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User Guide© Copyright 2017 HP Development Company,
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WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place
the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat
surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as
pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to come into contact with the
skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter
comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety
of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
iiiiv Safety warning noticeTable of contents
1 Welcome ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
Finding information …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
2 Components ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Locating hardware ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Locating software ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Right ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Left ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
Front ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
Keyboard base components ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
TouchPad …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
Lights ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Keyboard connectors, button, and status light …………………………………………………………………….. 11
Special keys ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Action keys ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
Hot keys …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
USB port and smart card reader/pen holder slot (select products only) …………………………………… 15
Connecting the tablet to the keyboard base …………………………………………………………………………. 16
Removing the tablet from the keyboard base ………………………………………………………………………. 17
Using the keyboard wirelessly ……………………………………………………………………………. 17
Setting the Bluetooth pairing automatically ……………………………………….. 17
Setting the Bluetooth pairing manually ………………………………………………. 18
Top …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Bottom …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Rear …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
Labels ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
Optional HP ZBook x2 Pen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
3 Network connections ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
Connecting to a wireless network ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
Using the wireless controls ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Wireless button ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Operating system controls ………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Connecting to a WLAN ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
Using GPS (select products only) ………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select products only) ……………………………………………………….. 25
vConnecting Bluetooth devices ……………………………………………………………………………. 26
Using NFC to share information (select products only) ………………………………………………………….. 26
Sharing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
Using HP MAC Address Manager to identify your computer on a network (select products only) ………………… 26
Turning on and customizing the system MAC address …………………………………………………………… 26
4 Navigating the screen …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28
Using TouchPad and touch screen gestures ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Tap ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Two-finger pinch zoom ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 29
Two-finger slide (TouchPad only) ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Two-finger tap (TouchPad only) ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Four-finger tap (TouchPad only) …………………………………………………………………………………………. 29
Three-finger swipe (TouchPad only) ……………………………………………………………………………………. 30
One-finger slide (touch screen only) ……………………………………………………………………………………. 31
Using an optional keyboard or mouse ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
Using an on-screen keyboard (select products only) ……………………………………………………………………………… 31
5 HP Create Control Panel software ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Starting the HP Create Control Panel software ……………………………………………………………………………………… 32
Customizing tools ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 32
Customizing the HP Quick Keys …………………………………………………………………………………………… 32
Customizing the optional pen …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Advanced customizing for the pen ……………………………………………………………………… 33
Customizing the eraser ……………………………………………………………………………………… 34
Button functions ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Calibrating the pen ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Setting advanced options ………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Adding applications …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 36
Customizing the display of on-screen controls on the Radial Menu ………………………………………………………… 37
Adding devices ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
Adding tools ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
Viewing button mappings with the Virtual Desktop ………………………………………………………………………………. 39
Backing up and restoring settings ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Importing expert settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Updating the HP Create Control Panel software ……………………………………………………………………………………. 40
Determining the software version ………………………………………………………………………………………. 40
Downloading a software update …………………………………………………………………………………………. 40
Troubleshooting ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 41
vi6 Entertainment features ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Using a camera (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Using audio ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Connecting speakers …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
Connecting headphones …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 42
Connecting headsets …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Using sound settings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Using video ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Connecting video devices using a USB Type-C cable (select products only) ……………………………… 44
Connecting video devices using an HDMI cable (select products only) …………………………………….. 45
Setting up HDMI audio ………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
Discovering and connecting to Miracast-compatible wireless displays (select products only) …… 46
7 Managing power ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
Using Sleep and Hibernation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
Initiating and exiting Sleep ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
Initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only) ……………………………………………………….. 48
Shutting down (turning off) the computer ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
Using the Power icon and Power Options ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
Running on battery power ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only) ………………………………………………………………………… 49
Displaying battery charge ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Finding battery information in HP Support Assistant (select products only) ……………………………. 50
