HP unveils SlateBook x2 convertible Android tablet running on Tegra 4

Devices running on Nvidia’s new mobile chip – the Tegra 4 – are finally beginning to pop up. HP has unveiled the SlateBook x2, the first detachable Android tablet running on a Tegra 4 chip. The tablet is set to hit stores in August and will be priced at $479, which roughly translates to Rs 26,285. Judging by the pricing, HP seems to be going after Apple’s tablet-ruling crown.

According to HP, the SlateBook x2’s tablet and dock should stay alive for up to 14 hours. It sports a 10.2-inch display. The keyboard dock comes with its own battery. The tablet weighs in at 635 grams while the dock weighs 671 grams. The keyboard dock has a dedicated Google Now button to allow for quick searches and a Recent Apps button for quick access to the previously-opened apps.

The SlateBook x2 has been priced very competitively (image credit: Laptop Mag)

The SlateBook x2 has been priced very competitively (image credit: Laptop Mag)


The power button resides on the tablet portion of the device. The dock has all the wired connectivity options, including a USB port, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a power jack. The camera on the device is a 2 megapixel shooter. Despite being fairly low-spec'd, the camera should give decent performance thanks to the photography capabilities of the Tegra 4.

The tablet will be running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. HP will be bundling it with its own third-party apps, such as the HP File Manager, which can handle files on both the device as well as Google Drive, and Kingsoft Office, which lets you view, edit or create documents and ePrint.

Published Date: May 15, 2013 05:23 pm | Updated Date: May 15, 2013 05:23 pm