In Pictures: Six Windows 8 tablets

Intel's hardware partners recently showed off their mid-range Windows 8 hybrid devices at a Clover Trail coming-out party. Now we reveal the hardware in all its photographic splendor. Each tablet features Intel's Z2760 Atom processor (aka Clover Trail), a dual-core, four-thread system-on-chip running up to 1.8GHz. Clover Trail devices won't pack the performance oomph of Ultrabooks, laptops and hybrids running Core-caliber processors, but the products you see in this gallery should deliver excellent battery life—in excess of 10 hours. In theory, at least. Perhaps more importantly, Clover Trail devices could emerge as winning travel PCs: thin, light tablets married to accompanying keyboard docks. Put everything together, and you might be able to leave your iPad and Ultrabook at home, and simply take one of these hybrids on the road. Click here to find out more!

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HP Envy x2

Like most of the hardware in this round-up, 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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