Conserving battery power ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Identifying low battery levels …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
Resolving a low battery level ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available …………………………….. 51
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available …………………………… 51
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation ……………… 51
Factory-sealed battery ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 51
Running on external power ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
Managing power for the keyboard base ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 52
Viewing battery charge ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
Resolving a keyboard low battery level ……………………………………………………………………………….. 52
8 Security …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 53
Protecting the computer ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 53
Using passwords ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
Setting passwords in Windows …………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
Setting passwords in Computer Setup ………………………………………………………………………………… 55
viiManaging a BIOS administrator password ……………………………………………………………………………. 55
Entering a BIOS administrator password …………………………………………………………….. 56
Using Windows Hello (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
Using antivirus software …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
Using firewall software ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 57
Installing software updates ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57
Using HP Client Security (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Using HP Touchpoint Manager (select products only) ……………………………………………………………………………. 58
Using an optional security cable (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………. 58
Using a fingerprint reader (select products only) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Locating the fingerprint reader …………………………………………………………………………………………… 58
9 Maintenance …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
Improving performance ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
Using Disk Defragmenter …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
Using Disk Cleanup ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 59
Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only) …………………………………………………………………….. 59
Identifying HP 3D DriveGuard status …………………………………………………………………… 60
Updating programs and drivers ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Cleaning your computer …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Cleaning procedures ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Cleaning the display ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 61
Cleaning the sides or cover ………………………………………………………………………………… 61
Cleaning the TouchPad, keyboard, or mouse (select products only) ……………………….. 61
Traveling with or shipping your computer ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
10 Backing up, restoring, and recovering …………………………………………………………………………………………… 63
Creating recovery media and backups …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 63
Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) ………………………………………………………………. 63
Using Windows tools …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 64
Restore and recovery …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 65
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager ………………………………………………………………………………. 65
What you need to know before you get started ……………………………………………………. 65
Using the HP Recovery partition (select products only) …………………………………………. 66
Using HP Recovery media to recover …………………………………………………………………… 66
Changing the computer boot order …………………………………………………………………….. 67
Removing the HP Recovery partition (select products only) ………………………………….. 67
11 Computer Setup (BIOS), TPM, and HP Sure Start ………………………………………………………………………………. 68
Using Computer Setup ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68
viiiStarting Computer Setup …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 68
Navigating and selecting in Computer Setup ……………………………………………………………………….. 68
Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup ……………………………………………………………………… 68
Updating the BIOS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 70
Determining the BIOS version …………………………………………………………………………….. 70
Downloading a BIOS update ………………………………………………………………………………. 70
Changing the boot order ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 71
TPM BIOS settings (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
Using HP Sure Start (select products only) …………………………………………………………………………………………… 71
12 Using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 73
Downloading HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) to a USB device ………………………………………………………….. 73
13 Specifications ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 75
Input power ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 75
Operating environment ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 75
14 Electrostatic Discharge ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
15 Accessibility ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
Supported assistive technologies ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 77
Contacting support ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
Index …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 78
ixx1 Welcome
After you set up and register the computer, we recommend the following steps to get the most out of your
smart investment:

TIP: To quickly return to the computer Start screen from an open app or the Windows desktop, press
the Windows key on your keyboard. Pressing the Windows key again will return you to the
previous screen.
● Connect to the Internet—Set up your wired or wireless network so that you can connect to the Internet.
For more information, see Network connections on page 24.
● Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software
is preinstalled on the computer . For more information, see Using antivirus software on page 57.
● Get to know your computer—Learn about your computer features. See Components on page 4 and
Navigating the screen on page 28 for additional information.
● Find installed software—Access a list of the software preinstalled on the computer:
Select the Start button.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Apps and Features.
● Back up your hard drive by creating recovery discs or a recovery flash drive. See Backing up, restoring,
and recovering on page 63.
1Finding information
To locate resources that provide product details, how-to information, and more, use this table.
Resource Contents
Setup Instructions ● Overview of computer setup and features
HP support
For HP support, go to http://www.hp.com/support.
● Online chat with an HP technician
● Support telephone numbers
● Replacement parts videos (select products only)
● Maintenance and service guides
● HP service center locations
Safety & Comfort Guide
To access this guide:
▲ Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲ Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
‒ or –
▲ Go to http://www.hp.com/ergo.
IMPORTANT: You must be connected to the Internet
to access the latest version of the user guide.
