HP Elite X2 1013 G3 Specifications, Review and Price – The laptop market over the last year or two has been strangely enamored with the concept of the ” two in one ” laptop, with HP in particular leading the charge on convertible notebooks. It’s not hard to imagine why they’re such a thing at the moment. A singular device that, at least in theory, combines the strengths of a tablet and a notebook PC while manifesting few or none of their weaknesses, is an inherently exciting prospect. It is that idea, on which HP seeks to deliver with the Elite X2 – a 13-inch convertible notebook with some surprisingly impressive hardware packed inside its thin chassis.
In HP’s world, Elite stands for its upper-class business models. Accordingly, today’s review unit named Elite x2 1013 G3 will set you back around $1,800. What you get in return is a nicely equipped 2-in-1 device with a 3:2 display. This particular model is the successor to the Elite x2 1012 G2 . HP has included a number of improvements and changes, such as for example the larger display. Its competitors are devices like the Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 , the Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB , and the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) . Find out whether or not this latest incarnation of an HP detachable is worth taking a closer look at in our extensive review.
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
Design, Display and Style
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.
The HP Elite x2 1013 G3 isn’t any bigger than its predecessors but comes with considerably slimmer bezels and a bigger 13-inch 10-point multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The display has a 3,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution, 277 ppi pixel density, and 411.8 nits brightness.
There is another variant of the tablet with the same 13-inch display but with a WUXGA+ panel and lesser resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. This model comes with HP’s SureView technology, a feature that prevents prying eyes, bystanders, or passerbys from reading whatever you have displayed on your screen.
Both models support HP’s Active Pen stylus which is ultra lightweight (15 grams), has 4,096 pressure points, charged via USB-C, and connects to the tablet via Bluetooth. The stylus can be used for navigation, writing, drawing and painting without glitches. It also comes with three user-configurable buttons (2 on the side and 1 at the top).
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)
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 and Availability
The selling price of HP Elite X2 1013 G3 starts at about $1,500 and varies with display type, storage capacity, accessories etc. Available at most selling shops, or order online (Jumia more recommendable)