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Mysterious HP tablet spotted in ad, could run on Windows 8

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Mysterious HP tablet spotted in ad, could run on Windows 8
Hewlett-Packard is one of the companies working on Windows 8/RT tablets and its latest commercial might have just unveiled how HP’s newest tablet on the platform will look like. A mysterious gray tablet with a black strap on top (allegedly for 3G/4G connectivity) appears at the end of HP’s new “Make it matter” ad. Fast forward to 0:56 into the video to see it.

Judging from the fact that it’s a man wearing a suit that uses the HP tablet, we could assume the focus here is on business. Earlier, a leaked presentation slide showed a device called the HP Slate 8 running on the professional edition of Windows 8. That tablet was said to have a 10.1-inch display, be merely 9.2mm thick and have 8 to 10-hour battery life.

If that’s what we see in the commercial - and the size seems to be around the 10.1-inch mark - security should be paramount on the device. HP will pre-load tons of software including Computrace for tracking your device in case it’s stolen or lost.

We already know that Microsoft is releasing its Surface tablets on October 26th, and we guess it won’t be much longer until the HP tablet makes its entry, so stay tuned.

via PCLaunches

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:04

1. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


hope that it will not flop like the touchpad...

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:16 1

2. darkvadervip (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Nope it want. Us small business owners can use a tablet such as windows8. I think that Microsoft should make the office part only for their tablets. Not On anybody side but. Android tablets are for kids and gamers, iPad is for mature kids and professionals, and windows8 tablets are more for business professionals, college students, teachers, mature kids. So with that said to be im ready to preorder mines now

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:53

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


You have a point, i would like to add Android is for geeks also (you'll see it reading the comments here).

But iOS is the most (and as good as only) used mobile OS in business, pharmaticy, education, graphics designing and global companies for a reason. iOS allready catched up to Windows in quantity of professional apps and is a giant leap away in terms of touch optimisation. Windows has yet tp get there with its eight incarnation. So we'll see what OS remains in the market for professionals - i think, Mac-based companies will keep the iPad as a no-brainie, Windows-based will make a difficult choice.

As a student-tablet the iPad/iOS will remain king cause of its massive entertainment system, design/form-factor (16:10 tablets and over-5-inch-phones are not great to type on and take around) and Apple being the first choice for most of the "youth elite". Android will continue to exist as a budget variant, cause of Windows'/Apples' higher price points.

Do you agree?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:25 1

3. annymu5 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Looks like an Apple spin off. Commercial set up and the products in the commercial. I'm not on anyones side. I just love technology and i'm a realist.

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