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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 ritualm on 8/4/2014 6:08:21 PM , Rating: 2
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Except if you work in a thin client environment where the client is only responsible for connecting to the real environment.

Except that such a setup means the client is merely the frontend, while the company has servers somewhere in the building to handle all the heavy lifting. This Slatebook bypasses internal client-server architectures completely and uses external resources (Google's cloud service) instead, unless the company's IT department roots and flashes its ROM to have one that makes actual use of its own internal resources.

I'd rather use iPads, Nexus 7, and W8.1 tablets for "thin-client" work, thanks.


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