This is a great product from Hewlett Packard. Here we take a look at HP SlateBook x2 specs, release date and price of this Android tab
Will you believe if I say that Hewlett-Packard is more excited about its Android based devices than the ones with Windows 8? Many readers wouldn’t believe me. But it is the reality. Talking to the press persons at its third quarter earning call, HP CEO Meg Whitman was seen as being quite excited about her company’s Android projects, rather than the possible Windows 8 devices.
“Using multiple operating systems, multiple architectures, and multiple form factors, we are moving quickly to produce the devices that customers want,” Whitman said. She clearly meant that Android was a great platform for the tech maker to enter to new segments like the 7-inch and 10-inch computing machines. “Following the launch of our first ChromeBook in February, we launched the Slate 7 in the second quarter…Early signs of interest in [the Slate 7] are encouraging,” she said.
Not only that, HP has also recently come forward with its second Android machine after the Slate 7 midsize tablet. The new HP Android product is a 10-inch tablet, dubbed the SlateBook x2 that has just been announced. But, for its official rollout, HP has requested customers to wait until August. You may simply have made it out that the SlateBook x2 is a clear HP rival to the large-screen tablets such as Google Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Apple iPad and more.
The SlateBook x2 is a Nvidia Tegra 4 powered Android tablet, which has grabbed attention as being the second Android device from HP, which is a well-known Microsoft partner in making PCs and laptops. Things are not much good for Microsoft, of course. With HP’s focus on Google Android for its tablets and other small gadgets, it is quite obvious that the firm is not impressive about Windows 8 or Windows RT for tablets.
HP SlateBook x2: All You Need To Know
Even days after its release, we can’t say that the SlateBook x2 has made a massive impact in tech bogs. Maybe, the lackluster performance of Slate 7 will be a reason for the SlateBook x2’s inattention at the moment. Anyway, it is a nice product from HP, and surely the SlateBook x2 can win over customers if HP is successful in doing better marketing. Anyway, we take the chance to dig into the specs of the new HP Android tablet.
It is slated to come up with a 10-inch 1920 x 1200 FullHD display. Going to the innards, the SlateBook x2 houses an Nvidia quad core Tegra 4 chipset-based CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory. The software version to come preinstalled in the device is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. HP is to market the device with an optional keyboard dock that will virtually convert the tablet to a notebook. Support from its solid Tegra 4 chip enables the device to offer a PC-like experience in using the keyboard.
HP SlateBook x2: When in Stores?
Unfortunately, you can’t get the HP tablet in stores until August 2013. HP has said that it can only start delivering the device after three months for some unknown reasons. Pricing details of the device haven’t also been shared. Hopefully, HP will cost it a bit lower when compared to of its big-screen rivals to gain some grip in global markets easily.
What do you feel about the new HP tablet? Sure, it is sturdy competitor to iPad and the big Android tablets on the grounds of specs. The concept of a keyboard accessory is also fantastic. But, we have to wait for three long months to lay hands over the HP’s new Android child. The current Slate 7 is already in stores, but it has failed to make a huge impression.