HP has unveiled a brand new and fresh range of tablets, All-in-Ones and Ultrabooks. All the products are the touch-based devices that include notebooks and All-in-One PCs. The company has unveiled six products in the range. They are the Split x2, the Envy Rove, the Slate 21 All-in-One, the Pavilion 11, SlateBook x2, and the Envy TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook.
The SlateBook x2 and the Split x2 are detachable gadgets. This means these devices can be used as notebooks and at the same time, the device can also be used as a tablet if the screen is removed. There are magnetic hinges which make this possible. When on one hand the Split x2 runs on Windows 8, the SlateBook x2 runs on Android.
The SlateBook x2 comes with a 10.1-inch screen. The device has a dual-battery setup. There is a battery in the keyboard that gives longer backup once it is connected to the keyboard. The OS in the gadget is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
There is a set of Google apps pre-installed that includes YouTube, Gmail as well as Google Now.
The Slatebook x2 runs on Tegra 4 chip and has Nvidia’s Tegra-zone game store pre-installed. The SlateBook x2 has 64GB of memory in-built. The price of the slate is Rs 39,990 and is currently available.
The Split x2 is built with a 13-inch display, an Intel Core chip powers it and it runs Windows 8. Beats Audio has provided the audio functionalities. As far as the battery is concerned, the Split x2 and the SlateBook x2 are identical. However, this device has a web camera as well. The webcam is 2 MP HP TrueVision full HD.
The Split x2 is priced at Rs. 64,990 and will be available from the next month.
The 11.6-inch display gives the Pavilion 11 TouchSmart a great look. With Windows 8 as the OS, it costs Rs. 31,990.
The Envy Rove also has a touchscreen and like Split x2, runs on Windows 8. The monitor of the Envy Rove can be utilized as a tab as well. This means the gadget has a better portability. But remember, the Envy Rove cannot give you the services of an actual tab to the fullest.
The multitouch feature allows two people to play touch-based games at the same time. The Envy Rove comes with a 20-inch display at a cost of Rs. 69,990.
The HP Slate 21 is the detachable gadget with 21-inch display. Like the Envy Rove, it can also be used as a tab. The best part of the HP Slate 21 is that there are two OSs used. If it is connected to a primary computer, it runs on Windows 8. But if detached, it runs on Android. Priced at Rs. 24,990, it will be launched on the Independent Day of India – August 15 and will be available since.
The Envy TouchSmart 14 is the Ultrabook HP says can give a battery backup of as long as nine hours. It comes with dual speakers and subwoofer. The Nvidia GPU makes the Envy TouchSmart 14 the best bet for gaming. The price of the Envy TouchSmart 14 is Rs. 64,990.