HP Released SlateBook x2 and Split x2: Transforming your Tablet - Aftermath of the HP's Split
Hewlett-Packard previously released their new models of laptop, the SlateBook x2 and the Split x2, a pair of clamshell computers that let you detach the display and use it as a standalone touchscreen tablet.
While they might look similar, they're very different with each other. The HP SlateBook x2 is a high-end 10-inch Android tablet, while the Split x2 is a relatively low-end Intel notebook that runs full Windows 8.
The HP SlateBook x2 runs the latest version of Android 4.2.2 OS on the latest quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, making it one of the very first devices with that chip inside. "At 10.2 inches, it's smaller than both the 11.6-inch Envy x2 and the new 13.3-inch Split x2, but it counterintutively has the highest-quality screen, boasting a full 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS panel with great viewing angles and a relatively high 400 nits of brightness" according to The Verge's report on some of it's specs.
Both computers surely have great benefits to the users, but the split version of computers seemed to give HP an idea of splitting up for a cause. As we all know, Hewlett Packard's biggest enterprise customers is India, giving them over $30-billion IT market that backed the company's plan to break itself into two separate companies, saying the move will not affect their ongoing projects of innovative products. Harish Lade, general manager-systems at Asian Paints, said the demerger was quite inevitable given the nature of the products/services involved. "Even the decision makers within HP were quite separate for the printer/laptops as against the data centre equipment and services," he added.
Yateen Chodnekar, group CIO at Writer Corporation, observed that the de-merger could have happened five years ago. "Today, Lenovo has captured a large share of the global market. HP could have prevented this if it had split earlier," he said.
HP's long standing customers are upbeat about the split of the company. The Bank of India, HP's first enterprise customer in India, inked a 10 year outsourcing deal with the company in 2004. A senior executive at the bank revealed that the contract expired in June this year. "The renewal is under consideration. We are positive about the new development," he said.
No one still have a clue on what might happen next. But fans should not worry that the future projects of HP will be affected due to this split. Let's standby for what's going to happen next.
Also read: Aftermath of HP's Split
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