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HP Debuts Android- Based Hybrid Tablets With Split, SlateBook

NEW YORK — Hewlett-Packard unveiled its first Android-based, Tegra 4-powered tablet/laptop hybrid with the introduction of the SlateBook X2.

The company also expanded its Windows 8-based Split X2 tablet/laptop hybrids with the addition of a 13.3-inch model.

The SlateBook X2 is HP’s first venture outside the Windows operating system for a laptop or tablet. The SlateBook has a 10-inch FullHD touch display and full size-detachable keyboard, and it comes with batteries in both the keyboard and tablet sections.

Pricing has not been set; it will ship this summer.

The HP Split X2 is an upgraded version of the 11.6-inch model that was first shown last fall. While the new X2 shares the same separation capability as the as the older model, it drops the Clover Trail Atom processor in favor of an Intel Core i3 processor and a larger screen size.

The Split X2 is also shipping this summer; pricing has not been set.