Feeds

HP downgrades Slate Windows tab

Slower Atom, less Flash

The Power of One Infographic

Employees in big business can soon look forward to HP's latest tablet: the Windows-running, Intel Atom-based Slate 2.

Despite the numbering, the Slate 2 is an follow-up to the Slate 500, dropping the latter's 1.9GHz Atom Z540 for the more modern, but seemingly slower - the the specs are anything to go by - 1.5GHz Z670.

HP Slate 2 Windows, Atom tablet

As before, the new, 680g Slate has an 8.9in, 1024 x 600 panel, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 2GB of 800MHz DDR 2 of memory and up to 32GB of solid-state storage.

The new models comes with the Swype virtual keyboard pre-loaded as an alternative to Microsoft's. Swype lets you write by sliding your finger from key to key rather than tapping.

HP Slate 2 Windows, Atom tablet

The 2 is $100 less than the 500 - $699 and $799, respectively; there's no UK pricing yet - but that's mostly a result of the lower storage capacity.

The Slate 2 goes on sale worldwide later this month. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.