HP’s SlateBook x2 is the Hewlett-Packard entry into the Android convertible segment and the product is up for sale now via the company’s site. This is a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop and it was supposed to be available in August, but it came just a bit earlier.
The SlateBook also debuted in Japan on Monday and this model features a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display with a 224 PPI density. Inside the device there’s a powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 16 GB of SATA SSD, 2 GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth and a magnetic dock mechanism that will allow you to attach a full size QWERTY keyboard.
The product goes for $480, it runs Android 4.2 and it’s available now and shipping to customers (only in USA, for now, I think). HP had a similar device offering, the more expensive Envy x2, but that one was a Windows 8 11.6 inch model with an Intel Atom CPU inside. This means the SlateBook x2 is both more powerful and cheaper.