HP announces SlateBook x2 and Split x2 hybrid devices


With hybrid devices like the Asus Transformer and Lenovo Yoga already available in stores, HP has moved in to compete in that segment with its latest offerings called the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2. The SlateBook x2 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while the Split x2 runs on Windows 8 and both the devices will be available for $480 (Rs 26,000 approximately) and $800 (Rs 43,000 approximately) respectively.

In terms of specifications, the SlateBook x2 sports a 10.1-inch HD (1920×1200 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and 2GB of RAM. The device comes with an advanced magnetic hinge design and dual battery system, with one of the batteries residing in the base while the other is in the tablet and you can switch between the two easily. The device, as mentioned above, runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features 64GB internal memory, 1080p camera rear camera, 720p camera at the front, and includes apps like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts among others.

The Split x2, on the other hand, flaunts a 13.3-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) display and is powered by an i3 or i5 Intel core processor and 2GB of RAM. Other features included on the device are an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1080p front camera, Beats Audio technology with two speakers, up to 500GB of storage, and connectivity options like microSD reader, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports.