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HP Announces SlateBook 14, a Tegra-based Android Laptop

Computex doesn't kick off until Tuesday but many company are announcing their wares at press conferences over the next couple of day. HP is among them and today unveiled a host of new products including an Android powered laptop called the slathe HP SlateBook 14.

We first got wind of this device in late April, when it popped up on HP’s website. It packs a 14-inch display and is based on Nvidia’s Tegra chipset. When we spoke to HP, the company told us this device is directed at tech savvy millennials who can’t get enough of Android. The Slatebook is supposed to unlock the benefits of Android on a larger display while also giving users the productivity of a notebook. Whether these Android-loving millennials actually want a notebook that runs Android remains to be seen.

The HP SlateBook 14 is priced at $399 and will be available starting in August. Check the specs below and stay tuned for a hands on later this week!

HP SLATEBOOK 14
Display14-inch FHD
CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4
MemoryUp to 2GB
HDDUp to 64GB
Thickness16mm 0.6in
Weight1.7kg/3.71lbs
ColorsSweet yellow
Battery lifeUp to 9.25hrs
Target priceStarts at $399

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  • jasonelmore
    why no Tegra K1? the SOC is shipping already
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  • Thameem97
    A small correction
    "Isn't k1 gonna be better for a notebook ??
    You've got a large ( in comparison to phones or tablets ) and afford active cooling
    And why is the HDD limited to 64 GB ???????
    And if yellow is the only color that's gonna be available then its almost gonna be doomed for sure "
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  • Thameem97
    Isn't k1 gonna be better for a notebook ??
    You've got a large battery ( in comparison to phones or tablets ) and afford active cooling
    And why is the HDD limited to 64 GB ???????
    And if yellow is the only color that's gonna be available then its almost gonna be doomed for sure
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  • JD88
    K1 is more powerful sure, but it's also more expensive. That's a lot of hardware for $399 so they had to make a minor sacrifice somewhere. The Tegra 4 should be more than enough for most people, especially with the great cooling this should have.

    As for "only 64 GB, that's a ton for an Android device and it has plenty of expandable storage options for those who want more.

    Someone find a Windows notebook with a 64 GB SSD and 1080p touch screen for $399. Not happening.
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  • teh_chem
    "I WANT THIS!"
    -Said no one ever
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  • somebodyspecial
    They already have T4 models, this needs a K1 to be a device for tech savvy people...LOL.

    K1 is not that much more expensive. $5-10 most likely and it probably doesn't cost NV more than $1 extra to make it (if that). We'll have to wait for die sizes (80mm^2 for T4) to be sure, but it isn't a HUGE core. T3/T4 were both 80mm^2. It's running the same A15's (upgraded but you get the point), and a different gpu. I doubt there is a $5 difference considering T4 is $20-25 (and they make them for far less, this is the price google/ms paid). No K1 means I'll pass. No 4GB means a pass also. Why do they not offer 4GB which is about to come on top phones across the board? Is it so hard to offer it for another $10-20? They should always give options to change to a far better device for the cost difference. 2GB is so yesterday even on a phone.

    Games are just amping up and K1 etc will push this process, and not far behind will be apps that will start using 3GB+. What then? They need to start making devices that have at least a LITTLE bit more longevity in them, as opposed to DOA. Shield 2 comes with 4GB, samsung's next products will come with 4GB (they already are pumping out the chips for this), etc. DOA. It's time for Google to mandate 3GB+ even if their OS runs great on 512MB etc. The price difference between 2GB & 4GB is <$15. UP TO 2GB? So some even worse models at 1GB will ship? Way to hold us all back another year or two on killer apps.
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  • Chris Droste
    only 2GB memory and no Tegra K1?

    congrats HP on launching another failure

    Anyone who's tech savy enough to want Android on a laptop-format device will look at this, look at a Chromebook, look back at this and shake their head and walk away.
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  • somebodyspecial
    13421445 said:
    only 2GB memory and no Tegra K1?

    congrats HP on launching another failure

    Anyone who's tech savy enough to want Android on a laptop-format device will look at this, look at a Chromebook, look back at this and shake their head and walk away.

    I just emailed both the media people at HP on this press release ;) Hope they listen and speak to management about understanding the market and what sells to "tech savvy" people. It isn't 2GB or worse and a year old soc.
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  • Chris Droste
    13421445 said:
    only 2GB memory and no Tegra K1?

    congrats HP on launching another failure

    Anyone who's tech savy enough to want Android on a laptop-format device will look at this, look at a Chromebook, look back at this and shake their head and walk away.

    I just emailed both the media people at HP on this press release ;) Hope they listen and speak to management about understanding the market and what sells to "tech savvy" people. It isn't 2GB or worse and a year old soc.

    I'm just thinking that for less Money there's an Asus C300 with a bigger screen, better chip inside, and more memory. A K1 chip on this i could've dealt with 2GB provided it's expandable and then this could've been a serious little Mighty-Mite type laptop that'd be capable of some of those games i hear people play sometimes, lol
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