The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ought to watch its back. There’s more competition gunning for it. This time, it comes in the form of the latest iteration of the HP Pavilion X2.

In this latest version of the Pavilion X2, HP has managed to shrink it a little more. Where the 2013 model was an 11.6-incher, this time, HP has made it even smaller. The screen, which is a WXGA WLED screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, is now 10.1-inches and the device iseven thinner now.

So what else can you expect from this new Pavilion X2? It’s powered by a Quad core Intel Atom Z3745D processor at 1.33Ghz and comes 2GB of DDR3 system memory. Of course in this form factor, don’t expect a large storage capacity as the Pavilion X2 only comes with 64GB of internal storage, though you can expand it up to 64GB more via microSD. Also, you’re  not getting some pansy mobile OS either. Instead you’re getting a full version of Windows 8.1, which is perfect for all your productivity needs. Of course we can’t forget it’s detachable keyboard, which according to HP, is designed for maximum productivity comfort.

HP has also thrown in one year free of Microsoft Office 365, further underscoring that they’re positioning the Pavilion as a workhorse.

However what’s going to impress the most, is its battery life. HP claims up to 12 hours of battery life on the Pavilion X2 and that combined together with it’s form factor for portability, keyboard and full Windows 8.1 OS, will likely make it one tablet that’ll be a productivity workhorse. And if you’re in the mood for a little scribbling, HP even has an optional active stylus for more accurate navigation and increase productivity and creativity.

So how much should we be forking out for this? A very reasonable RM1,199 and it’s already available for order online via HP’s store here.

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