May 152013

A few weeks ago, multi channels broke the news, Hewlett-Packard was developing a 10-inch Android tablet, but this may not be entirely correct. In fact, HP is developing the tablet and notebook hybrid products (similar to Intel’s ultrabook), and R&D two models at the same time, one runs Android , while the other runs Windows 8. HP has officially released the two new devices, and will be on sale in August of this year.

The device with Android system is named as HP Slatebook X2, while the one with Windows 8 system is named as HP split X2. Both will be sold together with a keyboard, so consumers do not need to purchase an additional keyboard. When the keyboard is disconnected from the body, the two machines become a standard Tablet PC.

The Android system Slatebook X2 retail price is $ 479.99, and this is a high-end device. It has a 10.2-inch IPS display, the brightness is 400nit and the resolution is 1920×1200, it’s powered by NVIDIA Tegra processor, it has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space, and it’s pre-installed Android 4.2.2 system. It’s with an extended stored microSD card slot, the keyboard also has an additional SD card slot, two USB ports and an HDMI high-definition interface, and also a spare battery. Unfortunately, even with the keyboard, the battery is said to be only with eight hours battery life, when used purely as a tablet, the battery life is just 4 hours.

The HP Split X2 is a Windows 8 device, and its positioning seems to be for the low end, although it’s priced at $ 799.99. The device is equipped with a 13.3-inch 1366×768 resolution display, 7W Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500G storage space. The Split weights 4.85 pounds, HP said the device will be able to provide excellent battery life same as the Intel ultrabook, even better than the ultrabook performance.