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HP announces Android powered Slate X2, Windows powered Split X2 tablets

HP has announced two transformer like tablet/laptop hybrids, one running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the other is loaded with Microsoft's Windows 8. 

HP has announced two new tablets, one running Android and the other running Windows 8. Let's have a look at both of them one at a time.

HP Slatebook X2

The HP Slatebook X2 is one of the world's first few announced products that will come with nVidia's elusive Tegra 4 chipset. The Slatebook X2 comes bundled with the keyboard dock all the while being priced at an affordable $479. If you compare it to Google's Nexus 10, you actually have a pretty good deal here, considering you get a next generation quad core chipset as well as the keyboard dock (which goes a long way in adding value to the product). The display resolution is a tad lower though at 1920 x 1200 (when compared to the Nexus 10's 2560 x 1600 resolution panel), but is ample bright, rated at 400 nits.

HP Slatebook X2 Specifications

  • nVidia Tegra 4 Chipset
  • 10.2 Inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS LCD Display
  • 2 GB Of RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Storage
  • MicroSD Card Slot
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

HP Slate X2

HP also announced a new Windows 8 powered laptop/tablet that also comes bundled with the keyboard dock. The HP Split X2 is a 13.3 inch device with a rather low display resolution of just 1366 x 768 pixels. It is bulky as well (weighing in at 4.85 pounds), but it does pack a low power (7W) Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage within it's good looking shell. HP claims that the battery life will be comparable to other Intel based ultrabooks. The HP Split X2 is priced at $799, which is tad on the higher side, but considering that you are getting entry level ultrabook like specifications along with a detachable keyboard dock and that it is running the full x86 version of Windows 8, the Split X2 starts looking a bit more tempting.

Both tablets are scheduled to hit the markets in August.

Source: TheVerge

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A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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