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HP SlateBook PC goes official with 14-inch display and Android OS

HP announced the budget-friendly SlateBook PC. The 14” notebook runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and will ship in sleek-looking black color scheme with yellow accents.

The HP SlateBook PC is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC with 1.8GHz quad-core CPU. The notebook features 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16, 32, or 64GB of built-in, expandable memory.

The 14” display of the Slatebook PC is a BrightView WLED-backlit touch-sensitive unit with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution and 270 nits of maximum brightness. The rest of the specs include 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth, Beats Audio quad-speakers, and front-facing HD webcam.

Connectivity ports of the notebook include a single USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and one HDMI. Naturally, there’s 3.5mm audio jack with microphone functionality as well.

The HP SlateBook PC weighs 1.7 kg and is less than 16 mm thin. Its battery life is quoted at up to 9 hours.

In addition to the SlateBook PC, HP annoucned one more member to its Chromebook lineup. The HP Chromebook 11 as its name suggests, totes an 11” 1366 x 768 display and Samsung Exynos 5250 chipset with 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU.

The rest of the Chromebook’s specs include 16GB of built-in memory, 100GB of free Google Drive for two years, Wi-Fi (3G will be an option), Bluetooth, VGA webcam, a duo of USB 2.0 ports, and stereo speakers.

The HP SlateBook 14 will be available to order on August 6 for $399. The Chromebook 11 on the other hand is already available in white or turquoise for $249.

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