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HP Unveils Slatebook Android Laptop

by Todd Haselton | June 2, 2014June 2, 2014 10:00 pm PDT

HP on Monday unveiled a brand new Android-powered laptop called the Slatebook. While it’s powered by an operating system most often found on smartphones and tablets, the Slatebook has some of the parts you expect out of a Windows or OS X notebook, like USB ports, a front-facing webcam and more.

HP’s Slatebook runs Android 4.3 and operates on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Three versions will be made available with different storage capacities, though the entry-level model has just 16GB of onboard storage. 32GB and 64GB options will also be available, however. Other features include a 14-inch touchscreen display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port and two USB 2.0 ports.

The Slatebook starts at $399 and will launch on Aug. 6 for $399. It’s probably not a great choice as your go-to machine — unless all you need is quick access to the Web, Gmail and some Android apps — but it will probably serve as a solid secondary computer for quick weekend trips, for the kids, or as an education tool in schools.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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