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HP announces $189 Chromebook 11 G5 with ability to run Android apps, 12.5 hours of battery life, and optional touchscreen

Today HP announced its latest Chromebook model update, this time with a budget focus. The Chromebook 11 G5 will, most notably, run Android apps and will cost just $189. Another headlining feature of the new laptop is its claimed 12.5 hours of battery life, which is top shelf in general and quite good for a laptop that costs considerably less than most of the phones our readers have. An optional touchscreen, which will increase the price by an unspecified amount, will make Android apps even more usable at the cost of just one hour of battery life.

For those who are reluctant to make the jump to Chrome OS, both Google and HP hope that Android app compatibility will ease your fears.

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HP Isn't Done With Android Just Yet - 'HP 10 G2' Tablet Certified By The FCC And The Bluetooth SIG

So far HP's Android tablets have been somewhat unremarkable, with the arguable exception of the Pro Slate series. Despite a lukewarm response from consumers and retailers, it looks like the company is ready to release at least one more model. A new tablet called the HP 10 G2 has been hanging out with both the FCC and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, and spotted by Liliputing. Based on the "10 G2" name and photos, it looks like a relatively low-cost follow-up to the original HP 10.

Specs are sparse, but we do know it uses a MediaTek MT8127A 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

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HP Pro Slate 8 Review: A Cool Little Tablet With A Mediocre Gimmick

You don't usually think of HP as a company that makes desirable Android tablets. And in fact, when you go to the HP site and peruse the tablet section, you'd be proven right. However, tucked away in the business-oriented side of the site are some devices that might qualify as lust-worthy for certain Android fans.

One such device is the HP Pro Slate 8, which was announced back in January and was released late this spring. It's basically an iPad Mini running Android, plus a screaming ultrasonic pen. That sounds more awesome than it is.

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HP Announces Pro Slate 8 And 12 Tablets With 4:3 Screens And Included 'Duet' Smart Pen

HP has just announced a pair of new business-oriented Android tablets, the Slate Pro 8 and 12. These devices have high-resolution 4:3 screens and come with a smart digital pen powered by Qualcomm technology. These are niche products, but also rather neat.

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[Deal Alert] HP Slate21 Pro On Sale In New Condition At Groupon For $249.99 (34% Off)

Android-powered desktops are a niche purchase, but there are use cases where one can come in handy. HP's aimed its Slate21 Pro PC at the business and education market, where having a virus-free machine that can browse the web and type up the occasional document is enough to fit the bill. The all-in-one generally retails for $379.99, but today Groupon is offering one up in new condition for just $249.99. That's a pretty substantial 34% discount off the MSRP and $50 less than what the PC goes for on Amazon.

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The HP Slate21 Pro comes with Android 4.3, a 21-inch touch display, a 1.66Ghz quad-core processor, Tegra 4, 16GB of internal storage, a full-size SD card slot, three USB ports, one for HDMI, and a webcam.

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HP Introduces The 10 Plus Tablet With Full HD And Little Fanfare, Now Available For Purchase For $280

There are a lot of good deals to be had in the world of Android tablets, and on first glance, the shiny new HP 10 Plus would seem to be among them. HP introduced its latest Android-powered device with no pomp and circumstance yesterday, highlighting its 1920x1200 10-inch display, 2GB of RAM, and KitKat 4.4.2 operating system. All that in a package for $279.99, now shipping from both HP's own store and Amazon in the US. Not bad, right?

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Well it's not all that great, either. HP appears to have cut a few corners on the 10 Plus, starting with an Allwinner A31 quad-core processor running at 1Ghz.

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HP Slatebook 14 Lightning Review: Android On A Laptop Isn't As Bad As You Might Think

Android is showing up on a lot of different devices these days - some of which make more sense than others. While I don't necessarily want my favorite mobile OS running on my fridge or oven, I'm willing to give it a shot on something that makes at least a little more sense, like HP's Slatebook 14, for example. The idea is simple: it's a 14-inch Tegra 4-powered laptop running Android. Initially I thought this would be pretty cumbersome and annoying, but it's actually surprisingly useful. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a "laptop replacement," but it may be a good, usable solution for users who only want to do one or two things at a time, or for other lightweight tasks like web browsing or social networks.

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HP Slate 7 Extreme Finally Getting Android 4.4.2, Like Four Months After EVGA's Tegra Note 7

NVIDIA had the 4.4.2 update ready to roll out to Tegra Note 7 devices over four months ago, which is when it rolled out to the EVGA Tegra Note 7 (among others). The HP Slate 7 Extreme – which is virtually identical to other TN7s – has been waiting ever since. And finally, today, that same update started rolling out.

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I guess it's better late than never, but it's still pretty clear HP dropped the ball here (surprise!). Oh well – at least you're basically up to date at this point, Slate 7 Extreme owners.

Head into Settings > About tablet > System update to pull it now.

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HP's SlateBook Is A 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop Running Android (For Some Reason), Coming In July And Starting At $399

We got a brief glimpse of the HP SlateBook back in April. We were a bit confused as to why the consumer PC giant would cram Android into a form factor almost exclusively dominated by Windows and OS X machines. Now the 14-inch, Android-powered laptop is official, and we're no less puzzled. HP made the announcement today, though the laptop won't go on sale until July 20th in the US. The starting price for the 16GB model will be $399.

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First: this is a conventional laptop, not a tablet with a removable dock, like previous Android-powered members of the "Slatebook" line.

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Upcoming HP SlateBook 14 Is A Laptop Running Android With A Tegra Chip Inside [Update: Video Pulled]

OEMs have tried a few times to make Android work in the notebook form factor, but the closest anyone has gotten is the Transformer line from Asus. Those are tablets first, though. The HP Slatebook 14 is a straight-up laptop running Android, and it's starring in a video demo posted by HP. Update: It looks like HP wasn't ready to spill the beans quite yet. It pulled the video from its site for the time being.

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