HP Spectre x2 review: A Surface clone for a lot less cash

It has touch. It has pen support. It has the same cover-style keyboard. But there are differences, and we dive deep into them here.

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HP’s formula for its new Spectre x2 is pretty simple: Clone the look and feel of Microsoft’s popular Surface and sell at a price that heavily undercuts it. But the result is actually a lot more nuanced.

By clone, I mean most people who see the Surface—err, Spectre x2 will actually think it's a Surface Pro 4. It has touch. It has pen support. It has the same cover-style keyboard that attaches magnetically and flips around for tablet mode—I’m surprised it isn't cyan-colored.

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