HP introduces its 8.9-inch HP Slate 2 Business Tablet and its new 11.6-inch HP 3115m Business notebook
Today, HP introduced its 8.9-inch HP Slate 2 business tablet and its new 11.6-inch HP 3115m business notebook.
The announced HP Slate 2 Tablet PC comes with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security.
The HP Slate 2 has an 8.9-inch capacitive multi touch display, which supports touch and pen input plus a new Swype keyboard. It is powered by 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor (only 32-bit Windows 7 OS support), a small SSD (mSATA SSM) for faster boot times, and longer battery life – up to six hours (depends on use).
In addition, the device is equipped with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, 3G (optional), two cameras (front VGA webcam and a 3MP rear camera), SRS Premium Sound, and SD card reader.
The Slate also comes with HP ProtectTools, has a TPM Security Chip for data protection and a BIOS support for Computrace Pro (protection against data theft). It is loaded with Windows 7 and weighs about 1.5 pound.
Also, to extend the device’s capabilities HP offers an HP Slate Digital Pen, a Slate Dock (two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port), HP Retail Mobile Point of Sale (POS) Case, featuring an integrated magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner (for retailers) and HP Slate Bluetooth Keyboard and Case accessory.
“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.”
HP also announced a new business notebook PC with 11.6-inch HD LED backlit display, powered by the new AMD E450 dual-core (Fusion APU) with AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics. The notebook comes with WiFi, Beats Audio, HD webcam, plenty of ports and offers up to 11.5 hours of battery life.
The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC will be offered with a starting price of $699 USD and is expected to be available worldwide late-November, 2011, while the HP 3115m notebook starts at $429 USD and is expected to be available November 11th in the Americas only.