HP enters hotly-contested 21.5″ Android tablet market with Slate 21

HP Slate 21

After announcing the Slate 7 at MWC earlier this year, many people suspected that HP was taking its first steps towards an expansive range of Android-based tablets. Such suspicions were confirmed in May, when the company unveiled the SlateBook x2, a 10″ tablet with a keyboard dock and Tegra 4, and an event in Beijing today has brought confirmation of the latest member of the Slate family, the Slate 21. As the name may suggest, it is a 21.5″ tablet with a kickstand designed for use as an AIO or home entertainment centre. It sports a ‘full HD’ screen and Android 4.2.2, all powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor, and pricing and availability remains unconfirmed.

Update: Engadget has the press release from HP’s US arm, and this confirms that the large tablet will be launching at the not-so-large price of $399 in September.

HP Slate 21 Event

Source CNET Asia
Via Engadget