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.