Few of the thousands of TechPP readers were complaining about loads of iPad related news off-late. We just couldn’t help it! Now, for a change we have something to write other than iPad, but not completely though! The iPad alternative, HP Slate’s specs and pricing have been leaked. And this time it looks for real.

There are 10 other so called iPad killers waiting in the wings, but none of them have managed to gather enough interest as HP Slate. This Steve Ballmer backed tablet was always known to be running on Windows 7 OS, but the latest leaked document from HP seems to provide additional details about HP Slate and hence a better comparison with iPad.

HP Slate – Specs

  • 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multi-touch display,
  • 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with UMA graphics and an accelerator for 1080p video playback,
  • 32/64GB of flash storage,
  • 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM,
  • 802.11g+Bluetooth, optional 3G, WWAN, GPS
  • Windows 7 Home premium + HP Touch-optimized UI
  • VGA webcam (inward facing), 3MP camera (outward facing)

HP Slate Pricing

The baseline model will cost $549. The Intel Atom Z530 processor will give the Slate about 5 hours of battery life, which is quite bad, considering that the iPad offer about 10 hours. There will be a $599 version that has 64GB of storage.

Check out the infographic showing comparison between HP Slate and iPad in detail (courtesy engadget)


HP Slate – New video demo

Here is the latest video demo of HP Slate titled “A full mobile experience”

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