HP has announced the 21.5-inch HP Slate 21 AIO desktop PC that is pretty much an oversized Android tablet with keyboard and mouse.
The HP Slate 21 AIO was unveiled at a HP event in Beijing and combines an Android tablet with a desktop PC and is equipped with the Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.
“Honestly, that larger screen allows for a better shared experience,” said Eric Wiggins of Hewlett-Packard. “This could replace one or two mobile devices in your home that could be used as a shared device for the house.”
“Creating a large-screened device with touch functionality, we thought we could unlock more uses.”
HP Slate 21 AIO Features
Using a 21.5-inch Full HD resolution touchscreen, the HP Slate 21 uses the powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor that was unveiled at CES 2013. The HP Slate 21 can support ten-finger multitouch input.
It uses Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean that offers access to the full array of Google apps. It has dual Digital Theatre Systems speakers built-in and a HP TrueVision HD webcam.
The 21.5-inch display is propped up using its own little kickstand in a kind of art easel fashion, but can also be laid at an approximate 30-degree angle, potentially for stylus drawing or simply provding a better angle for touchscreen Android gaming.
The HP Slate 21 AIO also packs Wireless Direct wireless printing technology.
HP has yet to release a full specs list for the HP Slate 21 but it will be interesting to see if such a large-screen Android desktop AIO is a viable option when it comes to market.
HP Slate 21 AIO Release Date and Price
There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but we’ll keep you updated if and when it comes to UK markets.
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