HP SlateBook PC
HP Announces New Generation Android Powered Chromebook, SlateBook PCsHP

American top PC maker, HP (Hewlett Packard) has officially announced the new generation sleek Chromebook and Slatebook PCs.

"Customers have made it clear that they need devices that better adapt to work and play the way they do," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP.

"Today (1 June), we are announcing the next generation of laptops and two-in-one PCs, along with a new Chromebook that combine power, versatility and design for home and on the go."

The new HP Chromebook looks like a smaller version of the 14.0-inch model which got launched last year, but differs in internal components. It flaunts 11.6-inch display with 11.6-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768p resolutions and runs on the Google's Chrome OS powered by 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 series dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC (with 100GB Google drive cloud storage).

On the other hand, HP SlateBook sports a 14.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) WLED backlit touch-screen. Under the hood, it ships with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean, Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM and also boasts of Beats Audio system.

Both HP Chromebook and Slatebook are slated to hit stores initially in the USA in mid-July for $249 (around ₹14,700) and $399 (around ₹23,600), but there is no word on whether these devices would set foot in other markets.

Key Specifications of HP Chromebook and SlateBook:

Models HP Chromebook HP SlateBook
Display 11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with 1366x768p resolutions 14.0-inch (diagonal) full HD (1920x1080p) BrightView WLED backlit displayTouch screen brightness: 270 nits
OS Chrome OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 series dual-core CPU Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core CPU
RAM 1600MHz 2GB RAM DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz 2GB DDR3L (dual channel support)
Storage capacity 16GB + 100 GB Google Drive storage 16GB (Wi-Fi only)/32GB/64GB (Wi-Fi only)
Camera Front-facing VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera with integrated digital microphone.. Front-facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
Battery Close to 6.5 hours (Lithium-ion polymer battery) Close to 9 hours
Add-ons Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n), 2 x USB v2.0 ports, Beats Audio system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (1 x 802.11 b/g/n), 1 x USB v3.0, 2 x USB v2.0, HDMI v1.4b
Dimensions 299.97 x 205.74 x 20.57 342.9 x 240.5 x 16.0 mm
Weight 1.22 kg 1.7 kg
Price $249 (around ₹14,700) $399 (around ₹23,600)

 [Image credit: HP]