HP unveil SlateBook x2 Android and Split x2 Windows hybrid touchscreen laptops

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hp-splitx2-top.jpgHP have revealed two convertible touchscreen successors to their Envy x2 hybrid laptop/tablet mashup, one a standard Windows 8 machine, the other running Android.

Looking first at the HP Split x2, pictured above, it’s a Windows 8 touchscreen PC with a detachable keyboard, powered by a choice of either Core i3 or Core i5 processors.

With a screen measuring 13-inches in size with a 1366×768 resolution, each component has its own storage space and battery power, with the attached keyboard boosting on-the-go battery life and giving users access to a 500GB hard drive.

Audio is covered by HP bessie-mates Beats Audio, while Wi-Di screen mirroring is also onboard.
hp-slatebookx2-mid.jpgNext up is the HP SlateBook x2, the Android machine.

It runs version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean of Googles OS with a 10.1-inch touchscreen running at a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

It too has a detachable keyboard, with the SlateBook x2 powered by the powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor, meaning intensive TegraZone optimised Android gaming apps should run like a dream on it.

Launching first in the States (UK availability details are to follow), the SlateBook x2 will be available from $479.99 and the Splt x2 will sell for $799.99. Both hit stores in August.

Gerald Lynch