Remember the HP TouchPad tablet? Unless you were one of the few people who managed to get your hands on HP’s discontinued webOS-based slate, you probably don’t. HP’s putting out another new tablet, which looks to be a bit more successful thanks to an established OS and good-looking design under HP’s Envy line of slim-and-stylish notebooks. The HP Envy X2 is basically a Windows 8-powered notebook that turns into a tablet, thanks to a detachable multi-touch screen.
As a notebook, the Envy X2 is essentially a next-gen netbook that’s powered by an Intel Atom Clover Trail processor and a 64GB solid state drive that helps keep it slim and light. The lower keyboard dock also comes with a pair of USB ports and HDMI output.
When detached, the tablet half is fronted by an 11.6-inch, 300-nit IPS multi-touch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The tablet will also rock an HD-capable webcam up front, as well as an 8-megapixel cam at the back. Other features include Beats Audio and NFC connectivity.
No word on pricing or launch dates yet, but it’s expected out by the holidays.