Several months ago we revealed that HP was working on a family of high-end Android devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip, and this week we are learning the first details of these upcoming products. A couple of leaked benchmark details reveal that HP has a 10-inch notebook and 21-inch all-in-one computer that are currently in testing. We are expecting to see the first devices with Tegra 4 appear in the coming months, so HP could announce these interesting devices at any given time.
HP SlateBook 10 x2
First up we have the HP SlateBook 10 x2. Details are limited, but the device is rumored to include a quad-core 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 chip and run Android 4.2.2. Based on the name of the device, we believe the SlateBook 10 x2 will be a 10-inch version of the HP Envy x2 Windows notebook.
The first Android device to feature a Tegra 3 chip, the ASUS Transformer Prime, featured a similar tablet design with detachable keyboard, so it’s interesting we could see a repeat with the first device with Tegra 4. The HP Envy x2 has a suggested retail price of $649, which is similar to where the Transformer Prime debuted ($500 tablet + $149 keyboard dock), but we hope that HP can bring the price down a little for the SlateBook 10 x2.
HP Slate21 AIO
Next up we have the HP Slate21 AIO. Once again the details are limited, but the device is rumored to include a quad-core 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 chip and run Android 4.2.1. Based on the name of the device, we believe the Slate21 AIO will be a 21-inch all-in-one desktop computer.
We haven’t seen too many Android devices that are designed for the desktop experience, but the Tegra 4 chip should certainly have the horsepower to drive the large display. We are slowly starting to see more desktop productivity Android apps that are designed for larger displays, and we are curious if HP will include any custom Android apps that take full advantage of this design.
Which form factor are you more excited about? Another tablet with detachable keyboard or a full on desktop computer with keyboard and mouse?