HP has officially announced two new tablet-laptop hybrids, the HP Split x2 and the HP SlateBook x2. Both these tablet-laptop hybrids belong to the HP x2 series but run on different operating systems. The HP Split x2 runs on Windows 8 operating system and is powered by an Intel Ivy Bridge processor whereas the HP SlateBook x2 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has the Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset.
The HP Split x2 and the HP SlateBook x2 are the two new hybrid devices that fall under the HP x2 series. The x2 series already includes the HP Envy x2 which happens to be a Windows 8 convertible device that is powered by the Intel Atom processor. As far as the two new devices are concerned, both have a good hardware configuration and are very much different from each other as they run on two totally different operating systems.
The HP Split x2 has a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The device is powered by a third-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor and runs on Windows 8 operating system. The tablet part contains a Solid state Drive whereas the keyboard part, in which the tablet can be docked has an additional 500 GB hard drive and an extra battery. Apart from these two important components, the keyboard base also has some extra ports which include USB 3.0 and HDMI.
The second device, the SlateBook x2 is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It has a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. This display can also be docked into a keyboard base which has an extra battery inside. This tablet plus keyboard together weigh about 1.3 kg and the device has 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
HP said that both these tablets will be available for sale in the United States by the month of August, but there is no information on whether these devices will be available outside the US or not. And finally coming to the price, the HP Split x2 will be sold for $800 whereas the HP SlateBook x2 will be sold at $480.