HP Slate takes swing at Ipad

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HP Slate tablet IPad Killer?

Today the HP Slate Demo Video ended up at Engadget as well as Mashable.com. So, my take on this is that HP is now trying to take some of the wind out of the sails of the IPad. It obviously is trying to use the Fervor over the IPad as well as some peoples dislike over Apple’s latest tech offering to shed some interest their way.

The HP Slate is bringing its A game to the show with its fully decked out specs:

The Base Spec HP Slate will have 32GB of Storage and sell for $549.00 . Other notable stats are 1 GB of RAM, a  1.6Ghz Processor using Atom and the screen comes in at 8.9 Inches with Multitouch ability. The Screen resolution will be 1024 x 600. There will also be a 64GB version as well.

So all in all not a bad little device. price point is still in the ballpark to compete with the IPad as well as all the other Slates, or tablets yet to be announced. ( you heard me MS! ). I would welcome any HP rep that would give me the opportunity to review the Slate and let me write a post about it.

On the Same track as the Tablet PC market:

I had the opportunity to ask Microsoft for any news concerning the Upcoming Courier. and I got the following boilerplate response:

In regards to your Courier request, please refer to the following statement, attributable to a Microsoft spokesperson:

While it is in Microsoft’s DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity, we have no product announcements around this topic today.

–          Microsoft spokesperson

wonderful.. thanks I think?

So,  What do you think of the HP Slate? Ipad Killer?