The HP Slate was “informally” introduced as early as during the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Back then, many have predicted that this Windows 7 tablet is going to spell the iPad’s doom. Unfortunately after CES, we’ve not heard anything about the HP Slate. Until now, as official statements from HP details the tablet PC’s, specs and price details a few days after its Monday formal launch.
According to the official documents, the device’s name would be officially – HP Slate 500 Tablet PC. Like what was previously stated, the HP Slate will be running Windows 7 Professional, and would come packed with a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 Processor, a 64GB SSD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, Broadcom’s Crystal HD accelerator, 8.9-inch LED-backlit display, VGA front-facing webcam, a 3MP back-facing camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n plus some accessories including HP Slate Digital Pen, HP Slate Dock, and HP Slate Portfolio. The HP Slate 500 will also be pre-loaded with Evernote, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Reader. Obviously, it would support Flash, so that gives it an edge over the iPad.
And now for the most important information – the HP Slate 500 Tablet PC will get a decent $799 price tag. U.S. release date is yet to be announced. So, are we excited or not?