HP introduces the HP Elite X2 G8 2-in-1 detachable Windows tablet with 13-inch display, ultra-light design that can seamlessly transform between laptop, tablet or stand mode. Compare to its predecessor, this convertible hybrid notebook has faster processing chipset, the 11th gen processor with up to Core i7 Tiger Lake option and 16 GB of RAM, coupled with 128 GB to 2 TB NVMe SSD storage.
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This laptop comes with many other new features including a removable backlit keyboard, HP Elite slim active pen, 720p HD IR camera, 8MP rear camera, built in stereo speakers with HP dynamic audio system, to offer a new AI-based audio experience. It also offer support for the Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MU-MIMO and Bluetooth connectivity along with optional LTE and GPS.
HP Elite X2 G8 Key Specs & Features
- 13-inch WUXGA+ (1920×1280) / (3000 x 2000) IPS Touchscreen display
- 11th Gen Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-1135G7 – Intel Core i7-1185G7)
- Integrated Intel Iris® Xe Graphics
- Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
- 720p HD IR camera (User-facing), 8MP rear camera (world-facing)
- Up to 16GB RAM
- Up to 2TB SDD
- HP Premium Spill-resistant Backlit Keyboard
- Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem
- Fingerprint Reader (optional)
- Dual stereo speakers with 3 multi-array microphones.
- HP 2-cell, 47 WHr Long Life Battery
HP Elite X2 G8 has a solidly built body made of aluminium material. It is sleek, slim and ultra-light, measuring 11.39 x 8.5 x 0.35 inch with 1.83 lb weight in tablet form and 11.39 x 8.74 x 0.56 inch in laptop form while weighing 2.58 lb.
On the bottom half of the rear, there is a kickstand that holds the tablet firmly in place and opens to a maximum angle of 155°. With the help of the kickstand, you can easily stand the device has a tablet to watch movie. When not in use, the kickstand is perfectly hidden in a tight enclosed place designed to firmly hold it at the bottom half of the tablet’s rear.
The HP Elite X2 G8 also has a slim 13-inch glass touchscreen display that stretches all the way to the edge leaving very tiny bezels around the corner. Furthermore, there is 720p HD IR camera at the front, while the back host an 8MP rear camera.
This 2-in-1 flagship device also comes with a detachable spill resistance keyboard with backlight feature. Below the keyboard is the smooth plastic touchpad for easy navigation. So, you can turn the laptop into a tablet device to make working easy anywhere.
In addition, the touch screens display is designed with support for the HP Elite slim active pen, although, it is sold separately.
For Peripheral connectivity, the HP Elite X2 G8 has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a nano-SIM slot.
HP Elite X2 G8 has 13-inch IPS LED touchscreen display with corning gorilla glass 5 to protect the screen from scratch. It has a WUXGA+ (1920×1280) resolution with multi-touch functionality and an optional UHD (3000 x 2000) display. This is a bit small than the 13.5-inch available on the HP Elite Folio.
The FHD IPS has a model with the SureView Reflect technology which protects sensitive information visible on your computer screen by making it difficult for onlookers to view from the sides. It has up to 1000 nits of brightness, while the UHD model has up to 450 nits, so you can enjoy your device even in bright sunlight.
HP Elite X2 G8 has 10-point touch gesture that enables both display model to handle simultaneous touches from all fingers on both hands, enabling a wide number of gestures and multi-touch controls.
In addition, both models support HP’s Active Pen stylus which is ultra lightweight with 4,096 pressure points, and connects to the tablet via Bluetooth. The HP Elite Slim Active Pen charges quickly in the convenient built-in storage space above the keyboard.
The HP Elite X2 G8 is powered by an 11th-gen Core processor to deliver enhanced performance for effortless multitasking or entertainment. It has 4 different chipset including; Intel Core i5-1135G7, Core i5-1145G7, Core i7-1165G7 and the premium Core i7-1185G7.
The premium model with the Intel Core i7-1185G7 has 3.0 GHz base frequency, up to 4.8 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores and supports Intel® vPro® Technology. On the other hand, the similar Intel core i7-1165G7 also offers up to 4 cores and 12 MB cache and clocks at 2.8 GHz base clock, up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost.
The Intel core i5-1145G7 offer 2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 4.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 cores, and also supports Intel® vPro® Technology, while the i5-1135G7 offers up to 4 cores and 8 MB cache and clocks at 2.4 GHz base clock up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost.
To backup this CPUs is the Intel Iris Xe Graphics that far exceed the usual integrated experience, this laptop promises great visual for game lovers.
Furthermore, the HP Elite X2 G8 offers up to 16GB RAM, as well as storage card which can be configured up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 TLC SSD.
For smooth user experience, the Elite X2 G8 run on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) or the Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit operating system out-of-the-box.
The HP Elite X2 G8 comes with HP Long Life 2-cell, 47 Wh Li-ion polymer internal battery that can last up to 10 hours from a full charge. It also comes with a fast-charging capability, with the minimum of 65W charger, hence, you can raise the battery level to 80% in lest than an hour.
This portable 2-in-1 device comes with dual Bang & Olufsen branded stereo speakers, thus delivering a crystal-clear audio when watching videos or taking a call. It also has 3 Multi Array microphone for complete audio experience.
HP Elite X2 G8 also offers plenty of security features including a TPM, IR facial recognition, a webcam privacy shutter, integrated privacy filter on the display, HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, BIOS and more.
In addition, the notebook comes with impressive sensors which includes Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer.
The HP laptop also comes with Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and has an Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced module for WWAN connectivity which is also built-in for wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 technology to access fast and reliable connection in dense wireless environments.
HP Elite X2 G8 Price and Availability
HP Elite X2 G8 price starts at laptop., which may increase to over $3,700 depending on configuration of the
It is available on HP official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
HP Elite X2 G8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Elite X2 G8:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Processor: 11th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-1135G7, Core i5-1145G7, Core i7-1165G7, Core i7-1185G7)
- GPU: Integrated Intel Iris® Xe Graphics
- Memory: 4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 11.39 x 8.5 x 0.35 in (tablet); 11.39 x 8.74 x 0.56 in (tablet with keyboard)
- Weight: Starting at 1.83 lb (tablet); Starting at 2.58 lb (tablet with keyboard)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13″ diagonal WUXGA+ (1920×1280) IPS BrightView LED Touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 400 nits/ Sure View Privacy, 1000 nits13″ diagonal 3Kx2K (3000×2000) IPS BrightView LED Touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 450 nits
- Keyboard: Detachable Spill-resistant backlit Keyboard with DuraKeys; Clickpad with multi-touch gesture support.
- Built-in Storage: Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Camera: Integrated HD 720p Infrared (IR) Webcam / 8MP rear world facing camera
- USB Ports: USB4 Type-C (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4); 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4)
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes, 2 ports
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2)
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5 Combo, (vPro) optional
- NFC: Yes
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- HP Sure View Reflect (optional)
- Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
- 2 Premium stereo speakers
- 3 Multi Array microphone (AI Noise Reduction microphones)
- Wacom AES 2.0 Pen (optional)
- Battery: HP Long Life 2-cell, 47 Wh Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: Up to 10 hours