HP Expands x2 Detachable PC Portfolio to Enable Ultimate Flexibility
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 --
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2, two detachable PCs that offer the full functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a sleek tablet.
Powered by the Android and Microsoft® Windows® 8 operating systems (OS), respectively, these versatile two-in-one devices combine power and portability, giving customers the flexibility to create, consume and share content in more places.
HP's unmatched portfolio of next-generation PCs is designed to enable users to connect with their information on devices that easily adapt to their needs. By releasing the magnetic hinge, users can move elegantly between the two form factors -- tablet and notebook PC -- all in one device.
The HP SlateBook x2 is the first Android detachable device with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, providing users more realistic gaming, fast web browsing and smooth high-definition (HD) video playback.(1) The HP Split x2, powered by Microsoft Windows 8, features a 13.3-inch diagonal display and powerful processor and is ideal for work or play.
"Customers want to access and share content anywhere, anytime, on any internet connected device -- and they expect those connections to be seamless," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, HP. "The HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 are next-generation devices and the latest examples of our continued commitment to evolving the computing experience by providing the flexibility necessary for customers to be productive at home, at the office or on the go."
The HP SlateBook x2 and Split x2 join the award-winning HP ENVY x2 as part of HP's detachable PC portfolio. The HP SlateBook x2 also joins the HP Slate7 as part of HP's push to offer access to the Google experience, and to provide access through multiple operating systems.
HP SlateBook x2 The HP SlateBook x2 enables users to shift effortlessly from entertainment to work by combining tablet portability with notebook productivity in a sleek, lightweight device that uses the popular Android operating system. With an advanced magnetic hinge design and dual battery system -- one battery in the base and one in the tablet -- users can easily switch from notebook to tablet and back, even while on the go.
Ensuring users don't trade functionality for portability, the HP SlateBook x2 features Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play.(2)
The SlateBook x2 features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, enabling users to access the TegraZone app and experience Tegra 4-optimized games. The 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display delivers crisp lines, sharp images and precision color while reducing glare. The SlateBook x2 also includes 64 MB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution for accessing and enjoying photos, music and videos.
HP's exclusive native printing capability allows users to print directly from most applications.
HP Split x2The HP Split x2 is a versatile, two-in-one detachable PC that combines power and portability with the Windows 8 operating system and powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family. Consumers can now enjoy a high-performance ultraportable notebook suited for virtually any intensive task, and that doubles as a 13-inch tablet to give unparalleled entertainment capability for playing games, videos and more.
Whether being used as a high-performance notebook or a tablet, the vibrant 13.3-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display makes it easier to view and share content, play games with friends and family, or enjoy high-quality music with HP Connected Music(3) and Beats Audio™, which provides the best-sounding, richest audio experience on a PC.
An optional hard disk in the base expands storage capacity while dual batteries allow users to stay ultramobile.
The HP Split x2 offers an eye-catching design with a soft-touch coating that provides a comfortable hold and shows fewer fingerprints. The HP Split x2 also offers exclusive HP innovations such as a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD(1) webcam and the HP ClickPad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation.
HP complements its new PCs with a suite of exclusive solutions and services that provide an array of simple and easy-to-access support tools and resources to help customers take full advantage of all the features that HP has to offer. Customers can add to the standard product limited warranty with HP Care Pack services to protect new HP products, and enhance the overall experience with accidental damage protection that helps consumers breathe easier when accidental drops, spills and surges occur.
For the HP SlateBook x2, customers can purchase the HP Care Pack with Accidental Damage Protection,(4) which helps them avoid out-of-pocket repair or replacement costs and provides door-to-door service to consumers' homes so they are back up and running in no time. For the HP Split x2, customers can buy the HP Care Pack with Accidental Damage Protection(4) bundled with Lojack,(5) which allows customers to take immediate action to prevent data access if the PC is stolen.
Pricing and availabilityThe HP SlateBook x2 and HP Split x2 are expected to be available in the United States in August with starting prices of $479.99 and $799.99, respectively.(6)
Additional information about the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 is available at www.hp.com/x2 and The Next Bench.
About HPHP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) High-definition content is required for high-definition images.
(2) Internet access is required and not included.
(3) Features vary by product. Availability of features varies by country. Streaming services may require a paid subscription. May not be compatible with all music files. Not compatible with DRM tracks. Internet access is required and not included.
(4) For further information on Accidental Damage Protection in the United States see the HP Total Care page at www.hp.com/go/totalcare. Sold separately.
(5) Sold separately.
(6) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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