Thanks to Intel’s 2-in-1 Laptops, I Have Some Serious HP Envy


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I must have perfect timing when it comes to blogging. Maybe the stars were perfectly aligned. Maybe I have a true guardian angel. Or maybe, well, maybe I just got really lucky.

See, we all have our own computers in my house. The kids live on theirs, switching between YouTube and Minecraft as involuntarily as they breathe.

Lately, though, Ryan’s computer (an older PC) has been acting up. It’d lag like crazy (a death sentence for Minecraft players) and randomly restart a few times a day.

It got worse and worse over time. I ran a few virus scans, cleaned things out and it still seemed real flaky. Sounded like a hardware problem to me.

I accepted the fact that it was just about time to buy Ryan a new computer. He’d been begging for a laptop anyways, so it seemed like as good an excuse as any.

And then Intel happened.

Yep, I was contacted by Intel to write up a series of blog posts about the HP Envy X2. It’s a laptop and tablet combined. I asked Ryan if it’s something he’d like, and you probably heard the shrieks of joy from where you live.

I accepted the assignment and then dealt with Ryan’s daily question of, “Did it ship yet?”

I was finally able to tell him not only did it ship, but his HP Envy X2 was finally here!


I have to admit, it’s a pretty sweet machine. The screen is super crisp and a nice size. The detachable keyboard is larger than I expected (meaning it’s easier than I thought to type) and the fact that you can pop the screen off to use as a tablet is just uber cool. That’s the beauty of the Intel 2-in-1!

For someone like Ryan, this 2-in-1 is perfect. He loves writing stories, so bringing it around the house or on trips is a snap. He’s obsessed with playing Minecraft and the super powerful processor means no more serious lag when he’s shooting down Creepers!

He also loves making YouTube videos. And he can both film and edit them with his new computer. Also, he can pop the touch screen off to simply hang on the catch and play around with various apps.

Ryan’s been using his new computer for a few weeks now, so I figured it was time to let him offer his thoughts on his new machine. What better way than to hear it straight from his mouth. Take a look at this video interview:

Envy X2 Product Specifications:

Operating system

Windows 8.1 64

Processor and graphics

Intel(R) Core(TM) M 5Y10c Dual Core Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics (For 4G memory)
Intel(R) Core(TM) M 5Y10c Dual Core Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics (For 8G memory)
Intel(R) Core(TM) M 5Y71 Dual Core Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics (For 8G memory)


13.3-inch diagonal HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1366×768) Touchscreen
13.3-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080) Touchscreen


Onboard 4GB Memory
Onboard 8GB Memory

Hard drive

128GB Flash Solid State Drive
256GB Flash Solid State Drive
512GB Flash Solid State Drive

Primary battery

2-cell 33WHr Lithium-ion Battery


HP TrueVision Full HD WVA Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone


Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth(R) [1×1]
Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth(R) [2×2]


BeatsAudio™ with 2 speakers

Expansion slots

1 micro multi-format SD media card reader

Power supply

45 W AC power adapter

13.99 x 8.48 x 0.54 in (tablet); 14.07 x 8.57 x 0.76 in (tablet and base)


2.81 lb (tablet); 4.05 lb (tablet and base)

It’s a great looking machine, and Ryan could not be happier. It may be small in size (which is awesome for saving room on your desk and for being portable!), but it certainly packs a powerful punch!

Learn More About Intel’s 2-in-1 Laptops


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