HP Pro X2 612 is another competitor Surface Pro 3
Shortly after the official announcement of the Surface Pro 3, HP seems to have decided to answer their own alternative, though with a slightly different approach to the design and selection of technologies. The main advantage of the hybrid notebook HP Pro X2 612 is its keyboard which is very comfortable and stable.
Connected to the device keyboard has some very useful features. It is equipped with backlit keys, spill resistant to water and other liquids, and has an additional battery, which increases the device operating time from 8 to 14 hours.
The tablet part of the device equipped with a 12.5-inch display that supports stylus pen. The manufacturer offers several options for screen resolution from 1366 x 768 to 1920 x 1080. Other features: a wide selection of processors – Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 and Core i5 (for comparison, the Surface Pro 3 is available in configurations with Core i7). Also, the device offers 64 GB to 512 GB of internal memory with SD card slot, 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM type DDR3L, VGA port, LAN port, two USB 3.0 ports, and 4G module. According to the manufacturer the HP Pro X2 612 is suitable for government purposes, as it is equipped with a smart card reader and fingerprint scanner.
I can’t help but draw attention to one of the most distinctive characteristics of the HP Pro x2 612 compared to the Surface Pro 3. We are talking about the stylus. For your product Microsoft uses technology from N-Trig, which allowed the company to make the tablet much thinner, but the sensor plate supports only 256 levels of pressure, while Wacom’s technology, which is used in the Pro x2 612, allows the sensor device to recognize 1024 different pressure levels. A serious difference is in the weight of the device along with the keyboard is about 1.8 kg, 900 gr. in favor of the Surface Pro 3. Without keyboard Pro X2 612 weighs 910 grams.
The price of the product is unknown, but sales will begin in September. The company also will offer a lighter keyboard, suitable for traveling.