Some time in July this year, there were whispers of a HP Slate 17 being in the pipeline – and it seems that those rumors have proven themselves to be spot on, no more, no less, as the HP Slate 17 shapes up to be an all-in-one Android desktop/tablet. This particular device happens to sit in no man’s land methinks, being 17” in size that makes it far too impractical to be used as your primary tablet device, making it come in handy only when you would want to have it function as a secondary monitor or an extension to your desktop computer.
Running underneath the hood would be an Intel Celeron N2807 Bay Trail processor, ensuring that this is not going to be a processing powerhouse right from the get go. It is touted that the HP Slate 17 will arrive with a Full HD touchscreen display, Beats Audio support, 2GB RAM, a 720p webcam, an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, and a memory card reader. Connectivity options include 802,11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Expect the HP Slate 17 to run on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The internal battery of this 5.4-pound device is said to allow it to run for up to 5 hours on a full charge, although I don’t think you would want to lug this around for such a long amount of time as that would mean ditching your gym membership. It is reported that the HP Slate 17 will arrive Stateside in a few weeks’ time for less than $500.