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Mysterious HP tablet is mysterious, appears online again

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Mysterious HP tablet is mysterious, appears online again
In case you need even more evidence suggesting that new HP tablets are incoming, look no further than the company's own web site, where a photo of a mysterious slate has been spotted. The device pictured appears identical to the one that was seen in an HP commercial last week with a silvery, grayish back and a black strip on top, behind which supposedly reside antennas for 3G/4G communication.

Unfortunately, the tablet's back is all have shown in the photo, so we don't even know what mobile platform it is powered by. Chances are, however, that HP's upcoming slates will run Windows 8 and have Intel silicon ticking inside them. Judging by the fact that in the promotional image, the device is being used by a medic, we can assume that HP will market its future tablets towards enterprise and business users.

HP tablet appears in a promotional photo

HP tablet appears in a promotional photo

As far as device specifics are concerned, there is no guarantee that we are looking at an actual product that is to ever hit the market. After all, that HP tablet could be just a generic placeholder for promotional use. On the other hand, it is speculated that we might be looking at the HP Slate 8, the existence of which was suggested by a rumor from earlier this year. The device is said to be of about 10.1 inches, with a thickness of 9.2 millimeters, battery life of 8 to 10 hours, and a professional edition of Windows 8 pre-installed. Nevertheless, it is advisable to sit tight wait until HP brings forth more details as to its future tablet plans. Hopefully, whatever the company has in stock for us won't be a flop like the HP TouchPad.

source: HP via Neowin

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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 02:27 4

1. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)


judging from the initial reviews and beta version of windows 8 that i have used. windows 8 isn't gonna win any awards! but surely it can rack up some sales in the already crowded tablet scene. and 'm sure this will go way further than touchpad did!!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:16

4. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed, I'd rather see a Windows 7 tablet instead of the metro style W8.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 20:32

5. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


So, you're telling me you own a slate? If you don't then I don't think you really care if windows slate/tablet was running Windows 7 or W8 because MS OEM's have been selling slates running Windows 7 for your pleasure.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 02:47 2

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Intel + professional edition of Windows 8 pre-installed. Yes now we are talking :D
I wonder what processor and how much RAM it has inside.. Hope its not below 4GB

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 07:35 1

3. tbird0000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


I saw 2 of these on a flight that I was on from Atlanta to Seattle. One of the guys using it worked for Microsoft. Let me tell you, this thing was slick ! ! ! I watched him use just about everything on it from the Metro homescreen, email, web browser, instant messenger, app store, and Angry Birds. There was zero lag and everything transitioned very gracefully. The color schemes were quite...................just astounding :)

I must say that watching it in use makes me want to nab one up as soon as they drop.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 21:46

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wooow... i hope dual boot with open web OS!!! :)

btw PA touchpad wasnt a flop... it was an overnight hit when it was sold for only $99! :P

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 02:01

7. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


Ima buy this when the price drop to $100 in 3 month ;)

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