HP SlateBook x2

HP SlateBook x2
Brand: HP
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 4
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Android 4.2
  • Battery: 2830 mAh
  • Released Date: August 2013



Device Type Tablet
Model HP SlateBook x2
Released August, 2013
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 284 x 212 x 20 mm
Weight 1400 g
Colors Snow White and Smoke Silver


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 224 ppi
Features Capacitive, multi-touch


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 4.2
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 4
CPU Quad-core, 1.8 GHz, ARM Cortex-A15
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Nvidia GeForce
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 2830 mAh
Battery Life 12.5 hours


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 2 MP
Front Camera Yes
Image 1600 x 1200 pixels
Camera Features Zoom
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Yes
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The SlateBook tries to be like a Transformer by offering a keyboard dock and full-size ports. But ultimately it feels caught between being an everyday tablet and a Windows laptop replacement.
- CTNtechnologynews
User Reviews 2 The display is a nice, bright 10.1 inches. The cameras capture decent quality photos and video too. Power and performance seem good so far with 2GB RAM and the latest Android software. Storage is a bit small for our liking at only 12GB internally. But we are happy an
- GadgetsToUse
User Reviews 3 I like how light it feels purely as a tablet. The keyboard also packs useful ports like USB, HDMI, and SD card. Battery life is decent too thanks to an extra battery in the keyboard dock.
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Decent specs like 10.1-inch 1920x1200 screen, Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, 2GB RAM
- Flexible detachable design allowing tablet or laptop modes
- Extra battery life from keyboard dock
- $480 price tag feels too expensive
- Keyboard feels small and cramped
- Screen has yellow tint

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

HP recently unveiled the SlateBook x2, its latest attempt to stake a claim in the Android tablet world. The SlateBook x2 seems ambitious, trying to fuse an Android tablet and laptop into one device.

On the surface, the SlateBook x2 sports some decent specs. It packs a vibrant 10.1-inch 1920×1200 touchscreen powered by Nvidia's zippy new Tegra 4 chip and 2GB of RAM.

This puts it on par with many other premium tablets hardware-wise. The cameras, storage, and ports also check most boxes.

Where the SlateBook x2 differs is its design. It allows detaching the display to serve as a standalone tablet. But slide it back into the keyboard dock and it becomes an Android-flavored netbook.

This provides welcome flexibility depending on how you want to use it. The dock also houses extra batteries promising longer runtimes.

However, early reviews indicate some growing pains in this transformer concept. While lightweight as a tablet alone, the connecting edge sports sharp corners making handling uncomfortable. The included keyboard feels small and cramped as well, undermining laptop use.

There are also questions about the display, storage, software, and pricing. The screen exhibits a yellowish tint that distorts white backgrounds. The 16GB internal storage seems skimpy for a $480 device.

Ultimately while the SlateBook x2 delivers on versatility with its reversing trick, it fails to fully commit to either tablet or laptop experiences. And at nearly $500, buyers expect excellence across the board.

The x2 shows promise on some fronts, but not enough polish or optimization to warrant an easy recommendation. Tablet and keyboard fusion still seems a work in progress for HP and Android.

In the end the SlateBook x2 is not a bad product. But it does not stand out as exceptional either compared to dedicated tablets like the iPad or Chromebooks in its price range.

We applaud HP’s innovative efforts, but suggest buyers try before they buy. The x2’s split personality may not justify its price for those merely wanting an affordable tablet or laptop.

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