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.