If you haven’t bought the iPad yet which was launched a couple of days ago, you might change your mind buying HP Slate instead.
This year seems to be the year of the tablets after different concepts have been leaked including the Windows Phone 7, the Courier booklet, and now the HP Slate.
Phil McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group said in a blog post:
So far, almost everything we’ve shared showcases how you’ll consume media with the device. And by media we mean all types of digital content, whether it’s a story from a major news outlet or videos and photos you’ve shot. But we also believe that media consumption is only half of the ideal mobile experience.
Think about the last time you chatted with friends over Skype on your notebook. Or uploaded a picture from your mobile phone to Facebook or Flickr. How about the last time you viewed images or video from an SD card or a USB device. We know that you expect to be able to capture and share digital content on your mobile devices. And the HP slate device excels there.
Here’s the newest video of HP Slate:
HP Slate vs. iPad Specs
Folks at Engadget were able to get this comparison between HP Slate and iPad specs, which were presented to HP employees to cool down some of the iPad hypes. Take a look at the screenshot below…
|HP Slate vs. iPad|
Looking at the specs comparison, you will notice that there are some features not available on iPad such as the support for Flash, two cameras, expandable storage, and lastly the 1.6GHz Intel processor which I personally think better than iPad’s 1GHz Apple A4 processor. However, talking about the battery- HP Slate can only last 5+ hours compared to iPad’s 10 hours even you are surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
HP Slate Price
If iPad Wi-Fi 16GB starts at $499 and $829 for the Wi-Fi with 3G, the Slate is priced between $549 and $599. There’s a difference though…