Hewlett Packard is launching a new all-in-one PC and tablet called the Slate 21. The Slate 21 uses Android instead of the Windows 8 operating system. The Slate 21 uses Android Jellybean 4.2.2 and it comes preloaded with the Splashtop 2 HD software so that you can access your Windows computer remotely along with the KingSoft office software.
The KingSoft office software is different from the Lenovo IdeaCenter Horizon. The Lenovo IdeaCenter Horizon uses Bluestacks’ software to use Android apps on Windows 8. The Asus Transformer AiO boots using Android when you use the screen in tablet mode, but runs on Windows 8 when using the AiO PC mode.
Some of the Slate 21 specs include an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, a physical keyboard with multiple language support, a 21.5-inch IPS full HD display, 8GB of storage, an SD card slot, three USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, Bluetooth, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and the ability to prop a memory hinge at between 15 and 70 degrees. You can also create five user profiles on the tablet.
The Slate 21 will retail for $400 and will start shipping this September.