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Update: HP has contacted us and informed us of an error in their previous announcement regarding pricing. The Slatebook PC will retail for $429 rather than $399. The article has been amended to reflect that change.
There was a time when the term PC referred mainly to Windows computers, but that clearly isn't the case anymore. HP today took the wraps off two machines offering alternative operating systems, introducing the Android Slatebook and the Chrome OS Chromebook.
For starters, the 11.6" Chromebook PC comes with a 1366x768 pixel resolution and weighs in at just 2.69 pounds. A 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and 2GB of RAM power Chrome OS and the laptop comes with up to 16GB of storage with an extra 100GB available via Google Drive. The Chromebook will be available in Ocean Turquoise and Snow White colors sometime this July and it will retail for $279.
As for the Slatebook PC, HP has outfitted it with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. A 14", full-HD touchscreen display graces the front of the notebook, while 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage reside on the inside. BeatsAudio speakers and up to 9 hours of battery life are also included and the device will be available later this year starting at $429.