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HP Slate to cost $549 - features Atom Z530

Posted on Tuesday, April 06 2010 @ 20:18:12 CEST by

Engadget received a slide from HP that compares the company's upcoming Slate tablet with the Apple iPad. In general, the Windows 7-based Slate seems to have a lot better specifications than the iPad, the biggest disadvantages seem to be the higher base price and 50 percent lower battery life, although 5 hours of operation is still quite a lot.
As we'd heard, the Slate will run $549 in its base configuration, which has a 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multitouch display, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with UMA graphics and an accelerator for 1080p video playback (we're assuming it's a Broadcom Crystal HD chip), 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM. There's also a $599 version with 64GB of storage, and both models will have a five-hour battery, an SDHC slot, two camera, a USB port, a SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem, and a dock connector for power, audio, and HDMI out.



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