Thursday, November 3rd 2011

HP Introduces Multitouch Slate Tablet PC and Lightweight Notebook for Business

HP today announced the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security, providing added flexibility to mobile business users. The company also announced a new notebook PC targeting business, education and government customers.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides instant deployment for business and vertical markets such as education, healthcare, government and retail, where jobs frequently take users away from a traditional desk. With a full-featured Microsoft Windows environment, the 1.5 pound HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides professionals with the flexibility to create, edit and review content on one highly mobile and lightweight device.

"HP is dedicated to the tablet PC category and continues to listen to customers and improve the product in ways that best address their business needs," said Dan Forlenza, vice president and general manager, Commercial Managed IT Segment, HP. "The HP Slate includes the right mix of rich features, support for custom-built applications, and the security and connectivity needed for today's highly mobile and rigorous day-to-day professional environment."

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC features an 8.9-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display for touch and pen input plus includes a new Swype keyboard. The Swype applet enhances the touch experience with comfortable and efficient data entry via one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM technology to deliver faster boot times, improved battery life of up to six hours and increased performance for business customers.

"The Slate Tablet PC's combination of an Intel Atom processor and flash memory deliver excellent performance," said Dr. Rick LeMoine of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. ―I don't know how they do it, but sometimes it seems to me that the Slate runs these applications faster than my desktop PC does."

Additional hardware and software enhancements to the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC's security and experience include:
  • A TPM Embedded Security Chip protects data – from email to information on the hard drive.
  • Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools provides user control and management of the TPM chip to increase secure user authentication, improved personal secure drive integrity, secure email and support protected digital certificate applications.
  • BIOS support for Computrace Pro helps protect against data theft by allowing customers to remotely delete data at the file, directory or operating system level and keep confidential information more secure.
  • Through a single user interface, HP Connection Manager offers easy control over wireless connections, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and optional integrated 3G Mobile Broadband for convenient internet and intranet access from more places around the world.
For remote workers, a front-facing VGA webcam enables videoconferencing, and a 3-megapixel camera on the back allows for still image and video capture. SRS Premium Sound provides optimized audio settings for voice and multimedia applications and an SD card slot allows for expanded storage and sharing capabilities. The HP Slate Dock provides device connection via two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.

Flexible HP Slate solutions for business
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with optional additional accessories and business solutions including the HP Retail Mobile Point of Sale (POS) Case, which features an integrated magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner for retailers. The case attaches to the HP Slate 2 and creates a secure portable POS solution that personalizes transactions, boosts productivity and sales, and integrates into existing application and hardware infrastructure. In addition, the HP Slate 2 helps retailers combine online and enterprise access to applications and services including task management workflows, inventory data and custom orders. The optional HP Slate Bluetooth Keyboard and Case accessory is a new sleek, stylish executive-class carrying solution that bundles the HP Slate 2, a rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard, HP Slate Digital Pen, and ID, business, or credit cards inside a single case.

Lightweight business notebooks
Designed for mobile professionals, the HP 3115m offers up to 11.5 hours of battery life, flexible wireless capabilities, an 11.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD display, Beats Audio™ and a high-definition webcam for collaboration with peers. The new AMD E450 dualcore Fusion APU with AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics provides greater performance than a netbook without weighing professionals down.

Pricing and availability
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC starts at $699 and is expected to be available worldwide later this month. The HP 3115m starts at $429 and is expected to be available Nov. 11 in the Americas only.
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16 Comments on HP Introduces Multitouch Slate Tablet PC and Lightweight Notebook for Business

