The HP SlateBook 14 is an upcoming notebook with a 14 inch screen, an NVDIA Tegra processor, and Android software. HP hasn’t officially launched the notebook yet, but a promotional video spilled the beans when it popped up on the company website last month. It’s since been removed.

But now a handful of stores are starting to post product pages for the HP SlateBook 14, and they could give us an idea of what to expect from HP’s first Android laptop when it launches.

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The notebook reportedly has a 14 inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. We already knew that from the video. What we didn’t know is exactly which NVIDIA Tegra chip the laptop would feature — if these retail listings are correct, it looks like the SlateBook 14 is packing an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip.

That’s NVIDIA’s quad-core, ARM Cortex-A15 processor from 2013. If you were hoping for NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 chip with 192-core “Kepler” graphics, it looks like you might have to wait for another laptop.

Other features reportedly include a 32Whr battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, an HD webcam, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software. The notebook features Beats Audio and has a touchscreen display.

ValleySeek is showing a price of $422 for the laptop, while Spectrum SuperStore , ZAX, and BuilderDepot have price tags of $542. I’d take both prices with a very big grain of salt. Remember, HP hasn’t even announced this laptop yet and it’s certainly not available for purchase. These prices might just be place holders.

via Mobile Geeks

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15 replies on “What to expect from the HP Slatebook 14 Android notebook (probably)”

  1. I’ll go for an android notebook but I’ll never do anything from HP.
    Avoid this brand and get a good one from…well… nearly anyone at this point.

  2. This is the future, Android on PCs, because Windows is dying, Linux distros is dead from start.

    Powerful software need to be made for Android and ARM, Android only need to be a little more desktop friendly, or have a desktop mode.

    RIP WINTEL.

    GG.

    And dont come with : Android is Linux, bla, bla, bla… because i said linux distros are dead.

    1. I argue your point about Linux distros.

      If Android/ChromeOS laptops take any significant desktop/laptop market share from Windows, that will also be a catalyst for Linux desktops. The only thing really holding the Windows/desktop hegemony together is that users THINK that they need Windows on these machines. Once that concept is broken, any sufficiently advanced desktop will have a chance. Currently, Linux desktops are much-much more suitable for desktop tasks than Android apps.

      I hope Linux desktops start running Android apps soon, that would make them competitive.

    2. …I tend to agree with you re: Linux with one exception – IF they get 3D window acceleration working on Linux/Arm devices there is the opening. The first round of TV sticks couldn’t quite cut it. but now with new gen cpus hitting the streets theres the chance that this will work. They just don’t quite ever get to the finish line with this.

  3. Not sure why, but I’m really interested in this thing. Is it the fact it’s not x86 based? The fact that it’s not Microsoft? The fact that Linux on Android will work well on this? I don’t know.

  4. Gaah, it might have stood a chance if it had been a truly top notch device (or maybe a chromebook), as is they seem to have skimped a bit (tegra 4 instead of K1 🙁 ) so I don’t think it has great chances in the wild. Roll on Nvidia Mocha, I’ll buy that over this.

    1. Still a bit early to be expecting any actual K1 based products… It wasn’t that long ago that Nvidia put out their reference Jetson board and it can take companies about three months or more from the time they actually get the chips before putting out final products..

      We’re more likely to see the Shield 2 from Nvidia before any 3rd parties come out with products… Besides, The present K1 is mainly just a graphical update, as the 64bit dual core version won’t be released until later and we’re likely not going to see final products until next year for that version…

      Meanwhile, Tegra 4 is fairly comparable to Bay Trail… A little less CPU performance but greater GPU performance… and it’s not like Android is that hard to run…

      Final official price better be well below $200, though, if they expect it to sell at all…

    1. As long as you can kick out Android and install a proper desktop Linux distro… I don’t care.

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