Back in December, HP was among the first out of the gate with an ARM-powered Windows 10 PC in the Envy x2. The following month at CES, the firm introduced an Intel flavor of the same device. Today, the Intel model is available for purchase.
The price of the new model is $1,149.99, whereas the Snapdragon 835 model comes in at $999.99, and they both come with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 4G LTE connectivity (HP had originally told us that cellular connectivity would be optional in the Intel model). It was explained to us that the ARM model is made for those that want a more iPad-like experience, while the Intel variant is for those that are looking for a laptop experience.
You can also see that there are some design changes between the two, such as the way it stands. The ARM-powered Envy x2 has a kickstand, while the Intel model has a folio cover that's made to make it more lappable. The storage is different as well, using UFS for the ARM model and M.2 SSD on the Intel one. Perhaps most importantly, they use different 4G LTE modems, despite HP telling us that they both have a Snapdragon X16. The Snapdragon 835 supports gigabit speeds, while the Intel XMM 7360 only supports downlink speeds of up to 450Mbps.
Finally, the Intel-powered HP Envy x2 includes a Core i5-7Y54 processor (it only comes in one configuration). This is the dual-core, seventh-gen, 4.5W CPU that you'll find in super-thin, extremely low power devices, not to be confused with the 15W U-series chips that you'll find in ultrabooks and convertibles.