HP has finally officially announced its long awaited tablet, the HP Slate 500, and it seems to be aimed squarely at business. The HP Slate 500 will come with an 8.9-inch, capacitive multitouch 1024×600 screen with a digitizer, allowing both pen and finger input, weighs only 1.5 pounds and comes with 64 gigabytes (GB) of storage and a digital stylus pen. It should get about five hours of battery life. It will be one of the first tablets to run Windows 7 as its core OS.
It will come equipped with Wi-Fi access but no built-in capability to connect to high-speed cellular networks unlike the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Dell’s Streak. It will have 2GB of RAM as well. The HP Slate 500 will be superior to other tablets in terms of its processor. It will feature the 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor versus the low-power ARM based chips found in a lot of other tablets. It will have both front and rear facing cameras in order to facilitate video conferencing.
The HP Slate 500 is available online now for $799 and comes with a case and docking station. So we wanna know, is $799 to high for a tablet PC to you?