Hewlett-Packard has announced its first Android all-in-one PC that will be specifically geared towards business customers.
The HP Slate Pro AiO adds a second OS to its Windows all-in-one offerings and will come preloaded with various Android apps that are specifically for productivity in the business world.
“HP’s multi-OS approach showcases our innovation and allows us to deliver the right product for our customers’ needs, giving them all the flexibility and ease of use they need from a business PC,” said Kobi Elbaz, vice president, Commercial Personal Systems, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP EMEA. “The HP AiO PCs announced today highlight how businesses of any size can increase employee productivity by leveraging the growing Android ecosystem, all while being budget friendly.”
21.5in full HD IPS touch screen that has 70 degrees of adjustable recline and there is an integrated HD webcam included. A 1.6GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor powers the computer, supplemented by 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB of flash storage that is expandable by an SD card slot. When it comes to connectivity the device has three USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as an HDMI port and Wi-Fi.
The system runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with over one million apps available via the Google Play store and has a number of preloaded apps including the Kingsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and Google Drive with 50GB of Box cloud storage included free of charge.
HP’s Android all-in-one adds to the other workstations that it unveiled at CES 2014, which run on Windows. The HP ProOne 400 G1 comes in touch and non-touch variants and costs between £395 and £486 depending on the model with the affordable 18.5in 205 G1 comes in at just £273. The HP Z1 G2, meanwhile, will cost £1,358 for the most basic model.
HP plans to release the HP Slate Pro AiO in the UK in May 2014 and it will have a starting price of €399 [£350].