HP is preparing to launch a 17 inch device that you can use as a desktop PC,
a monitor, or a really big tablet. It’s called the HP Slate 17, and it appears to be a smaller version of the company’s HP Slate 21 or Slate 21 Pro all-in-one desktops.
While those models feature 21 inch screens and NVIDIA Tegra processors, the new HP Slate 17 features an Intel Celeron N2807 Bay Trail processor.
We first saw benchmark results for the Slate 21 in July and it isn’t available for purchase in the US yet, but now the computer has started to pop up in a few places on the HP website.
Update: The HP Slate 17 is coming soon for around $450.
According to a listing on the HP Peru website, the Slate 17 features a 17 inch full HD touchscreen display, Beats Audio, 2GB of RAM, an HDMI port a USB 2.0 port, and a memory card reader. It has built-in 802,11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 720p webcam.
The system runs android 4.4 KitKat.
The HP Slate 17 weighs about 5.4 pounds and has a built-in battery that lets you use it for up to 5 hours even when the system isn’t plugged in.
I also found a product video which shows 2 kickstands on the back of the device. Fold out the larger stand and you can prop up the Slate 17 like a desktop monitor. Or you can use the smaller kickstand near the top of the device to prop up the tablet so that it’s not quite lying flat when you want to use it on a table or desk.
Mobile Geeks reports the HP Slate 17 should be available in the United States for about $470 and up in the coming weeks. The website also found photos of a model with a black and yellow case.
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