Dual batteries yield 14-hour run time for 12.5” HP convertible

PC makers appear to be embracing the convertible tablet form factor with gusto at Computex 2014, and HP is no exception. Today, the company announced a pair of business-focused two-in-ones: the Pro x2 612 and Pro x2 410.

The Pro x2 612 is the beefier of the two, with a 12.5″ full-HD display, Haswell processor, provisions for LTE connectivity, and a bundle of security and management features for business clients. The most interesting feature is the optional “Power Keyboard,” which conceals an additional battery pack for a claimed 14 hours of total run time. The Power Keyboard adds extra connectivity, as well: VGA, Ethernet, DisplayPort, and a couple of USB 3.0 ports.

HP also offers a “soft” keyboard cover that sounds similar to the one offered with the Microsoft Surface. If you’re inclined to sketch on your tablet, a Wacom stylus is available, as well, and the x2 612 has a dedicated storage area for it.

The Pro x2 410 is also equipped with Haswell processors and dual batteries, but it has a 11.6″ 1366×768 display, and it hews closer to the company’s consumer line. Features like onboard Beats Audio and dual webcams get top billing, and the system eschews the more robust management and security features of its bigger brother. HP claims that the 410 will run silently thanks to an entirely fanless design.

According to HP’s press release, the Pro x2 612 will be released in September. The Pro x2 410 is available today from the company’s online store, starting at $849.

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    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 6 years ago

    Last I heard HP was selling their printer and PC divisions and going to compete against Oracle… This is an interesting development…

    • Hattig
    • 6 years ago

    Lol, $849 for a 1366×768 oversized tablet that sticks you with Windows. Joy.

      • NeelyCam
      • 6 years ago

      What should it stick you with? Android? Or (justifiably) much-hated Linux?

    • hbarnwheeler
    • 6 years ago

    What does HP have against HDMI? Neither this nor the Kaveri EliteBooks has it.

      • Chrispy_
      • 6 years ago

      They have displayport which is universally better than HDMI for connecting to monitors and productivity screens (rather than HDTV’s)

      If this were a consumer model, I’d want to see HDMI over displayport, but these aren’t aimed at consumers.

        • hbarnwheeler
        • 6 years ago

        I’d seriously consider consuming it if it had HDMI.

          • Laykun
          • 6 years ago

          You can get really cheap DisplayPort -> HDMI adapters that work well, so this really isn’t a problem. The benefit is that it’ll pretty much support any display output with DisplayPort.

            • sweatshopking
            • 6 years ago

            i have never ACTUALLY SEEN A DISPLAY PORT MONITOR IN SOMEBODIES HOME. I HAVE A PRETTY NEW DECENT IPS SCREEN AND GUESS WHAT, IT’S HDMI AND DVI ONLY. THAT’LL TEACH ME TO BUY HP. I’M WITH YOU HBARNWHEELER. HDMI DOES WHAT I NEED, AND I HAVE A TON OF HDMI DEVICES ALREADY.

            • End User
            • 6 years ago

            HDMI is the new VGA.

            Edit. OMG! The Pro x2 612 HAS VGA!

            • sweatshopking
            • 6 years ago

            EXACTLY! IT’S UBIQUITOUS!

            • maxxcool
            • 6 years ago

            CAPZ!!

      • Klimax
      • 6 years ago

      DisplayPort++ has support for HDMI, DVI… Alias all in one. (Thus only cheap passive converter needed)
      [url<]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Dual-mode[/url<]

      • kamikaziechameleon
      • 6 years ago

      HDMI is not an open standard and display port can adapt to all standards while HDMI cannot.

    • maxxcool
    • 6 years ago

    there is a error in the title ..

    [b<]Heavy[/b<] batteries yield 14-hour run time for 12.5'' HP convertible. there.. fixed it..

    • NeelyCam
    • 6 years ago

    Last November I bought a 13in HP x2 2-in-1. It sucked for two reasons:

    1) It was heavy as hell. The tablet portion alone was heavier than my CULV laptop
    2) The fan was running non-stop, and it was loud, even after I switched it to “quiet mode” (“normal” was competitive with AMD uber)

    Now, the 410 looks better, especially since it’s fanless. But:

    [quote<]"Weight: Starting at 3.48 lb"[/quote<] Yeah. I'll wait for Broadwell ones.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 6 years ago

      For 14.5 hours of battery life, I guess that’s somewhat expected, but still kinda heavy for the size.

        • sweatshopking
        • 6 years ago

        YES.

        • NeelyCam
        • 6 years ago

        I’d be happy if both the battery life and the weight were cut in half 😛

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