x 1,280 FHD UWVA eDP ultra-slim LED-backlit touch screen

Storage: 256GB M.2 SATA TLC SSD

Ports: USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support, USB 3.0, headphone/mic combo jack

Connectivity: 2 x 2 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo

Camera: 2MP FHD 1080p front-facing webcam, 5MP FHD 1080p rear-facing

Weight: 1.8 pounds tablet , 2.65 pounds tablet with travel keyboard , 2.79 pounds tablet with advanced keyboard

Size: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches tablet , 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches tablet with travel keyboard , 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches tablet with advanced keyboard W x D x H

Performance

Few 2-in-1's can deliver a great non-mobile gaming experience, and the Elite x2 is no exception.

Benchmarks

Here's how the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

3DMark: Cloud Gate: 3,548; Sky Diver: 2,016; Fire Strike: 494

Cinebench CPU: 218 points; Graphics: 24.44 fps

GeekBench: 2,915 single-core ; 5,739 multi-core

PCMark 8 Home Test : 2,447points

PCMark 8 Battery Life: 3 hours and 53 minutes

Battery Life techradar movie test : 5 hours and 1 minute

Considering its hardware, its not surprising the Elite x2 is no graphical powerhouse.

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