If you’ve ever tried mounting Android on desktop or laptop like I have, you talk about it in less than favorable terms in the past tense. If you’ve had a good experience with it, I’d love to hear about. The only time we ever see Google’s mobile OS on devices is typically a hybrid tablet setup. More prevalent is Chrome OS, which I happen to HATE. It’s so lightweight and useless as far as apps go (yes, I get that this is sort of the point) that I find the word productivity non-applicable. If you want a browser in a laptop form factor, that’s exactly what you go get.
If the embedded leak video is correct, then HP agrees with me and is planning to launch an Android laptop with a 14-inch display. The clip, found by Notebook Italia, shows a Slatebook 14 with a 1080p display, controlled by a quad-core NVIDIA chip and running a recent build of Google’s mobile OS. The video also shows that the Android soft keys will remain on the bottom of the screen, as well as adding them to the keyboard where you’d normally find the “Esc” and “Windows” keys. There’s not much more than that to go on right now other than hopes and dreams, but it sure would make for an interesting value prop if incarnated correctly.