Trading Windows for Jelly Bean
Hewlett-Packard seems to have a bit of a minor crush on Google as of late. The first evidence came when HP offered up its Pavilion Chromebook to the public, a 14-inch notebook running Google's Chrome OS. For what it's worth, HP is still the only OEM outside of Acer and Samsung to offer a Chromebook model, the other two of which were on the bandwagon since day 1. Perhaps looking to further test the waters outside of Windows, HP this week announced another Google-driven product, the HP Slate 21 All-In-One (AIO).
What's unique about the Slate21 is that it's running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rather than Windows 8. It's the company's first foray into Android with an AIO PC, and whether or not it will be the last depends on how much of a demand there is for such a device.
"Customers are looking for technology that simplifies their lives while keeping them connected to the entertainment they enjoy and the content they need," said Jun Kim , vice president and general manager, PC Displays and Accessories, HP. "The HP Slate 21 allows families to easily access content through the cloud and enjoy it together on a large, interactive screen."
Hardware specs are a little hard to come by, though we did some digging and found out it's rocking an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. The 21.5-inch display features a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, and it also boasts three USB 3.0 ports, USB 2.0 ports, and an SD card slot.
The Slate 21 will be available in September starting at $399.