HP Re-Enters Tablet Game With Slate 2

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.

Back in August, the technology world was shocked to hear

that HP was killing off its webOS tablet, the TouchPad, along with its

smartphone line-up and was considering selling its PC division.

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.

HP Slate 2

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.

Source: HP

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