The tablet market is very competitive nowadays. Not because there are too many, but because there are fewer, better ones. Any manufacturer (aside from the big ones) releasing a tablet has to really stand out to make a good impression. Does HP has what it takes to make a high-end tablet successful?
The HP SlateBook 10 x2 has just been released and it comes with everything you could wish from a powerful tablet. The device offers a 1.8 GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, Android 4.2 and a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 LED display.
On top of that (or below), HP has bundled the tablet with a keyboard dock. This makes the SlateBook 10 x2 very similar to ASUS’ transformer tablets. The dock offers an extra battery and turns your tablet into an Android laptop of sorts.
All of this will cost you $479, including the dock. There is no tablet-only option, so you will not be able to purchase the tablet for cheaper. The price is not horrible once you consider what the bundle offers, though.
It looks like a good option for those looking for a Transformer-like tablet. It is cheaper than buying the ASUS Transformer Prime with a dock, which still costs over $550 (for the tablet and keyboard). ASUS has built a good reputation, though. Would you trust HP with a high-end tablet? They haven’t really offered high-end Android tablets until now.
You can buy the HP SlateBook 10 x2 straight from HP’s official website and it is coming to more retailers soon.