• Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
  • Processor: Intel Core m-5Y51
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • Memory: 4GB Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Others: USB 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, Fingerprint sensor, microSIM port, microSD slot
  • Dimensions: 298 x 206.1 x 20.8mm
  • Weight: 1.55kg
  • Pros:
  • Sturdy
  • Battery Life
  • Cons:
  • Weight
  • Benchmark Results
  • PCMark Work: 1,651 points
  • PCMark Home: 1,994 points
  • PCMark Creative: 1,737 points

Sturdy But Not Too Burly

Tablets have found a home within almost any household within the recent years, they help with productivity, entertainment and convenience. But at the end of the day, a laptop is what’s best for professional work. The HP Elite x2 1011 combines the best of both worlds, being a tablet that can dock into a power keyboard thus making it a laptop as well. Both the tablet and keyboard will have their own separate battery, so the keyboard can act as a power bank of sorts to extend battery life.

The HP Elite x2 1011 sports an Intel Core m-5Y51 from the Intel Core M series, which are known to be power efficient and makes a great addition to the tablet, during use there weren’t any noticeable lag and performing everyday office tasks were smooth as silk. In addition, the tablet also sports an 11.6-inch touchscreen which we found responsive and made navigating the tablet not an issue. A Wacom pen is also provided along with the tablet, the pen fits into our hands nicely which made it comfortable to use for writing notes and a bit of scribbling for fun.

On the rear of the tablet, the power button is placed in an easy to reach spot with the SIM card and microSD card slot hidden under a cover just slightly below it, and also found on the front is a 5MP camera which takes decent pictures. Whereas on the front, there is a 2MP camera which can be used for video conferencing. The HP Elite x2 1011 is built to be rugged, although slightly heavy. It is also really well made, giving it a few knocks you can feel the sturdiness, and not to mention that it is aesthetically pleasing.

When the tablet is hinged onto the keyboard, it gains extra connectivity such as DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm jack for headphones, and a docking port for additional dongle support. The keyboard also comes with a fingerprint sensor which you can use to lock your tablet, and speaking of the keyboard, the keys are backlit and provide a nice tactile feedback when pressed, while the keyboard features almost every key you will ever need.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The HP Elite x2 1011 is a companion you can consider if you travel a lot for work. Although a bit heavy, when separated the weight shouldn’t become much of an issue. It makes up for its weight with a sturdy body which you can feel just by touching. It also has excellent battery life as the keyboard also acts as a battery pack of sorts.

(previously published in issue December 2015)

HP Elite x2 1011