Brands like Dell, Sony VAIO, Panasonic and Sharp released awe-inspiringly large screen tablets that are always a delight to use. HP made its foray into large-screen Android touch devices with its voluptuous 21 inch device that was an odd combination of a laptop and tablet. Though it did not do well because of the fact that users are generally unable to accept Android platform on a desktop or laptop set-up, HP has developed another slate-like Android touch tablet –
the impressive 17-inch ‘supersize’ tablet HP Slate 17. with which it yet again proves its mettle in delivering delectable devices with Since July this year, there has been much anticipation after the first piece of news leaked that HP’s aspiring 17-inch tablet was in the making. Large screen tablets have a target audience that includes gaming freaks, digital artists and professionals routinely working with audio-visuals.
While Apple’s “biggest ever” tablet size would be around 12.9” and is scheduled for release in 2015, Dell brought out its 18-inch offering but powered by Windows 8 operating system. Panasonic launched a 20-inch tablet last year also powered by Windows and it did pretty well. However, there isn’t much competition to speak of in the category of Android powered tablets in screen sizes above the 15-inch mark. That’s one big reason why there has been lot of buzz around town about the HP Slate 17.
Slate 17 flaunts the ‘3-in-one’ aspect which essentially indicates that the device can be used in three different ways – as a laptop, desktop or tablet. HP may have been toying with the idea of creating a sort of hybrid device ever since Slate 21’s release and that is evident in the look and feel of the Slate 17 which the company prefers to call an ‘all-in-one’ desktop/tablet. Also, HP hopes that the device-with its wide screen and multiple viewing angles-will be something that will bring family together without viewing hassle.
Here’s what we know about the features and specifications:
- HP Slate 17 packs a decent power dynamo combination with an Intel Celeron 1578 MHz Bay Trail quad core processor and a Intel HD Graphics GPU unit. As is vital to any portable tablet device, the HP Slate 17 also has a built-in battery that can last for hours without forcing the user to plug in frequently.
- Display is 1080p High with 17.2 inch touchscreen with at least 5 finger gesture support. Users can expect quite captivating graphics. Screen incorporates IPS technology – in-plane switching that enables pleasant picture at multiple viewing angles.
- Runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat platform.
- The device weighs about 2.4 kilograms and is supported by a high stand and a low stand which can be used for reclining the tablet at two different angles. The Slate 17 can be used upright for viewing files and documents, slightly reclined for gaming and reading and in a more slanted angle that would be suitable for digital art work
- Audio enriched by Beats Speakers which can guarantee lively sound.
- Comes with 2GB of RAM, supports USB 2.0 and WiFi and has a 720p webcam for video calling.
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