It looks like HP might be preparing a major Android push in the near future. With the HP Slate 7 now out the door, there have been two new HP Android devices allegedly revealed today, both thanks to AnTuTu benchmarking scores. Earlier we reported on the HP Slate 21 AIO, and now it looks like a device called the HP SlateBook 10 X2 is also in the cards.
Just like the HP Slate 21 AIO, the SlateBook 10 X2 benchmark reveals a device equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and running on Android 4.2.1. While they run the same processor, the SlateBook X2 actually scored a bit higher on the posted results with a 27,259 versus the Slate 21’s 23,584. Of course, benchmark results can vary wildly from test to test, so the difference in scoring might not mean much.
So is this legit? Hard to say, as benchmarks can certainly be faked. If they are indeed real, it’s interesting to see HP is not only embracing the high-end of Android, but doing it with Nvidia as a partner. So far the only other potential partners we’ve heard about for the Tegra 4 are Toshiba and ZTE.
It is worth mentioning that HP’s two newly benchmarked devices seem to be a bit “different” from the rest of the pack, with the Slate 21 being a massive tablet and AIO, and the SlateBook 10’s name could perhaps be hinting that it might be some kind of convertible Android tablet/notebook– of course that’s just a bit speculation, as the ‘book’ part of the name could mean absolutely nothing.
What do you think, would consider a premium tablet from HP considering their mixed history in the mobile sector?