HP Slate’s specs leaked early?

April 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

HP SlateFollowing on from yesterday’s teaser video, Engadget managed to get hold of an internal HP presentation slide that apparently reveals the specifications of its Slate tablet device and compares it to the Apple iPad. According to the leak, the HP Slate will be powered by a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor and use a media accelerator for 1080p video playback (Broadcom Crystal HD?)

The base configuration will start from $549 and include an 8.9-inch (1024 x 600) capacitive display. It will come with 1GB RAM (max), 32GB of flash storage and a 5-hour battery. Other features include two cameras, SDHC slot, HDMI, SIM card slot and a USB port. An extra $50 will buy you 64GB of storage. Question marks remain over software, although Windows 7 is expected to be used.

Many companies have been waiting to see what Apple brings to the table before launching their own tablet devices. It’s interesting to see that HP recognises this and compares the specs head-on in the slide. This is hardly surprising since many see the iPad as the benchmark for tablet devices given Apple’s pedigree with the iPod/iPhone, despite it only launching last week.

HP Slate’s specs leaked early


30 Responses to “HP Slate’s specs leaked early?”

  1. Bob said:
    April 6th, 2010 9:12 AM

    For tablets, I really liked better & complete ones by far: Notion Ink Adam & ICD Gemini – both nVidia Tegra 2 run. Much more to offer.

  2. SpencerUk said:
    April 6th, 2010 10:19 AM

    I was looking at this through engadget last night.

    Whats interesting is the use of an Atom processor…The slate I bet will be heavily optimised or the OS will be.

    I tried win 7 on my netbook and the performance does suffer.

    Still better specs than ipad xD

  3. Hp slate 64gb said:
    May 6th, 2010 8:54 PM

    Hp Slate will probably be doing a last minute change of the OS. It is rumor that HP will be dropping Microsoft 7 OS from their Slate device. WebOS (most likely) will be their operating system of choice. Last heard is that HP was NOT happy with the performance of Microsoft 7 as a touch screen device. With HP purchasing Palm recently and with it came WebOS, it seems only likely that HP will be using WebOS as their OS for the Slate.
    HP may also be dropping the Intel processor for something “LESS POWER HUNGARY”. If they go to the new OS they won’t need the Intel processor and thus will gain a few more hours of battery life. Something that they were hammered on in hands on testing.