It’s amazing to think that there was a time when Hewlett Packard genuinely believed it could give the iPad a run for its money with the TouchPad. Remember “number one plus”? Oh dear.
Well, HP is hoping you’ll forget all about the TouchPad debacle and check out its Windows 8-based tablets, and we're hearing the first of which might very well be this bad boy: the HP Slate 8.
The info comes via an unidentified source of Neowin, complete with a picture and specs and that.
We’re told the HP Slate 8 will drop with a 10.1in display offering an “outdoor viewing option”. With a thickness of 9.2mm and weight of 680g, the HP Slate 8 will be thinner than the new iPad, but a tad heavier.
Interestingly, the HP Slate 8 is tipped to rock an Intel processor, with the full version of Windows 8 Professional. We recently heard that ARM-based Windows 8 tablets would run their own specially tailored version of Windows 8 called RT or 'Runtime'.
There’s no word on price or release date at this early stage, but the HP Slate 8 is expected to land around the same time as – if not alongside – Windows 8. Enterprise chaps will likely be the focus.