In May, HP announced plans to start selling two new notebook-tablet hybrid PCs. While one of them, the Android SlateBook x2, has yet to go on sale, the Windows 8 HP Split x2, has quietly appeared to purchase on Best Buy's website.
The listing for the HP Split x2 shows that it is priced at $749.99. This is basically the successor to the Atom-powered Windows 8 convertible, the HP Envy x2, that was released alongside the launch of Windows 8 in the fall of 2012. Best Buy's HP Split x2 has an Intel i3 processor inside, along with a 13.3 inch screen that has a resolution of 1366x768. The display can also detach from its included keyboard to serve as a stand alone tablet.
There's also a 128 GB SSD inside the tablet portion for storage, along with 4 GB of RAM. The keyboard for the Slate x2 also has an extra battery and 500 GB of hard drive storage. The total package weights 4.9 pounds. Unfortunately, Best Buy's website declines to offer a battery life estimate. There's also no word on when the previously announced version with the speedier Intel i5 processor will be released.