Laptop and Tablet Give Birth to The HP Slatebook x2

Why buy a laptop and a tablet when you can get both for the price of one? Since the new HP Slatebook x2 is the perfect blending of the best that both have to offer, the answer is “no reason at all.” Simply attach the keyboard to this Wi-Fi tablet and voila - it becomes a laptop. There you go.

Physique

Sturdy, yet slim and lightweight. It definitely could stand up to being banged around all day in your bag without fear of it getting damaged. Its ports that hook up externals are cleverly hidden beneath the keyboard dock hinges and include a charging port, an SD card slot, headphone / microphone jacks, USB 2.0 for accessories, and HDMI to connect to a TV.

It features a 10.1-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display, and the keyboard measures just 10.1 inches as well, but functions just as well a full-sized for easy typing. The multi-touch clickpad is responsive and sensitive, and the whole thing is very lap or table-top friendly.

Performance

It runs on Android’s 4.2.2 Jelly Bean system, making it compatible with almost everything, and its 1.80GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM make it exceptionally speedy, even when multi-tasking. Games look great and run great with no lag time or blurring. The battery life is also impressive, with 6 hours for the tablet only, but 12 when hooked up to the keyboard.

Sound

The DTS Sound system delivers impressive audio clarity, especially when it comes to bass – no “tinny-ness” here. You’ll get a rich sound experience whether gaming, listening to music, watching video, or conferencing.

Vision

The 224 pixels per inch display provides sharp images with great detail, and the IPS technology makes for easy viewing at any angle and in any lighting situation. It has a front-facing 720p HD camera, and 2-megapixel rear-facing camera that can shoot full HD 1080p video.

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All in all, a great machine at a great value. Plus, when you consider you can save a bundle by taking advantage of HP’s coupon codes, it becomes a great machine at an incredible price.

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By: Peter

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