HP SlateBook x2 And Split x2 Hybrids Announced, Run Android 4.2.2 And Windows 8

HP announced Wednesday two new tablet hybrid portable notebooks, the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2. It was rumored that HP was working on a 10-inch hybrid tablet notebook, but there's also a 13-inch version.

Similar to the HP Envy x2, the HP SlateBook x2 and HP Split x2 are notebooks with removable screens that function as tablets. These two-in-one devices also offer versatility with the functionality of notebooks and the portability of a tablet.

The 10-inch SlateBook x2 is the first Android detachable device to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor for the ultimate gaming experience. The Tegra 4 also offers smooth HD video playback and fast web browsing. The 13-inch HP Split x2 runs Windows 8 on a powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processor.

"Customers want to access and share content anywhere, anytime, on any internet connected device –– and they expect those connections to be seamless," senior vice president and general manager, Consumer PC at HP, Ron Coughlin said in a press release.

The HP SlateBook x2 features a 10.1-inch HD touchscreeen display and comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean so users get to enjoy the full Google experience.  Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts are all included along with Google Play for access to additional apps and digital content.

The HP Split x2 runs Windows 8 and features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display and has a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision webcam, perfect for conferences and Skyping with friends and family. The large HD screen makes it easier to view and share content or enjoy music with HP Connected Music and Beats Audio.

"The HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 are next-generation devices and the latest examples of our continued commitment to evolving the computing experience by providing the flexibility necessary for customers to be productive at home, at the office or on the go," Coughlin said.

The SlateBook x2 and Split x2 will see a U.S. release date this coming August and will be priced at $479.99 and $799.99, respectively.

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