After giving us a few ASUS laptop deals, Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion is throwing Hewlett-Packard a bone with a $130 discount on the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC (sheesh, try saying that three times really fast). The Pavilion x2 usually has a retail price of $329, but Microsoft is selling the device today for just $199.
$199 will get you a 10.1” (1280x800) display, a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3736F processor (burst speeds up to 2.16GHz), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. That last spec may be troublesome for some users, but a microSD slot is included if you need a place to store some pictures or video files in a pinch.
Other features include one USB 2.0 port (sorry, no USB 3.0 this time), a microHDMI port, 802.11g Wi-Fi with Miracast support, and battery that’s rated at up to 11.75 hours. As expected, the Pavilion x2 is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 with Bing (32-bit version) and comes with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
And in case you were wondering, the Pavilion x2 weighs just 1.29 pounds in tablet mode, which creeps up to a still commendable 2.03 pounds when the keyboard is attached.
We also must point out that the $199 price tag isn’t the only sweetener in today’s deal; this is a Signature Edition PC, which means that you won’t have to put up with crapware or trialware (this has to be one of the best things to come out Microsoft in years).