Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday unveiled two hybrid tablet-notebooks: the Android-powered HP SlateBook x2 and the Windows 8-based HP Split x2. Both are detachable PCs that offer the full functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a tablet.

The HP SlateBook x2 and Split x2 are follow-ups to the Envy x2. The HP SlateBook x2 is the first Android detachable device with the Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile Relevant Products/Services processor Relevant Products/Services. The HP Split x2 features a 13.3-inch diagonal display and powerful processor and is ideal for work or play.

"Customers want to access and share content anywhere, anytime, on any Internet connected device -- and they expect those connections to be seamless," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager for Consumer PCs at HP. "The HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 are next-generation devices and the latest examples of our continued commitment to evolving the computing experience by providing the flexibility necessary for customers to be productive at home, at the office or on the go."

Powerful Processors

The SlateBook x2 aims to allow users to shift from entertainment to work by combining tablet portability with notebook productivity in a lightweight device that leverages Android. A magnetic hinge design and dual battery system -- one battery in the base and one in the tablet -- work to make that possible.

The SlateBook x2 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and delivers Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multi-person video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play.

The SlateBook x2 features an Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor. That paves the way for users to access the TegraZone app and experience Tegra 4-optimized games. The device offers a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display. The SlateBook x2 also includes 64 MB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution for accessing and enjoying photos, music and videos. HP's native printing capability allows users to print directly from most applications.

Doubling Up

The Split x2 uses the third-generation Intel Relevant Products/Services Core processor family. It targets more intensive tasks than its Android counterpart and doubles as a 13-inch tablet. The Split x2 comes equipped with HP Connected Music and Beats Audio.

The HP Split x2 also offers a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD webcam and the HP ClickPad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation. An optional hard disk in the base expands storage capacity. This device also uses dual batteries.

The HP SlateBook x2 and HP Split x2 are expected to be available in the U.S. in August with starting prices of $479.99 and $799.99, respectively.