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Old 04-06-2010, 04:00 AM
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Default HP Slate Specs Leaked?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/05/hp-slate-to-cost-549-have-1-6ghz-atom-z530-5-hour-battery/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/05/...5-hour-battery/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Well, well -- what's this? We just got our hands on what looks like an internal HP Slate presentation given to cool down some of the iPad hype amongst HP employees, and it just happens to have specs and pricing details on the elusive Windows 7 tablet."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1270508446.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>This looks official enough, but anyone with moderate skills can mock up nearly anything, so I'll hold off on believing this 100%...but there's nothing on here that's difficult to believe. An Atom Z530 CPU makes sense, as does 1 GB of RAM (I wish it were 2 GB though) and everything else makes sense. It's nice to see they didn't cripple it with Windows 7 Starter edition - what with its non-background changing and all - and the two cameras are a nice addition. The hardware addresses many of the things that the iPad lacks - but the Slate clearly falls short in the battery life department when stacked up against the iPad. So what do you think? If the HP Slate comes out at $549, will you buy one?</p>
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:14 AM
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You bet if this true. However, probably not until Xmas time. Need to upgrade my Nikon D200 first.
 
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:37 AM
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I debated on picking up an iPad but decided to wait and pick up this HP instead.
 
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:50 PM
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I hope they work to improve that battery life. I also hope it comes out this summer. I don't know if I can wait till Christmas for one!
 
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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The HP Slate is on my I wanna list. I like the specs here and I think HP has the capability of pulling off the touch UI. The HP Touchsmart computers have a nice looking touch interface. If they have built off of that foundation and can make sure it is responsive, the Slate could be a successful product.

That said, my experience with HP and batteries tells me that if they say it is a 5 hour battery, that 2.5 to 3 is more likely to be what I can expect.
 
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