HP unveils Slate 2 – a Windows 7 tablet for businesses

3 Nov 2011

The HP Slate 2

HP will release the Slate 2, a Windows 7-based tablet PC aimed at the business, education, healthcare and government sectors.

The new tablet launch comes less than a week after HP said it would not spin off its PC division.

The HP Slate 2 weighs 0.68kg and features an 8.9-inch multitouch display for touch and pen input. It offers a Swype keyboard for easy text input on a touchscreen device.

It’s equipped with an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM technology which focuses on delivering faster boot times and a battery life of up to six hours.

There is a front-facing VGA camera for videoconferencing, as well as a 3-megapixel camera at the back.

It includes BIOS support for Computrace Pro, which allows users to remotely delete data at the file, directory or OS level to protect against data theft.

The tablet also has a TPM embedded security chip, which can be controlled to increase security for email and user authentication.

It has the HP Connection Manager to control Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and its optional 3G connections.

It also includes SRS premium sound, two USB ports, a HDMI port and an SD card slot for expandable memory.

The HP Slate 2 will ship globally later this month.