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HP Launches New Tablet ‘Slate 2’

Hewlett-Packard (commonly known as HP) has been in news over last few weeks. Previously, HP announced that it was quitting its PC business, last week HP said that it has changed its mind and continue to carry on with its PC business. HP is an old name in electronics industry and produced quite remarkable products. HP has recently made a come back in tablet market with its Windows 7-based Slate 2.

HP Slate 2

The new tablet device boasts off 8.9-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, an Intel Atom Z670 processor, 32GB of storage space and two cameras – the front-facing VGA camera for video chat and a 3-megapixel back camera.

You might have found specs familiar. The reason is that the Slate 2 is a direct upgrade of the HP’s business-oriented Slate 500 which appeared back in October 2010. It was launched with HP’s Swype technology to offer users simple and easy text entry experience.


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Many experts assuming that the new Slate 2 might not able to make a big impression on the tablet market because Windows 7 has never been a popular operating system for tablets. It is obvious from the little market share of Windows-based tablet devices in the market.

Hewlett-Packard is all set to utilize forthcoming Windows 8 as its tablet platform. Many of us will certainly be much more willing to see tablets based on Windows 8 rather than unpopular Windows 7. However, in order to see tablet devices based on Windows 8, we have to wait for a while as the final version of next generation Windows is scheduled to launch sometime in 2012.

If you are interested in Slate 2 and want to give it a try, you can have it for $699. The device will be available all across the world by the end of November.

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