HP unveils Windows 7-based Slate 2

HP unveils Windows 7-based Slate 2HP fell flat on its face when it attempted to best the iPad and become “better than number one”. Consumers weren’t complaining, however, when the manufacturer decided to have a fire sale and punt the HP TouchPad for insane cheapness.

The Hewlett Packardians have committed to building Windows 8-based tablets next year, but in the meantime they’re about to release a successor to the Windows 7-rockin’ Slate 500.

The all-new HP Slate 2 doesn’t look a great deal different from the original Slate 500, and it still adopts Windows 7 for OS duties, but there are a few fairly significant changes under the hood.

The HP Slate 2's processor, for example, is of the 1.66GHz Atom Z670 variety, with a promised six hours of battery. Swype also makes an appearance in the typing arena, which will no doubt please users’ digits.

Other HP Slate 2 specs include a 64GB solid state drive, and an 8.9in 1024x600 display (yep, that’s the same as the Slate 500).

Windows 7 ain’t exactly optimised for tablet action, so we can’t see this bad boy making much of an impact. Roll on the Slate 3 with Windows 8.

via: Electronista

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 4, 2011 at 09:29

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

HP, are you quite okay? Have you not noticed where the Acer Iconia W500 went?

Stelph  Nov. 4, 2011 at 11:39

I assume this is enterprise only (or at least seemingly available only to enterprise) like the original slate, not sure how well it sold but I can imagine big corporations liking it and making it sell reasonably well

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 4, 2011 at 11:58

stelph, yes, for biz it might make sense, but commercially viable, appr 6 months from Win 8? (which, we are told, is touch optimised)...hm...

Hp should release it with Ubuntu. Unity is better for fingering than win 7. And lighter on the system resources.

socialjeebus  Nov. 4, 2011 at 12:41

Why oh why bother with a 64GB SSD when you're using a 1024 by 600 display.

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