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.

David Gonzales
David is a mobile computer geek who firmly believes that in order to stay healthy, one needs to eat daily doses of gadgets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Join him as he indulges his passion for technology and fascination with all things Android.