HP Finally Launches the Android PC

Alex Bezeau August 1, 2013 1

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Just as it promised, HP finally launched its Android based PC. We saw so many rumors circling the web and we are ready for it to be made available on the market. According to initial information, this device will be ready to compete on the market with the best Windows based PCs which are available on the market. It’s called SlateBook X2 and it will try to do a makeover on the market and bring different PC experience.

It was announced that this tablet-laptop will be available sometime in August but we could see it made available on the company’s sales site. The SlateBook was launched in Japan few days ago, Monday to be specific. It’s listed as HP SlateBook 10×2 and it goes under the PC brand name. Surprisingly, it will run on Android Jelly Bean OS instead on Windows 8.

It packs really impressive specs and features. It has a 10.1-inch screen with 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution. It has an impressive pixel density with 224 ppi. The HP SlateBook will be powered by quad-core Tegra 4 processor coming from Nvidia and solid-state drive of 16GB SATA version. It also includes 2GB of RAM. The other specs that are featured into this tablet/laptop are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support with magnetic dock that enables you to switch from tablet to laptop mode. The thing that excited me the most is its great full-size keyboard that fits perfectly.

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It will be available for $480 and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. In the meantime, HP confirmed that this SlateBook 10 is available for shipping. This isn’t the first tablet/laptop released by the company, as they were selling similar and more expensive hybrid device. The Envy X2 went on the market with a $649 price tag and it was an 11.6-inch model running on Windows 8 with Intel Atom processor.

In this device, you will find everything you are looking from a tablet device. Plus, it can quickly transform into a tablet that will enable you easier experience if you are changing the position of it couple a times into a day. Like we said, it’s packed with great specs and features and its performance is about to be seen when we have our hands on it. Until then, go to HP’s selling site and place your order.

What are your own expectations from this device? It looks nice and promising, but we’ll see what it has to offer when it becomes available.

One Comment »

  1. Heather H  August 1, 2013 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Another hybrid tablet – the Hummingbird PX103 by Aocos Electronics, also launched this week and while a lesser known brand, offers an impressive, ultra compact “Transformer-style” 10-inch device that features a durable, snap-on cover that reconfigures to work as a mini-laptop with built-in keyboard — it’s available through T ablet Sprint and is priced at $259.

    As Aocos Electronics’ third edition in the Hummingbird series, the PX103 offers a sleek design and features some impressive technology for a mid-range device… offering a Quad Core processor (Rockchip RK3188 1.6 GHz / Mali-400MP4 GPU/2GB DDR3), 16GB Memory, a 10 inch HD 1280×800 IPS screen, Bluetooth 4.0 (which works with built-in keyboard), a front Webcam and 5 MegaPixel rear camera, HDMI 1080p output, a 7000 mAh battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean; and comes preinstalled with Google Play store and is compatible with the new Chromecast HDTV wireless device as well as Miracast TV.

    The Hummingbird PX103 features a compact and ultra-thin, 9.6mm profile and weight-wise comes in at 1.4 pounds… not far off from Sony’s Xperia world’s thinnest and lightest tablet device.

    A 3G edition of the PX103 priced at $285 is also expected in late August.

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