HP has launched a second-generation version of its Pro X2 612 which was first unveiled in 2014 to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro. The latest model adopts the moniker HP Pro X2 612 G2 and comes with way superior firepower and toughness, yet lightweight.
The HP Pro X2 612 G2 weighs just 2.65 pounds and comes with a travel keyboard. It packs an ultra durable battery that can last up to 11 hours on a single charge. And when charging, it can amass up to 50% of the battery capacity in just half an hour. The hybrid laptop is suitable for use in a rugged terrain, as it comes with a Gorilla Glass protection over its display as well as MIL-STD 810G rating for drops, dust, humidity, temperature changes and functional shock.
On the specs end, the higher model of the HP Pro X2 612 G2 features an Intel Core i7 (7Y75) CPU with the graphics fired up by an Intel Graphics 615 GPU. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels while there is a roomy 8GB of RAM onboard. The G2 also has support for up to 512GB solid-state storage drive and HP made it removable so that the laptop can easily be taken for repair while you get to keep the SSD containing your valuable data. In this sense, the back cover is removable but the battery is not. The HP Pro X2 also comes with LTE connectivity.
In addition, there is an active Wacom stylus for sketching and taking down notes while a 165-degree kickstand is included on the device, transforming it easily into an easel or presentation tool. That isn’t all, there is a rugged case for protection suitable for field work and several other accessories like a charging dock, travel hub with enhanced connectivity and others.
As for the price, the HP Pro x2 612 G2 is presently available at a price of $989 for the base version. The price of the higher variant with Intel Core i7 or i5 processor is around $1,399. Also, its accessories like the Rugged Case costs an additional $49 upon purchase, while the Elite USB-Type C Charging Dock will be available in March starting at $149.