Its been almost exactly a month since the HP Tablet YouTube video was leaked, but HP have finally announced the HP Slate 500 tablet. Although there has been a shift of emphasis with the Slate 500 now being aimed at the enterprise/business market, its available for anyone to buy. Anyone who has $799.00 to spend that is.

hp slate 500 tablet website

The key specs are confirmed as:

  • Intel® Atom™ Processor Z540 (1.86 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • 2GB SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB SSD
  • 8.9″ diagonal WSVGA wide-viewing angle touchscreen
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500
  • Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator
  • SD Card slot
  • Integrated 3 MP camera; Integrated VGA webcam
  • 2-cell (30 WHr) polymer
  • Digital Pen Stylus (oddly without a slot)

The price is the most negative thing here, for what is essentially netbooks specs and innards, however you do get a full blown Windows OS for loading any software onto and it includes an HDMI out dock. Its only available in the US at the moment with “further market expansion” coming.

hp slate 500 tablet

Written By: Rob Gordon

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