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HP Slate 21 Pro appears on GFXBench

HP Slate 21 Pro large Android tablet GFXBench
HP Slate 21 Pro system config spotted on GFXBench
The upcoming large screen Android tablet will target the business market and could be unveiled in early 2014.

The rumor that HP is preparing a tablet that features a display larger than low-end LCD monitors for desktop computers still on the market is not something new, but the appearance of the HP Slate 21 Pro on GFXBench validates these rumors, especially since the details of this tablet show that its release date may be very close.

While HP did not confirm the Slate 21 Pro yet, the GFXBench entry shows that this tablet could be a business/professional version of the HP Slate 21, which is already available on the market. The HP Slate 21 Pro is expected to feature a huge 21.5-inch display but, as far as tablets go, the 1080p resolution does not seem impressive at all. 

The NVIDIA Tegra processor present in the Slate 21 Pro could be the same quad-core T40S used by the HP Slate 21 but HP really needs to add more memory and internal storage in the premium edition of this tablet. Right now, the HP Slate 21 only features 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 8 GB eMMC internal storage, both considered not enough by most consumers.

The Slate 21 Pro carries the "Moon" nickname and comes loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, while the current model is labeled "Mars" by GFXBench and features Android 4.2.2. According to rumors, HP could unveil the new slate as soon as January 2014, but this remains to be seen.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-12-17 (Update: 2013-12-18)