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HP debuts Android all in one PC

Mobility

Hewlett-Packard Co. has unveiled its HP Slate21 All-in-One, running the Android 4.2 operating system.

The Slate21 looks like any other all in one PC, except its HP’s first all in one to run the Androis OS instead of windows. The vendor is positioning it as a family entertainment device, suited to enjoying cloud-based entertainment features such as TV streaming and Android apps. With Google Servives, users can also access productivity tools such as calendars, email and documents.

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“Customers are looking for technology that simplifies their lives while keeping them connected to the entertainment they enjoy and the content they need,” said Jun Kim, vice-president and general manager of PC displays and accessories at HP, in a statement. “The HP Slate21 allows families to easily access content through the cloud and enjoy it together on a large, interactive screen.”

The device features a 21.5” Full HD diagonal reclining IPS touchscreen with wide-viewing angles. Dual-band technology allows for simultaneous multimedia streaming and web browsing, and multimedia is improved with built-in DTS Sound technology. It runs Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2, is powered by a Tegra 4 quad-core Nvidia processor, as boasts an optical touchscreen with pinch and zoom functionality.

Availability is expected in September, with a starting price of $399.