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
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