Hybrid HP Mininote – Tablet PC

8 06 2009

If you thought laptops were converging enough stuff, here’s a new idea to make you even more confused:

This is a prototype HP…. thing that mixes a laptop with a tablet PC.
The tablet PC part works by itself, running Google Android OS with a VIA/ARM based chipset.
When you mount it on the rest of the setup, it runs Windows XP becoming an HP Mini 1000 Netbook.
Guess it’s not a bad idea provided the integration between both platforms runs smooth.
Still wondering though if it isn’t way more simple to have a enhanced tablet PC running Windows 7 and a dock with keyboard and other stuff instead.
Because I imagine even though this contraption uses cheaper hardware, the whole set will end up being too expensive…

Source: Gizmodo