HP SlateBook x2 officially launched in the U.S. with Android

by: David GonzalesJuly 30, 2013

HP SlateBook x2 tablet
Two months ago, HP officially brought the world the SlateBook x2, an Android-powered detachable tablet PC that can be used with a keyboard dock priced at only $479.99. And now, the company has officially launched the said product in its own US web site.

The HP SlateBook x2 is currently scheduled for a release in August 2013, which means that it could be made available in stores as soon as next week. Not only is it attractive to consumer price-wise, it’s also quite a beast when it comes to specs.

For instance, the HP SlateBook x2 rocks the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, which has a quad-core CPU. And it also has other halfway decent features like a 10.1-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS touchscreen display, 16GB of SATA solid state storage, and DTS Sound+ Solution audio.

The default OS on the HP SlateBook x2 is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which means it can pretty much go head to head with other new Android-powered tablets on the market today. And it should be able to do that with ease, considering it gains a second, entirely separate rechargeable battery when it is used with the keyboard dock accessory.

When it goes on sale, the HP SlateBook x2 will be available in two color options: smoke silver and snow white. Either of which, as mentioned above, will cost just under $480.

  • Ryan Castle

    I will be very interested to see how this compares with the 2nd gen Nexus 10.

    • joser116

      It will get destroyed.

  • Nihar

    Specs look terrific in the competitive market.. Hope price smackdown continues with other tabs as well!

  • Anfronie

    Definitely interested in this!…side note..I believe this has a 1,920×1,200-pixel display

  • Nikato Muirhead

    I was looking for a tablet. I think I will get this one. Apple could have had me, but their ardware quality control and walled-prison of an app-store are lacking. Besides, I already have a 7 year old mac-mini for when the urge for Macish perfection overtakes me.

    • Ivan Myring

      I’ve rarely heard their hardware quality being bad

    • Dalian barons

      Despite being a android user fan I would say ipads are better than most android tabelet, I too hate apples walled garden approach but just the amount of iPad apps make up for it, and with jail breaking you can get more freedom. Also I have never heard of apple having quality control problems.

    • Nikato Muirhead

      I decided to get another mac Mini…. I’ve had it for almost a month. I have to say, …. Excellent Build Quality returns. Absolutely wonderful, rock-solid.

  • it’s very nice I enjoyed it. thank you

  • Frank Bales

    I just can’t see me buying an HP tablet. The specs are impressive, though.

  • Chisanga Ng’oma

    Personally, I wouldn’t mind a chromebook version, but Android hybrids have been proven to work before and will again.

  • Luka Mlinar

    I really want an Android tablet laptop but it’s still limited. This combo might be awesome in the future but not at the moment.

  • 2gerry

    Here’s the concern….good specs but think about frequency of updates. Is HP active on this area?

  • xtriker360

    16GB? That’s all? Gtfo!

    • Kartio

      there is 32gb version atleast in Europe

      • Anfronie

        yeah but where is it in the U.S?

  • Charles Chambers

    Android works pretty well as a full blown computer.