Summary: HP has crafted itself a brilliant tablet that‘s unfortunately been bogged down by the keyboard attachment that strives to be an addition, rather than a hindrance. As a tablet, the fast and nippy HP SlateBook x2 is a decent bit of kit that we would love to see sold standalone - but it could be...
HP SlateBook x2 Review: A Potentially Good Device With One Unfixable Flaw
11 September 2013
Summary: Conclusions are always the most difficult part of a review, because oftentimes people jump straight to the bottom to form an opinion of the device (perhaps stopping to look at the benchmarks along the way).
Excerpt: Until about a year ago, most Android devices were equipped with Nvidia's Tegra SoC. Then Qualcomm appeared to take over with various versions of its Snapdragon chips. Today we're taking a closer look at the 10-inch HP SlateBook x2, which carries the latest chip from Nvidia, the Tegra 4.
HP SlateBook x2: Two Devices in One, Master of None
All Things Digital
29 August 2013
Excerpt: As great as technology is, it doesn’t do any favors for your wallet or your back when you have to schlep all your gadgets around. So, if you had the opportunity to reduce the number of devices in your life without sacrificing any of the functions you’re used to, you’d take it, wouldn’t you?
Excerpt: For Rs. 39,990 you have a lot of high-end tablets at your disposal. Sure, the highlight of the HP Slatebook X2 is the Tegra 4 chipset powering it and it is a beast especially if you are one who would like to play games on the device.
Excerpt: We are currently testing the HP SlateBook x2, the first device with the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip we've been able to lay our hands on. The full review will follow shortly, but we wanted to share the benchmark results already. Let's see how the Tegra 4 SoC holds up in practice.
Summary: The basics Meet the HP SlateBook x2, a £379 10.1-inch Android tablet that’s out in August and can double up as a mini-laptop to help you get your work done on the move while also shifting to single slab mode with the click of a latch.
Pros: Simply put, the HP SlateBook x2 touchscreen is stunning. HP‘s managed to stuff a full HD 1080p panel into the 10.1" tablet half of the device, and it's even better than its Envy x2 cousin's panel: you simply cannot see the pixels. It‘s sharp and responsive, and its viewing angles are great too - ...
Cons: Unfortunately, while the tablet portion is top-notch, the lower keyboard half is just not up to the same standard. While it does offer you USB and HDMI ports, an SD card reader and an extra battery, the keyboard is full of flex and it‘s not entirely comfortable to type on either. The trackpad is ...
Excerpt: The HP Slatebook 10 x2 is a sub-£400 tablet with a keyboard dock, which immediately puts in contest with the Asus Transformer range. Given Asus’s head start, HP needs to pack in some pretty impressive hardware, and at first glance it appears to have delivered.