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HP Slate 500: Priced $799 for Enterprise, not Consumer

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.


  • Mike

    I will get an HP slate for business use. I used iPad but it's too limited in business software. This slate makes a lot of sense — a business travel computer weighs only 1.5 pound and can do everything I usually do. When fast typing is really needed, I have a Bluetooth Apple keyboard, though I think on-screen typing would be sufficient for 90% of time. And one more thing: I can tether it with my 3G phone of unlimited data plan, so I will have 3G access without extra cost.

  • stonee

    can HP offer me enough apps, as we know jobs has declared that there are 35,000 apps designed for ipad in itunes? I want to get this information like "Top 10 Best Free iPad Photo Apps for Download" which is done by ifunia for ipad expediently. Maybe merchant don't need those.


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