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Just found out about this earlier this week. It would seem that HP is jumping into the "All-in-one" party with the Slate 21. I really like the price point ($370) for this product. It's essentially a big giant tablet without an internal battery that your can use as a desktop replacement by hooking up a keyboard and mouse (which is included). I like the cost considering it has a Tegra 4, a 1080P 21" IPS screen and BT.

The cons are extremely low on board storage (8GB) and low RAM (1GB). Also b/c the slate doesn't have any video in, you can't use it as a monitor (if you wanted to hook up a gaming console or something like that).

A thorough review can be found here.

It's gotten some good consumer reviews on Amazon.

Below are the specs.

Internal specs
Operating system §§§
Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
Processor
NVIDIA® Tegra® 4
Memory
1 GB DDR3
Hard drive §
8 GB eMMC

Graphics
NVIDIA GPU (72 cores)

Wireless technologies
802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Ports
3 USB 2.0; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
SD card reader

External specs
Display
21.5" diagonal IPS full HD widescreen LED-backlit touch-enabled (1920 x 1080)
Keyboard & mouse
USB keyboard
USB Optical Wired Mouse
Dimensions
20.9 x 2.63 x 13.92 in

Entertainment specs
Audio
Integrated speakers
Webcam
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with built-in microphone

What's included
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty and 1 year software support; 24x7 technical assistance available online or toll-free by phone; lifetime use of HP Support Assistant

DTS Sound+; Calendar Sync; Contact Sync; Gmail; Google Books; Google Calendar; Google Earth; Google Gallery; Google Hangouts; Google Maps for Mobile; Google Music; Google Partner Setup; Google Play client (Google Play Store App); Google Play for Games; Google Search; Google Services Framework; Google Street View; Google Talk; Google Videos; Google Voice Search; Google+; HP Camera App; HP ePrint Home and Biz; HP File Manager; HP Media Player; HP Printer Control; Market Updater; Media Uploader; Network Location Provider; Set Up Wizard; Splashtop2 HD; Widevine; YouTube

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It is believe that HP is going to release a "Pro" version of the Slate 21. No specifics on hardware differences yet, but you think the pro version would come with more RAM (than 1GB) and more on board storage (than 8GB) and Android 4.3 (with hopefully 4.4 to be released soon). It would also be nice if the 21 Pro also incorporated video inputs so that consoles, etc. could be used with the device.

The Pro version is nicknamed "Moon" while the regular Slate 21 was nicknamed "Mars." Benchmarks for the "Moon" version have shown up within GFXBench recently.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-Slate-21-Pro-appears-on-GFXBench.107800.0.html

The Slate 21 retails for $370 so I would assume the Pro to be somewhere around $500. Considering the lukewarm reception of the Slate 21, $500 seems to be way too much for an AIO Android experiment. One could get a cheaper and more functional DIY AIO using a nice IPS monitor with built-in speakers and an Android TV stick (like the Tronsmart CX-919).

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Info just released on HP Slate 21 Pro:

MSRP: $399
SoC: Tegra 4
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Video input: HDMI

Looks like HP has upped their game at a cost of +$10 vs. the price of the standard HP Slate 21. Release date is slated for sometime around April of this year. I'm assuming when it is released, the HP Slate 21 will fall in price pretty significantly (due to it's limited RAM, Storage and no HDMI in). Once this is released the base HP Slate 21 will most likely be reduced substantially (maybe $300 - $325)

For a 1920 x 1080 21.5" TS AIO and the specs listed above, $400 seems pretty reasonable.

http://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/hp-slate-21-pro-announced/

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