HP Slate 500 is official; priced at $799
So HP’s own tablet PC has formally launched today and like RIM, it will be intended for enterprise use. Dubbed the HP Slate 500, this Windows 7 tablet has all the genes of a typical netbook hardware.
This 8.9″ tablet has a capacitive display with a screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Powered by an Intel Atom Z540 processor running at 1.86GHz with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 64GB SSD for storage and WiFi for connectivity. There’s a 3MP camera and a VGA front-facing camera as well.
And we thought it would run Palm’s WebOS but turns out it’s still Microsoft Windows 7 Pro. Considering this is for enterprise, my guess is that HP will be doing another version for regular folks with WebOS in it.
The entire kit will include the HP Slate Digital Pen, HP Slate Dock, and HP Slate Portfolio. All for the business-friendly price of $799. The HP Slate will only be limited to the US market for now and the company will evaluate if they’d expand this outside US borders in the future.