HP has introduced its Slate 2 Tablet PC today, primarily touting expanded touch capabilities and improved multitasking performance.
Powered by an Intel Atom Z670 CPU running at 1.5GHz, the Slate 2 adopts a capacitive 8.9in diagonal WSVGA touchscreen, boasting a wide-viewing angle, and a resolution of 1024x600 or 1024x768 - depending on the application in use. With a battery life of up to 6 hours, the Slate 2 is kitted-out with 2GB DDR2 RAM, and up to 64GB SSM (Solid State Module) mSATA storage, depending on model.
OS duties are taken up by either Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) or Windows 7 Professional (32-bit), and Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 600, handles graphics duties. The Slate 2 offers 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi support, as well as a Bluetooth 4.0 + HS combo.
Dan Forlenza, VP and GM of the Commercial Managed IT Segment at HP said: "HP is dedicated to the tablet PC category and continues to listen to customers and improve the product in ways that best address their business needs. The HP Slate includes the right mix of rich features, support for custom-built applications, and the security and connectivity needed for today's highly mobile and rigorous day-to-day professional environment."
Worldwide availability is expected this month, with prices starting at $699 US Dollars.