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We knew a while back the HP Slate would be intended for the enterprise market, and today, HP has officially announced the product, called the HP Slate 500. Priced at a rather high $799, the 8.9-inch HP Slate 500 wouldn’t be able to compete with Samsung, Dell, and Apple tablets in the consumers’ hearts.
[RELATED_ARTICLE]However, the HP Slate's price is quite justified by its specifications, certainly useful for business professional. It includes a full-fledged Windows 7 Professional operating system that promises for exceptional connectivity and program compatibility, and other specifications include Intel Atom 1.86GHz Z540, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, Wi-Fi, HDMI-out, USB port, dedicated keyboard and Alt Ctrl Delete keys, Wacom active digitizer (stylus), 3MP camera, 3.5mm audio jack, front-facing VGA camera, Crystal HD accelerator for handling 1080p video. It weighs 0.68kg, and its 8.9-inch screen has a 1024x600 resolution.
Initially, it will only be available in the United States, where it will be “evaluated for further market expansion.”