HP Announces Slatebook x2 and Split x2

Posted May 16, 2013

Hewlett Packard has announced two new devices.  The Slatebook x2 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet and the Split x2 is a hybrid Windows 8 PC / tablet.

HP Slatebook x2
The HP Slatebook x2 is a new 10.1-inch Android tablet that can connect to a keyboard using a dock connector instead of using a wireless connection.  HP said that the Slatebook x2 is the first Android “detachable” that has an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.  There is even a mouse cursor built into the tablet.

The Slatebook x2 is powered by Android 4.2.2. “Jelly Bean” and it has a file manager like you see on desktops.  The keyboard on the tablet supports many shortcuts to your favorite apps and a Google Now key.  As you type on the home screen, a search will be pulled up.

The Slatebook x2 has a 1920 x 1200 IPS display.  The tablet also comes with 64GB of storage and will be available starting this summer at a price of $479.99.

HP Split x2

The HP Split x2 is a successor to the Envy x2 Windows 8 PC.  The keyboard and monitor are separate devices on the Split x2.  The device can be switched between a laptop and a tablet.

The Split x2 has a 13.3-inch display, Intel Core chip, USB 3.0 ports, 64GB SSD (or 128GB).  A 500GB hard disk can be added to the device.  The base of the device has an SD-card slot and the tablet supports microSD.  The HP Split x2 will be available this summer starting in the summer.