Android Tablets

HP announces SlateBook x2, an Android 4.2.2 tablet with Tegra 4 at core

HP SlateBook X2NVIDIA CEO was right after all, as he had revealed, the first Tegra 4 announcements are here. After the Project Shield pre-order details yesterday, HP has now announced its second Android tablet in the form of SlateBook x2. It is an Asus Transformer clone with detachable keyboard dock support.

According to a press release issued by the company, HP SlateBook x2 feature NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 and 10.1-inch full HD display. The tablet also packs 64GB of internal storage, microSD card support and 2GB of RAM.

The keyboard dock of SlateBook x2 comes with two USB ports, SD card slot, HDMI out, and an extra battery.

“The HP SlateBook x2 enables users to shift effortlessly from entertainment to work by combining tablet portability with notebook productivity in a sleek, lightweight device that uses the popular Android operating system. With an advanced magnetic hinge design and dual battery system—one battery in the base and one in the tablet—users can easily switch from notebook to tablet and back, even while on the go,” HP noted in a press release.

Pricing and availability

The HP SlateBook x2 will be available in the United States in August with starting price of $479.99, which includes the cost of the keyboard dock. We are not sure right now whether HP will be selling the tablet without the keyboard dock.

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