For many professionals, today's work environment entails a fair bit of traveling. The mobile workforce is growing and to keep up with the trend, HP on Sunday announced the Pro x2 612 G2 (just Pro x2 from here on out), a "dynamic new commercial detachable" designed for professionals who want a stylish device that's easy to use, and one that is also suitable for work chores in field services, government, healthcare, and other professional sectors requiring enterprise-class security.
"Today, more than 60 percent of millennials work from more than one location and by 2020 they will be a majority of the workforce. They want sexy mobile devices that meet their on-the-go work styles and IT needs these devices to be manageable, serviceable and secure," said Michael Park, vice president and general manager, Mobility, Personal Systems, HP Inc. "Only HP is combining these amazing mobile form factors with the built-in security and vertical workflow capabilities with a lower total cost of ownership.
The Pro x2 sports a 12-inch display with a 1920x1280 touch display powered by a range of Kaby Lake dual-core processor options. These start with Intel's Pentium 4410Y and move up the Core ladder to include the Core M3-7Y30, Comre i5-7Y54, Core i5-7Y57, and Core i7-7Y75.
HP's newest detachable also features 8GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, up to 512GB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2x2), Bluetooth 4.2, a microSD card reader, a smart card reader, USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 3.0 connectivity, headphone/microphone combo port, SIM card slot, backlit keyboard, 5MP front-facing webcam, 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a 4-cell battery.
There are several accessories available, such as a USB 3.0 to gigabit LAN adapter, a rugged case, and so forth.
The Pro x2 is available now starting at $979.