HP has announced further additions to its tablet line, with the latest Android-powered tablet taking shape in the SlateBook 10 x². The SlateBook 10 x2 is equal parts Android tablet and convertible laptop by virtue of its detachable keyboard dock which also powers the tablet and features the Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC, the first commercially available implementation of the chipset when the hybrid launches later this year.
The rest of the featureset consists of a a 1,920 x 1,200, 400-nit IPS display and the latest version of Jelly Bean (4.2.2). Its keyboard has a battery built in. The keyboard also includes shortcuts for Google voice search and a laptop-style trackpad supporting multi-touch gestures. The hardware itself weighs about 2.8 pounds in total, with two USB ports, stereo speakers and SD / microSD readers. The SlateBook 10 x2will be available in August for $480.