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Second HP Slate video shows HDMI dock, more tests

updated 08:35 am EDT, Sat September 25, 2010

Full specs, enterprise and consumer editions?

The same source that leaked a video of the prototype of the HP Slate has posted a second video (below) of the enterprise edition in action. The full specs of the 8.9-inch tablet are detailed and show the componentary from a typical netbook, including a single core Intel Atom Z540, clocked at 1.86GHz, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 64GB solid-state drive. The integrated GMA 500 graphic chip is, however, enhanced by a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator. It also includes a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, in addition to a front facing camera, much like the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The new video reveals the that the HP Slate should still include a companion dock when it ships as expected this fall. Included on the dock are an HDMI output, two USB ports, power input, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The video shows the device flipping from horizontal to vertical modes, capable of four-finger multi-touch input, as well as pinch-to-zoom. However, as in the first posted clip, the interface does not appear to be as fluid and responsive as the iPad. The performance of the device when multi-tasking was not demonstrated, but can be expected to be on par with similarly equipped netbooks in this regard.

At the beginning of the video clip, the source refers to a consumer edition of the HP Slate and includes a shot of the packaging for a consumer version. Should this version also ship, it appears that it will be running a skinned version of Windows 7. Whether a consumer model does in fact become a shipping model is debatable as the HP Slate has apparently been relegated to enterprise sales only, in favor of a webOS alternative for the consumer market. The source of the leak indicates in that if he can get a consumer edition prototype of the HP Slate, he will post a video of that in action as well.

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  1. BelugaShark

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    what a disaster!!!

  1. godrifle

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    Terrible performance. It would drive me nuts if I had to wait for the screen to blank and then redraw every time I changed the perspective of the unit. And just layering touch on top of an interface obviously designed for a mouse is awesomely craptastic.

  1. facebook_Scott

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    Da Bomb

    Can you say tank? Not only does this big Bertha appear to require multiple attempts at each touch input, but a what a fat old girl.

    I just can't see it going anywhere, how many times are these yahoos going to try and cram a desktop designed OS into a tablet?!?!?

  1. lamewing

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    So it has stylus support and Windows 7! This is what the iPad needs (sell the stylus separate if need be). I would love to be able to use handwriting input for Japanese, note taking and input of mathematical equations. WHY??? Why Apple don't you include this feature?

  1. facebook_Justin

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    You can put as many ports on it as you want, until that HP logo is replaced with an Apple logo, it will remain out of my home.

  1. testudo

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    You can put as many ports on it as you want, until that HP logo is replaced with an Apple logo, it will remain out of my home.

    Talk about your lame fanboy comment. So if Apple sold it, you'd be all over this tablet, but since it's HP, not a chance in the world? Yeah, that makes perfect sense...

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