HP SlateBook x2 Android tablet with Tegra 4 now available online

HP SlateBook x2 Android tablet with Tegra 4 now available online
Slightly ahead of schedule, the HP SlateBook X2 Android tablet is now available for purchase straight from the company's online store. It is a device that HP announced back in May, meant to suit the needs of people interested in a convertible Android slate. As such, it comes bundled with a detachable hardware keyboard dock, but can be used separately as any other Android tablet. 

Specs-wise, the HP SlateBook X2 does have a lot to offer, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. Under the hood ticks a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 SoC backed up by 2GB of RAM. The on-board storage is just 16 gigs, but a microSD card slot is present, capable of handling cards of up to 32GB in size. In addition, an extra SD card slot and a full-sized USB port are available on the keyboard dock. A pair of cameras – one in front and one at the back of the tablet – are present for taking photos and for video calls. With the help of that extra battery tucked inside the keyboard dock, the HP SlateBook X2 should last through a full day of active use.

Currently, the HP SlateBook X2 is priced at $480 with the keyboard dock included, which does seem like a fair price for what the device is capable of. Get your credit card out and follow the source link below in case you're interested.

source: HP via CNET

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SlateBook x2
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Processor Nvidia Tegra 4, Quad-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB

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17 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'll probably be getting this soon. do a review on it soon please!

2. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmm...good to see Tegra4 android tablet...specs are here -http://www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/pdf/e4a99ua.pdf

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Competition is pretty intense right now with the S800 and Exynos Octa 5410 (5420 soon) so I'm definitely interested on how well the Tegra 4 chip performs.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Beats Audio would have been a nice edition. But not bad for the specs.

5. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Good price and specs. I'm honestly surprised this is HP and not ASUS.

6. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I think I'd really like this as a lightweight companion. I think I'll wait until 64-bit comes though. Phones do nicely with 2gb of ram, but on tablets I've found that I hit that memory ceiling pretty easily...

7. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

been for sale here in finland for a couple of weeks, but no reviews up anywhere.

8. farhanmohdyousaf

Posts: 16; Member since: May 21, 2012

it doesnt have geforce ULP, it is tegra 4 but without the graphics cores instead hp has paired up intel HD 4000 with tegra 4 here.. would make for very interesting graphics performance as HD 4000 is about 2 times more powerful then even the new adreno 330 gpu in snapdragon 800

9. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

don't think so... Intel's HD4000 exists on Intel CPU's only (on the same die as the CPU) you must be confused with some other model.

16. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Comment from another website: "Just spoke to HP about this, it is officially in stock today and shipping today. Regarding the Tegra 4, it is indeed accurate that it is matched to a Intel 4000 GPU. This particular Tegra 4 is a variant of the one found on the NVIDIA Shield. The rep told me that NVIDIA has been working with Intel on this setup and HP did let the reps use the device for limited time and he said said it is very fast and fluid, also that the screen is sharp with little to no pixelation."

17. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

If this is indeed the case... THE HP SLATEBOOK WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL GAMING TABLET EVER MADE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE SO FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!! The only thing I'm worried about is app compatibility.

10. farhanmohdyousaf

Posts: 16; Member since: May 21, 2012

says so on their website check the HP source at the end of the article

11. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

sorry but I still feel it's highly unlikely, I've seen similar mistakes across many manufacturer's saying that their current gen ATOM's had Intel GMA graphics when they infact had powerVR graphics. there would need to be a coordinated effort from intel to land one of THEIR graphics chips on an Nvidia SoC system, the Intel HD4000 is designed as part of an Intel CPU and not anything else. we'd have heard of it if they had been working on such a thing.

12. farhanmohdyousaf

Posts: 16; Member since: May 21, 2012

oh cool thanks coz i preordered my nexus 7 and this was forcing me to have second thoughts

13. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

hmmm if I was after a 7" device I'm not sure how a 10" device could make me reconsider? Kinda different purposes. :P That said, a tablet for me fits a completely different purpose to most, I wanted something that runs x86 code and all my current software, my current 10" tablet fits the bill :)

14. farhanmohdyousaf

Posts: 16; Member since: May 21, 2012

i am not limited to choice of just 7" tab, i want something more portable then laptop, so 7" is good or 10" with keyboard dock (i cant type easily on 7" so dont need one for that) second thing is i get want more performance and so far nexus 7 is the highest performing 7 inch tab, but there are other things about nexus 7 that are great like screen etc where the hp tab is more of an unknown at the moment wiht no reviews done

15. maxpc

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

On Hp's website on the purchase page, under specs it's listed as intel hd graphics 4000; that seems like a pretty serious mistake being as it is going on sale.

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