The HP ‘Detachable’ class Slatebook X2 is reportedly about to begin shipping to retailers with HP advising it should begin appearing in retailers in late July. HP has also confirmed that the Tegra 4 based device which is available in Snow White, will sell for a RRP of AUD $599. This would make the Slatebook X2 the first Tegra 4 based device to launch in Australia.
HP has released the specs for the device, retailers are still being confirmed at this stage
- 10.1-inch diagonal WUXGA Antiglare LED-backlit Display (1920×1200) Touchscreen Panel
- Nvidia T40S (1.8 Ghz)Tegra4, 4-Plus-1TM Quad
- On-board 2GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM(RAM not user upgradeable)
- 16GB eMMC + MicroSD reader on slate up to 32GB and Regular size SD/reader on Base up to 32GB
- 1×1 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth®
- 1x USB 2.0, HDMI Output
- 2.0MP Rear Camera, 1080p, fixed focus, low light enhancement and Front-facing HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated Mic
- Andriod Jellybean 4.2
- Slate: 2-cell 25WHr li-ion
- Base: 2-cell 21WHr li-ion polymer battery
- Dimensions (HxWxD)
- Slate only: 0.96×25.80×18.22cm @ 0.634kg
- Clamshell: 2.05×25.80×19.38cm @ 1.305kg
HP appear to be looking into alternatives to the Windows based systems they have been releasing for years and Android and indeed ChromeOS could be a good money spinner. With the ‘detachable’ class of device, HP are going head to head with Asus and their Transformer series, it will be interesting to see just how the X2 Slatebook fares.