HP has announced its impressively slender SlateBook, a 14-inch Android-powered laptop, which weighs in at 3.7lbs and measures less than 16mm thick.
Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, the SlateBook packs in 64GB of storage, 2GB RAM, with the battery promising to keep on doing its power thing for around 9 hours per charge.
The 14″ 1080p touch-screen (1920×1080 pixels) is supplemented by a keyboard and trackpad, and there’s ‘Beats Audio Quad speakers’ onboard, plus a TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone.
Connectivity wise, there’s 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI version 1.4b onboard, as well as a headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and microSD card reader.
HP say that their machine has an “energetic Sweet Yellow bottom and sides and refined Space Silver top and interior,” but we’re still figuring out what that means.
Whatever daft PR tosh that HP have come uo with, the SlateBook does look rather an intriguing budget machine.
It’s due out in August, with prices starting at a Chromebook-challenging $399.
Operating system -Android 4.3 Jelly Bean7
Performance – Nvidia® Tegra® 4 mobile processor with quad-core CPU (1.8 Ghz) GPU
Memory – Dual Channel support
On-board 2GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Internal storage 16GB eMMC (WiFi only)
64GB eMMC (WiFi only)
Size & weight
Size: 0.63 in (H) x 13.54 in (W) x 9.45 in (D)
Displays 14.0-inch diagonal FHD BrightView WLED-backlit Display (1920×1080) Touchscreen Brightness: 270 nits
Beats Audio™ – Quad speakers
(Front-facing) HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Wireless 1×1 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth® 9
Ports & connectors (1) SuperSpeed USB 3.0
(2) USB 2.0
(1) HDMI version 1.4b
Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
(but not HP Sauce)