HP is releasing a couple more entries into its hybrid x2 series – the SlateBook x2 and the Split x2. Both will feature detachable keyboards (that won’t be sold separately), but with one big difference – one will run Android, the other Windows 8.
The SlateBook x2 is the Android offering, featuring a 10.1” 1900 x 1200 IPS display and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It will run on the brand new NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, so you can expect gaming to look good and run smoothly. It’ll also come with 64 GB of onboard storage. It comes with a detachable keyboard, which is held in place with a magnetic hinge.
The Split x2 is a 13.3” Windows 8 hybrid. It’ll run on a 3rd generation Intel core processor, and will have a 2 MP camera on the back. The tablet part will feature an SSD for storage, and a larger HDD can be included in the keyboard attachment. Like the SlateBook x2, the keyboard hooks up to the tablet using a magnetic hinge. Like most HP devices these days, the Split x2, along with the SlateBook x2, will have Beats Audio inside.
Both will be headed your way in August. The SlateBook x2 will cost $480, while the Split x2 will come with an $800 price tag. Neither are by any means elite models, but if you want an affordable, lightweight hybrid device, these are probably worth a look. They’ll join the Envy x2, an 11.6” Windows 8 hybrid.