Lenovo and HP think there’s money to be made in Android All-in-One (AiO) computers, hence both companies announced such devices in Vegas, Lenovo N308 and HP Slate21 Pro. The latter is made as a successor to the previous model, HP Slate 21.
We don’t have all the details, so we’re going with what we know; both devices come with full-sized keyboards and mouse, an array of ports and 2GB of RAM. Here’s the specs rundown for each of the two:
- 19.5-inch HD+ screen
- 2GB of RAM
- 320GB or 500GB hard drive
- Integrated battery that lasts some three hours
- Two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone, headphone, and LAN jack as well as a 6-in-1 card reader.
- Android 4.2
- Price: starting at $450
- Exact release date was not unveiled.
HP Slate21 Pro
- 21.5-inch full HD IPS screen with wide 178-degree viewing angles
- 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor
- 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
- Integrated HD front-facing camera
- Comes pre-loaded with Kingsoft Office Suite and 50 GB of Box cloud storage.
- Optional VESA mounting
- Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet port
- Android 4.3
- Price: Starting at $399
- Coming to the United States, no word on global availability.
Personally I’m not a big fan of Android AiOs and would grab a Chrome-based desktop, instead (like the LG Chromebase). Then again, some folks may disagree and would rather go for an Android-based system. What do you say?