HP Slate 500

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Great progress for small form-factor slates. The 1.86Ghz CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and, if fast, the 64GB SSD should drive WIndows 7 well. Capacative and Digitiser screen, 680gm and a great price means this is a leading UMPC right now.

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HP Slate Specifications (base)
Manufacturer HP
Model name Slate
Model id 500
CPU type Intel Atom Z540
CPU speed 1860 Mhz
Graphics Intel GMA 500
OS Windows 7 Professional
Display Size
8.9" 1024 X 600
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
RAM 2048 MB
Flash 64 GB
Battery capacity 30 (Wh)
Weight (Minimum operating) 700gm / 24.7 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 234/15/99.9 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 9.2/0.6/3.9
Physical Interfaces
SDHC Card Slot
Docking connector
Headset i/f (Mic+Line)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT 3.0
3G option
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Capacitive Touchscreen
WebCam 0.3Mp
Digital pen
Camera 3.2MP Auto-Focus
Docking station
Product Notes
Available in the U.S. (Nov 2011) and comes with capacitive / digitiser screen that can be used with finger or active stylus. Price is $799
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USA:$54930 Oct 12

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