HP is preparing to release its first Android-powered touchscreen notebook

Google Android: It’s not just for phones… or tablets… or TV boxes… or watches anymore. HP is getting ready to launch a 14 inch notebook powered by Google’s Android operating system. It’s called the HP SlateBook 14 and as the name suggests, it’s 14 inch laptop with a touchscreen display. What makes it different from most notebooks is that this model is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor and Google Android software.

In a hidden video (embedded below) discovered on HP’s website by Notebook Italia shows off HP’s upcoming Slatebook 14. As the name implies, the machine comes with a 1080p 14″ touchscreen display. What’s really interesting about this computer is the software. Instead of the usual Windows or Chrome OS options, the Slatebook will reportedly run Android. The machine has apparently been given Google’s blessing, since according to the video it will feature the Play Store and all of the company’s first-party apps, along with the entire catalog of third-party Android apps. In terms of specs, the Slatebook will sport a quad-core Tegra 4 or Tegra 1k along with 2 GB of RAM. Typical Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections will also be available.

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