HP SlateBook x2 Powered by Android and Tegra 4, Split x2 Windows 8 Hybrid Notebooks Unveiled

Companies continue to toy with new ways of building mobile PCs by tweaking form factors and working with different hardware, and today’s announcement from HP is more of the same, as the company announced the HP Slatebook x2 and the HP Split x2. Both devices are essentially Windows 8 notebooks with removable screens that convert them into tablets.

The HP Slatebook x2 has a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip with 64MB of onboard storage, and it runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, complete with Google services including Google Now, Search, Gmail, YouTube, and so on. It also feature access to NVIDIA’s TegraZone as well as DTS Sound+ and native printing capabilities from HP.

HP Split x2
HP Split x2

The bigger brother is the HP Split x2, which is more of a full-featured lightweight notebook with a third-generation Intel Core chip inside instead of a mobile processor. It features a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen, 128GB of onboard storage (with an optional 500GB HDD in the keyboard base), a 2MP HP TrueVision Full HD webcam, and HP Connected Music and Beats Audio.

The Slatebook will cost $479.99, while the Split will start at $799.99; both will be available in August.