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HP Slatebook X2 64GB - $196 + $9 Shipping @ Domayne

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I was in the market for a new Android tablet and came across this deal for a HP Slatebook X2 with 64GB of internal storage which is at least $100 cheaper from advertised bargains of 6 months ago. I don't think anything else beats it at this price with the specifications listed, but you may disagree. This price is only available until Sunday 4th January. There are options to pickup from Bundall, Fyshwick, Gosford, Kotara and Warrawong stores. $9 was for shipping in Victoria.

Specifications

Operating System: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4
Display: 10.1" (25.7cm) WUXGA LED-backlit IPS diagonal touchscreen
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Memory: 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz
Storage: 64GB eMMC
Graphics: UMA Shared Graphics card
Optical Drive: N/A
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD (720p) front webcam with integrated digital microphone, Full HD (1080p) 2.0MP rear webcam, both with f2.0/fixed focus/low light enhancement
Audio: Dual stereo speakers
Communication:
Wireless LAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes
Ports:
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x microSD memory card reader (up to 32GB)
2 x Headphone/microphone jack
1 x Docking port for mobile keyboard
Battery Life: Up to 14hrs, 45mins
Power: Built-in 2 Cell battery, AC adaptor
Dimensions: (W) 25.8cm x (D) 19.3cm x (H) 2cm
Colour: Snow White
Model: 10-H004X2 (E4X90PA)
Range: SlateBook
Brand: HP
1 year limited HP warranty

Package Contents

1 x HP SlateBook 10-H004X2 Tablet Notebook
1 x AC adaptor
Manual and warranty information

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  • +1 vote

    Pickup is free.

    What's the normal rrp for this tablet?

    • +3 votes

      What's the normal rrp for this tablet?

      RRP is meaningless. But it looks like a bargain for those specs and price. If it fits your needs, grab one fast!

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        yep bargain and a half

        ips fhd 2gb 64gb WITH sd and its HP quality (make of that what you will)

        do i need one?

        • +4 votes

          HP quality lol, the only person your trying to convice is yourself.

        • +7 votes

          HP quality might not be the greatest (?), but after my experiences with trying to get support/repair from HP, Lenovo and Asus recently, I'd pick HP out of the three. Also, as crappy as their website is, it's somehow better than the other two…

          I need to try Dell again sometime.

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          Good justification to convince yourself to buy this product :) go for it

      • +2 votes

        Hey manic, i got one of these for $299 when shopping express were doing a deal and thought it was a bargain. I needed something cheap with android for my news reading/it's also great for putting beside me when gaming on the couch as it's not too bulky.

        In fact i was so happy with it i ordered another for my partner from Megabuy (that one was DOA unfortunately).

        HP service was actually pretty good - gave me a letter of authorisation within 12 hours for a swap (Megabuy were despicable and tried to tell me over the phone they had none to swap with, however i just drove into the store and low and behold there were some there :P - either way HP service is pretty good for a DOA).

        One thing i love about this tablet/dock is that it has a better viewing angle than a lot of other keyboard dock tablets (you can adjust it back a lot more than say the asus tf300). I really haven't had any major issues - battery lasts long enough (dual battery in keyboard and tablet), scrolling is quite smooth, and it rarely crashes out of apps. I'll have to check which version of android i have when i get home :)

        But yes.. buying 3 might be overkill so no more for me :D

    • +4 votes
      • +1 vote

        $749 with 64GB as mentioned below.

  • +6 votes

    nice, but probably stuck on 4.2 forever - I just wish the OS upgrades weren't left in the hands of hardware manufacturers

  • +4 votes

    this device couldve been so much better if HP had better support

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      HP are noobs when it comes to Android devices. I had the HP 21 Slate which was good for initial use… then the cracks appeared, the main issue was limited 1GB RAM that caused the whole system to lock up and freeze.
      I see this slate has 2GB, but is it enough…

      Nice specs on this laptop regardless. You can boast about it to your friends during the reboots you'll constantly need to make, or constantly need to recharge the 2 cell (wtf??) battery

  • +1 vote

    I've tried to select the $9 shipping fee but it won't process when I click on the button. Does anyone else have this issue?

