Remember that convertible Windows 8 tablet HP announced back in August? It's definitely a slick-looking little machine, with a 11.6" touch-screen, a 1.8GHz Clover Trail Atom processor, and a detachable keyboard that connects via a "seamless magnetic latch."
HP has now made pricing public, and it turns out the Envy x2 isn't gonna be cheap. Prices will start at no less than $849.99 when the x2 becomes available on November 14.
That's surprisingly steep for a device that doesn't have ultrabook guts, features only a 1366x768 display resolution, and comes with only 64GB of solid-state storage. Perhaps the Envy x2's saving grace may be the fact that the detachable tablet-like component weighs in at only 1.5 lbs—not much heavier than the new, fourth-gen iPad, which tips the scales at 1.44 lbs. This is quite a thin system, too. HP doesn't seem to quote the thickness for the tablet component on its own, but when docked, the whole system measures only 0.76" at its thickest point. Judging by the side view, the keyboard part is a little thicker than the tablet part.
HP also offers a few other nice touches, like a 1080p webcam, an 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC connectivity, and an optional stylus.