Looks like those rumors of HP building an Android-powered laptop were true.
HP today announced a new series of laptops, and included in the bunch is a new laptop that runs Android and is known as the HP SlateBook. The notebook is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor at its heart. Here’s what the full rundown on the SlateBook looks like:
While HP’s SlateBook certainly isn’t the first Android-powered laptop that we’ve seen, those devices are still somewhat rare. With a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen, quad-core Tegra 4 processor, Beats Audio and a large selection of Android apps, the SlateBook 14 could be an interesting choice for folks looking for a new laptop on the cheap. The inclusion of Android 4.3 is a bit of a disappointment, so hopefully HP will update it to Android 4.4 in a timely manner.
Additional images of the HP SlateBook are available in the gallery below.
HP has also taken the wraps off of a new Chromebook today. Dubbed the “HP Chromebook,” the new Chrome OS device features an 11.6-inch display and a design similar to the HP Chromebook 14. The full spec list for the new 11-inch Chromebook is as follows: