HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review

HP Japan has just released the Elite x2 1011 G1 with prices starting from 128,800 yen ($1035) and going up to 200,000 yen ($1608). It is a 2 in 1 laptop where you can detach the screen allowing you to use it as a standalone windows 10 tablet. HP Elite x2 1011 G1 lowest configuration gets you Intel Core M-5Y10c / 4GB / 128GB while the highest one features Core M-5Y71 / 8GB / 256GB. HP Elite x2 1011 G1 review starts below.

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HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review: The specifications of the review unit

Processor    Core M-5Y71 (2 core 4 thread, clock 1.2GHz / 2.6GHz, cache 4MB, SDP 4.5W)
Memory    8GB (LPDDR3) / onboard
Storage    M.2 SSD 256GB
OS    Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit)
Graphics    Processor built-in Intel HD Graphics 5300
Display    11.6-inch 1,920 × 1,080 dots (glossy), 10-point touch support, Wacom digitizer built
Network    IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2×2) + WiGig Combo, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
Interface (body)    System connector, audio input and output, 2 million pixel front / 500-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot × 1, stereo speakers, Wacom digitizer (pen included)
Interface (power keyboard)    System connector, DisplayPort 1.2 × 1 (maximum 3,840 × 2,160 dot), USB 3.0 port × 2 (the inner one is Powered USB), a smart card reader × 1, audio input and output, keyboard backlight, fingerprint authentication sensor
Size / weight (body)    298 × 192.7 × 10.7mm (width × depth × height) / about 780g
Size / weight (including power keyboard)    298 × 206.1 × 20.8mm (same) / about 1.54kg
Battery operating time (the body)    About 9 hours / lithium-polymer battery (2-cell, 33WHr)
Battery life (including power keyboard)    About 14.3 hours / + lithium polymer battery (6-cell, 21WHr)

On the front, there is a 2 MP web camera and a dedicated windows button on the bottom. The back bears a big HP logo. On the left there is a power button along with a microSD card slot. There is another camera but this one packs 5MP shooter with LED flash for taking pictures in the dark. Speakers are on both sides. Rotation lock button and the volume buttons are present in the upper right corner.

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This is the keyboard of the HP Elite x2 1011 G1. It has backlit too. It is also the home to Docking connector, USB 3.0, audio input and output and smart card reader. Key pitch is about 19mm. Specifications on the key pitch: 18.7 × 18.7mm, key stroke: 1.5 ~ 1.7mm.

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HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review: Preloaded Apps

“HP Pagelift”, “HP Touchpoint Manager”, “Setting the ForcePad”, “HP SoftPaq Download Manager”, “HP Documentation”, “HP Software Setup”, “HP Support Assistant,” “HP support information”, “HP Wireless HotSpot”, “HP Client Security “,” Theft Recovery “,” Intel Management and Security “,” Intel Dock Manager “,” Intel Rapid Storage Technology “,” CyberLink PowerDVD 12 “, and “Foxit PhantomPDF”.

HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review: Performance

This HP laptop is absolutely a beast. It is not the fastest laptop we have tested but is much faster than the cheap Atom powered Windows tablets we saw last year. Here is its crystal mark score.

HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Review Performance

Seq / Read 483.7, Seq / Write 237.3,512K / Read 406.3,512K / Write 231.4,4K / Read 22.87,4K / Write 60.21,4K QD32 / Read 363.5,4K QD32 / Write 232.1 (MB / s). CrystalMark is, ALU 32676, FPU 26823, MEM 32514, HDD 38219, GDI 12000, D2D n / a, OGL 6112.

WinSat results are: comprehensive 4.6. Processor 6.8, memory 7.4, graphics 4.6, Gaming graphics 4.8, the primary hard disk 8. PCMark 8 version 2 yielded a score of 2367 which isn’t too bad.

Battery life is about 11-14 hours depending on your usage. No matter how you use it, you should be able to cross 10 hours in laptop mode.