HP SlateBook x2: the first Android laptop is already on sale.
5 December 2018
Hewlett-Packard introduced the SlateBook x2 laptop running Android. The device is described in a press release on the HP website.
The device is a "transformer": it can be turned into a tablet by disconnecting the keyboard. The keyboard contains an additional battery, which extends the battery life of the device.
The screen diagonal of the SlateBook x2 is 10.2 inches with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. The computer uses the latest version of Android to date - 4.2.2.
The laptop has two gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of internal memory. The device will use the processor Nvidia Tegra 4, announced in January 2013.
Simultaneously with SlateBook x2, HP introduced another “transformer” - Split x2. It can also turn from a laptop to a tablet, but it works on Windows 8.
The Split x2 has a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels and an Intel Core i3 processor, although a version with a more powerful i5 will also be released. The keyboard has an additional 500 gigabyte drive.
Both laptops go on sale in August 2013. SlateBook x2 on Android in the USA will cost $ 480, and Split x2 on Windows will cost $ 800.
SlateBook x2 became the first HP laptop on Android, although there are already devices in the lines of other companies. In February 2013, HP, which refused to use the "OSes" webOS, introduced a tablet on Android - Slate 7.