HP SlateBook x2

Released December, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
HP is looking to change that with the SlateBook x2, a 10.2-inch Android tablet with a keyboard dock that essentially converts it to an Android-powered laptop.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
8.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the HP SlateBook x2

Performance

Processing power and speed

SlateBook x2
8.6
iPad 4
7.7
Passmark and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

SlateBook x2
10.0
iPad 4
10.0
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

SlateBook x2
6.9
iPad 4
7.2
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

SlateBook x2
8.5
iPad 4
9.5
Reviews from reviews.cnet.com, phonearena.com and androidpolice.com

8.5

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

SlateBook x2
8.5
iPad 4
8.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HP SlateBook x2

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

SlateBook x2
3,990
iPad 4
1,346
iPad mini
1,421

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

SlateBook x2
3,391
iPad 4
2,495

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
17.1 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
50.2 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the HP SlateBook x2


6.9
The front-facing camera is moderately sharp, but appears to struggle with bringing in enough light and blacks get crushed at the low end of the grayscale as a result.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The display has a sort-of yellowish tint to it, which is particularly noticeable on light colored backgrounds.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
The keyboard probably won't be as good if it's anything like past Transformers, but the 2560x1600 display will likely make up for that, and ASUS has been in the game long enough that it should be a winner right out of the box.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
The SlateBook's dock is actually really comfortable (especially considering it's an undersized keyboard), and the oversized touchpad is a very nice touch.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Ports

On the upside, it doesn't affect the audio that much – it's perhaps just a tiny bit more muffled.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
In keeping with the weirdness, HP decided to make the ports on the actual tablet inaccessible while it's plugged into the keyboard.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
The primary tweaks that you'll find are basically in the settings menu: support for Miracast Wireless Display and an option to tweak audio profiles called DTS Sound.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Operating System

Whatever the reason, it's actually much better at being an Android laptop than the Transformers have ever been.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
The HP SlateBook x2 is a "woulda, coulda, shoulda" Android tablet that doesn't quite justify its $480 price tag.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
When it comes to Android tablets with detachable keyboards, one name comes to mind: Transformer.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Operating system

If the company also decided to include some of the software tweaks present on the MeMO Pad 7 HD, then that sweetens the deal even more.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
While those are basically the only modifications to the OS as a whole, HP did throw several bundled apps into the mix – some useful, others not so much.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
Despite having very few software modifications, however, the SlateBook has its fair share of bugs.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Battery

I got roughly six to seven hours out of the tablet by itself, and ten or eleven with the tablet on the dock (excluding the aforementioned bug).
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
HP claims the tablet-dock combo can keep things going for around 12.5 hours, which must be a best-case scenario, because I simply don't see that happening if you actually use the device.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
The tablet itself doesn't make great use of its internal battery, either.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1200
PPI 224 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 1,400 g
Size 212 x 285 x 20 mm
Thickness 20 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No
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