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HP Slate Tablet - Don't Waste Money on an Apple iPad

Updated on April 7, 2010

Don't Buy an Ipad

The first generation Apple iPad is lacking many key features that people want. Basically, Apple rushed to get the first iPad out because they knew other companies, like HP, were working on their own versions. Plus, Apple likes to be the first.

Let's face it. They rush.

The newly released iPad has sold in large numbers, but when the HP Slate is released to retail, those numbers will be squashed by the better version.

Feautres of the HP Slate

Although, there haven't been any official release on the features of the HP Slate, below are the strongly urged and rumored features. These do not include all of the features by any means.

  • 8.9 inch screen
  • WSVGA 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Multitouch display
  • 1.6GHz Atom Z530
  • Intel UMA graphics
  • 1080p playback capable
  • 1GB RAM (no upgrade available)
  • 32GB/64GB Flash storage options
  • 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, optional
  • 3G, WWAN, GPS
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 2-cell battery with 5-hour battery life
  • VGA webcam (forward-facing) and 3 megapixel camera (outward facing)
  • SD card reader
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Headphone jack
  • SIM card slot
  • Dock connector for HDMI-out
  • Power
  • Audio

Compare HP Slate to Apple iPad

The Slate will have a longer battery life, about double the battery life of the iPad. It'll have a larger screen and a higher resolution. The HP Slate tablet will also have more connectivity options than the Apple iPad. The Slate tablet will also feature adobe applications.

And, most importantly, the HP Slate tablet will have a lower price than the Apple iPad.

Rumored Price of the HP Slate

There will be three different versions of the Slate- 32GB, 64GB, and 3G models. Although, the current prices are still rumored, it's guaranteed that the HP version of the tablet will be cheaper than the Apple iPad.

  • The 32GB Slate model will be $549.
  • The 64GB HP Slate will be $599.
  • The 3G Slate has not been priced, or rather the price hasn't been leaked.

Although, these prices are not guaranteed, this is a good starting point to start saving to buy the HP Slate tablet.

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