HP Split 13-g210dx x2 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop is Windows 8.1 based 13.3” machine which is combination of a tablet, keyboard dock. For some people, convertibles are disappointing as these are too heavy in weight as compared to conventional tablets and expensive too. But there are positive aspects to a convertible laptop as well. If you are using the machine for business purpose, a large tablet is a great way to demonstrate your website and products or take a client through slideshow. Again, you can use HP Split 13-g210dx as a conventional laptop by docking the tablet with full size keyboard. HP 13-g210dx is based on Intel’s fourth-generation Core i5-4202Y Processor. This ULV processor is not a high end processor and comes with onboard 4GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM. The laptop offers 28GB Solid state drive as storage solution and dual battery setup, which further enhances its performance. Current price of the convertible is around $800. Read further to know more about this HP Split 13-g210dx x2.
HP Split 13-g210dx x2 specification and performance
HP Split 13-g210dx is driven by Intel Core i5-4202Y Processor. It is a dual-core processor which can handle four-threads at a time with help of Hyperthreading Technology. The processor has a base clock speed of 1.6GHz and, due to Turboboost Technology, it can achieve maximum speed of 2GHz. Compared to mainstream Core i5 processor, it doesn’t offer enough power but is able to accomplish all office tasks like working with office suite, making presentations, file conversion, file compression, emailing and web browsing . It also offers performance for video streaming and casual gaming, so that you can entertain yourself during leisure period. Intel HD 4400 supports graphics processing. HP Split 13-g210dx is not suitable for running power hungry applications like 3D designing or CAD applications. If you are after performance then this is not something you should go for. For this price, you can get mainstream touch screen based powerful laptops which can handle CPU intensive tasks.
The 13.3-inch multi touch Screen display has a native 1366×768-pixels resolution. Though the machine doesn’t offer full HD yet it is not quite bad for the size.
HP 13-g210dx has a 128GB SSD, which comes pre-installed with operating system and other softwares. This convertible PC is definitely not for gamers or for Photoshop users. As users are not going to upload games, 128GB space is enough for rest of the work.
The dock comes with limited number of ports which include 2 USB 3.0, one HDMI and an audio jack.
Unfortunately, there is no video port in the tablet. Network connectivity is supported by Intel 2×2 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth with WiDi. However, there is a HD webcam.
A distinctive feature of the HP Split 13 g210dx x2 is its dual-battery setup. Both, the keyboard dock and tablet, come with 3-cell 33WHr lithium-ion polymer battery each.
Pros of HP Split 13-g210dx x2
Tablet portion is pretty light at 2.36 lbs
Dual battery setup
Support web browsing and productivity tasks
Cons of HP 13-g210dx convertible laptop
Limited ports and connectivity features
Not suitable for high end tasks