HP brings Android to laptops with SlateBook PC


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Its no secret that HP has been struggling off-late. The company has consistently failed to come up with any outstanding products in the last few years and even its primary PC business is not doing particularly well.

Today, in an effort to capture a still nascent market, the company has unveiled a new 14-inch SlateBook running Android. 

While Android-powered laptops are nothing new, the HP SlateBook 14 is the largest of them all. Inside the laptop is a Tegra 4 processor from Nvidia, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. The 14-inch panel has a full HD (1080p) resolution and is touch-enabled as well.

Other specs include an HDMI port, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and a microSD card reader. All this gadgetry is housed inside a 16mm thin body, making the SlateBook thinner than Apple’s MacBook Air. The laptop boasts of nearly 9 hours of battery life and is slated to hit the retail stores in United States on July 20th with a price tag of $429.99.

HP also updated its Chromebook 11 with a beefier battery giving it a total battery life of up to six hours. It has also lowered the price tag to $249 and released it in two colors: White and Turquoise.

Up until now, all the Android running laptops have failed to capture any significant share of the market and the SlateBook 14 does not offer anything unique that could change this.

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