Around two months ago, HP announced that it would launch its Android based SlateBook x2 this year. And now HP has finally launched SlateBook x2. It packs Nvidia’s latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop.
HP was supposed to release the tablet-laptop hybrid in August, the company has already started selling the device at its U.S. sales site. However, as promised, the SlateBook x2 hybrid tablet/notebook runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). It comes with 10.1-inch BrightView IPS touch display providing a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and 224 ppi density, Tegra 4 quad-core processor (Nvidia’s latest ARM processor) and 2GB of system memory.
Besides, this hybrid tablet/notebook also packs 64GB of storage (expandable via a microSD card), a 2-megapixel rear camera, a 720p webcam at the front, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4 ports, DTS Sound+ and stereo speakers. It supports up to 4GB of memory, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity .
According to HP, Nvidia Tegra 4 processor of the SlateBoook x2 “detachable” will provide users with a more realistic gaming experience, coupled with high def video playback. The tablet part of the two-in-one device is attached by a magnetic hinge to the keyboard base, which packs its own battery for extended uptime, and features chiclet-style keys and a trackpad.
HP is selling the SlateBook x2 for $479.99 and shipping to customers. The device is available in two colors – smoky sliver and white (it could be varied based on country).