● Proper workstation setup
● Guidelines for posture and work habits that increase your comfort
and decrease your risk of injury
● Electrical and mechanical safety information
Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices
To access this document:
▲ Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲ Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
● Important regulatory notices, including information about proper
battery disposal, if needed.
Limited Warranty*
To access this document:
▲ Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲ Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
‒ or –
▲ Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.
IMPORTANT: You must be connected to the Internet
to access the latest version of the user guide.
● Specific warranty information about this computer
*You can find your HP Limited Warranty located with the user guides on your product and/or on the CD or DVD provided in the box. In
some countries or regions, HP may provide a printed warranty in the box. For countries or regions where the warranty is not provided
in printed format, you can request a copy from http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments. For products purchased in Asia Pacific, you can
2 Chapter 1 WelcomeResource Contents
write to HP at POD, PO Box 161, Kitchener Road Post Office, Singapore 912006. Include your product name, and your name, phone
number, and postal address.
Finding information 32 Components
Your computer features top-rated components. This chapter provides details about your components, where
they`re located, and how they work.
Locating hardware
To find out what hardware is installed on your computer:
▲ Type device manager in the taskbar search box, and then select the Device Manager app.
A list displays all the devices installed on your computer .
For information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version number, press fn+esc
(select products only).
Locating software
To find out what software is installed on your computer:
▲ Select the Start button.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Apps and Features.
Right
Component Description
(1) Battery light When AC power is connected:
● White: The battery charge is greater than 90 percent.
● Amber: The battery charge is from 0 to 90 percent.
● Off: The battery is not charging.
When AC power is disconnected (battery not charging):
● Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery
level. When the battery has reached a critical battery level,
the battery light begins blinking rapidly.
● Off: The battery is not charging.
4 Chapter 2 ComponentsComponent Description
(2) Power connector Connects an AC adapter .
(3) USB Type-C power and Thunderbolt
TM
ports
with HP Sleep and Charge (2)
Connect an AC adapter that has a USB Type-C connector,
supplying power to the computer and, if needed, charging the
computer battery.
– and –
Connect and charge most USB devices that have a Type-C
connector, such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or
smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer .
NOTE: Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be
required.
– and –
Connect a display device that has a USB Type-C connector,
providing DisplayPort output.
NOTE: Your computer may also support a Thunderbolt
docking station.
(4) HDMI port Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a high-
definition television, any compatible digital or audio
component, or a high-speed High Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI) device.
(5) USB 3.x SuperSpeed port with HP Sleep and
Charge
Connects a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and
even when the computer is off, charges most products such as a
cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch.
(6) Memory card reader Reads optional memory cards that store, manage, share, or
access information.
To insert a card:
1. Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the
computer .
2. Insert the card into the memory card reader, and then
press in on the card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a card:
▲ Press in on the card, and then remove it from the memory
card reader .
(7) Fingerprint reader (select products only) Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows®, instead of a password
logon.
(8) Vents Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for
the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
(9) Kickstand Provides stability and a variety of viewing angles.
(10) Kickstand access tab Provides access to lift the kickstand away from the back of the
computer .
Right 5Left
Component Description
(1) Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in (microphone)
combo jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones,
earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable. Also connects an
optional headset microphone. This jack does not support
optional standalone microphones.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the
volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset.
For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory,
Safety, and Environmental Notices.
To access this guide:
1. Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select
the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar .
2. Select My PC, select the Specifications tab, and then
select User Guides.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the computer
speakers are disabled.
(2) Power button ● When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
computer .
● When the computer is on, press the button briefly to
initiate Sleep.
● When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button
briefly to exit Sleep.
● When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
briefly to exit Hibernation.
CAUTION: Pressing and holding down the power button results
in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button for
at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer .
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options.

Right-click the Power meter icon and then select
Power Options.
(3) Volume up button Increases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down
the button.
6 Chapter 2 ComponentsComponent Description
(4) Volume down button Decreases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down
the key.
(5) Security cable slot Attaches an optional security cable to the computer .
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but
it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or
stolen.
(6) Kickstand access tab Provides access to lift the kickstand away from the back of the
computer .
