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HP Slate 500

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HP Slate 500

The particularly long anticipated HP Slate is at last here, although with a fairly different set up than predicted. The HP Slate 500 which is available today for purchase stands out as the first legitimate Windows slate focused squarely at the enterprise market place. That’s not to suggest, if you’re a Windows-centric consumer, that it will not equally present a very good selection for personal use either.

What are the HP Slate features?

The HP Slate boasts a striking specification list having an 8.9-inch capacitive multitouch display screen, 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Cpu, 2GB SDRAM, 64GB internal memory space, USB and MicroSD slot, forward facing camera and 3 megapixel rear facing camera.

Who is the Slate 500 designed for?

It’s regarded as an enterprise slate as it’s targeted at the premium end of the market place, safely and securely hooks up to corporate systems, combines with business systems infrastructures and can run software that would most likely fit together with those usually made use of by the business world – just think Microsoft Office, supply solutions and alternative enterprise computer software.

What apps run on the HP Slate 500?

As this slate runs Windows, businesses or personal consumers can easily get just about any application they already use or have designed on their present Windows environment and work with it on the device. But, there is a word of notice at this point that using software on a slate device that’s touch-optimised is rather different from making use of them on a personal computer/notebook computer that operates with a mouse e.g. fiddly menus aren’t very straightforward to find their way around with a digit. HP have made an effort to prevail over this by integrating a digitiser pen that can be employed as a stylus pen to browse through Windows.

The HP Slate 500 delivers a comprehensive operating system and this presents you enormous adaptability, access to a huge number of programs dispersed around the net and all the attached plugins – 100 % Adobe Flash compatibility for example. Microsoft have experimented with and were not successful to establish slate-like gadgets with Windows before but the HP Slate seems to be the 1st occasion the operating system and device have performed proficiently alongside one another. HP have a solid record in proceeding part way to this as a result of their selection of convertible tablet-netbooks that have got touch-screens so have implemented a great deal of that understanding to the Slate 500.

What’s it for?

The HP slate is intended for “moderate content creation.” What this implies is that HP believe that a user can compose emails and type simple written documents on the tablet but anything a lot more sizeable demands a far more regular input – like an actual physical computer keyboard.

How does the HP Slate compare to an Apple iPad?

Do not forget that HP will release a consumer slate that’s a lot more akin to the iPad and that’s based on the WebOS os so there’s a lot more coming from them for the personal user.

It’s sensible to point out that the HP Slate 500 operating Windows shouldn’t be evaluated against the iPad – its components are significantly more formidable and using a comprehensive OS offers a larger selection of applications, yet at the same time adds significantly more demands on the unit coping with those. The iPad is a media consumption tablet; the HP Slate is a replacement to a full powered laptop…and that come with a major selling price.