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Slate 17, the all-in-one Android desktop/tablet from HP

So back in July, we got a sneak peek of a large (and unannounced) tablet PC from HP, the Slate 17. Well, the company seems semi-ready to release it as it has made appearances in the HP website. So what is it? In case you missed the first report and if you’re curious about this all-in-one, then read on!

HP Slate 17 – The all-in-one Android desktop/tablet PC

Well, like all all-in-one devices, the Slate 17 can pretty much do everything. You can use it as a large tablet or as a desktop PC. As the name suggests, this baby has a 17-inch screen. According to HP’s site, it’s equipped with a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution panel. As the benchmark indicated, the said unit will feature an Intel Celeron N2807 x86 quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of built-in storage.

Our source filled in the rest of the features – the Slate 17 will reportedly have an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, a memory card reader, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with a 720p webcam. It even has Beats Audio, if you’re into that kind of thing.

It weighs a pretty much expected 5.4 pounds (around 2.4 kg), but at least you can carry it from room to room without having to worry about wall sockets for 5 hours. Software-wise, this all-in-one will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat.

So how does this go from one mode to another? With two kickstands. The smaller one allows you to prop it up ever so slightly, so the top part is slightly raised when the unit is laid on a table. The bigger kickstand props it up fully into a desktop display. Watch it in action below:

Pricing and availability

So how much is the HP Slate 17? Sources say it will be sporting a US $450 price tag once it hits the shelves. We’re not sure when exactly, but we will let you know once HP divulges that bit of info.

So, what do you think? The Slate 17 is considerably cheaper than its bigger brothers (the Slate 21 and 21 Pro), and while it isn’t terribly portable like, say, the Slate 8 Pro, it does offer a lot more screen real estate than the other members of the Slate line.

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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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Toughpad FZ-M1 – More affordable with Intel Celeron

Remember Panasonic’s small – and slightly overpowered, not that we’re complaining – Toughpad FZ-M1? Well, that model started selling this month for a hefty starting price of US $2099. Panasonic is also releasing a slightly less expensive variant armed with an Intel Celeron processor.

Panasonic FZ-M1 Windows Tablet PC

Toughpad FZ-M1 Intel Celeron model starts at $1299

In case you missed that first report, the standard model comes with an Intel Core i5-4302Y vPro Haswell processor which clocks in at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost at 2.3 GHz. That’s backed up with an 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB solid state drive, and Windows 8.1 Pro. The slightly cheaper version will feature an Intel Celeron N2807 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB eMMC of internal storage. It will have with a Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit operating system. Other features include a 7-inch WXGA LCD with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, two cameras (5 MP main camera with auto focus and LED light and a 720p front camera), WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a USB 3.0 port, and a microSD card slot. According to Panasonic, the unit’s battery can last up to 8 hours on one charge. A high capacity battery, which can reportedly last up to 16 hours, is also available.

The Toughpad FZ-M1, like most Panasonic offerings, will come in various configurations with optional features like LTE connectivity and NFC, among others. Also like most slates in the Toughpad family, the FZ-M1 meets MIL-STD-810G specifications. This means that it can take more abuse than your typical consumer tablet – we say that since this slate isn’t really geared toward that market. Dan Diliberti, Senior Product Management for Tablets and Handhelds at Panasonic, explains:

Mobile computers are being utilized in the enterprise in new ways each day and workers’ computing needs are continuously evolving, especially as more of them move to the cloud. This new configuration of one of our most popular recent models addresses the evolving market to deliver ROI in a new way. Its affordability also puts rugged, enterprise-class computing within reach of a new category of customer, especially those who may be looking to replace aging PDA-type devices or even pen-and-paper-based processes.

