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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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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