HP Slate specification leaked

Darren Allan

April 6, 2010

HP has been busy hyping up its Slate PC in the wake of Apple’s iPad launch this weekend.

The company released a video clip showing the Slate in action, with a pair of cameras on board (one forward facing, one backwards), a USB port (which the iPad lacks), and an SD card reader.

All this doubtless makes for compelling viewing for those considering alternatives to Apple’s tablet.

But even more interestingly, the specs of the Slate have been leaked, Engadget reports, with some key components out-powering the iPad.

The processor, for instance, is a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 (as opposed to the iPad’s 1GHz custom-built processor).

The Slate will have an 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 display (a little smaller than Apple’s effort), 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of flash storage with the basic model (which will cost around $549).

One serious downside is that HP’s tablet with be more power-hungry than Apple’s, with an expected battery life of around five hours, half of what the iPad can muster.






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