  • +2 votes

    Yes, I had same issue, I think the part to select shipping method have problem on the page, what I did is simply just click "buy" then they will calculate shipping in the checkout process.

    • +2 votes

      It's a bug. Just go to pay now and then you can choose the shipping option there. Thanks!

  •  

    Tempted, but just spent 15mins reading reviews…and it has put me off…especially the yellowing of the screen…

    Am in the market for a tablet/player for the car to keep my young one entertained, but that AC charger really doesn't fit the purpose…

    • +13 votes

      I think the yellow tint was a problem with the initial release of the tablet, but was fixed in subsequent updates. You can update to Android 4.3 here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4153&.... There's also a HP Slatebook community forum here where they give methods to install custom roms https://plus.google.com/communities/100413848998701325531

    • +1 vote

      If you have spare time to research and read through all the info and download various ROMs and hacks (like a proper geek) go for it.

      But in the real world when you have a young one you want to keep entertained you just want something that works? I suggest you look for something else :)

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    so is this a chromebook or kinda tablet/laptop combination.

    • +5 votes

      Android tablet with a Keyboard dock.

      • +1 vote

        thanks Mitch.

        • +3 votes

          NP. Probably was aiming at the population that sort of wants to use their tablet like laptops sometimes. With MS trying to release Android MS Office, it might be worth it. Might be.

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          @AznMitch: is the keyboard included as well?

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          @stockastics: I have no clue :S But I'd assume so? Check with Domayne people?

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    You probably couldn't find any better hardware wise for this price, tegra 4 is comparable to an s800 performance wise. Nice res screen (which you usually won't find at this price), its a pity its stuck on 4.2. And there's no custom roms for this?

    Quick google search shows 4.3 is last update. Sounds like these have some sort of screen issues too. Yellow tint.

  • +9 votes

    Thanks! Just bought one!

    Something to keep in mind: The bad reviews are mostly from when it first came out back in mid-2013. All the reviews are reviewing this device from a $749 perspective. So for $205, it's really quite good value!

  • +2 votes

    Thanks bought one and free pick up from springvale. Hope the scree quality is comparable to iPad.

    • +4 votes

      u do have high hopes

      • +2 votes

        Yeah, I bought an iPad air from the kogan deal before to use as a reading and video watching tool but it's limitation is putting me off. If this one's decent ima gumtree the iPad.

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          I think you will be disappointed. reviews say screen is not great

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          @Kanasuke: you're probably right as I got a feeling this is using the same display as the omni 10.

  • +2 votes

    anyone used one of these before ?

    • +1 vote

      I have the 16gb version. What do you want to know?

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    Anyone have any idea on the weight (excluding the dock)? How does it compare with the Samsung tab 4 10.1"? Thanks!

    • +7 votes

      why dont you read a review like a normal person? whats wrong with you?

      • +4 votes

        Thanks for writing what everyone is thinking.

    • +6 votes

      560 grams http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-SlateBook-x2-10-h010n...

      It should out perform a tab s.

      Lol I love how you help someone on this forum, and for that you get negged. ozbargain ftw!

      • +3 votes

        Can you elaborate 'it should out perform a tab s'?

        In what regards?

        The Tab S has a larger screen, much higher resolution, is also lighter… and (will) have the latest Android version. (But of course, it's also much more expensive).

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          Probably performance wise. Tab S does have higher resolution.

        • +1 vote

          The tab s SoC is slower than this one, and the tab s has to push around a lot more pixels. I also don't think anyone could put out a worse version of Android than TouchWiz. I own a tab s, and its a horrible tab when it comes to performance. A lot of games won't even allow you to run in full detail, and even when the detail is turned down can run like crap. This tab shouldn't have issues like that.

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          @Ronnnie:

          Hmm I will be getting a tab s very soon, and I have played around with a lot of them before making my decision… and I will have to disagree with you on TouchWiz.

          THis is based on mainly one very useful, and exclusive (besides LG's software) TouchWiz feature: Multi Window.

          You have a big screen, so why not utilise it, with 2 (or more) apps on screen? YouTube and Chrome at the same time…

          ALso, I've been looking at reviews of this HP Slatebook X2 on Youtube. Performance seems as 'fast' or as 'slow' as the Tab S.