(7) Kickstand Provides stability and a variety of viewing angles.
(8) Vents Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for
the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
Front
NOTE: This computer has HP Quick Keys. These keys provide quick access to app shortcuts, and they can be
customized to perform the most common key commands with the push of a single button.
Component Description
(1) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default
action is Reference, which displays the interactive Virtual Desktop
overlay for the customizable buttons and optional pen. The overlay
displays what function each button is mapped to perform. For more
information, see Viewing button mappings with the Virtual Desktop
on page 39.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(2) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default
action is Undo.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
Front 7Component Description
(3) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default
action is Touch On/Off, which toggles the touch option on or off.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(4) HP Quick Key Mode Select button Press the button to cycle through the three customized options for
the top two HP Quick Keys (the ones with the up and down arrows).
The HP Quick Key Mode lights display which of the three Modes are
active.
The default setting controls only the left buttons. The left and right
can be changed to mirror selections; see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(5) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. There are up to
three actions, which depend on the Mode selected. Use the HP Quick
Key Mode Select button to choose the mode. The HP Quick Key Mode
lights show which Mode is active. The default actions are:
● Switch the Virtual Desktop left
● Snap the current window left
● Display File Explorer
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(6) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. There are up to
three actions, which depend on the Mode selected. Use the HP Quick
Key Mode Select button to choose the mode. The HP Quick Key Mode
lights show which Mode is active. The default actions are:
● Switch the Virtual Desktop right
● Snap the current window right
● Display Desktop
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(7) HP Quick Key Mode lights On: The Mode is in use. In the default setting, the left Mode light
displays when the HP Quick Key customizable buttons on the top left
are used, and the right mode light displays when the HP Quick Key
customizable buttons on the top right are used. The lights cycle to
the next light each time the button is pressed, which corresponds to
the function the HP Quick Key Mode button is set to perform.
(8) WLAN antennas* Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local
area networks (WLANs).
(9) Camera lights (select products only) On: One or more cameras are in use.
(10) Internal microphones Record sound.
(11) Cameras (select products only) Allow you to video chat, record video, and record still images. To use
your camera, see Using a camera (select products only) on page 42.
Some cameras also allow a facial recognition logon to Windows,
instead of a password logon. For more information, see Using
Windows Hello (select products only) on page 56.
NOTE: Camera functions vary depending on the camera hardware
and software installed on your product.
8 Chapter 2 ComponentsComponent Description
(12) HP Quick Key Mode Select button Press the button to cycle through the three customized options for
the top two HP Quick Keys (the ones with the up and down arrows)
The HP Quick Key Mode lights display which of the three Modes are
active.
The default setting controls only the right buttons. The left and right
can be changed to mirror selections; see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(13) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default
action is Screen Rotation Lock, which toggles screen rotation on or
off.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(14) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default is
Action Center, which displays the Windows Action Center .
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
(15) HP Quick Key customizable button Press the button to perform the customized action. The default
action is Cortana® Voice, which starts the Windows personal
assistant.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control Panel
software on page 32.
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer, and antenna location varies. For optimal transmission, keep the areas
immediately around the antennas free from obstructions.
For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or
region.
To access this guide:
▲ Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select HP Help and Support, and then select HP
Documentation.
Front 9Keyboard base components
Your tablet supports a keyboard. This section provides information about the features of the keyboard.
TouchPad
Component Description
(1) TouchPad zone Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate items
on the screen.
(2) Near Field Communications (NFC) tapping area
and antenna*
Allows you to wirelessly share information when you tap it with
an NFC-enabled device.
(3) Left TouchPad click area Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(4) Right TouchPad click area Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
*The antenna is not visible from the outside of the computer . For optimal transmission, keep the area immediately around the antenna
free from obstructions.
For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or
region.
To access this guide:
1. Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar .
2. Select My PC, select the Specifications tab, and then select User Guides.
10 Chapter 2 ComponentsLights
Component Description
(1) Caps lock light On: Caps lock is on, which switches the keys to all capital letters.
(2) Microphone mute light ● Amber: Microphone sound is off.
● Off: Microphone sound is on.
(3) Num lock light On: Num lock is on.
