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Tech Review: HP Elite X2 1013 G3 Specs

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HP Elite x2 1013 G3 Key Specs


  • Dimension (in mm): 7.9 x 300 x 231.5
    Weight: 1.17kg
    Display: 13 inch 3000 x 2000 pixel 10-point touch IPS panel with 277 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and HP SureView technology
    Camera: 5-megapixel webcam; 8MP rear-facing camera
    Processor: Intel 8th-Gen Core CPU
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    RAM: 8GB DDR4 (up to 16GB)
    Storage: 128GB SSD (up to 512GB)
    Wireless Network: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
    Battery: 50 Wh, 6500 mAh Lithium-Ion
    Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Thunderbolt, 1 x Kensington Lock, 1 x Audio jack
    Sensors: Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Hall sensor

The immediate predecessor and second generation of HP’s Elite x2 series (the HP Elite x2 1012) was considered as a greats alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Pro. The Elite x2 1013 G3 is a tablet-first hybrid that can be used perfectly with or without the keyboard. The keyboard is solid, better than its predecessor’s, and gives better typing experience.

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Design

Made entirely out of metal, the Elite x2 1013 G3 is one of the most solidly built hybrid tablet to buy. 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°. This is particularly useful when you want to see a movie on the tablet, use it with a keyboard, or get some work done on a table. When not in use, the kickstand is housed in a tight enclosure that holds in firmly at the bottom half of the tablet’s rear.

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Keyboard

The keys on the keyboard are smooth with short key travel. It is also backlit with the capability to adjust the keyboard brightness (in 2 stages) using a function key. Port selection on the HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is also decent. Even more decent when compared to its predecessor. HP has eliminated the USB-A ports and stuck to the USB Type-C on this hybrid tablet. Three USB-C ports (1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2 x ThunderBolt 3) are on the right side of the tablet while a nano SIM-card slot, volume adjustment keys, 3.5mm audio jack, and cable lock are on the left-hand side.

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Processor and Storage

The HP Elite x2 1013 G3 comes in a total of six variants which uses Intel’s 8th-Gen Kaby Lake Refresh generation of CPUs. All variants run the Windows 10 Pro operating system and uses Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 but vary in terms of processor and storage configurations.

  • Intel Core i3-8130U 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
    Intel Core i5-8250U 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
    Intel Core i5-8350U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, mobile broadband
    Intel Core i5-8350U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
    Intel Core i7-8650U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
    Intel Core i7-8650U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1,920 x 1,280 touch screen with HP Sure View)

Battery

On board is a non-detachable 50Wh battery which HP boast can supply up to 11 hours of usage time. However, depending on usage style and intensity, brightness level, as well as the type of apps you run on the HP Elite x2 1013 G3, you should expect between 8- 10 hours of usage.

Price

The selling price of the Elite x2 1013 Ag3 starts at about $1,500 and varies with display type, storage capacity, accessories etc.

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