Although not really designed for this purpose, Android has been used in devices such as set-top boxes, netbooks and mini PCs for a while, mainly in Chinese products, but recently Hewlett-Packard has announced an All-in-One PC running Android 4.2. The company is persevering its Android push on “legacy” computing devices with a 10.1″ Laptop / Tablet hybrid powered by Nvidia Tegra 4, and running Android 4.2, called SlateBook x2 (Full name: SlateBook x2 10-h010nr).
Here are the specifications of this laptop:
- SoC – Nvidia Tegra 4 (T40S) Quad Core processor @ 1.8 GHz
- System Memory – 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage – 16 GB eMMC + Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader
- Display – 10.1″ diagonal WUXGA LED-backlit touchscreen display (1920×1200)
- Connectivity – 1×1 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth
- External Ports:
- 1x USB 2.0 on base
- 1x HDMI on base
- 1x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
- Keyboard – Full-size island-style QWERTY keyboard
- 2-cell 25WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion polymer battery (Tablet)
- 2-cell 21WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion polymer battery (Dock)
- Tablet only: 9.6mm (H) x 258mm (W) x 182mm (D)
- Tablet and dock: 23.1mm (H) x 258mm (W) x 198.9mm (D)
- Weight – Tablet only: 599 grams | Tablet and dock: 1256 grams
This Android laptop is available on HP website for $479.00.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.