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HP Elite x2 1012 G1 review: Intel's Core m gets the job done in this sturdy convertible

Mark Hachman | May 17, 2016
Just be a bit careful when using it on your lap.

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One question we always ask, though, is how long will it last? HP’s Elite x2 performed well in our battery life test, looping a high-definition video for 7 hours, 4 minutes until the battery expired. If battery life is your number-one priority, however, consider the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, which lasted a whopping 8 hours, 50 minutes. The Surface Book, a quasi-notebook with batteries in the tablet and base, performed even better.

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Microsoft originally set out to manufacture the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book with the goal of creating a new category that its hardware partners could improve upon. It seems like HP is up to the challenge. 

If you do end up with HP’s Elite x2 1012 G1 on your desk, chances are the money won’t have been pulled from your pocket; the vPro package is aimed squarely at corporate budgets. Still, there’s no need to complain. Just be a bit careful when using it during a packed seminar.


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