HP announces Android and Windows transforming tablet/laptops

HP announces Android and Windows transforming tablet/laptops
There were rumors a couple weeks ago that HP was working on a 10-inch Android tablet, but it looks like that wasn't quite right. In fact, HP was working on a transforming tablet/laptop hybrid; well, two hybrids, one that runs Android and one that runs Windows 8. HP has officially announced both devices, which are scheduled to hit the market in August.

The Android transformer is the HP SlateBook X2, and the Windows 8 transformer is the HP Split X2. Both will be sold as a bundle, with the keyboard as a part of the deal, not an optional addition, and both will allow the screen to detach to become a standard tablet. But, that's where the similarities end.

The Android SlateBook X2 will retail for $479.99, and will be a high-end device. The SlareBook will feature a 10.2" 1920 by 1200 resolution IPS display at 400 nits, powered by a Tegra 4, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Android 4.2.2. The tablet will have an expandable microSD card slot, and the keyboard dock will add an SD card slot, two USB ports, an HDMI port, and of course an extra battery. Unfortunately, even with the keyboard dock, battery life is said to be just 8 hours, and a sad 4 hours for the tablet alone. 

The HP Split X2 is the Windows 8 model, and is more on the low-end of the spectrum, although it will cost $799.99. The Split X2 will feature a 13.3" display with a 1366 by 768 resolution, a 7W Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of storage. The Split is said to be a bit bulky at 4.85 pounds, and HP claims it will offer the same or better battery life as compared to other Intel ultrabooks. No word on battery life for the tablet side of the Split X2 alone. 

source: The Verge



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think i may just get a SlateBook X2 if I/O doesn't bring any really good Tablet goodies. o:

2. taikucing unregistered

so sexy

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


4. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Flop if the design is bad

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why no FullHD screen on splitbook X2.......??? When we will see FullHd screens on midrange windows Os based tablets or Ultrabooks........??? The development in laptop/ultrabooks, and tablets based on Windows based os is going at snail pace, since manh years we are struck on HD screens for midrange devices, wheras android has FullHd based tablets available at the lesser price than the midrange windows offerings..........

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Nice design I wouldn't mind owning one :)

7. funnyguy2

Posts: 34; Member since: May 14, 2013

I thought HP had gone bankrupt....

8. HASHTAG unregistered

For a funnyguy, you're not funny.

12. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That was actually pretty funny. I'm going to wait till they hire another horrible CEO and cut the price in half. I figure it'll be about a week of waiting.

14. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I thought this troll was banned

9. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

how the hell is the android one higher end...the windows one is higher end ....the tegra 4 cant beat the i3....and it has twice the ram ....phonearena do ur homework

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Android one is higher end in regards to it's standing among others running it's platform. an i3 powered Windows machine is low-end, a Tegra 4 powered Android machine is high end. get the picture?

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

For slatebook X2, why didn't HP went dual-boot way, by installing both Android and Windows RT.......... This way people who are reluctant to try Windows RT, could also get to try it, and they would already be having Android if they felt that there are lack of apps in Windows store........ I thnk some manufaturer should come up with more dual-booting Tablets......

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I don't think Microsoft would ever allow this. The best we can hope for is Android/Ubuntu dual-boot which would make incredibly also.

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