Hewlett-Packard will soon introduce its first Android laptop HP SlateBook x2 in the markets. Unveiled about a month back, SlateBook x2 acts as a tablet when detached from the keyboard.
Before SlateBook x2 came into existence, HP devices were supported by Windows operating systems. Along with SlateBook x2, HP will be releasing its Split x2 convertible laptop running on Windows 8 OS. Split x2 is an upgraded version of SlateBook x2 costing around £526 ($799.99 approx.)
HP SlateBook x2 will run on Android's latest operating system, Jelly Bean (4.2.2) out of the box. Backed by NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, the device clocks on 2GB RAM 1600MHz DDR3L.
The device carries four ports which includes one combo audio jack, 1x USB 2.0, SD card slot and HDMI port.
The product boasts a 10-inch full HD LED-Backlit touch screen with an impressive 1920x1200 screen resolution. SlateBook x2 can store up to 64 GB of hard drive data. Android community reports that the device will be available in markets from 16 GB to 64 GB.
Powered by DTS+ sound stereo speakers, SlateBook x2 sports a front-facing HP TrueVision 720p webcam with integrated digital microphone and a 1080p rear camera.
For better graphics and video processing, NVIDIA Graphics processor has been installed in the device. Two variants of Bluetooth 802.11 technology come with the hybrid laptop. The click pad integrated in the keyboard supports multi-touch gestures for a rich experience.
SlateBook x2 will be available in US markets from August this year. It will come in two colour variants, snow white and smoke silver, with the HP logo imprinted on the rear body. The device will be starting at £316 ($479.99 approx.).