First Announced in June, HP’s SlateBook 14 Now Shipping with $30 Higher Price Tag
August 4, 2014 8:55 AM
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HP's Android notebook gets a price increase at launch
The SlateBook 14 notebook was
first leaked back in April
, and HP
officially announced the notebook in early June
. What makes the device somewhat intriguing isn’t the fact that it uses a Google-based operating system, but that it uses Android (which is usually seen on smartphones and tablets) instead of Chrome OS.
, HP said that it went in this direction because its customers said they wanted Android-based notebook computers. We can’t fault HP for answering the calls of its customers, but we doubt that they’ll like the fact that the price for the SlateBook 14 has increased by $30 since it was first announced.
HP Slatebook 14
When first announced on June 1, HP said that the SlateBook 14 would have an MSRP of $399. Now that it’s available, the price has crept up to $429.
With that said, the 3.71-pound SlateBook 14 features a 14” 1080p display, NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 3.0 support. Battery life for the notebook is rated at 9 hours.
The SlateBook 14 is available now from
HP’s online store
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RE: Not that great a deal
8/4/2014 2:18:00 PM
The 1080p screen IS the reason to get it. 1366x768 just isn't enough to be productive. I'd rather spend my time working, than scrolling.
RE: Not that great a deal
8/4/2014 4:56:52 PM
For thin client? Maybe... presuming that Android can do RDS or whatever standard is required from terminal server.
But for stand alone? In my work environment, availability of MS Office beats down to dust all other advantages, 1080p screen included. At present, there's just no way around it.
"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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