HP SlateBook x2 brings more power to the Android ecosystem


So we took a gander at the HP Split x2 hybrid notebook earlier this morning, but is that the only device that was recently announced by HP? Not quite, as the other rabbit that HP pulled out from their hat is the HP SlateBook x2, although this puppy does not have anything to do with the Windows 8 operating system, but prefers to jive with Google’s Android mobile operating system instead. So, how does the HP SlateBook x2 stack up against the rest of the Android-powered tablets in the market? It would be interesting to see how, but we will have to wait until later this August as that is when the HP SlateBook x2 will be released in the US for $479.99 a pop.

With the HP SlateBook x2, users are said to be able to shift effortlessly from entertainment to work thanks to the clever combination of tablet portability alongside notebook productivity in a sleek, lightweight package, where it relies on the hugely popular Android operating system (that has since seen 900 million plus device activations ever since Android was introduced commercially a few years back) to get the job done. Thanks to an advanced magnetic hinge design and dual battery system, where you will find one battery residing in the keyboard dock and the other in the tablet itself, users can switch from notebook to tablet and back in a jiffy.

To make sure that users of the HP SlateBook x2 will not trade functionality for portability, it runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version, where you will be able to enjoy the full slew of Google services such as Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat, in addition to gaining access to apps and digital content through thanks to Google Play.

The HP SlateBook x2 will be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, where it comes with a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display, 64MB of internal storage (that’s pretty little, no?) and DTS Sound+ Solution. Hopefully the 64MB of internal storage is a typo by the PR folks, 64GB would make much more sense. Any takers for the Slatebook x2?

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