        • +1 vote

          @inose:

          I agree with you that multi window is a great addition, but there's only a limited amount of apps that can take advantage of it. And I don't use chrome, as its a very poor performing browser ime, especially on the tab s. The exynos 5420 used in the tab s is slightly below the tegra 4, really the tab s should have got a better SoC based on when it was released and considering the high res display. Its one of the main reasons the tab s is so laggy. You try typing a message out on the tab s via chrome on ozbargain, and watch the delay with the text appearing, its that poor of a performer. I had an Asus memopad that performed better at general tasks compared against the tab s. I have had the tab s for a while, perhaps your opinion will change when you spend more time with it. If you are used to some better performing tabs like iPad or the nexus 7 2013 model, you'd be very disappointed by the amount of lag tw has on the tab s. The only reason I have kept the tab s, is because the screen is second to none. :)

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          @Ronnnie:

          Oh ok. I hope I've made the right decision then ;)

          I have a Nexus 4, which is pretty much flawless with stock Android 5.02 (…but I am finding that Android L is not as stable as KitKat).

          I also have an old Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012), running KitKat 4.4 with TouchWiz. If you care, here's my 'review' of this TouchWiz running old Samsung tablet:

          1. This tablet handles OK compared to the Nexus, and definitely isn't buttery smooth… but it's something that you learn to live with, and it's OK for the general user.

          2. Regarding multi-window, it supports most apps that most users would use (in my opinion), including Chrome, Maps, (Samsung's) Note, YouTube, (Samsung's) Browser.

          3. I don't like Samsung's greeny blue theme colour. You can't change this.

          4. Chrome does not run 'very poor'. It runs pretty normally on my TouchWiz running Samsung tablet, based on my experience, as it runs on my Nexus 4.

          5. (My opinion / conclusion) If you want a large tablet for general and multimedia use, you can't go wrong with a high-end Samsung tablet, like the Galaxy Tab S (besides the price). The Tab S is very light, has a large and beautiful screen, stereo speakers, one of the fastest CPU, and the software (Samsung's TouchWiz) is designed 'for' tablets.

          THat being said, this tablet (HP Slatebook X2) is a steal at this price in my opinion, and it's a big shame that it's running Android 4.2.2. If you don't care about this, and I need a cheap but good tablet, I think this is a winner ;)

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          @Ronnnie: I am going to disagree with you here. Just because it has to downscale apps, doesn't necessarily make it a bad tablet. If you are going to get it for watching movies, it looks amazing. The trend is going 4K for mobile phones (which I think is ridiculous but that being aside), so there will be more apps supporting that resolution.

          Also, I had little problems with running apps, but then again, it's technically not mine so I've never used it to its full potential, whatever that maybe.

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          @inose:

          The x2 performance is excellent, much smoother experience than what you get from tw on the tab s. Just tried out xmultiwindow on it now, you're right having YouTube while browsing is great. Multiwindow is better in a way on this tab because its a lot less laggy. :)

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          @Ronnnie:
          Oh I so want multi window on this tab. Can u please link me to the instructions u used to do this. I've rooted mine, but I can't go any further because I can't find reliable info about how to proceed with flashing a new recovery etc on this tab.

        • +1 vote

          @stumo:

          I just followed this guide

          http://www.howtogeek.com/189345/how-to-get-multi-window-mult...

          Edit: To flash recovery on this, just use an app like flashify.

    • +2 votes

      Ozbargain is for normal and Abnormal people ;)

      • +3 votes

        and for religious people (not necessarily in religions) and people of much political correctness. one wrong word and you know you're out!

  •  

    Bottom Line
    The HP SlateBook x2 comes with a well designed keyboard dock and offers decent performance, but that's about where the good things end. There are too many significant flaws to recommend, including a lacklustre display, a proprietary charger with an unnecessary, oversized power brick, and poor battery life

    • +10 votes

      Better options for less than $200?

      • +4 votes

        I'd probably be flamed for this, but I was at Aldi and saw the Bauhn 10.1" on sale for $129…2gb ram, quad core…and if u don't like it, u could always take it back. I am gonna try my luck with one tmrw.

