First a video, and now more specs on the Hewlett-Packard slate tablet PC, are circulating the web, this time leaked to Engadget.
The new details show the slate, which was shown briefly at the Consumer Electronics Show, will carry price points from $549 to $599 with an 8.9-inch capacitive multi-touch screen. Compared to the iPad it has the advantages of cameras—two—an inward facing webcam and outward facing camera, compared to none on the iPad, said Engadget. HP stated recently the slate will support Flash (lacking in the iPad). It has also said: “With this slate product, you’re getting a full Web browsing experience in the palm of your hand.” Also, HP says the slate is due by the end of the year and Microsoft said it will run Windows 7.
On the other hand the slate’s battery life is rated at a mere 5 hours compared to about 10 hours for the iPad, according to the Engadget details.
Other details: The screen is 1024 by 600. The device has an accelerometer, runs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 32/64GB of flash and 1GB of RAM. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional 3G and GPS.
Here’s the recent video from HP on the slate:
Source: Engadget and HP