HP Elite X2 To Take On Surface Pro By Anna Amad | Nov 23, 2015 12:11 AM EST The tech company HP Inc. unveiled its own version of hybrid 2-in-1 laptop/tablet device named Elite X2. Since the trend today has shifted into hybrid multipurpose devices, the tech company eventually joins the tight competition in the market that includes the tech giant Microsoft and Dell. Although this is not the first time it ventures in this piece of technological breakthrough, since the Elite X2 is a successor of HP Spectre X2. The main attribute of the device is endurance. The company claimed that the X2 is a lot stronger in terms of physical components than the Surface Pro. To put things into a human perspective, a Surface Pro would easily break if dropped from a certain height and its components are difficult to repair. However, in the case of Elite X2, the HP assures the user that every bit of component of the device can be easily replaced if it does break. The Elite X2 has a military grade 810G durability and a display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is a very tough device that can actually withstand harsh environment where the likes of Surface Pro will be considered fragile. Watch video In terms of the design, the device embodies an aluminum body frame with a 12-inch display. Inside the X2 is the latest Intel Core M processor ranging from M3 to M7 and enough processing power to handle high processing applications. Coupled with an 4 to 8 GB of RAM depending on the variant with an internal storage of 128 to 512 GB of SSD storage and almost the same specs as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Not only the tablet part of the device is packed with power, the aluminum backed keyboard is also ergonomically designed. The device has NFC, and as a bonus, the company offers along with the device the Active Stylus. Running the device is the latest Windows 10. One of the main features of the Elite X2 is security. The device is built with a fingerprint scanner that amplifies the security and privacy the device offers. It will roll out in early January with the starting price tag of $899.