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HP Slate 500: Right Here, Right Now

Written on October 25, 2010 by R. Cruise

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“Imagine the slate connecting to the cloud and working in concert across all your devices. We adjusted our approach, shared our new vision and confirmed that a webOS slate will reach the market in 2011." ---HP’s official statement

is here. But the drawback is that this device costs $799. Though it should not be the concern of ordinary people since Windows 7 “is designed specifically for business, enterprise and vertical customers.” Next year, the Palm-infused will be launched which is probably more suitable for consumers.

Here’s what has to say about the Slate:

“The first videos of the slate showed a consumer product with functions like e-reading, video calling and media creation. And we talked about how it fit snuggly into a new category between cell phones and netbooks. We were bullish about the direction we were taking at the time, but an unanticipated development gave us an opportunity to refine our plans. When HP acquired Palm this year, we saw huge potential in webOS as the foundation for a whole ecosystem of connected consumer devices. We quickly realized that we had to include the slate in that equation. Imagine the slate connecting to the cloud and working in concert across all your devices. We adjusted our approach, shared our new vision and confirmed that a webOS slate will reach the market in 2011.”

The Windows 7 HP Slate geared with  8.9-inch capacitive , weighs 1.5 pounds, dual cameras (VGA front, 3-megapixel rear), digital pen input with Evernote software, Wi-Fi, 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, Atom Z540 CPU, and Windows 7 Professional.

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