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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 retrospooty on 8/4/2014 5:36:07 PM , Rating: 2
"Yet tablet sales are shrinking"

Where do you see tablet sales shrinking? Growth has slowed, but it's not shrinking.

"HP seems so utterly directionless."

Yeah, that is true. A decade of piss poor leadership takes it's toll on a company. I too would like to know what customers were "asking for this" as they say. I think HP is listening to the wrong customers for the past decade.


RE: Not that great a deal
By Reclaimer77 on 8/5/2014 8:27:49 AM , Rating: 1
He just makes up whatever he needs to. It's ridiculous that something that might barely sell thousands of units is viewed as such a threat or offense to their sensibilities.

What's funny is that this guy will rave to you about the Surface all day long, then he also says "tablet sales are shrinking" when it's convenient.


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