Oops, got too much coffee, then my iPad was shaking a little bit when I read the specs revealed via a leaked presentation detailing the official hardware specs and pricing of iPad’s number one contender –the HP Slate.
The entry model of the HP Slate will costs you $549 which sports includes 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, a 1.6 GHz Atom processor and an 8.9-inch multitouch screen at 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Accordingly the 64 GB configuration will be available for $599. This pricing is a little bit higher versus the iPad but while thinking of dual camera and doubled storage capacity with 32GB, I guess the $50 would be reasonable.
How arguably lovable the HP Slate more than the iPad? The new HP tablet will also feature an SDHC card slot, USB port, two cameras (one external 3-megapixel and one front-facing VGA for videoconferencing usage), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, support for 1080p video playback, a dock connector for power, audio and HDMI out to your TV, and a SIM card slot for optional 3G connectivity.
Other worries about the Windows 7 running the device but accordingly we believe it will run smoothly knowing the device’s optimized user interface. More to worry about is the battery life that reportedly to stay for five hours this would fall half short knowing the iPad’s battery life lasts for 10 hours.
However major details like the release date is still missing but if rumors comes true we will be having our HP Slate by June.
Here is the latest HP Slate video: