For those of you who were wondering what happened to the HP Slate tablet, we can now confirm that it is finally available to buy online. You may be surprised to see that HP has slapped a $800 price tag on the device though.
After all the commotion involving Verizon’s $600 Samsung Galaxy Tab price, HP has conveniently decided that now is the right time to release their HP Slate 500 tablet.
Another big move that you need to consider, is that HP has stated that the Slate is now aimed at Enterprise and Business users, and not consumers – hence the premium price.
Specs of the 8.9-inch device include a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, 2GB of RAM, 1080p video support and a 64GB SSD. You’ll also get front and back cameras and Windows 7 Professional OS.
If you’re interested in picking one up, it is available to buy from HP’s website now. We’re sure that many of you are not too impressed with the price tag though. It may be worth your while holding off until next year, when HP release a consumer-aimed webOS tablet.
More details over at Engadget.