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During the last days of July, HP jumped the gun and made available their Tegra 4 powered SlateBook 10 x2 for sale on their site – priced in at reasonable $479.00, considering it comes with a dock and is equipped with the latest Nvidia mobile system-on-a-chip. If you’ve been eyeing the tablet / notebook hybrid, you’re in luck as the SlateBook can be had with a $30 instant discount and a $23 off (5%) coupon. Making it only $425.05 with shipping.
The SlateBook is surprisingly well spec’ed and in many respect a much stronger Android tablet then HP’s earlier offering, the Slate 7. At 10.1-inch, its powered by the aforementioned Tegra 4, Nvidia’s 1.8 Ghz quad-core, graphics focused processor.
Other notable specs includes a healthy 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a full touch high resolution 1920 x 1200 resolution display panel and TWO expansion slots: one microSD on the tablet and one regular SD multi-format reader on the keyboard base.
HP rates the tablet / notebook hybrid of having up to 12 hours and 30 minutes of battery life time, and even at 80% of that its a respectable rating.
The base dock is a 91% full-size, island style keyboard and the entire setup weights in at 2.8 pounds, with the tablet being at only 1.34 pounds. Front facing camera is the usual 720p and the rare facing camera is “full HD” – but nothing stellar but its standard fare these day and honestly you shouldn’t really be aiming to take full fidelity or quality photos with a tablet.
Early review thus are are decent among users, and being one of the first Tegra 4 Android device available on the market – HP has first mover advantage with the SlateBook x2.