Hewlett Packard is back in the tablet race and is piggybacking Android this time for a reported high end tablet offering. As per the latest rumors on this, HP is said to be working on a tablet that will be built around the new upcoming Tegra 4 chip. The chip is touted among the fastest currently available and was launched at this year’s CES event. It boasts of 72 custom graphics processing units, though lacks integrated support for 4G LTE. However, there isn’t much else on this that is available right now and HP isn’t confirming the leaks that have made it online.
HP had started out its tablet ambitions with the TouchPad, which, for a change, was based on the now defunct WebOS platform. What followed next was HP’s decision to quit from the tablet business (it had even considered hiving off its entire mainstream computer hardware business) and sold off remaining units of the TouchPad which sparked a buying frenzy that is now part of tablet folklore. The company then stated that its next tablet venture will almost entirely be Windows based. However, it seems there is a change of heart somewhere in between and HP might again be treading up the tricky road in tablet space. This since the Android tablet space is more abuzz in the lower end characterized with budget priced devices. In this respect, it will crucial the way HP prices the tablet.
HP’s current (hybrid) tablet offerings include the ElitePad 900 and the Envy x2, both being Windows 8 based. HP had earlier ruled out developing a tablet based on Windows RT.
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