Hard facts on the HP Slate: price, battery life and storage capacity

Some details on the upcoming HP Slate

HP continues to position its Slate tablet as the antiPad. Just days after the iPads sale date, HP has released a new video showing distinct features not available on the Apple product and we’ve got a first look at exactly what’s under the glass.

The HP Slate will have an 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 resolution capacitive touchscreen with a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 CPU. It will come with 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of DDR2 RAM in its base configuration which will sell for $549 (a little higher than we previously guesstimated). HP will also be selling a 64GB option for $50 more. Both versions will have a five-hour battery run time, two cameras (one front-facing VGA webcam, one back-facing 3MP camera), HDMI, SDHC slot, accelerometer, SIM card for possible 3G, dock connector and feature 1080p playback. It will have WiFi b/g (does no one include the supposed “standard” N?!), Bluetooth, GPS and the aforementioned optional 3G.

It looks to weigh just about the same as the iPad — HP claims 1.49 lbs (was the .01 really necessary to state we wonder?) — and will measure 9.21 x 5.7 x 0.57 inches. As mentioned before, the HP Slate is expected to launch in June.

So what do you say antiPadders? Is the HP Slate offering enough to plunk down some cash on? Are you waiting for another offering (perhaps something with Android instead)? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Engadget

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3 Responses to “Hard facts on the HP Slate: price, battery life and storage capacity”

  1. It’s only 8.9 inches? It seems to me that 10 inches should be the minimum for e-books and video.
    The iPad is getting such positive user reviews that it makes you think that HP would seriously try and undercut Apple’s price if it really wants to make a dent in the market.

  2. Like any war its usually the army that has boots on the ground that wins. Apple already has over 300,000 iPads sold… while HP is still talking about selling their slate… at even a higher price.

    Apple has the first mover advantage.

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  3. I’m planning to buy one. Fully functioning Windows 7 slate? 64GB ipad is a hundred dollars more and you get so much more for your money. 1080playback and an HDMI output? Awesome!