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Save $370 an HP ENVY 2-in-1 laptop from Amazon, with stylus pen included

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A 2-in-1 laptop is the best of both worlds: You get the efficiency of a laptop, plus the freedom of a tablet. Honestly, all laptops should be 2-in-1s if you ask us.

If you’ve been in the market for a 2-in-1, Amazon is currently offering the HP ENVY x2 for $629.99, which is $370 off the original price of $999.99

Under the hood, the ENVY has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, delivering excellent speeds for most of your work and web needs. With 128GB of flash storage, there may be some management needed, but that’s still plenty of memory for handling a standard document load for school or work.

Connect the ENVY to a 4G LTE network and get internet access wherever you are. This puts it right there with the iPad Pro as a professional device that can work from anywhere. The screen is also detachable from the keyboard, making it super lightweight when you want to work in tablet mode only.

One major advantage that the EXVY x2 has over the iPad Pro is the stylus pen. The Apple Pencil is sold separately from the iPads and costs an extra $100 on top of the price of the iPad. HP throws their stylus in, keeping that extra $100 in your pocket for whatever else you may need.

The versatility afforded by 2-in-1s makes work, travel, heck even lounging on the couch, easier. And ultimately, anything that makes your life run a bit smoother is worth investing in.

HP’s new Elite x2 might as well be the Surface Pro 5 that Microsoft won’t sell

With Microsoft seemingly uninterested in releasing a new 2-in-1 Surface Pro, other PC makers like HP are stepping in to fill the void.

HP’s Elite x2 1012 G2 (yeah it’s a mouthful) is the latest Surface Pro clone and it packs quite the punch.

You want premium looks in a thin and light package? The Elite x2’s got it. The aluminum tablet’s thinner than a Surface Pro 4 at 0.36 inches thick.

You want a bright and sharp screen? The Elite x2’s got it. The 12.3-inch touchscreen is larger than its 11.6-inch predecessor and the resolution’s identical to the Surface Pro 4’s: 2,736 x 1,824.

You want lots of power? Good, because the Elite x2’s got that as well. Powering Windows 10 are seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with Intel HD Graphics 620, 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

You want lots of ports? Perfect, because the Elite x2’s got all the ones you need, including a USB-C 3.1 Thunderbolt port, full-sized USB 3.0 port (because nobody likes being in #donglehell), a SIM card slot for cellular connectivity, microSD card slot, and a headphone jack.

You want to take photos with a tablet? Hey, we’re not gonna judge you. The Elite x2’s got a 5-megapixel shooter on the front and an 8-megapixels camera on the back with LED flash.

You want nice sound? Compared to the previous Elite x2, the new one’s got front-facing stereo speakers that direct sound towards you and not away from you. HP says the speakers are also designed to enhance bass.

What about top notch security to lock down all your precious memes work documents? You guessed it, this baby’s got a fingerprint sensor on the back and an IR camera on the front for face authentication.

Add on the sturdy Collaboration Keyboard with its backlit keys and loop for the Active Pen stylus and you’ve got yourself a solid laptop replacement to bang out that term paper, compile that quarterly report, or create the next Deviantart masterpiece.

HP’s new 2-in-1 sounds like a whole lot of win. That said, we’ve gotta wait to see how much it’ll cost before we hand out any awards.

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