The detachable tablet hybrid HP Pavilion 13 x2 will be on sale tomorrow, Monday December 16th, as the 12 Days of Sale in Microsoft Store draws closer to the end, with the last holiday sale from Microsoft being on Friday December 20.
HP is the leading manufacturer of detachables at the moment, a form factor that is expected to take off more in 2014 than it have in 2013. As long as HP and other tablet manufacturers can afford to develop new ranges of various detachables, then good news for users of mobile technology. The more variety the better, even if most tech writers disagrees with this, while they compete on conformity instead.
The HP Pavilion 13 x2 is a 13.3-inch Windows 8.1 detachable tablet that was released on November 5. There are two different models of this device. The cheapest model at $599 carries a quad-core AMD A6 processor, while the $749 model have Intel processors ranging from Pentium to Intel Core i3 or i5. So all in all there are 4 different configurations. The model on sale for Monday is the Intel Core i5 configuration for $699, compared to the regular price of $899.
Read more about HP’s detachable here: HP Pavilion 13 x2
Microsoft Store’s 12 Days of Deals for the rest of the week sees Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet on Wednesday December 18. Microsoft “gave away” Nokia Lumia 1020 earlier this week, but that was with a contract, so it’s not like they were given away unlocked unfortunately.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be given away too, and Microsoft will even throw in a free $50 gift card to the first customers. With AT&T it’s normal price is $199. For those who are not up early enough to catch that deal, the second chance is to buy it for $99, but still with a $50 gift card included.
This is the 6-inch phablet Nokia Lumia with the 20 Megapixel camera.
Then on Friday when the 12 Days of Sale ends, the powerhouse HP Envy Touchsmart 15 touchscreen laptop will be on sale as well.
This is normally a $1,099 15.6-inch laptop. The doorbuster/broadbandbuster price is $499 for the first customers, while the latecomers will get an offer for it at $699.
– Tom Bowen