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HP has announced its next generation consumer range of PCs, notebooks and slates at a conference in Beijing today. The range includes a new swag of Android, Windows and Chromebook offerings, includng a moster sized 21.5 inch slate.

This is not a review but an overview of models that have yet to be released in Australia.

Slate – a term now reserved for HP’s Android offerings

The HP SlateBook x2 is a notebook format and has the latest generation NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor and access the TegraZone app to experience Tegra 4 optimized games. The unit has a 10.1” HD touchscreen display, up to 64GB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution.

The HP Slate is a tablet format powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor with a new High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel, 3 MP rear and VGA front camera. Available in either red or silver the HP Slate7 has a stainless steel frame.

The HP Slate 21 All-in-One has n 21.5” HD touch, reclining IPS touchscreen with wide-viewing angles, Tegra 4 processor and built-in DTS Sound technology.

Chrome offerings

The HP Pavilion 14” Chromebook (note book format) offers a 14-inch HP BrightView display, Intel Celeron processor and Intel HD graphics, 16GB SD. Extra hardware security via the built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protects against unauthorized access to sensitive data and credentials so people can feel confident that personal data is protected. Weighs just under 1.8kg.

Windows offerings

The HP Split x2 is a versatile, two-in-one detachable 13” notebook/tablet using a 3rd generation Intel® Core processor. An optional hard disk in the base expands storage capacity while dual batteries extends working time. It has a soft-touch coating that provides a comfortable hold and shows fewer fingerprints, a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD webcam

The HP ENVY Rove 20 mobile All-in-One PC is the company’s first mobile All-in-One PC with a built-in battery. It can move from upright to horizontal tabletop. It has a 10-point touch enabled 20” diagonal IPS widescreen HD+ (1600 x 900) LED backlit display, 4th generation Intel Core processor, Intel HD graphics and Beats Audio.

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 has an 11.6-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen with 10 point-finger gesture support, a quad-core processor. It is HP’s most affordable touch notebook.

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook features up to nine hours of battery life. With dual speakers, and a subwoofer it is designed for the best sounding, richest audio available on a PC. People can immerse themselves in ultra-realistic games boasting incredible graphics thanks to NVIDIA discrete graphics and 2GB of video memory.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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