HP slate Vs iPad: Slate price and specs leaked, tough competitor for iPad
After the much talked about leaked document which Hewlett- Packard used as comparison tool between HP Slate and iPad, HP wants everyone to know that Apple’s iPad has a tough competitor too.
The video showing the upcoming Slate had specs and price apart from the points of strength and weaknesses HP has over the iPad. The leak clearly shows why HP has an edge above the much hyped iPad and what are the possible reasons for HP to fear as against the iPad.
First and foremost the two versions of the Slate, namely 32GB and 64 GB comes with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor Z530 with UMA graphics, 1 GB of non-upgradeable memory and an accelerator for 1080p video playback. That’s definitely a plus for HP to feel relaxed.
Slate also boasts of an 8.9 1024 x 600 capacitive multi touch display and an HDMI output. Among other features of the Slate are its SDHC slot, a USB port and a SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem. The Slate comes with a dock connector and runs a touch optimized version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
The feature that gives an edge to the Slate by HP as against the iPad from Apple is an outward facing 3 MP camera and an inward facing VGA webcam. And anyone looking for a camera in the device will definitely give a plus to Slate over the iPad. The 32GB version is priced at $549 and the 64 GB version is priced at $599. The Slate however suffers behind the iPad in the battery life area which is 5 hours for both the versions.
HP Slate has all the reasons to boast with the tablet’s front and back facing video capable cameras, a video conferencing feature, a support for Abode Flash, a USB port and an SD slot card reader. All these specifications are lacking in the iPad so does that give the Slate added advantage over the iPad to woo customers and looking forward to carve out market share in the tablet PC market.
The Slate is ready to make its debut on a date yet to be announced by HP. With this aggressive promotional strategy, analysts feel that HP should get out the Slate as soon as possible and let the market decide the rest.
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