HP has just begun offering its second tablet running Google’s Android operating system. The SlateBook 10 x2 is a business-oriented device that comes with a detachable keyboard.
Most tablets that come bundled with a keyboard run Windows, but HP’s latest runs a nearly stock version of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. There is 2GB of RAM, and the 16GB of internal storage.
The SlateBook 10 x2 has a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). There are front- and rear-facing cameras.
The keyboard attaches to the main unit with magnets. This base unit also includes a full-size SD slot, to augment to microSD slot in the base. The is also a second battery in the base.
The SlateBook 10 x2 is available now on HP’s webstore, even though it wasn’t scheduled to launch until next month
It sells for $480 — a very competitive price. This Android tablet is $20 less than the Apple iPad, which has a similar size screen, storage capacity, but doesn’t come with a keyboard.
Those looking for an even more affordable tablet from this company should read our HP Slate 7 Review.