This price is INSANE. Take a look around for what you can get in that price range. its VERY simlar to a chrome book * you could throw linux on it* and its about $200 away from some full fledge convertable ultrabooks with 4x the specs. Hell I just bought a 13 inch lenovo with a I5 , intell 4600 gpu and 8 GB Ram and 1TB hard drive for $600. I know this is smaller but thats twice the laptop for $100 more. And weather you like Chrome books are not you cant charge 2.5x more for a device with almost the same specs
The price is too high and the screen resolution is too low. As someone who owned the Envy X2 with clovertrail and an 11.6 inch 768p screen, using it as a tablet was just uncomfortable because of the low resolution. ALL of these convertible devices need to be 1080p or higher, or you'll never actually use it as a tablet.
I gave up toys like this mainly due to build quality and win8.1. If all one is going to do is use it for notes and surfing then spending so much is a waste when $100 buys a decent C2D or first gen i3/i5 laptop is more than enough. For my mobile needs I got a Alienware m11x for gaming on the go and when I need something that lasts ages without the plug a cheap Latitude D630 that is modded gets the job done. Sitting through boring lectures requires some intellectual escape. I have a collection of convertible tablets and found that they are more useful than a pure slate for everyday use such as writing up papers very quickly ect.
I don't sit idle much when on the go as I am often surfing the whole time and doing heavy downloading ect. To anyone with cash to burn i suggest that you stick to your phones and buy a decent purpose built laptop or convertible.
I bought a Split X2 13" and it's really bigger than I want. The best use case is Southwest Airlines where you can undock at boarding and for landing and be connected to wifi the entire time for one price.
I think it's for people who want a notebook that can be a tablet when they want it... not people who want a more powerful/usable tablet.
if you want cheap prices, you won't get it from Intel. Not saying it as a AMD fanboy just stating the obvious. You can usually buy 8-10 physical same core count processors on AMD to make the price of 1 intel physical processor. Intel has the performance advantange and they charge because of it. Ever since AMD bowed down, Intel has raised their prices. Regardless, Intel still leases AMD 64bit technology and AMD seems to have better virualized hardware than intel. But again, because intel has better performance in meaningless stats, everyone who loves intel will disput the fact that I may be correct.