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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.
According to PC World, 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.

Sources: PC World, HP

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RE: Not that great a deal
By Reclaimer77 on 8/4/2014 3:18:13 PM , Rating: -1
What kind of logic is that? I think there's a lot more to the numbers than such a simplistic analysis. PC numbers have been plummeting going on years now too, what do you make of that?

Also I agree with you that there's a LOT you cannot do on a tablet. I never claimed otherwise.

HP seems so utterly directionless. Was anyone really asking for an Android laptop?

Then it will fail if nobody want's it. Why do you MS homers get so offended whenever a company dares to NOT make a device running Windows?

HP makes plenty of Windows devices, whenever they dare to stray from that, you guys claim they're "directionless" and mock them.

What's so horrible about trying something new? People said there wasn't a market for Chromebooks, well that's been proven wrong. It's there, it's not big, but it's there. What if there's a market for an Android laptop?

RE: Not that great a deal
By nikon133 on 8/4/2014 4:51:58 PM , Rating: 2
Somehow, I see Android laptop directly competing with Chromebooks; much more than with Windows laptops, anyway.

Personally, I'm not interested in either... even my tablet is x86 Windows variety... but if I'd have to choose, I think I'd rather go for Android laptop. Chrome platform is just... lacking at the moment.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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