Could an HP Slate 17 be on the way?

Ah, choice. HP’s yet another of those firms that seem bent on giving today’s ever pickier crop of tech customers with an ever-growing range of shiny new units that stand out vis-à-vis the competition, or at least try to. We’re hearing rumblings that the company’s all-in-one desktop/tablets, the 21-inch Slate 21 and Slate 21 Pro models, might soon be joined by a 17-inch version – an HP Slate 17, if you will. Scroll down to find out more!

HP Slate 17 Android tablet PC - GFXBench

Slate 17: Outed by GFXBench

If the HP Slate 17, as it just might be known as, is for real, we have the benchmarking website GFXBench to thank. This supposed upcoming unit’s broken cover on said site (and you can head down to our source link to have a look at the actual page).

Eager to learn more about the Slate 17? OK, it supposedly boasts a 17.2-in, 1920 x 1080-pixel display; is purportedly powered by an Intel Celeron N2807 (dual-core) processor; and comes with just 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage space. OS-wise, it’s more or less up to date, running Android 4.4 (KitKat) – yup, this is one of those desktops that runs Android.

As befits its supposed “desktop” profile, the “Slate 17” doesn’t come with a rear camera or GPS… which is probably for the best. (Taking selfies or other pictures with cameras mounted on the rear of units this big might be really iffy.)

If this unit will be anything like its purported big brothers, it’s also going to have a built-in battery, which will make positioning and repositioning it a cinch (until, of course, you drain the battery dry). Its heft and weight, however, will doubtlessly make it a bit tough to cart around.

So, how much?

There’s no word on the HP Slate 17’s price, or even a hint of how much it might go for. Still, it might be a compelling product, so why don’t we all just wait and see, especially if you’re on the verge of buying an all-in-one? After all, there are precious few tablets that convert to home systems and vice versa, so you’d probably be best served to keep abreast of new entrants to the market.

source [ GFXBench]

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