HP has come up with some hybrid stuffs in order to compete with a particular segment of devices like the Asus Transformer and Lenovo Yoga which are currently available. These two hybrid devices are namely – SlateBook x2 and Split x2.
The SlateBook x2 is well designed with an advanced magnetic hinge design and is built with a removable screen featuring 10.1-inch HD display resembling a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels to assist as a tablet PC.
This hybrid device runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system of Google and is boosted by a 1.8GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.
It is embedded with a 1080p camera rear facing camera and a 720p front facing camera. It also supports apps such as Google Search, Google Now, YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts.
The Split x2 has a slightly bigger 13.3-inch touchscreen display, and runs Windows 8. This is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB of RAM. Like the SlateBook x2, the Split x2 also has a removable screen, and dual batteries in the keyboard deck as well as the display, for when in tablet mode. This amazing device is enabled with Beats Audio technology along with the support of two speakers and has connectivity features such as HDMI ports, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and microSD reader.
The aluminum build is exquisite, and even for the SlateBook x2, which costs a lot less than the Split x2, there is no compromise on how well the device has been put together or how good the materials used are.
The keyboard on both machines is very comfortable to use, and despite the limited palm-rest area, one won’t face any problems typing fairly quickly, thanks to the good key travel and the consistent response.
HP has priced the Android based SlateBook x2 at app. $480, while the Windows 8 device with the slightly bigger screen, the Split x2 is priced at app. $800.