HP Shipping Tegra 4-Powered Android Notebook

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.

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  • zanny
    Looks like the perfect specs to throw Ubuntu on. Maybe a bit more ram, though.
  • joaompp
    at that price point there is absolutely no reason why they couldn't of used the Tegra K1 instead of the Tegra 4, smh
  • InvalidError
    There seems to be a surprising number of late design wins for the Tegra4. Did Nvidia get nervous about low Tegra4 sales and decide to cut deals to whip up some last-minute sales before the K1 sweeps it off under the rug.
  • allenpan

    lol, someone has never been in a embedded dev cycle, the introduction of product vs its comportments is usually one to few years behind... beside, the latest and greatest hardware does not translate into security and user experiance
  • InvalidError
    13885738 said:
    lol, someone has never been in a embedded dev cycle, the introduction of product vs its comportments is usually one to few years behind...
    When new SoCs launch, they usually come with a handful of retail launch vehicles/devices from vendors who had early access to engineering samples several months ahead of time to make it happen.

    "A few years behind" is for manufacturers doing some bargain-shopping.