HP working on a 16-inch Android tablet? Or laptop?

A new, still unannounced Android device made by HP has been caught at GFXBench, and brought to our attention by Liliputing.

We’re really puzzled what the so called HP Red will be all about and whether it will ever be made into a real product. For one thing, we see it rocking a 16-inch screen with 2048×1536 pixels resolution, which would suggest it’s either a huge tablet or laptop. Android-powered laptops never topped my list of favorite gadgets, but we do know HP sort of – kind of loves them, having recently announced the 14-inch SlateBook.

Rest of the Red’s specs include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. In addition, it also has a number of sensors which are everything but common in laptops. So this could be a tablet after all? Or just some device HP is experimenting with. It’s really hard to tell.

What’s even harder to tell is where exactly is HP’s place in the Android eco-system? The computer / printer maker keeps having hard time competing with much smaller companies which obviously understand users’ needs much better.

Presuming HP actually launches laptop or tablet with a 16-inch screen, we can’t imagine who would want to buy one. This could be one of those specialty devices made for specific industries or something. Your guess is as good as mine…

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Yeah, I’m not sure who would need a 16-inch Android tablet…

  • Lee Crosby

    Actually, the 14″ laptop from HP is practical and really slick. Don’t know why someone wouldn’t want one since they are so much easier to use than a windows PC.

  • Stroh

    It would be perfect for my Living room. Android Tablets needs to move forward into the next phase of home entertainment. Hurry and Reveal HP!!!!!

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