HP Slate 21 is a 21.5" Android 'tablet' all-in-one powered by Tegra 4

HP Slate 21 is a 21.5
Android's potential to run on anything larger than 10" has rarely been exploited, but the newly-announced HP Slate 21 aims to remedy that and really takes us by surprise. As you can guess, the all-in-one/"tablet" hybrid sports a large 21.5" touchscreen display.

The desktop/tablet combo runs on a fast Tegra 4 chipset, and sports Android 4.2 out of the box, with a kickstand on the back when you want to use it in its desktop reincarnation - at 21.5" we assume this will be most of the time, but board games around the bonfire aren't out of the question either with this thing.

Slate 21 was unveiled in Beijing, so the press release below is a rough translation from Chinese, but seemingly the IPS display is with 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, and DTS surround sound speakers are present. HP says there will be more details on the exact specs and pricing when the Slate 21 hybrid gets introduced at each country, but at least we are sure that Microsoft's licensing fee for Windows RT won't be in the price, which should already mean a more affordable device for those who might need it.


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10 Comments

1. FlushGordon unregistered

Only minor players ATM are willing to take the ''risk'' with the Tegra 4? LOL Perhaps Nvidia should minimize this ''overpromising and under delivering'' thing, then maybe...just maybe, they could attract more OEM customers They are Not as good as they think they are....The mobile space clearly doesn't belong to them

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I would like you to elaborate how it under delivers if it is not out yet? But i agree that this is a huge fiasco, Tegra 4 should have been launched at Q1 this year, now it will face Qualcomm's S800 which will be tough competition. But i do hope they keep their promises and release Tegra 5 by the beginning of next year with a Kepler GPU which could boost significantly Tegra's GPU performance.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think he means that NVIDIA charges for new drivers every time they go to a new android version making it so that non popular phones never get updates (eg vast majority of first generation tegra devices and many second generation devices too)

2. ihatesmartphone unregistered

What can I see now... Android is just enter desktop segment This is good!! :)

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Prefer the Ativ Q, Android and W8, Haswell architecture, 3 times the pixels, convertible design although likely sporting a horribly price tag.

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

That is pretty weird and awesome!!,!

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

tegra once again missed out. If they could have made them in sufficient quantities asap they would have taken an early lead but as usual nvidia cant produce enough and by the time they come out qualcom will will own the market. Nvidia just needs to go to tegra 5 instead use tegra 4 for gaming tablets and devices and trump qualcom so in Q1 2014 tegra 6 can eat the next qualcoms up (though rumors are AMD is now about to enter the arena..)

7. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Thanks to Haswell and windows 8 am not buying any mobile os tablets anymore.

9. taikucing unregistered

price? storage? BTW, it's a beautiful design

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they shouldn't go in so aggressively on Android so soon or the lack of sales may really burn them from using the platform much. i'd really like to have their 10.1" tablet myself.

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