In Pictures: Winning Windows 8 tablets for travel

At a Clover Trail coming-out party, Intel showed off its mid-range Windows 8 hybrid devices. Here's a look at the features of some of the new Clover Trail devices that make them a winning choice for your next travel PC.

HP Envy x2

The Envy x2 is a detachable convertible: Attach the tablet to the dock and you have a classic clamshell laptop. HP spent considerable design effort to create a simple docking experience, using both magnetic and physical latches. In all, we found docking to be an elegant, confidence- inspiring affair. Indeed, when you pick up the system by its 11.6-inch, 1,366x768 display when in laptop mode, it doesn't really feel like a discrete tablet is part of the packaging.

As with other HP mobile systems, the Envy x2 integrates Beats Audio for improved sound quality, as well as front and rear facing cameras for video conferencing. The tablet alone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 1.5 pounds (the dock adds another 1.6 pounds).

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Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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