HP hasn’t really shined lately in any department, but that hasn’t stopped the company from selling tons of new Envy X2s. It’s been a very popular design so far, bringing probably one of the best form-factors to those in need of a Windows 8 computer. Now in an interesting twist, the company has just announced their new HP SlateBook X2 to follow on the design language of the Envy X2, with the difference that this SlateBook runs Android.
This new HP SlateBook X2 is a 10-inch tablet with the much-expected Tegra 4 chip. It does become part of the Slate 7 line-up, its specs are far superior. Aside from the Tegra 4 SoC, it also has a 1,920 x 1,200, 400-nit IPS display and the latest version of Jelly Bean (4.2.2). What makes this Android tablet a cool option though is that its keyboard has a battery built in, to bring some extra juice when needed. There’s even a laptop-style trackpad supporting multitouch gestures, which you’ll rarely ever see on an Android tablet. It also includes two USB ports, stereo speakers and SD / microSD readers. This HP SlateBook x2 will retail for $480, thought dates are still not clear.