HP Slate 17 in the works?

HP may be working on an all-in-one desktop/tablet with a 17 inch display. The company already offers 21 inch HP Slate 21 and Slate 21 Pro models. Now an unannounced HP Slate 17 has shown up at online benchmarking site GFXBench.

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The HP Slate 17 reportedly features a 17.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Celeron N2807 dual-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB Of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage. It runs nNdroid 4.4 KitKat. It has WiFi and a front-facing camera, but no rear camera, Bluetooth, or GPS.

If the details are correct, you can probably think of the Slate 17 as a desktop monitor… which you can also use as a standalone device that runs Android apps including a web browser, video players, or games even when there’s no PC plugged in.

HP’s Slate series all-in-one systems also have built-in batteries, which mean that you can pick up the systems and carry them around the house without lugging around an extension cord. That means you can look up a recipe in the office and carry the system to the kitchen while you’re cooking, play a game on a Slate system as it lays flat on a coffee table, or watch videos anywhere in the house.

HP’s Slate 21 has an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and 8GB of 16GB of storage, so the new model, if it’s real, will have a different CPU architecture and more storage.

via Juggly

  • BoloMKXXVIII

    Very strange device. 17″ display is a bit difficult to lug around the house. Battery life will be poor unless it has a very large battery, making it even more difficult to lug around the house. 1080p isn’t great for up close and personal work on a 17″ tablet, just OK as a desktop monitor. I can see anyone who purchases this thing just ending up using it as an all-in-one PC that never moves from one location. In that case they would do better to just buy a regular all-in-one PC or a good monitor and a NUC.

  • Michael Thompson

    In the works?
    How much work does it take to stencil a logo on to the piece you are rebranding?
    A little double sided tape should already be on those plastic badges, so make with!