Need a 21-inch monitor? How about a PC bundled with that including Android/Linux for $400?
“The screen is the Slate 21â€™s strong-point. A 21.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD affair, itâ€™s bright enough for indoor use. Itâ€™s sharp, colourful and good to look at from almost any viewing angle. The last fact is rather important because HP sees the Slate 21 as a device the family will huddle around. Narrow viewing angles would have put the kibosh on that.”
The problem with All-in-One PCs to date has been that they come with that other OS and huge increment in price. This thing will cost you less than a monitor, ATX box and a licence for that other OS,… a lot less. Powered by the Nvidia Tegra CPU, it doesn’t need any fan or bulky PSU.
- Android 4.2 w/multi-user support
- Nvidia Tegra Quad Core T40S
- 1GB DDR3-800MHz SDRAM
- 8GB Flash Memory
- 21.5″ diagonal touch screen; 16:9 widescreen IPS full HD LED backlit display; 2-point touch enabled
Whew! 2013 is heating up as my weather cools down! This looks like a PC that will replace a lot of legacy PCs with their bulk, cabling, fans, heat and noise… My Beast is trembling in the corner… I wonder how long it would take to build a kernel on this thing? Heh, I don’t need to do that in real time anyway… This thing could work for me if Beast weren’t healthy and I wasn’t overstocked with monitors. I expect copycats and lower prices still to come.
Wow!Small cheap computers are maturing quickly. Chuckle…
Alun Taylor at The Register gets the final word: “If youâ€™re after something for domestic web browsing, light computing duties, social networking and media consumption, the HP Slate 21 has plenty to recommend it. Itâ€™s powerful, affordable, easy on the eye, comes with all the expected Android/Google goodies and services, and has a great screen and speaker combination.
It may be an answer to a question youâ€™ve not asked, but itâ€™s an impressive answer nonetheless. HPâ€™s PR wallahs are going to have to go some to prise this one away from me.”