HP's new Elite x2 1012 G2 hybrid laptop tops Surface Pro 4 in several ways

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Surface Pro killer? HP’s Elite x2 1012 G2

If you’ve been waiting for a successor to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 — and since it was released at the end of 2015, you have been for a while — there’s been no shortage of alternatives. But if a Surface Pro 5 is unlikely to “surface” (pun intended) anytime soon, as ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley speculates, HP has just launched a very appealing 2-in-1 that should demand your attention.

The updated Elite x2 1012 G2 outdoes the Surface Pro 4 in many areas. At just 0.36 inches thick, it’s skinnier than Microsoft’s convertible, and it packs the Intel Kaby Lake processors that weren’t available when the Surface Pro 4 was rolled out. HP’s also addressed one of the original…

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