Keyboard connectors, button, and status light
Component Description
(1) Alignment posts (2) Connect to the alignment connectors on the tablet.
(2) Docking connector Connects the keyboard to the tablet.
The keyboard battery charges automatically when it is connected
to the tablet using this connector .
(3) Keyboard button Turns the keyboard on or off. The button is also used for manual
Bluetooth® pairing.
(4) Keyboard status light When AC power is connected:
● Red: The keyboard battery charge is less than 15 percent.
● White: The keyboard battery is charging using the micro-
USB port, and the keyboard battery charge is from 15 to 99
percent.
● Blue: The keyboard is connected to the tablet using
Bluetooth, and the keyboard battery charge is 100 percent.
● Blinking blue: The keyboard is pairing using Bluetooth.
● Off: The keyboard is fully charged and is not connected
using Bluetooth.
Keyboard base components 11Component Description
When AC power is disconnected (the battery is not charging):
● Red: The keyboard battery charge is less than 15 percent.
● Blue: The keyboard is connected to the tablet using
Bluetooth, and the keyboard battery charge is from 15 to
100 percent.
● Blinking blue: The keyboard is pairing using Bluetooth.
● Off: The keyboard is off.
NOTE: If the keyboard does not have enough power to start
when the keyboard button is pressed, the light will blink red
several times and then turn off.
12 Chapter 2 ComponentsSpecial keys
Component Description
(1) esc key Displays system information when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
(2) fn key Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with another key. Such key combinations are called
action keys and hot keys.
See Action keys on page 14 and Hot keys on page 15.
(3) Windows key Opens the Start menu.
NOTE: Pressing the Windows key again will close the Start
menu.
(4) Action keys Execute frequently used system functions, when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
See Action keys on page 14.
(5) Embedded numeric keypad A numeric keypad superimposed over the keyboard alphabet
keys. When fn+num lk is pressed, the keypad can be used like an
external numeric keypad. Each key on the keypad performs the
function indicated by the icon in the upper-right corner of the
key.
NOTE: If the keypad function is active when the computer is
turned off, that function is reinstated when the computer is
turned back on.
(6) Windows application key Displays options for a selected object.
(7) num lk key Turns the embedded numeric keypad on and off when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
Keyboard base components 13Action keys
An action key performs the function indicated by the icon on the key. To determine which keys are on your
product, see Special keys on page 13.
▲ To use an action key, press and hold the fn key and then press the action key.
Icon Description
Initiates Sleep, which saves your information in system memory. The display and other system components
turn off and power is conserved. To exit Sleep, briefly press the power button.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Sleep.
Turns the keyboard backlight off, on high, or on low.
NOTE: To conserve battery power, turn off this feature.
Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is
connected to the computer, repeatedly pressing the key alternates the screen image from computer display
to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and monitor .
Decreases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
Increases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
Decreases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Increases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Mutes the microphone.
14 Chapter 2 ComponentsHot keys
A hot key is the combination of the fn key and another key.
To use a hot key:
▲ Press and hold the fn key, and then press one of the keys listed in the following table.
Key Description
C Turns on scroll lock.
E Turns on the insert function.
R Breaks the operation.
S Sends a programing query.
W Pauses the operation.
USB port and smart card reader/pen holder slot (select products only)
Component Description
(1) Micro USB port Connects a micro USB cable (purchased separately), that can be
used to supply power to the keyboard and, if needed, charge the
keyboard battery.
NOTE: The keyboard battery charges automatically when the
keyboard is connected to the tablet using the docking
connector . See Keyboard connectors, button, and status light
on page 11.
(2) Smart card reader/pen holder slot Supports optional smart cards or provides a slot for the pen
holder insert.
IMPORTANT: The keyboard must be connected to the tablet
for the smart card feature to work.
Keyboard base components 15Connecting the tablet to the keyboard base
To connect the tablet to the keyboard base, follow these steps:
1. Lower the tablet (1) onto the alignment posts on the keyboard base.
2. Position the kickstand (2) at the desired angle.
NOTE: If you close the kickstand, you can leave the keyboard attached and rotate the keyboard so that the
back of the keyboard rests against the back of the behind the tablet. The keyboard keys and TouchPad are
locked to prevent you from accidently typing while the keyboard is in this position.
