The Android operating system has captivated the attention of the world and is the most-widely used mobile OS in the world. The OS has also been used on many tablets and portable media devices. Now, the Google owned operating system has found a new customer – the laptop.
We first saw the Android operating system on the Lenovo A10. That definitely was an interesting device and now with the HP Slatebook, Android OS equipped laptops are definitely gaining traction in the market. With the Slatebook 14 stated to be launched in the last week of July, we preview HP’s first Android equipped laptop.
HP has released some really interesting laptops over the last few years but non like this. One look tells you that this isn’t your run-of-the mill device. It has a black satin finish with a prominent yellow coloured finish on its sides. The display is a 14 inch LCD touchscreen that is sure to attract a lot of attention and Beats Audio – Quad speakers will be a treat for the multimedia lovers.
The laptop will run on Android 4.3 Jellybean. It is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor with quad-core CPU (1.8Ghz) GPU to run high-end graphics and optimize performance. Also a powerful processor is needed for the Full HD 1080p touchscreen on the device. The 2GB 1600MHz DDR3L memory does certainly look good enough for running applications and programs on this platform with ease. HP also claims to have a battery that will give the user 9 hours of time before running to the nearest power port.
What We Think of the Slatebook
This is a tough one because the only benchmark we have is the Lenovo A10. However, going by the technical specifications of this laptop, HP does seem to have done its homework in ensuring that users get the most out of this device. For example, the addition of the touchscreen is highly welcome and will no doubt make the Android experience richer for users. Speaking of the Android experience, HP seems to have taken a leaf out of Apple’s books; the laptop will also offer seamless transition to and from your Android phones. In short, the Slatebook 14 promises a lot and we are intrigued to try it out.
Something new, fresh and innovative; this laptop does have a lot of things going for it. However, we’ll wait till we get our hands on it before we give it out stamp of approval.