Conclusion: Imagine an Envy x2 at half the price running Android instead of Windows and that is essentially the SlateBook x2 in a nutshell. This 10.1-inch detachable has more in common with the Envy x2 than the Split x2 - and that should be taken as a compliment. These HP models may not look as sleek as the Asus Infinity models, but the FHD IPS display, solid workmanship , versatility and outdoor usability are all indubitably better than the larger and more expensive Split x2.
Pros: Powerful hardware and responsive software, Bright IPS glass display, Dense 1920 x 1200 resolution, Good build quality, HDMI 1.4, SD and microSD, Extra-wide touchpad, Dual batteries, Lightweight, Low starting price, The SlateBook x2 is a solid Android convertible. Its hardware bests most Android tablets currently available and its 1920 x 1200 IPS screen and light weight make it the 10.1-inch Android tablet of choice in this price range.
Cons: No local USB port on tablet, Only one USB port available, Locking mechanism could have been more firm, MicroSD slot is hidden when attached to keyboard dock, All-around plastic, Poor keyboard travel and feedback, No keyboard backlight and small arrow keys, Non-removable batteries, Tablet back is a fingerprint magnet
Summary: The HP SlateBook x2 is a fast hybrid device and performed quite well in most of the benchmark tests. Barring the cramped keyboard, reflective screen and the below average audio experience we did not find anything missing in the device. Lack of 3G may be an issue for some. Sure the rear camera is a disappointment, but that should never be a consideration while buying a hybrid device.
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). As a result, it's incredibly important to form a conclusion that's not only fair and just to the device itself, but also provides all the important details that were just discussed throughout the review.
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. We already analyzed the performance of this very powerful chip in an earlier article, and today we'll take a closer look at a complete product using the new SoC.
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.
Excerpt: HP makes a strong attempt at a proper convertible with the SlateBook x2, a screaming-fast, Tegra 4-powered Android tablet, but it’s not without flaws. (3.5 out of 5) Pros Very fast quad-core processor Sharp screen resolution Comfy keyboard Useful convertible design Two memory card slots Cons Dim display Short battery life Not exceptionally lightweight Buggy
Pros: Very fast quad-core processor, Sharp screen resolution, Comfy keyboard, Useful convertible design, Two memory card slots
Cons: Dim display, Short battery life, Not exceptionally lightweight, Buggy