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
IMO that pad looks a little chunky.
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#2
NC37
Well, they didn't can their PC business so I guess that gives them the right to go back to trying again at the tablet market. Atom CPU...ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Question is what OS will it use. WebOS, Android, Windows?
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#3
95Viper
by: NC37
Question is what OS will it use. WebOS, Android, Windows?
Click on and expand the second pic... Windows 7, but IMO you will see Windows 8 on it.;)
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: FreedomEclipse
IMO that pad looks a little chunky.
I like the looks of it. I've found that those ultrathin things is too thin for me. I'll take a square box over those thin curved things anyday. :)
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#6
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
how long till Apple makes a copy, only lighter and sues HP for this?
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#7
kid41212003
I hope the tablet will use Windows 8, otherwise it will fail like the rest.
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#8
phanbuey
by: de.das.dude
how long till Apple makes a copy, only lighter and sues HP for this?
You mean like the iPad and the Macbook Air... oh wait... that came out before this.
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#9
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: kid41212003
I hope the tablet will use Windows 8, otherwise it will fail like the rest.
I don't know.. I must be one of the few that don't have any problems with win 7 on a tablet.. Just spent some time working with it. Boom, been using it for a year and a half now, and it's my best friend at work.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Cold Storm
I don't know.. I must be one of the few that don't have any problems with win 7 on a tablet.. Just spent some time working with it. Boom, been using it for a year and a half now, and it's my best friend at work.
Yeah, I never understood the appeal of those iPadlike tablets. I want a small touchscreen computer (with Windows and its programs), not a big phone! :laugh:
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kid41212003
by: Cold Storm
I don't know.. I must be one of the few that don't have any problems with win 7 on a tablet.. Just spent some time working with it. Boom, been using it for a year and a half now, and it's my best friend at work.
I'm sure it's Windows 7 and not Win 7 mobile right? That's the reason. It's sluggish and not built for touchscreen computer/tablet.

I rather do my work on a proper PC/laptop with real keyboard.

Tablet should not try to replace laptop/pc -- a touchscreen will never can imo.
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#12
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: kid41212003
I'm sure it's Windows 7 and not Win 7 mobile right? That's the reason. It's sluggish and not built for touchscreen computer/tablet.

I rather do my work on a proper PC/laptop with real keyboard.

Tablet should not try to replace laptop/pc -- a touchscreen will never can imo.
It has win 7 pro on it. Never used Win 7 Mobile..

I use my tablet more then I use the desktop at work. Since it's not restricted like the desktop.


But, like you... We all have our own opinions.

:toast:
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#13
kid41212003
by: Cold Storm
It has win 7 pro on it. Never used Win 7 Mobile..

I use my tablet more then I use the desktop at work. Since it's not restricted like the desktop.


But, like you... We all have our own opinions.

:toast:
I don't own any of the Windows 7 tablet, but i had a very bad experience at the MS Store... All the tablets that have Windows 7 on it were really slow compared to Android/iPad tablets.

Half of the Windows tablets weren't even working <--- I'm not joking. When I talked to the clerk about it, she had no idea what was wrong and shown me another tablet, but it wasn't working either :laugh:.
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#14
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: kid41212003
I don't own any of the Windows 7 tablet, but i had a very bad experience at the MS Store... All the tablets that have Windows 7 on it were really slow compared to Android/iPad tablets.

Half of the Windows tablets weren't even working <--- I'm not joking. When I talked to the clerk about it, she had no idea what was wrong and shown me another tablet, but it wasn't working either :laugh:.
Lol.. I can see that.. But, when my tablet has a duel core, 8gb of ddr3 1333... It's different then the average one that MS store shows.. lol.. Nah, if you get a Win7 tablet, just install your own win 7, spend 4h working on "handwriting" and your golden.. Also, mine was 1300 HP Touchsmart.. So, that's a big difference.. lol
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#15
kid41212003
by: Cold Storm
Lol.. I can see that.. But, when my tablet has a duel core, 8gb of ddr3 1333... It's different then the average one that MS store shows.. lol.. Nah, if you get a Win7 tablet, just install your own win 7, spend 4h working on "handwriting" and your golden.. Also, mine was 1300 HP Touchsmart.. So, that's a big difference.. lol
That is not a tablet! :laugh:

I can't even read my handwriting... i guess i will stick with keys :roll:.
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#16
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: kid41212003
That is not a tablet! :laugh:

I can't even read my handwriting... i guess i will stick with keys :roll:.
They consider it a tablet since it rotates into one.. lol


Well, even if your not into handwriting.. make the keyboard the way you want it. Full screen.. boom, it's like your typing on your cell phone sideways..
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