16 Chapter 2 ComponentsRemoving the tablet from the keyboard base
To remove the tablet from the keyboard, pull the tablet away from the keyboard.
Using the keyboard wirelessly
IMPORTANT: During the initial startup, the software will prompt you to pair the keyboard with the tablet.
Refer to the Setup Instructions for information about the initial pairing.
After your keyboard is paired to the tablet, you can use the keyboard when it is not connected to the tablet.
Using the keyboard wirelessly expands your options for use.
NOTE: Connect the keyboard to the tablet when you are using these functions:
● Computer Setup, or Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)
● HP PC Hardware Diagnostics
● Back up, restore, and recovery
NOTE: The automatic paring method is the preferred method to connect the keyboard wirelessly.
If the keyboard cannot communicate with the tablet, confirm the following:
● The tablet Bluetooth setting is turned on. See Network connections on page 24.
● The keyboard Bluetooth setting is turned on. The keyboard button light should be blue. See Keyboard
connectors, button, and status light on page 11.
If needed, set the Bluetooth pairing again.
Setting the Bluetooth pairing automatically
If the keyboard cannot communicate with the tablet, follow these steps to automatically set the Bluetooth
pairing:
NOTE: The tablet Bluetooth feature must be turned on.
Keyboard base components 171. Attach the keyboard to the tablet.
The Keyboard Pairing Request screen appears.
2. Follow the screen instructions to pair the keyboard to the tablet.
Setting the Bluetooth pairing manually
If the keyboard cannot communicate with the tablet and automatic pairing fails, follow these steps to
manually set the Bluetooth pairing:
1. Remove the keyboard from the tablet.
2. Type bluetooth in the taskbar search box, and then select Bluetooth and other device settings.
3. Turn on Bluetooth, if it is not already turned on.
4. Press the keyboard button for more than 3 seconds. The blue light should begin to blink. For the button
and light location, see Keyboard connectors, button, and status light on page 11.
5. Select Add Bluetooth or other device.
6. Select Bluetooth.
7. Select HP ZBook x2 Bluetooth Keyboard.
A passcode displays on the tablet screen.
8. Type the passcode on the keyboard and press Enter.
The installation continues and the keyboard is connected.
18 Chapter 2 ComponentsTop
Component Description
Speakers Produce sound.
Bottom
Component Description
(1) Alignment post connectors (2) Connect to the alignment posts on the keyboard.
(2) Docking connector Connects the tablet to the keyboard.
Rear
Component Description
(1) Vents Enable airflow to cool internal components.
Top 19Component Description
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to
cool internal components and prevent overheating. It
is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off
during routine operation.
(2) Rear camera (select products only) Allows you to video chat, record video, and record still
images. To use your camera, see Using a camera
(select products only) on page 42.
(3) Kickstand Provides stability and a variety of viewing angles.
Labels
The labels on the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or
travel internationally with the computer .
IMPORTANT: Check the following locations for the labels described in this section: the back of the display
under the kickstand and the connection area of the keyboard.
● Service label—Provides important information to identify your computer and the keyboard. When
contacting support, you will probably be asked for the serial number, and possibly for the product
number or the model number . Locate these numbers before you contact support.
Your service label will resemble the examples shown below.
20 Chapter 2 ComponentsComponent
(1) Model name (select products only)
(2) Serial number
(3) Product number
(4) Warranty period
Component
(1) Model name (select products only)
(2) Serial number
(3) Product number
(4) Warranty period
● Regulatory label(s)—Provide(s) regulatory information about the computer .
● Wireless certification label(s)—Provide(s) information about optional wireless devices and the approval
markings for the countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use.
Labels 21Optional HP ZBook x2 Pen
Component Description
(1) Tip/removable nib Draws on the screen. Increased pressure applied to the tip
results in wider or darker lines, depending on the software
app. The nib is removable.
NOTE: Felt and POM tips are included with the pen. To
remove the nib from the pen, use the nib removal tool or
pen case provided.
(2) Button Provides additional functions for the pen, depending on
the software app.