Pricing and Availability

According to Panasonic, the Toughpad FZ-M1 Intel Celeron model will hit the shelves this month with a starting price of US $1299.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10i – Windows and Android dual-boot

We have seen a number of tablet PCs with dual operating systems – in fact, this is ViewSonic’s second model in that niche. The ViewPad 10i features a Bay Trail processor that handles both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. What else does it have under its sleeve? Read on to know more.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10i - Windows and Android dual-boot

ViewPad 10i – ViewSonic’s dual-boot tablet PC

As the name suggests, ViewSonic’s new slate features a 10-inch screen that maxes out at a modest 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. As mentioned, it features a Bay Trail processor, specifically an Intel Celeron N2910 CPU with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space. Other features include HDMI and USB ports, a microSD card slot for extra storage, and two 2 MP cameras for video chatting, for selfies, and for the odd picture here and there. It has WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity as well. Everything is powered by a 7000 mAh battery that promises about 6 hours of continuous use on a single charge.

Why would you need a dual-boot tablet PC? Well, for one thing, there are apps that are available on Google Play that you can’t use on a Windows 8 slate – and vice versa. Slates like the ViewSonic ViewPad 10i aim to give you the best of both worlds without having to buy two separate tablets.

Pricing and Availability

The ViewPad 10i is available where white box slates are usually sold, including AliExpress and other online retailers. You can get one for a very tempting price of US $500, and depending on the seller, you can even shave off a few more bucks off of that. Of course, the real question is, would it be worth it to buy one of these babies?

Well, the answer to that question depends mainly on you – what you’re going to use it for, what you want in a tablet, how concerned you are about brand names, and what sort of money you’re willing to spend on a tablet. The ViewPad 10i is, more or less, a budget slate with two operating systems and a Bay Trail processor to boot (pun intended).

For the sake of comparison, the most basic Transformer Book Duet TD300 is expected to retail for US $599, while the Transformer Book Trio is around US $1000. On the other side of the spectrum is Micromax’s upcoming Canvas LapTab, which features comparable specs to the ViewPad and is generally assumed to have the same price tag of US $500.

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Micromax Canvas LapTab – Dual-boot convertible tablet

Dual-boot and dual-OS devices have become a thing now, and Indian company Micromax is dipping its fingers into the said tablet niche with a device it calls the Canvas LapTab. It marries two operating systems, Android and Windows, and runs on an Intel Celeron processor. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Micromax Canvas LapTab Dual Boot Tablet PC Hybrid

Micromax Canvas LapTab marries Android and Windows in one device
According to Micromax’s press release, the Laptab will feature a 1.46 GHz Intel Celeron N2805 Bay Trail-M processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage. If that seems a little too small for you, you can add 64 GB of extra space via the microSD card slot. Additional features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 2 MP front camera for video calling and perhaps selfies if that’s your kind of thing. The tablet part has a 7400 mAh battery, while the keyboard has a 230 mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, you can get up to 8 to 10 hours of continuous use on a single charge. The device’s 10.1-inch IPS display maxes out at a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.

Now let’s talk about that dual-boot function. According to reports, the Canvas LapTab accomplishes this by letting you choose which operating system to start at the boot screen. You can choose between Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows 8. How smooth is the transition in between them? Well, you have to reboot – meaning you have to close whatever you were working on or playing with – whenever you want to make a switch. Needless to say, it would be a little problematic you if like mixing work with play and vice versa.

Here’s what Rahul Sharma, Micromax co-founder, had to say at the Pepcom event at this year’s CES:

Today, we are taking the next leap in raising the innovation bar globally, with the introduction of LapTab. Over the past few years, we have been witnessing a growing trend of increasing consumer demand for two operating systems in one device, which offers a blend of great PC like productivity in a tablet like form factor for seamless consumption. The Micromax LapTab fulfills that consumer need by giving them access to the world’s first dual-boot tablet. Combining functionality and style, the LapTab further builds on our promise to constantly empower our users with superior technology that directly addresses their needs.

Pricing and Availability
According to reports, we could expect the Canvas LapTab to hit the shelves in its native India first. It will then hop on to Russia and quite possibly North America this summer. We’re not sure how much this is going to retail for but some reports estimate a price tag of around US $500.

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