Priced at $799, the Slate 500, a Windows 7-powered touch screen tablet PC, has an 8.9 inch LED-backlit display and a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution, weighs 1.5 pounds and has two cameras, a VGA webcam for video conferencing and a 3MP camera. The screen size of the iPad is 9.7 inches. The Slate 500 also comes with 64 gigabytes of storage, five hours of battery life and a digital stylus pen. It has an Intel Atom Z540 Processor, which is typically found on lower-end notebook computers; 2 GB of memory; Bluetooth; and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, although it does not have a built-in feature to connect to high-speed wireless networks. Accessories including a keyboard, mouse and printer can be connected with the built-in USB 2.9 port. Photos and other files can be imported with an SD card. The tablet will be based on webOS software from Palm, which HP purchased earlier this year. It also comes with Evernote software for writing emails and taking notes, as well as pre-installed HP Support Assistant, for help with maintenance and trouble-shooting, Adobe Reader and Adobe PDF.
HP Introduces Slate 500 Tablet