        • +1 vote

          Here's the link via Ausdroid:

          http://ausdroid.net/2014/10/23/new-tablet-phone-bauhn-launch...

          Also no GPS…but runs on Android 4.4 with 1.4GHz Quad core A9 processor, 32gb me
          m, IPS 1280 x 800 res, and a 5MP cam.

        • +5 votes

          I have a feeling you might be taking it back if you go by some of the user experiences here http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2328003

        • +1 vote

          @siu_loong_bao:

          In the $200 tab range, you'll find most will have worse screen than this, significantly slower SoC (usually s400), 16gb instead of 64gb, 1gb of ram, won't have a dock etc. If you were looking for a 10 inch tab with a budget of $200, I doubt you'll find anything that comes near this for value. Certainly not the poor aldi offerings.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone got Fraud checking on their status? I did free pick up in Auburn and checked out with Paypal. Now I'm worried I won't get it. Should I have done it with delivery option?

  • +1 vote

    Wait a second. Its saying no GPS????

  • +2 votes

    Hi all quick comment these things are rubbish had one 6 months ago took back to bing lee due to terrible battery life I mean tablet fully turned off looses about 30 percent over night the screen is crap the First Acer a500 was better that's how bad this is 196 might be a bargain for some but I would not buy it again at 96 dollars amazon have now dropped price on kindle 7 hdx snapdragon 800 2gig ram to 99 pounds now that's a bargain

    • +27 votes

      holy shit did you held you breath typing that

    • +31 votes

      Hi, all! Quick comment: these things are rubbish. Had one 6 months ago; took back to Bing Lee due to terrible battery life. I mean, tablet fully turned off loses about 30 percent over night.

      The screen is crap. The first Acer a500 was better, that's how bad this is. $196 might be a bargain for some, but I would not buy it again at 96 dollars! Amazon have now dropped price on Kindle 7 HDX (Snapdragon 800, 2gig ram) to 99 pounds, now that's a bargain!

      Your comment is actually a really useful review, but hard to read without punctuation, so I FTFY.

    • +15 votes

      I got you some punctuation for Xmas.

      ,,..,!?..$..

  • +6 votes

    FWIW, I think people are missing the point when it comes to performace, etc – this HP is a full-featured tablet with a dock, for under $200. For me this is a bargain! I've ordered one for my parents (to replace a 7" ASUS tab I bought them via Ozbargain which is starting to show it's age). THey'll be pumped with this (heck I would too at this price, but I already have a tab). Considering a Nintendo 3DS or PS VITA costs over $200, this type of tablet might even be good for kids to muck around with.

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    Thnx

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    Don't be tricked by it saying, 10.1" IPS Screen. Reviews say the screen is bad. It has poor light levels, bad glare when hit by sunlight, and colours lack sharpness.

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    I cannot see anywhere that states that the fellow tint on the screen has been fixed in an update?

    Also can this be updated to 4.4.4 or is 4.3 as far as it goes?

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      it can be updated to 4.3

  • -1 vote

    Does jbhifi sell these.i have some gift cards I want to use at jb.

  • +1 vote

    Tempted at that price, with better specs than the Amazon TV and MiniX NEO X8, would make a good HTPC connected via HDMI to TV with bluetooth remote / wireless keyboard and mouse.

    • +1 vote

      Interesting use. It also has a 1080p display, so I'd imagine it would mirror quite nicely.

  • +6 votes

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/125569

    Was $423 last year at DS. Got 60+ votes here at OZB.

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    Updating to 4.3 apparently fixes the yellow tint but also causes problems with the sound. Not sure if that's been fixed. Also it stops the latest version of TowelRoot from working but some people reported success with v1 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53848854&post....

    No custom mods yet.

    Also apparently it uses a proprietary USB cable that may or may not come with the device and is also extremely expensive to buy on its own.

    • +2 votes

      Google MayaMod. There's a custom ROM for it with 4.3

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        thanks I found out about MayaMod earlier, going to check it out

  • +1 vote

    I've been doing a bit more reading about this tab overnight. Although I still think it's a great bargain, there is one missing feature that is going to annoy me. It appears that the tablet doesn't include a USB cable, and that the tablet uses a proprietary port for charging. So I guess the only way to copy files to/from your computer is to use a USB stick or MicroSD card. It's not a huge problem, but it is a pain the arse. Especially for rooting, etc.

