HP Slate. Origami take 2? Video (and very few details.)

Updated on 07 January 2010 by


I’m looking at this and wondering if Microsoft and HP simply jumping on the wave of tablet hype and trying to break through with some viral marketing. There’s no real information available being given on this tablet so I can only assume it was a marketing move.

It looks like a 10 inch tablet with multitouch capacitive screen running Windows 7 and not dissimilar to a device I had hands-on with tonight.  It’s not a bad thing at all and I’m happy to see it but I wish this crazy tablet marketing race would end now.

Don’t expect too many details to surface on this one very soon but we’ll do our best to try and find out what’s going on here. Maybe it will appear in the Intel keynote at CES tomorrow.

15 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    New article: HP Slate. Origami take 2? Video (and very few details.) http://bit.ly/5tzvEH

  2. focus says:

    It is an arm powered device?

  3. turn_self_off says:

    either intel atom or some core UCLV variant i would guess, as its microsoft presenting it as a full window 7 computer, not a phone or similar.

  4. vb says:

    REALLY curious about specs

  5. pablo says:

    Unknown, I would assume Atom Z.

  6. FireDragon says:

    Well, HP has to do it to keep his reputation high. HP always flow with the river as much as I know them. Now as they exposed their tablet’s lineup I think the price war will be begin because HP’s prices are usually low. This race should stop yes, but not before giving us some or at least one good tablet (And I am not talking about the one started with ‘i’)

  7. alese says:

    The funny thing is that it’s probably going to cost around $1000 on par with fabled Apple tablet and even though it’s going to be technically more powerful it will have abysmal sales far below Apple.

    I’m not Apple fanboy, but really, a tablet with “vanilla” HW (Atom…), plain OS or at most some touch launcher on top is not something people will buy if they can get netbook with keyboard for half the price. But the Apple device will probably offer not only optimized interface, but probably also some added features, benefits and integrations.

  8. TareX says:

    Exactly my thought. MS did nothing for this HP slate.

  9. HoboJ says:

    Like the vast majority of cool gadgets shown off at CES. We’ll be lucky to even see this hit retail. Let alone at sub $500 prices.

  10. sheikhhasan says:

    Looks like made a mistake in buying Viliv S5 in 2009. 2010 is flooding with slates.

  11. digitaldoc says:

    heh ?
    What … you wish you had this non-existent, non-spec’d HP possible vapourware device ?

  12. 2011 says:

    I bet you’ll be saying something similar in 2011.

  13. tmarks11 says:

    Exactly how is this “revolutionary”? At first glimpse, I don’t see that it is any different then the Viliv X70EX. That has been out for almost a year and we won’t see the HP tablet for another 6-9 months.

    7″ screen? check.
    Atom CPU? check.
    Slim form factor? check.
    Win7? check.

    The only thing that this might offer is a lower price, since HP has more resources and leverage then Viliv. The good news is that HP introducing something like this means that Dell will pop up with there own version, and then teh price wars will start. Once you can buy something like this for $200, then they will be all the craze.

    Only hardcore enthusiasts will pay $700-1000.

  14. Marauderz says:

    But Windows 7 DOES have a touch optimized interface, it’s just that there aren’t that many touch optimized apps right now. And there’s a lot of things that Windows 7 does to make using Windows 7 without a keyboard possible.

  15. AlesE says:

    Win7 has some touch optimizations, but the UI is not touch optimized.
    It is a bit better than XP, but using any windows OS in completely “touch mode”, with fingers or stylus is a pain, far from beeing intuitive and easy.
    Even Windows Mobile is only now getting better touch (finger friendly) interface with version 6.5.3

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