Ever since the HP slate that launched at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, HP had started its Android on-slaught with more devices. Sometime back, HP launched the Slatebook X2, a convertible Android tablet with a keyboard dock that made it work like a laptop too, if needed. This is the standard on most Windows 8 tablets and the trend was started way back, by the ASUS transformer, which has been caught up by other companies such as HP.
The SlateBook X2 has a 10.1-inch (1920 by 1200 pixels) IPS display, powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). Surprisingly, the full sized detachable keyboard dock has a touch pad too. The Keyboard dock has a full HDMI port, USB 2.0, an SD slot, and an audio port. It also has a battery that would act as a charger when docked.
One of the first tablets equipped with the Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, the Slatebook X2 comes pre loaded with TegraZone and supports all the Tegra based games. It also has DTS Sound + Solution for immersive audio experience and HP’s exclusive native printing capability that would let you print directly from most applications. The storage is pegged at 64 Gb which is quite generous for an Android tablet. It has 2GB of RAM and has ports for SD, audio and HDMI, some on the tablet and some on the tablet dock.
Overall, it’s a pretty functional device, with the only problem being Android on the 10 inch screen, as most apps are still not optimized for it. It has now launched in India at a price of Rs. 39,990 and is set to be available in retail stores real soon.