Hewlett Packard originally approached the tablet market with caution, but not enough caution it seems, as its first tablet was a complete flop. The WebOS based HP TouchPad launched in 2011 and it was discontinued just 49 days after it was launched. It was such a flop that it makes the Surface RT look good.
Now, though, it is starting to take Android tablets a bit more seriously. HP’s entry-level Slate 7 is hitting retail as we speak and now a fresh leak seems to be pointing to a high-end design as well.
The HP SlateBook 10 X2 tipped up in AnTuTu’s benchmark database and if the results are legit, it is quite a powerhouse, reports TabTech.de.
Based on Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, it scored 27,259 in AnTuTu, which is a very impressive score indeed. Previous generation Tegra 3 devices usually scored half that, while even high end phones launched a couple of months ago top out at around 20,000.
Unlike the cheap and cheerful Slate 7, the HP SlateBook 10 X2 is a 10-incher, but we don’t know the resolution just yet, although such a powerful chipset is more than likely to be coupled with a hi-res screen. The benchmark also reports that the tablet is running Android 4.2.2, the latest available Android version.
If this is HP’s idea of entering the high-end tablet market, we must say we like it. The performance is definitely there and although we don’t know the full spec, the SlateBook is already looking like a winner.