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      I'm not really interested in this deal as I have 3 tabs already, but "doesn't include a USB cable"?
      At this price who couldn't afford a cable. It also states above that it has a USB 2.0 port, so who doesnt have a heap of USB cables these days, and it would be reasonable to assume that files could be copied to/from a PC with this method as most Android phones and tablets can.
      :-)

      • +1 vote

        Although "it would be reasonable to assume that files could be copied to/from a PC with this method as most Android phones and tablets can" this doesn't work on the SlateBook x2 as the USB port is on the keyboard base, not the tablet. The port only provides connection to external storage devices (source). As indicated above, there is an optional (proprietary) cable available that has a standard USB connector on one end and a SlateBook x2 charger connector on the other that allows direct data transfer from/to a PC, charging from a USB port and USB debugging for developers. Unfortunately, this cable isn't cheap: currently HP are selling it for a cool A$91.89! (including GST and shipping) - search for part number 728141-001 on the HP Parts Store.

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          If that is the case, the op should change the post to reflect that.
          It states in the specifications that there is a docking port for mobile keyboard and a USB 2.0 port. USB is a standard, so if it is a proprietry port it cannot be refered to as a USB port.

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          @djb:

          I think it's the charger port that is proprietary, rather than the USB port - it's just that the device doesn't support data transfer from/to a PC via the USB port; it does this via the charger port instead (providing you purchase the optional cable). I agree that the specs/description should clearly highlight this limitation/additional cost as it is a clear departure from other tablets and one that has been discussed at length on various forums (such as this one).

  •  

    Great hardware for the price. It's a pity about the proprietary cable and charge brick. But it's so cheap I'm happy to try it out.

    • +1 vote

      Why does this little anecdote of personal experience get downvoted by 2 people. These little titbit reviews are often more useful than "official reviews".

      • +7 votes

        Maybe because its completely unrelated to the deal at hand?

        • +1 vote

          Not it isn't in almost every deal people about related comparable products. Everytime I see this I have a feeling its people which bought the deal getting angry at people which raise valid negative points.

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          How can comments on a product (Galaxy Tab 10.1) that competes with what is being pushed be ' completely unrelated' ?? Shooting while loading perhaps….:-) !!

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    Thanks so much OP! Bought 1 for delivery :)! Just hope they have enough stock…

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    can this thing run ChromeOS?

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      No

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    224 DPI (1920 x 1200) isn't too bad right?
    Nexus 10 is 2,560 x 1,600

    DPI isn't everything ?

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    Just as a side note - Can this run XBMC on bootup and does it have all the required codecs to run the latest video and audio files? Not fussed about the screen, battery or power brick as I'd just sit it next to my TV and use it as a media hub if it's capable.

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    do u guys know if this can run linux?

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      I doubt you could get it running linux easily. Keep in mind though Android OS is based on the linux kernal.

  • +2 votes

    Over 3000 clicks on this deal and it is not yet sold out or OzBargained…I smell signs of hesitation amongst us (me included). Happy for those who are buying/bought a bargain. I am trying so hard to convince myself to buy it, but after looking at more pics, it's now a definite "No"…why? All the ports are located on the keyboard docking station…meaning u will need to carry the keyboard and brick charger with u. Defeats the purpose of a tablet. Yes, the 2gb ram, 64gb mem and quad core tegra is enticing…but so many other things let it down

    • +3 votes

      The ports located on the keyboard isn't really that bad. I hardley ever need hdmi or usb host. Most android tablets don't have those ports anyway, or need adapters to use them. You certainly don't have to carry the keyboard with you. It's still a tablet after all. Power brick is a pain but whatevs.

      For $196 this thing has great specs and a established brand name behind it.

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        Yeah I've just done a bit of actual research, and now I'm tempted to buy a second one for the wife lol

      • +1 vote

        Having full size sd card slot, hdmi out, and usb on a tab is pretty amazing stuff. Good luck finding those on other Android tabs, especially one's that are <$200.

    • +1 vote

      I think it has been Ozbargained. It now says "Limit 1 per customer. In-store only. This product cannot be ordered online."