First Look! HP Elite X2 1012 Impressions, A Military Grade Tablet Built For Business!

Yesterday, HP Philippines showcased their latest masterpiece that will arrive here in our country, the Elite X2 1012. Dubbed as the "World's first tablet built for business", the HP Elite X2 1012 is a beautifully crafted Windows 10 powered hybrid tablet / pc with great capabilities and military grade toughness.
First Look! HP Elite X2 1012
First Look! HP Elite X2 1012

Meant to replace your traditional notebook on the go, the HP Elite X2 1012 features a slim and light design that can be used as either a laptop or a tablet for presentations. This device showcased a 12 inch LED UWVA screen with 1920 x 1280 resolution protected by the touch Gorilla Glass 4. It also has a WACOM Pen with Bluetooth for your creativity / productivity and removable backlit "Travel keyboard" with soft to touch and easy to love keys.

Under the hood, it runs on the latest 6th Gen Core M Intel processor with vPro Support4 that's touted to match even its i-series counterpart in efficiency with better battery life. Speaking of battery life, the HP Elite X2 1012 can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It's also c

Aside from that HP also boast that this device comes with a "hassle free" enterprise level security and manageability that can be scaled to fit your business and cover levels of security from data, user identity and up to the physical device.


HP Elite x2 1012 Specs

Display: 12 Inch UWVA LED 1920 x 1280 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection
CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core M w/ VPro support
GPU: Intel Graphics
RAM: TBC
ROM: up to 512 GB SSD, PCLe NVMe drives up to 256 GB expandable via micro SD card slot
Back Camera: Yes (TBC how many MP) w/ LED flash
Selfie Camera: Yes (TBC how many MP)
Battery: Up to 10 hours
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit / Window 10 Home 64 Bit / Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Connectivity: WiFi ac/b/g/n5, Bluetooth 4, WIGIG (optional), 3G or LTE WWAN6 (optional), USB 3.1 w/ Thunderbolt, USB 3.1 A, micro SIM
Others: Dual stereo speakers (Bang & Olufsen), Dual microphones, WACOM Bluetooth Pen, fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 300 x 214 x 13 mm
Weight: 1,230 g
Price: Starts at around 60K Pesos

First look in photos

HP Elite X2 in full laptop mode
HP Elite X2 in full laptop mode (The WACOM pen is also visible here)
It can also be used in your lap as long as the kickstand is utilized properly
Visible in this photo is the speakers made by Bang & Olufsen
The metal frame of this laptop is slim yet very solid!
Bam Amor of adobotech.net even requested a drop test and it didn't even have a scratch or dent
Visible in this photo is the speakers made by Bang & Olufsen
There's also a camera at the back with LED flash
There's also a camera at the back with LED flash, however HP didn't indicate the full specs of the camer
Full view at the back
Full view at the back
The tablet ratio made by HP here feels good to hold even with 1 hand
magnetic dock
Fortunately, the magnetic dock below have lock for the keyboard
It won't fall off that easily compared with the magnet only setups we saw before
Ports and slots visible here
Ports and slots visible here
The power button and volume rocker here
The power button and volume rocker here

As of the moment

Is this a possible Surface replacement? I think yes, it's also equipped with great features, functionalities, pretty good specs to back it up and decent price to back it up. Aside from that, I'm sure it will be hard to find a military grade tablet / pc hybrid that looks this slim and good. So far so good!

Note 1: The HP Elite X2 2012 will be available two weeks from now (Mid March) and will be priced at around 60K Pesos and possibly above depending on the configuration you'll get.
Note 2: An "Advanced keyboard" with smart card and NFC will sold separately
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