HP revealed the 21.5-inch Slate 21 all-in-one (AIO) tablet at its HP World Tour event in Beijing today. The device is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor and runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
The large 1920 x 1080-pixel HD display is intended for desktop use, and the design features a large kickstand. It also sports one Ethernet and two USB ports, Wi-Fi connectivity but no battery, meaning you’ll have to plug in the Slate 21 to use it.
The redesigned NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor offers enhanced graphics performance, which HP notes should make the Slate 21 great for gaming. However, considering that this is an Android device, gaming options for the tablet will be pretty limited when compared to a true PC. The idea of a budget-friendly Android-powered desktop computer is interesting, but Google’s mobile OS doesn’t seem comparable to a genuine PC operating system, at least for now.
The Slate 21 will hit the Asian markets next month starting at $359. It’s unclear if the tablet will be available in the U.S. or other regions.