HP SlateBook PC with 14-inch display, Tegra 4 processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official
After getting leaked online couple of months back, America-based PC manufacturer, HP has officially unleashed the first Android laptop dubbed as the HP SlateBook PC. The SlateBook PC features impressive specifications that can be seen only in high-end Android smartphones. According to HP, the Slatebook will be made available starting from August 6, 2014 in the U.S. in a distinct black color variant with yellow accents for $399.
Talking of specifications, the SlateBook PC boasts of a 14-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is stuffed by a 1.8GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor that is backed by 2GB of RAM. There will be three variants of the device – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of native storage capacity. Fueled by the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform, the device is believed to be upgradeable to the latest iteration – 4.4.2 KitKat.
The HP SlateBook PC comes with a traditional clamshell laptop design along with a full keyboard and trackpad combination. Despite this, the device retains its thin and sleek profile measuring only 16mm in thickness and 1.67 kg in weight.
There are standard connectivity aspects including two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port, an expandable microSD card slot and of course, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for fast connectivity. The device also has quad BeatsAudio speakers and the company claims that the battery in the SlateBook PC is capable of delivering up to 9 hours of backup.
Interestingly, it will deliver complete support to the Google Play Store, hence users can download and enjoy their favourite Android apps on the SlateBook PC. No word on whether HP will launch the SlateBook PC in other markets.