After revealing the device back in June, this weekend Hewlett Packard launched the Slatebook 14, a new laptop packed with Google's Android operating system--not Chome OS. The device is available now for $429.99 through HP, which is slightly higher than the previously suggested price of $399.
The specs show that this Android notebook sports a 14-inch Full HD BrightView WLED-backlit touchscreen powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core SoC, 2 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz memory, and a 3-cell battery promising up to 9 hours on a single charge. Android 4.3 "Jellybean" is HP's platform of choice for this model.
HP's new laptop also includes 16 GB of internal storage, single-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, one microSD card slot for even more storage, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI output port and a headphone/microphone combo jack. Also thrown into the mix are Beats Audio with four speakers, an HP TrueVision HD webcam, and a full-size "island" style Android-focused keyboard.
Want something a little larger? HP also sells the Slate 21-k100 all-in-one (AIO) Android based "desktop" for $349.99, which is cheaper than the company's new laptop. This Android 4.2 "Jellybean" AIO features the Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core SoC as well, powering a 21.5-inch IPS Full HD LED-backlit screen, 1 GB of DDR3 memory and 8 GB of internal storage.
This AIO Android desktop also includes Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, integrated 10/100 Ethernet networking, an SD card reader for more storage, three USB 2.0 ports and one microphone/headphone combo jack. This setup comes with a wired mouse and keyboard that caters to the Android platform.