HP presents the Slate21, a somewhat weird combination of an All-in-One desktop PC and a tablet. Unlike a somewhat similar system from ASUS that was shown off earlier this year, the Slate21 exclusively runs Android 4.2.2. The device features NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC, it has a 21.5" IPS LCD screen, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, and an SD memory card slot. It comes with a kickstand to prop it up like an AiO PC. The HP Slate21 will ship in September, the base price is 379EUR ($399 in the US).
HP today unveiled the HP Slate21 All-in-One, the company’s first All-in-One PC built with the Android 4.2 operating system. The HP Slate21 All-in-One enables families to enjoy cloud-based entertainment features such as TV streaming and Android apps.
The HP Slate21 All-in-One expands upon HP’s portfolio of multi-OS products and is ideal for family activities, providing easy access to entertainment and productivity features, plus fun Android apps. Through Google Services, customers can reach shared content such as calendars, email, notes and documents, which can be created with the built-in productivity apps; users can also print wirelessly from anywhere in the house, organise content, and connect to other devices.
“Customers are looking for technology that simplifies their lives while keeping them connected to the entertainment they enjoy and the content they need,” said Louis Perrin, director, consumer products, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. “The HP Slate21 allows families to easily access content through the cloud and enjoy it together on a large, interactive screen.”
Full HD touchscreen, high-quality graphics, and sound improve user experience
To further enhance productivity and entertainment, the Slate21 All-in-One offers a 54.6cm (21.5-inch) Full HD diagonal reclining IPS touchscreen with wide-viewing angles for vivid graphics and better shared viewing. With dual-band technology, users can stream music or movies and browse the web at the same time, and built-in DTS Sound technology offers a rich concert-like experience. It comes pre-installed with an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Wireless Direct which enables users to share videos, photos and data between devices without the need for a network connection, and multi-user support with the latest Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2. Additionally, it offers speed and performance with a powerful Tegra 4 quad-core NVIDIA processor, as well as an intuitive optical touchscreen with true pinch and zoom functionality.