HP has been flip-flopping all over the place recently in relation to its tablet and PC offerings and the company has now returned once more to the Windows 7 tablet market.
Last week HP announced it wouldn’t be selling the PC business after all and now it has revealed the HP Slate 2, an 8.9in Windows 7 tablet.
The Slate 2 is powered by an Intel Atom Z670 CPU, comes with 32GB of storage and a 3 megapixel camera on the rear as well as a VGA front-facing camera. It will come with a new Swype keyboard and a stylus for easier input.
Of course the business-orientated Slate 2 will run the non-touch optimised Windows 7 and so for many it won’t make an enticing option. But with HP last week committing to Windows 8 platform, the future could be exciting for HP and tablets.
A dock is also available which will add two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port. The Slate 2 will ship worldwide later this month and will cost fro $699.