HP Slate

(Model: 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 (Click for list) HP
Model name Slate
Model id 500
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Atom Z540
CPU speed 1860 Mhz
Graphics Intel GMA 500
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Display Size
8.9" 1024 X 600
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
RAM 2048 MB
Battery capacity 30 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 700gm / 1.54 pounds
Size 234/15/99.9 mm
Size 9.2/0.6/3.9 inches
Physical Interfaces
USB 2.0
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
HP Slate price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$54930 Oct 12

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HP Slate Alternatives

Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, 9.7 inch, 580 grams (1.28 lbs)
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is an Android 4.0 tablet with a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display. Unlike some other relatively cheap tablets, the IdeaTab S2109 includes Bluetooth 3.0, a micro HDMI output, and a microSDHC card for expansion. It also has a front-facing 1.3MP camera.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, 10.1 inch, 715 grams (1.58 lbs)
The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is a standard Tegra 2 device with 3G options and up to 64GB Storage. It does feature an IPS display with Gorilla Glass. With its full size USB slot and its SD Card Slot it provides good connectivity for file exchange on the go.
HP Slate 2, 8.9 inch, 690 grams (1.52 lbs)
The HP Slate 2 is a Windows 7 Tablet powered by an Intel Atom Z670 clocked at 1.5 GHz. It has up to 64GB mSATA Storage and should last with its 2-cell (30WHr) battery up to 7.5 hours. With the possibility to add the Tablet to the optional dock one can have 2 more USB 2.0 ports plus the ability to extend the screen via HDMI to another device.
Dell Latitude ST, 10.1 inch, 816 grams (1.8 lbs)
With a focus on business, the Latitude ST offers a hi-resolution screen and long battery life along with basic connectivity options with full-size ports. The casing is rubberised for grip. Capcative and Digitiser inpout layers are included. The optional docking station adds Gigabit Ethernet and comes with a keyboard. The 'Oaktrail' Z670 isn't a powerful CPU so multi-tasking will be limited. If the SSD is fast, it will help improve Windows 7 performance, otherwise it could feel quite sluggish.
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