HP Slate 500 Tablet PC Offically Launched

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Hewlett-Packard today officially released the HP Slate 500 tablet PC, featuring a 8.9″ multi-touch display, Windows 7 OS, and an Intel Atom processor.

Aimed at business users and professionals, the HP Slate 500 includes the Atom Z540 chip at 1.86GHz and US15W chipset, both designed for use in Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). It has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of Flash storage, GMA 500 integrated graphics and Broadcom’s acclerator for high-def video decoding.

The multitouch display additionally supports input via an included pen, and has LED backlight and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels or 1024 x 768 “for some applications,” according to Slate’s datasheet.

There are also a front VGA camera and a 3MP cam on the back of the unit, stereo speakers, microphone, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a single USB port, an SD/SDHC/SDXC media card reader, and a docking connector for the included HP Slate Dock with two USBs and an HDMI port.

With its 2-cell 30WHr battery, the Slate weighs 1.5lbs.

The pre-loaded Windows 7 edition is Professional.

Both business users and consumers can purchase the HP Slate 500 (XT962UA) for $799 via the company’s website.

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