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HP Slate (The iPad killer) Main Specifications


HP Slate is expected to be the main iPad killer and of course, it has all the specifications and background to be one. Since it is powered by both Microsoft and HP, it is going to be a killer for sure.

I spend yesterday night comparing the features of Apple iPad and HP Slate. I found HP Slate to be a great competitor for iPad.

The only thing that lacks in HP Slate is 5-Hour Battery Life (iPad provides 10 Hrs).

HP Slate

Below I mentioned some of the main specifications of HP Slate.

  • Operating Sytem : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Processor : 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU.
  • RAM : HP Slate provides non-upgradeable 1 GB RAM.
  • Touch-Screen : Has 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multi-touch display.
  • Graphics : UMA Graphics with Full HD Media Accelerator. This will power the Slate for 1080p video playback. Believed to contain Broadcom Crystal HD chip.
  • Memory : 32GB or 64GB Flash.
  • Camera : VGA Front Facing Camera and 3 Megapixel Camera on backside.
  • Bluetooth, 3G, and GPS : SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem. Dock connector for power, audio, and HDMI out. It also has optional GPS.
  • Ports : USB 2.0 port, SD card slot, SIM card slot, headphone and microphone jacks, and a dock connector.
  • Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.
  • Battery life : HP Slate contains 2-cell battery and 5 Hour battery life.
  • Adapter : 25W/30W A.C Adapter for U.S and other Countries respectively.
  • Weight : 0.67 Kg.

So what’s the price of this stunning iPad killer?

There are two versions, 32GB and 64GB. The starting model of this gadget with 32GB storage will be available for $549 and the price may increase according to additional features, says sources. So I guess 64GB model will be available for 599$.

When is it launching?

The HP Slate PC will be available later this 2010.

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So which one you prefer? Apple iPad or HP Slate? Please share it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    • Tech Sputter

      I don't think that the HP Slate will actually be an iPad killer. There is one simple reason, windows. Now I don't hate windows, I prefer it to any mac OS, and Windows 7 has done a great job of eliminating a lot of the problems Vista had; but the fact remains that windows doesn't play well with weak processors and minimal amounts of ram. In this instance, 1.6Ghz and 1GB of ram is certainly not enough to enjoy the experience of windows 7. And the thought of trying to watch 1080P and not have problems seems to be idealist. Itis just not going to be able to work fluidly like an iPad does.
      But I guess we'll have to wait and see if HP has a trick or two up their sleeve for making this device work.

      • S.Pradeep Kumar

        Tech Sputter, I guess the combination of HP and Windows are perfect. I also think 1.6Ghz will be perfect for watching HD quality movies (I want you to remind that, iPad has only 1 Ghz). ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Madison Fox

      Very interesting article. I am not really a fan of the HP Slate since I am a big Apple fan. But the Slate does look very nice and I’m sure there will be some good competition between the two brands.

    • Directory Sieve

      hp slate sounds good, whether it will be an ipad killer, only time will tell. However, one thing it will surely kill with its amazing high end price is our wallets…

      if only these companies can put their time and energy into producing things which are cheap and light, things would be a lot better ๐Ÿ™

    • GDI Blog

      Looks much better than Ipad ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ajith Edassery

      One of the major drawbacks of iPad is that it’s not multi-tasking. Is it the case with HP slate also?

    • Josiah From Free ipad

      There is one thing that Apple is always going to have over any competitor, the massive applications library. HP won’t have it, obviously. The iPhone is still crushing the competition because of that darn app store.

    • Rohit Sane

      The specifications sound interesting and appear to give iPad tough competition, but lets see weather is HP good enough to challenge Steve Job’s marketing strategies..

    • Chethan

      64GB model will be available for 599$. ??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      But I feel Apple is More Established as a brand than hp…. what do u think? hp new to tablet business… aren’t they.

    • Sourish | Wordpress Install Guide

      HP is good , but who likes HP ๐Ÿ™‚ , Apple is everyones favorite in touch sensitive devices and cool interface.

    • Samuel

      Cool specifications!!! Umm….d price is kinda high lol well will wait till the demand is low so i can get it at cheap price lol

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