HP SlateBook x2 Android hybrid set for UK, Split x2 unlikely

When HP announced two new hybrid tablet/notebook devices last week, it focused on US prices and release details. Normally the company also gives information for European release of its products, at the same time or shortly after. It didn't in this case, which struck us as weird.

However, Pocket-lint has since learnt more on a prospective UK release for the SlateBook x2 at least. A HP representative told us during a visit to the Cannes Film Festival, of which the company is a major sponsor, that European details on the date and price for the Android-based SlateBook x2 would be revealed very soon - later this week, most likely.

Unfortunately the Windows 8 hybrid, the Split x2, will not be part of that announcement. It might not be coming to the UK for some time, if at all.

The HP SlateBook x2 is essentially an Android tablet with a detachable keyboard. It will be the first hybrid device to come to market with the new Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen.

It comes with Android 4.2.2 from the box and has access to both Google Play and TegraZone for apps, content and games.

Price is yet to be announced, but is expected to be around £380.