To customize the button settings, see HP Create Control
Panel software on page 32.
(3) Eraser Removes what is drawn on the screen, depending on the
software app.
To customize the eraser settings, see HP Create Control
Panel software on page 32.
The labels on the pen provide information you may need when you troubleshoot problems or replace the pen.
22 Chapter 2 ComponentsComponent
(1) Serial number
(2) Part number
(3) Spare number
(4) Batch number
Hold the pen as you would a normal pen or pencil. Adjust your grip so that you can toggle the pen button
easily with your thumb or forefinger. Be careful not to accidentally press the button while drawing or
positioning with the pen.
Software provided with your tablet offers the following methods for customizing your pen and button
settings:
● HP Create Control Panel software—For more information see HP Create Control Panel software
on page 32.
● Windows Pen & Windows Ink software settings—To access this setting, type pen settings in the
taskbar search box, select Pen settings, and then select Pen & Windows Ink.
Optional HP ZBook x2 Pen 233 Network connections
Your computer can travel with you wherever you go. But even at home, you can explore the globe and access
information from millions of websites using your computer and a wired or wireless network connection. This
chapter will help you get connected to that world.
Connecting to a wireless network
Your computer may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
● WLAN device—Connects the computer to wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi
networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate offices, your home, and public places such as airports,
restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and universities. In a WLAN, the mobile wireless device in your
computer communicates with a wireless router or a wireless access point.
● Bluetooth® device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a PAN, each device
communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively close together—typically
within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other .
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using one or more of these features:
● Wireless button (also called airplane mode key or wireless key) (referred to in this chapter as wireless
button)
● Operating system controls
Wireless button
The computer may have a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights. All
the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices.
Operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network, and
diagnose and repair network problems.
To use operating system controls:
1. Type control panel in the taskbar search box, and then select Control Panel.
2. Select Network and Internet, and then select Network and Sharing Center.
24 Chapter 3 Network connectionsConnecting to a WLAN
NOTE: When you are setting up Internet access in your home, you must establish an account with an
Internet service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem, contact a local ISP . The ISP will help
set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless router to the modem, and test the Internet
service.
To connect to a WLAN, follow these steps:
1. Be sure that the WLAN device is on.
2. Select the network status icon in the taskbar, and then connect to one of the available networks.
If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Enter the code, and
then select Next to complete the connection.
NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.
NOTE: If you do not see the WLAN you want to connect to, right-click the network status icon in the
taskbar, and then select Open Network and Sharing Center. Select Set up a new connection or
network. A list of options is displayed, allowing you to manually search for and connect to a network or
to create a new network connection.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
After the connection is made, select the network status icon at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name
and status of the connection.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router
manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and floors.
Using GPS (select products only)
Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellites deliver location,
speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.
To enable GPS, make sure location is enabled under the Windows privacy setting.
1. Type location in the taskbar search box, and then select Location privacy settings.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions for using location settings.
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select products only)
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections
that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
● Computers (desktop, notebook)
● Phones (cellular, cordless, smartphone)
● Imaging devices (printer, camera)
● Audio devices (headset, speakers)
● Mouse
● External keyboard
Connecting to a wireless network 25Connecting Bluetooth devices
Before you can use a Bluetooth device, you must establish a Bluetooth connection.
1. Type bluetooth in the taskbar search box, and then select Bluetooth and other devices settings.
2. Turn on Bluetooth, if it is not already turned on.
3. Select your device from the list, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: If the device requires verification, a pairing code is displayed. On the device you are adding, follow the
on-screen instructions to verify that the code on your device matches the pairing code. For more information,
refer to the documentation provided with the device.
NOTE: If your device does not appear in the list, be sure that Bluetooth on that device is turned on. Some
devices may have additional requirements; refer to the documentation provided with the device.
Using NFC to share information (select products only)
Your computer supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which allows you to wirelessly share information
between two NFC-enabled devices. Information is transferred by tapping the tapping area (antenna) of the
computer with the antenna of your phone or other device. With NFC and supported apps, you can share
websites, transfer contact information, transfer payments, and print on NFC-enabled print

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