HP Pro x2 612 will take on the Surface Pro 3 this September

HP has launched a new 2-in-1 PC at Computex 2014, the Pro x2 612, which will go toe-to-toe with Microsoft’s own Surface 3 when it launches in September. The device features a detachable design where it can be used as a standalone tablet or docked with a keyboard for a complete laptop experience.

The HP Pro x2 612 is being touted as a business-ready 2-in-1 PC and it comes with various features such as Client Security, Sure Start, Smart Card Reader, TPM and more. There’s also an optional fingerprint reader onboard. The tablet portion features a 12.5-inch IPS display with options of HD and FHD resolutions. You’ll also have multiple choices of processors which start from the latest Pentium series and go all the way up to the Core i5. There’s a model with vPro onbaord too and the high-end options will have HD 4200 graphics.

HP Pro x2 612

The tablet can be conveniently connected to the keyboard dock that offers a wide range of connectivity features including VGA output, DisplayPort, an RJ-45 socket, dual USB 3.0 ports and an extra battery which can deliver around 8 hours and 15 minutes of activity. The overall battery life of both cells is estimated at 14 hours and 15 minutes. Additionally, there’s the ultra mobile backlit keyboard dock as well, which provides basic features such as a power connector, a USB 3.0 port and audio out. Other highlights of the device include an optional Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE modem, a battery-free Wacom pen and dual FHD cameras.

Here are the key specs of the tablet:

– Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit/64-bit
– Intel fourth generation processors
– 12.2-inch HD IPS eDP LED-backlit display
– 1366 x 768/1920 x 1080 resolution options
– 8GB RAM
– Up to 256GB SSD storage
– 12.48 x 8.25 x 0.5 inches
– 1kg weight

Rear View

The HP Pro x2 612 can be picked up as a tablet alone or combined with the dock. No price has been disclosed as yet.